Augmedics is building augmented reality glasses for spinal surgery

 Meet Augmedics, an Israeli startup that is working on an augmented reality headsets for surgeons performing spinal surgery. The company is participating in the Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. Computer assisted surgery systems are nothing new. Plenty of surgeons look at a screen while performing an operation. But Vizor is something new. Instead of making you look away from your… Read More

Ourotech is taking the guesswork out of cancer treatment

 Every day spent with late stage cancer matters — that’s why it’s so important to get treatments right the first time. Unfortunately, despite having dozens of cancer treatments available, we don’t have great processes for determining what treatments to prioritize. The consequence of this is that we often miscalculate and waste critical time pursuing the wrong path.… Read More

Adan Medical is bringing technology to Epi-Pens

 Going into anaphylactic shock is terrifying. The last time I went into shock, called my mom first, injected myself with an Epi-Pen second, injected myself with a shot of epinephrine third, and 911 last. I had that a bit backwards. Had I been using Adan Medical‘s smart case for Epi-Pens, my mom and emergency response teams would’ve been notified the moment I opened the case. I… Read More

Doctor Hazel uses AI to try to determine if you have skin cancer

 Doctor Hazel spent the last 24 hours at TechCrunch Disrupt’s SF 2017 hackathon working on an interesting idea to use artificial intelligence to detect cancerous moles. Software engineer Mike Borozdin proposed the idea of using artificial intelligence to determine if a mole was cancerous or not to his friend and fellow of Intel Software Innovators Peter Ma a few days ago. The team soon… Read More

Dharma hopes to solve health data collection for NGO’s of the world

 Data scientist Michael Roytman and his statistician friend Jesse Berns were working on a non-government organization project together in Iraq that required a lot of the data to be in a central place and analyzed on the fly. But like a lot of countries in the developing world, WiFi was spotty and they didn’t have a lot of the tech available to make that possible. Many of these operations… Read More

Fertility startup Carrot raises $3.6 million to make IVF and egg-freezing more affordable

 Two years ago, at the age of 34, Tammy Sun decided to freeze her eggs. Though larger tech companies like Apple and Facebook had started offering this service as a perk to retain female talent, it was not something Evernote, whom Sun worked for at the time, provided. So several shots, doctors visits and $30,000 out of her own pocket later she got the idea to make the process easier and more… Read More