by Ramona Socher

May 17, 2018

Designing Exoskeletons to Interact with Humans

In this age of technology, modern exoskeletons are assisting humans in numerous ways. For example, they may help a paraplegic to stand up, walk and even climb stairs; or exosuits can give soldiers and workers superhuman strength. However, modern exoskeletons, while mechanically and electronically advanced, are often difficult for human users to get both physically […]


by Johanna Mischke

May 17, 2018

Michael J. Fox Foundation’s Collaboration with Verily Aims to Deepen Understanding of Parkinson’s

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) and Verily Life Sciences LLC, have formed a partnership to monitor Parkinson’s patients. The collaboration aims to use Verily’s smartwatch to collect data on people with Parkinson’s disease and ultimately help accelerate advancements in early diagnosis, find new treatments and better manage the condition. Around 1 […]

baby sock

by Stefanie Crucius

May 16, 2018

Baby Sock Monitor Firm Owlet Raises $24 Million in Series B Funding

Baby sock monitoring company Owlet Baby Care announced the closing of a $24 million Series B funding. Led by Trilogy Equity Partners, the round had participation from existing investors, including Broadway Angels, Eclipse Ventures, Pelion Venture Partners and Enfield Ventures. The new investment adds to the almost $21 million the company has raised through previous […]

Animal Dermatology group

by Marius Janta

May 16, 2018

Animal Dermatology Group Announces Scientific Publication Validating Wearables for Dogs

Animal Dermatology group has announced that it will release a new publication validating the ability of a wearable device to evaluate itching and scratching behaviors. Working in collaboration with AGL, an Atlanta, Georgia-based tech company, Dr. Joel Griffies, veterinary dermatologist at Animal Dermatology Clinic, Marietta, Georgia announced a scientific publication describing the validation of a […]