Tag: Healthcare

[MedAware in Globes] Harvard study finds MedAware cuts prescription errors

A study by Harvard Medical school has found that the algorithms developed by Israeli startup MedAware have provided a comprehensive validation of MedAware’s software, designed to eliminate prescription errors. The study analysed records from almost 800,000 patients in order to assess the efficacy of MedAware’s solution. Dr. David Bates, a leading national Patient Safety expert and opinion leader, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health said, “It has been hard to find medication errors which come completely out of the blue – likely a medication used only in pregnant women which is ordered for an elderly male – but this approach detects orders which appear to be anomalous in some way, and it represents a very exciting new way to pick these errors up before they get to the patient.” Read more on Globes...

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[Zebra in Business Wire] Zebra Medical Vision announces new algorithm to detect compression and other vertebral fractures

Zebra Medical Vision (http://zebra-med.com/) is announcing today the latest algorithm to be included in its growing Deep Learning Imaging Analytics platform. The algorithm, capable of detecting vertebral fractures, is the latest addition to a line of automated tools that were announced in the past year, among them algorithms that automatically detect low bone mineral density, breast cancer, fatty liver, coronary artery calcium, emphysema, and more. While less than one third of vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) are effectively diagnosed, VCFs are remarkably common, affecting up to one in four postmenopausal women and nearly one in seven men over the age of 65. More than two million osteoporotic fractures occur annually in the US alone, significantly impairing the lives of those affected and their families, and costing the healthcare system nearly $17 billion USD. Detection of VCFs is thus paramount in the effort to decrease osteoporotic fractures – the most morbid of which are hip fractures. Diagnosing VCFs is of critical importance for implementation of both primary therapeutic and secondary preventative interventions. Read more on Business Wire...

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[ReWalk in TechCrunch] Rewalk Robotics is building a “soft exoskeleton” to rehabilitate stroke patients

The Boston-based company that was first to provide robotic legs to paralyzed veterans in the U.S., Rewalk Robotics Ltd., has a new product in development that you won’t see this week at CES. The device is a “soft exoskeleton,” designed to help people who have lower limb disability but who have not severed their spinal cord or otherwise become paraplegic. According to Rewalk CEO Larry Jasinski, “Many people who have had a stroke can stand up but cannot lift their feet well or cannot put their legs down or propel the leg on their own to walk. If you could help them move their legs, but not have to put a big structure around them, it would be a very attractive option.” Read more on TechCrunch...

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[UPnRIDE in NoCamels] Meet the winners: Our pick for 2016’s coolest Israeli startups

UPnRIDE, a revolutionary Segway-like device that allows quadriplegics to stand up and move around almost anywhere, is poised to change the life of thousands of paralyzed people. The Israeli device was developed by Dr. Amit Goffer, who already previously invented the ReWalk exoskeleton, another revolutionary device that enables paraplegics to walk and climb stairs. His new device will help quadriplegics (people paralyzed from the neck down) to stand and be mobile. Read more on NoCamels...

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[UPnRIDE in Israel21c] 15 ways Israel amazed and inspired the world in 2016

UPnRIDE Robotics of Yokneam Illit introduced UPnRIDE 1.0 at the end of September and expects the revolutionary mobility device – which brings unprecedented mobility to paraplegics and quadriplegics — to be on the market in the second half of 2017. UPnRIDE’s jointed braces and harnessing straps provide support when transitioning between sitting and standing positions. Cutting-edge motion technology and real-time computing automatically balance and stabilize UPnRIDE on sloped sidewalks, parking lots, ramps and low stairs. Read more on Israel21c...

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