Digital Health Accelerator Program by Rockstart

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Health Tech Event‘s partner, Rockstart Digital Health, announces applications open for its accelerator program.

As a part of our network, we think this might be interesting for you.

Applications are open for Rockstart Digital Health. The 6-month program held in Nijmegen provides an unparalleled access to the healthcare ecosystem, capital, coaching and investors for entrepreneurs who are looking to change the way things are done in healthcare. Continue reading “Digital Health Accelerator Program by Rockstart”

Wearable Virtual Reality System Helps Coronary Artery Surgery

Maksymilian Opolski of the Cardinal Wyszynski Institute of Cardiology used a VR system combining a custom app and Google Glass to clear a blocked coronary artery. The patient had chronic total occlusion, which  is difficult to clear with catheter-based percutaneous coronary intervention.   Surgeons often cannot visualize the blockage with CTA imaging. Continue reading “Wearable Virtual Reality System Helps Coronary Artery Surgery”

Virtual Reality, Used to Insert a Stent into a Cardiac Artery for the First Time

Virtual reality technology, over recent years, has improved in leaps and bounds. Technical difficulties and a prohibitively high price tag have kept it largely under the radar in terms of usable technology, but the tide seems to be turning.

Although certain medical specialities already use Virtual reality (VR) as a training tool, the technology is largely kept out of the operating room. Continue reading “Virtual Reality, Used to Insert a Stent into a Cardiac Artery for the First Time”

Devices that hint at the future of healthcare

As humans become more and more reliant on technology, technology becomes more and more critical to human being’s well-being.

Think of all the technological advancements since the Industrial Revolution that have improved the mortality rate, quality of living and birth rate. The MRI, chemotherapy and even laser surgery are just a few we could mention off the bat, but something that’s becoming more entrenched in every day society is health consciousness.

Thanks to the internet of things, we can now keep track of our health without the need for a trip to the physician every day, and if we can’t necessarily make sense of the diagnosis ourselves, wearables are making doctor’s lives a lot easier too.

Here are five examples. Continue reading “Devices that hint at the future of healthcare”

Hospital Hack Shows How Vulnerable Firewalls and Medical Devices Are

In the fall of 2013, Billy Rios flew from his home in California to Rochester, Minn., for an assignment at the Mayo Clinic, the largest integrated nonprofit medical group practice in the world. Rios is a “white hat” hacker, which means customers hire him to break into their own computers. His roster of clients has included the Pentagon, major defense contractors, Microsoft, Google, and some others he can’t talk about. Continue reading “Hospital Hack Shows How Vulnerable Firewalls and Medical Devices Are”

From Horror Flicks to Pediatric Surgery – Medical Training Taken to New Level of Realism (Video)

When critical care physicians at Boston Children’s Hospital practice cannulating an infant going on cardiopulmonary support, they’ll no longer have to cut through hard plastic mannequins with tubes for blood vessels. Instead, they’ll puncture a soft layer of realistic baby skin, dissect through subcutaneous fat and spread muscles that look and feel like the real thing. Continue reading “From Horror Flicks to Pediatric Surgery – Medical Training Taken to New Level of Realism (Video)”