Category Archives: Health & Education

How infrastructure will help cure healthcare

How infrastructure will help cure healthcare

Enmi Kendall is a co-founder and general partner of Healthy Ventures , a seed-stage fund focused on infrastructure software in healthcare. Donald Trump’s election has left many wary of how he’ll respond to a campaign promise to dismantle Obamacare. It seems that select aspects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka Obamacare, will remain intact […]

The Mobile Health Paradox: Why Data Isn’t Enough

The Mobile Health Paradox: Why Data Isn’t Nearly Enough

Across most developed economies, healthcare costs are rising faster than inflation. In the U.K., the National Health Service (NHS) faces an estimated funding gap of £30 billion by 2020. In the U.S., the situation looks more bleak, with total annual healthcare spending surpassing $3.8 trillion , representing an astonishing 17.4 percent of the country’s total […]

Health And Fitness Data Is Useless

Health And Fitness Data Is Useless

Data is hot right now. We generate tons of it, but most of it sits there, latent, unused and useless. This is particularly pronounced when it comes to health and fitness data, where we strap on our fitness trackers and expect the pounds to melt away with each step passively logged. But we haven’t seen […]

3 Things Tech Has Right vs The Medical Industry

Three Things The Tech Industry Has Right And The Medical Industry Has Wrong

It seems like there’s no shortage of online apps and services to make life and business easier. You can stream movies in your own home, pay parking tickets with the tap of a finger and plan a world adventure from the comfort of your couch. But when it comes to healthcare, you’re living in the […]

How To Train Your Human: Part I

How To Train Your Human: Designing For Healthier Habits

Meet Joe. He’s in his mid 30s, and has 2 kids. Trying to watch his waistline, he decides he wants to lose 20 pounds. He buys the latest in wearables and the best in fitness apps to track his food and exercise. He tracks religiously for the first week and manages to lose a few […]

Aligning jobs and skills in the age of tech disruption

The new workforce: Aligning jobs and skills in the age of tech disruption

PK Agarwal is the regional dean and CEO, Northeastern University-Silicon Valley and Former CTO of California under Gov. Schwarzenegger. How to join the network There is a rising tide of concern in the U.S. This concern has always been front and center in Silicon Valley. It centers around the shortage of skilled IT workers and […]

Are We Ready for a Human Head Transplant?

Are We Ready for the First Human Head Transplant?

Valery Spiridonov, a 30-year-old Russian who has a degenerative muscle condition known as Werdnig-Hoffman, wants to become the first person to undergo a human head transplant. It would be performed by an Italian neurosurgeon, Dr. Sergio Canavero, who says he believes he has a 90 percent chance of success. Spiridonov attends a news conference in […]

How Psychology Is Adapting To The World Of Tech

How Psychology Is Adapting To The World Of Tech

With the increased use of online therapy and wellness-based mobile applications, the field of mental health is following in the path of physical health initiatives in the design of more accessible and convenient platforms. Online programs, such as MassMen.org , allow users to remain anonymous — a feature that has never before been possible. This […]