The hills of Georgetown posed a particular and potentially deadly challenge for Shavini Fernando (G’18). She lives with severe pulmonary hypertension due to Eisenmenger’s Syndrome, and doctors recommended against living alone or in areas with lots of hills and steps. While she was on campus, she experienced several cardiac arrests due to sudden drops in […]
leAD Lake Nona Sports & Health Tech Accelerator, an initiative of Adi Dassler’s grandchildren, has announced the 6 startups selected to participate in its second cohort. The accelerator is the result of a partnership between Berlin-based leAD Sports & Health Tech Partners and Lake Nona, a living lab community in Orlando.
The leAD Lake Nona Sports & Health Tech Accelerator has selected six promising sports and health tech startups from around the world for its 2021 cohort. The leAD Lake Nona Sports & Health Tech Accelerator is a joint venture between leAD Sports & Health Tech Partners, the leading sports and health tech investment platform inspired by sports industry […]
In 2017, while a graduate student at Georgetown University, Shavini Fernando’s heart suddenly stopped beating. “I was working, and my friend started to scream that my entire face was blue,” said Fernando, who now lives in Arlington. “It didn’t even take one minute. I couldn’t breathe and my heart stopped.”
Human life is something we take for granted. We often confuse the quantity with the quality; we think of the number of years that we can live here on this earth without spending much time thinking how we can contribute to humanity. We feature below an interview with an exceptional young person who has turned […]
The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) GAP Funds has invested in OxiWear and its ear-wearable device designed to continuously monitor blood oxygen levels in people with pulmonary hypertension (PH) and alert them when levels fall below safe thresholds.
The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) today announced that CIT GAP Funds, the direct investment program of the Virginia Innovation Partnership Authority (VIPA) Investment Division, has invested in Arlington, Va.-based OxiWear. Provider of a wearable earpiece that monitors blood oxygen levels, OxiWear’s device alerts users when it falls below safe thresholds, allowing help to be called […]
MassMEDIC, the Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council, announced today the 2021 IGNITE Cohort. IGNITE, a virtual accelerator focused on identifying and nurturing medical device leaders of the future, received a record number of applicants this year from around the globe. Not only were submissions more than double the number received in the prior year, but nearly […]
In addition to the five finalists, the JHF Healthcare Safety Challenge also recognized five kicker prize winners. The kicker prize winners received $5,000 each and were selected based on the potential to apply their technology to health safety. The kicker prize winners include Advanced Robotics Corp from Pasadena, California; Augment Health from Atlanta, Georgia; Hubly […]
Finalists: AlphaBeats (Eindhoven, The Netherlands), Leda Health Company (New York, NY), Nourished (Birmingham, UK), Pillbot (Redwood, CA), Sisu Global (Baltimore, MD) Alternates: Sonic Incytes Medical (Vancouver, CA), Oxiwear (Arlington, VA),