Medtech’s existential crisis and how it can survive

Executives in medtech and other life sciences companies view digital health startups and high tech giants as an existential threat. To compete, they’re going to have to invest in or acquire customer engagement and personalization skills usually associated with online retailers and social networking sites, according to a new report out today from EY. The

Boston Scientific launches third Connected Patient Challenge

Boston Scientific today announced the launch of its third annual Connected Patient Challenge, which it is holding in collaboration with Google and Medstro. The last competition was about big data, artificial intelligence and patient-engagement technologies. This time around, the competition is offering winners up to $50,000 in services to help them realize their big idea about how

The key components of a well-designed wearable: Sense, analyze, act

One of the earliest uses of a wearable technology was recorded during Emperor Nero’s rule over the Roman Empire from AD 54 to 68. A brutal leader, the emperor enjoyed watching his gladiators fight  in crowded stadiums. As Nero watched his fighters battle, he was confronted with a problem – the glaring sun made it difficult

Verily launches biosensor-equipped Study Watch: Here’s what it does

Verily Life Sciences, the medical arm of Google parent Alphabet (NSDQ:GOOGL), today unveiled its Study Watch, a wearable device designed to passively capture health data. The watch, intended to create a method of unobtrusive biosensing, is equipped with multiple sensors, including an electrocardiogram, and can monitor heart rate, electrodermal activity and inertial movements, with a battery life of up

This contact lenses breakthrough could enable glucose monitoring

Biosensing contact lenses may not be able to self-heal like “The Terminator,” but they could measure blood glucose and detect other signs of disease in the future. Oregon State University researchers are set to present a study that suggests transparent biosensors that are embedded into contact lenses could provide insight for doctors and patients without

Boston Scientific’s Connected Patient Challenge: Big data takes center stage

In partnership with Google and Medstro, Boston Scientific featured companies tackling healthcare with big data at its 2nd annual Connected Patient Challenge. Big data, artificial intelligence and patient-engagement technologies were among the systems featured at yesterday’s Connected Patient Challenge hosted by Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) at Google’s Cambridge, Mass. facility. The Shark Tank–style event featured 6 companies competing

Founder of Google’s stealthy surgical robotics project speaks

by Mark Harris of Medium. Originally posted here. It’s a decade or so from now, and an artificial voice familiar from your smartphone and self-driving car is asking you to count slowly backwards from one hundred. You’re about to be operated on by the latest Google gadget: an autonomous surgical robot. That’s the vision Babak Parviz sold to