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Klara Receives $2,5 Million to Expand to U.S.

Klara Receives $2,5 Million to Expand to U.S.

Klara, an eHealth startup from Berlin, formerly called GoDerma, raised $ 2.5 million from Creathor Venture, Partech, Stephan Schambach, Heilemann Ventures and existing investor Atlantic Labs. The investment will fuel its US expansion. Founded in 2013 by Simon Bolz and Dr. Simon Lorenz, the startup aims to digitize the communication...
Tinnitracks is the only European nominee for SXSW Accelerator Competition

Tinnitracks is the only European nominee for SXSW Accelerator Competition

We’ve reported about the niche healthcare startup Tinnitracks, hailing from Germany, earlier already and now they got some big news today. Hundreds of companies submitted to present at SXSW Accelerator, where Tinnitracks was selected out of 48 finalists in six different categories. The team from Hamburg, Germany, is the only European...
Are A Doctors Religious Beliefs Her Privat Private Beliefs?

Are A Doctors Religious Beliefs Her Privat Private Beliefs?

Does it matter whether your doc believes in a god or not? Famed evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins posed this question during one of his many panel discussions between theists and atheists. The majority of people will argue that beliefs are something private and should not get mixed with a professional opinion....
Put on your thinking cap: What’s the deal with tDCS?

Put on your thinking cap: What’s the deal with tDCS?

Disclaimer: This post is by no means intended as medical advice, even when written by a fully accredited medical professional. No information depicted here should be considered medical advice. This article portrays the current available information as to the date of its publishing. If you choose to use the information in this post, you do...
It's All Just Data: On Similarities and Disparities in Global Digital Health

It’s All Just Data: On Similarities and Disparities in Global Digital Health

Inside the newsroom at Bloomberg News in San Francisco, hundreds of screens are flashing with updates from around the world. A perfect setting for a recent seminar on how mobile technology is improving worldwide access to healthcare information, and how collection and usage of health data varies in different regions. So what on Earth is...
A HealthBeat 2014 Report: To Make Sense of the Sensors

A HealthBeat 2014 Report: To Make Sense of the Sensors

What do you do when you know you’ve slept for five hours? What do you do with that data? Matt Marshall, founder and CEO of technology innovation news site VentureBeat, started off HealthBeat 2014 with the question that the participants spend two days eagerly trying answer. How do we make sense of all sensors? The...
Wireless Power: How Will It Benefit The Medical Sector?

Wireless Power: How Will It Benefit The Medical Sector?

Wireless Power: How will it benefit the medical sector Wireless power is not a new concept – the idea has been around for over 100 years. However it is today that we actually see mankind make use of the technology to help our everyday lives. Although already proved popular with those looking to stay connected...
Fertility Trackers Cut Infertility Costs

Fertility Trackers Cut Infertility Costs

Fertility trackers are hot right now. Reports of major investment in fertility applications abound, and as other applications and wearable devices report faltering engagement statistics or a fall-off rate that suggests tremendous need for improvement, fertility application consumers are addicted. Ovuline investor Bill Pescatello of Lightbank states in a TechCrunch article that Ovuline numbers are “almost like Candy Crush.”  Paris Wallace,...
Gamification: Is this the next horizon for fitness motivation? - A review of the Goji Play system

Gamification: Is this the next horizon for fitness motivation? – A review of the Goji Play system

We all love when two ideas that seemed so widely unrelated come together and form something completely new and revolutionary. Have you ever spent hours and hours on a video game, deeply immersed only to realize that it’s 3 am and you have to work in the morning? Wouldn’t it be great to channel this...
Advice for Incoming Medical Interns

Advice for Incoming Medical Interns

Being one week away from completing my internship year is one of the most exciting feelings. A lot has changed in the last 5 years to make internship more bearable. While it is a challenging year no matter what you are specializing in, it is a year that will go faster than you think.  ...
The UK wants Digital Health Now! The King’s Fund International Digital Health and Care Congress

The UK wants Digital Health Now! The King’s Fund International Digital Health and Care Congress

On September 10-12, The King’s Fund invites international stakeholders to UK’s healthcare industry table for the “International Digital Health and Care Congress”, in order to teach how big the opportunity for digital health really is. The event’s focus on innovations in digital health, mobile health, telehealth and telecare comes at a time when large tech corporates decide...
Doctors 2.0 & You - 2014: “Getting Technology Out of the Way.”

Doctors 2.0 & You – 2014: “Getting Technology Out of the Way.”

400 people, 91 speakers, 11 580 (+55%) tweets, 1 million steps. Over two sun-filled days at Paris’ Cité Internationale Universitaire, Doctors 2.0 2014 provided a state-of-the-digital health nation by some of the world’s leading voices in healthcare social media.  A choice of more than 20 parallel sessions called for tough decisions, while Day 2’s plenary left...
Mind Yourself! An App For Mental Health In Youth

Mind Yourself! An App For Mental Health In Youth

In October, SpunOut, Facebook and CoderDojo teamed together to host a hackathon at Facebook’s European Headquarters in Dublin where over 40 young developers and designers from across Ireland teamed together to come up with an idea for a mental health app. The aim of the hackathon was to make an app for youth by youth....
How Doctors' Failures Will Lead To Social Unrest

How Doctors’ Failures Will Lead To Social Unrest

The cost of health care is contributing to the social unrest we’re seeing all around the world and doctors are utterly failing to respond. Those were the two things I learnt last week at the biennial gathering of people working in the health insurance industry, a meeting that I was lucky enough to speak at.Industrialised nations have a record...
How Audio & Visual Mnemonics Are Transforming How We Learn

How Audio & Visual Mnemonics Are Transforming How We Learn

Medical school is the best, worst learning environment. Medical students around the country are completely overwhelmed with the sheer volume of information they need to master in just a short amount of time. This burden of conquering vast amounts of information and accepting an inordinate amount of responsibility quickly causes all kinds of problems for...