High-tech giants start taking care of our health

Technology titans keep spreading their power in every field possible. The latest targeted industry is the health sector. Virtual reality, preventive medicine, data collection : large firms know how to make themselves indispensable. In 2016, the top 100 Medtech companies had gathered $419 milliards in annual revenue. Apple and Xiaomi, both large and global wearable… Read More

New robotic and bionic prosthetics : a revolution in the medical field ?

Michael Goldfarb, professor at Vanderbilt University, has designed a prosthetic ankle that perfectly mimics the movement of a human ankle. Will new technologies, including 3D-printing, allow faster innovation in the prosthetics research ? The key difference between Goldfarb’s device and conventional prosthetics is that Goldfarb’s design is robotic, which allows it to adapt to the… Read More

Suki raises $15M to create a voice assistant for doctors

The teams behind Suki, a future voice assistant for doctors, just raised a 15M funding round. Helping doctors take notes, complete medical records or prescriptions : some of the tasks Suki should be able to do as a voice assistant for doctors. The startup just closed a $15M funding round led by Venrock (which already… Read More

The FDA allows an artificial intelligence to perform a medical diagnosis for the first time

The FDA (American Food and Drug Administration) allowed an artificial intelligence to perform a medical diagnosis for the first time and this, without having a doctor checking the results afterwards. It is the first time the FDA allows the operation and the marketing of a system provided with  artifical intelligence. This tool, called iDx-DR, can… Read More

Thanks to its mobile app, Element identifies millions of people around the globe

Element created a biometric identification technology available on mobile for everyone. This application could help identifying millions of people in more efficient ways. In Asia and Africa alone, more than a billion people are not identified correctly. Element tries and tackles this very serious issue and created a biometric identification platform using some of the… Read More