Healthcare is an increasingly alluring market for some of the technology’s biggest players, but the industry has some significant strings attached that may keep many innovators at a distance – even ones as large as Google (NSDQ:GOOG).
Digital health is all the rage in Silicon Valley, especially as consumer technology’s biggest players are getting more interested in tracking health and fitness. But for companies like iRhythm, the health side of the equation comes first.
Diagnostics-maker T2 Biosystems is preparing to go public in an offering that could garner as much as $69 million, according to SEC filings.
Boston-based fitness startup Whoop Inc. raised a stealthy $6 million this month from 14 unnamed investors, an SEC filing shows.
Researchers touted a major breakthrough this week when a paraplegic patients successfully moved his own hand using only signals from his own mind.
The technology is comprised of a microchip implanted in the brain and a "sleeve" laden with electrodes that stimulates the muscles in the arm in precise coordination with signals from the brain. Unlike other technologies that rely on robotics or computers to move paralyzed limbs, the so-called "NeuroBridge" system translates brain signals into muscle stimulation.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — A team of researchers is working out a new way to turn the brewery waste into orthopedic devices, leveraging substances naturally found in spent grain for bone grafts and implants, Medgadget reports.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Some 13,000 students around the world watched live as U.K. surgeon Dr. Shafi Ahmed performed tumor resection surgery while wearing Google Glass.
Ahmed not only opened his operating room, he took questions during surgery from students who typed them in online. The questions were displayed on Ahmed’s Google Glass, appearing in the bottom left-hand side where they did not obstruct his vision during surgery.
UPDATED June 5, 2014, with new round total and comment from Senseonics.