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In Utero 3D lets you touch your baby before its born @TechCrunch @hirimalibe

A Polish company, In Utero 3D, is doing something really sweet. They’re printing 3D models of babies in the womb so blind mothers can feel their children before they’re born and experience the same joy sighted mothers have when viewing ultrasounds. Their project, called Waiting Without Barriers, is based in northern Poland but is available…

via In Utero 3D lets you touch your baby before its born — TechCrunch

MedEye medicine verification tech gets $5.6M to target new markets @TechCrunch @hirimalibe

Dutch hardware startup Mint Solutions has closed a €5 million (~$5.6M) Series B funding round for its pill-scanning device, MedEye, which is designed to reduce bedside errors when patients are given their medication by medical staff. Read More

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Flex, a tampon alternative you can wear during sex, just raised $1 million @TechCrunch @hirimalibe

The Flex Company, the makers of a disc-shaped tampon alternative, has raised $1 million from Y Combinator, Amplify.LA and several others and acquired menstrual disc competitor Softcup for an undisclosed amount. Flex now owns all of the market’s menstrual disc products, which the company says are ultimately easier to use than tampons and menstrual cups. The discs,…

via Flex, a tampon alternative you can wear during sex, just raised $1 million — TechCrunch

Robotic legs could power up physical therapy for kids with cerebral palsy @TechCrunch @hirimalibe

Kids suffering from cerebral palsy may soon have a powerful new physical therapy technique in the form of robotic assistance for their legs. A study is being conducted on the potential benefits of the system, newly adapted for the use of children. Read More

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Rethinking the customer relationship in medtech @TechCrunch @hirimalibe

In light of Dollar Shave Club’s recent sale, I started thinking about other industries that haven’t yet rethought the customer relationship by leveraging the cloud. A significant majority of FDA-approved medical devices — and their associated business models — should be rethought around the idea that the cloud is a core feature of the product.…

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The drivers behind digital health apps @TechCrunch @hirimalibe

There has been an explosion of digital health startups in recent years. The market is expected to reach $233.3 billion by 2020, with the primary driver coming from the mobile health market. Read More

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NeuroSky helps patients with locked-in syndrome communicate @TechCrunch @hirimalibe

NeuroSky, the company that brought you the technology behind the StarWars “Force Trainer,” is moving farther away from the dark side with its development of the MindScribe headset and accompanying software. The MindScribe, which interprets brain waves, is designed for people suffering from what is called “locked-in syndrome.” Locked-in syndrome is the inability to… Read More

via NeuroSky helps patients with locked-in syndrome communicate — TechCrunch

Regenerative medicine today is like the internet in 1993 @TechCrunch @hirimalibe

Robin Smith is the co-founder CEO of ORIG3N, a regenerative medical company that has crowdsourced blood samples to create the world’s biggest and most diverse bio-repository. According to Smith, regenerative medicine is the next big thing in medical science — so disruptive, in fact, that he says it’s akin to the Internet in 1993. No wonder,…

via Regenerative medicine today is like the internet in 1993 — TechCrunch

The Canadian Army is testing out bionic knee braces — TechCrunch

Halifax-based Spring Loaded Technology announced today that it has delivered the first 60 in of a planned 190 bionic knee braces to the Canadian Army, part of a $1 million (CAD) contract awarded to the company. The UpShots are the military grade version of the company’s assistive wearable, which utilizes liquid spring technology, promising lift…

via The Canadian Army is testing out bionic knee braces — TechCrunch

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