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Tufts MedStart hackathon offers lessons in disrupting med school
Dr. Naren Gupta (left) and his team at the MedStart hackathon this weekend. Photo courtesy Dr. Gupta.
There is no shortage of hackathons in this town, but when Dr. Naren Gupta first heard about MedStart, a hackathon hosted at Tufts University School of Medicine this past weekend, he immediately signed up. The vascular surgeon and assistant professor at Harvard Medical School said he doesn’t often get the chance to break out of his bubble, and that’s an issue. Read More
Doctors orders
High blood pressure? There’s an app for that
Twine Health co-founders, John Moore (right) and Frank Moss, at the MIT Media Lab. (Photo by Suzanne Kreiter/Boston Globe)
Among the ills of the American health care system is the disconnect between patients and their doctors. John Moore has an app for that. Moore is cofounder of Twine Health, which is making a mobile app to improve communication between doctors and patients and nudge the sick to more closely follow their treatment plans. Read More
Tech for Language
Talkitt hopes to bridge the chasm of language disability
Voiceitt, a company founded in Israel currently taking part in MassChallenge, has developed a voice recognition platform that could give a voice to the millions of people living with speech disabilities. On Monday, the company is launching an IndieGogo crowdfunding campaign to raise money for TalkItt, the company's technology that translates unintelligible language into understandable speech. Read More