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By Bernie Monegain February 24, 2016
Massachusetts General Hospital and Cogito have partnered on a National Institute of Mental Health-funded project aimed at addressing depression and bipolar disorder. MGH is the largest hospital in the Bay State, and serves as the teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School. Cogito, a startup spinoff from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, specializes in behavioral analytics. "We focus on...
By Aditi Pai May 10, 2013
Annapolis, Maryland-based Zephyr Technology, a wearable remote monitoring company, has raised $2.4 million from undisclosed investors, according to an SEC filing. Former investors include 3M New Ventures, Alsop Louie Partners and Motorola Solutions Venture Capital. Zephyr products include the BioHarness 3, which a user wears around his or her chest to monitor heart rate, breathing rate, ECG,...
By Neil Versel November 1, 2012
ZephyrLife's Android App Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston will conduct a clinical trial of wearable health monitoring devices from Zephyr Technology to monitor pregnant women as they give birth, then quickly roll the system out to a hospital in Uganda in an effort to stem high infant mortality. Mass General's Center for Global Health is testing Annapolis, Md.-based Zephyr's BioHarness...
By Brian Dolan February 1, 2012
A study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research found that using a "virtual coach" helped overweight or obese people increase their activity levels. Researchers at Boston-based Center for Connected Health, a division of Partners HealthCare, and Massachusetts General Hospital found that virtual coaches increased step counts by a significant amount. Participants in the study wore...

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