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March 14 Media Roundup

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Check out last week’s biggest industry news from our social media channels below.

mHealth and Tech

  • Smartphones are becoming necessary for doctors in remote locations to diagnose and treat patients. Telemedicine is expected to grow by 10 times by 2018.
  • A new wearable device has been designed by Toyota to help blind people improve mobility. The device uses cameras to recognize surroundings and guides the user with speakers.
  • AbilTo, a remote visits behavioral health service, studied 466 people and found remote home visits helps participants lower stress, anxiety and depression while increasing frequency of glucose self-testing.
  • The wearables market exceeded its expected 2015 growth. The latest trends show wearables increasingly moving to clothes and being tailored for specific populations.
  • With a 65% growth in 10 years, NYC women-owned tech businesses are making huge contributions to the local tech industry, and added $3 billion to the city’s economy.
  • Veritas Genetics — one of the first companies to sequence the entire human genome — is now offering an app with that allows users to access their genome on their phone.
  • A new multi-brand, e-commerce website features the products of NYC tech entrepreneurs.
  • Joe Biden swung by the University of California San Francisco to talk about his cancer moonshot initiative aimed at eradicating cancer as well as how tech can help.
  • Mount Sinai’s AppLab is launching a data sharing initiative with the goal of building a shared body of digital health knowledge.
  • Digital health startup Tiatros is partnering with IBM’s Watson to enhance their ability to help patients manage chronic conditions using social networks. Watson will allow the company to access unstructured health data and integrate it with other information.

Big Data

Pharma and Life Sciences


  • We made headlines last week with our news about an mHealth study with Nestle! The study is looking at how activity and nutrition impacts adults who have joint pain using mHealth tools.

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