Medical Devices

Robotic Pills That Replace Biologic Injections

If you have Internet access that allows you to read this article, then you’ve probably had an injection at some point in your life. According to the World Health Organization, there are 16 billion injections that take place every year in developing and transitional countries. Of those injections, 90% are therapeutic, 5% are given for […]

10 Medical Device Cybersecurity Startups

As medical devices become more pervasive, there’s an increasing concern about cybersecurity. Cyber-attacks have been targeting practically every connected device available in the market today, with an average of one hack attempt every 39 seconds. Medical devices being hacked also damages brand reputation very quickly. (The notion of someone stealing your password is a whole lot […]

An Artificial Pancreas for Diabetics is Almost Here

If you’ve ever taken an introductory cultural anthropology class, you might recall reading a paper on “Body Ritual among the Nacirema.” Written in 1956, it’s an account of an anthropologist who visits a tribe and observes all kinds of weird behavior – like medicine men who jab coated needles into the flesh of the natives. […]

A New Sleep Apnea Treatment Option You’ll Love

Lately we’ve been taking a long look at diseases which have no cure. It’s surprising that we’re now able to create synthetic life, yet there are still some very nasty diseases that afflict humans which we can’t yet cure. Most of these diseases will kill you, thus the sense of urgency behind finding a cure. […]

7 Wearables for Treating Mental Health Conditions

Intuitively, it seems unlikely that the human brain will ever be capable of truly understanding itself. Technology changes all that. We’re learning more and more, and some of what we’re learning may be uncomfortable to talk about. For example, there are noticeable gender differences in the human brain – like hundreds of differences. These differences may help us […]

Electroceuticals for 6 Types of Medical Conditions

The ongoing existential threat about robots taking our jobs – even the ones that suck – led us to wonder what sort of work we could find in the future. Then we came across this little factoid that the human body at rest produces enough energy to power a 100-watt light bulb. You’ll recall that […]

Reinventing Medical Research Studies With Qolty

The first time you fly into Los Angeles on a clear-ish day, and look across the great concrete expanse of the city, you see a landscape that’s so barren it would seem that the only thing growing there is the crime rate. That’s not entirely true though, because as the property values in Silicon Valley […]

A Handheld Ultrasound Device for Your Smartphone

For most people, having an ultrasound is associated with having a baby. The doctor rubs a lubricating jelly on the pregnant woman’s stomach and then uses a magical wand to produce images of the baby that can then be posted on Facebook and liked by disinterested people everywhere. The way an ultrasound works is that […]

9 Examples of Digital Medication and Smart Pills

Time flies when you’re having fun, and we realized that it’s been over four years since we first wrote about a company named Proteus Digital Health which has now grown up to become a beautiful, mature unicorn. It’s actually been a unicorn since 2014, and most recently made news with the world’s first FDA approved digital medicine, a pill called […]

6 Startups Working on How to Fix Hearing Loss

We find ourselves spending less time in the pub these days. Not because we don’t like to drink anymore—on the contrary, we have more reasons than ever to imbibe—but because it has become virtually impossible to carry on a conversation without going hoarse and spitting profusely into the listener’s ear in the process. The noise […]