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Mobile game study links wayfinding skill to Alzheimer’s gene

A seafaring mobile game could be a key to early Alzheimer’s detection, according to a recent study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  In the study a users’ gaming performance results were able to predict whether or not the participant had the gene linked to a predisposition for Alzheimer’s, called APOE4. This...

Savonix adds another $9.6M for cognitive assessment app

Cognitive assessment app maker Savonix has raised $9.6 million in what the company is calling an extension of its 2017 $5.1 million Series A round. Along with its $1.5 million seed round, this brings the company's total funding to $16.2 million. New investors Fusion Fund and Wavemaker Partners led the round, with additional participation...

Doctor On Demand, Humana team up on new virtual care model

Looking towards the primary care space, yesterday Doctor on Demand and insurer Humana, launched a new virtual care model called, On Hand. Members and employers are able to opt into this new plan, which will let patients access an in-network primary care doctor with no copay. Users will also have access to urgent care...

AliveCor’s 510(k) clearances revealed: high, low heart rate indications, and standalone AI for future devices

The last couple of months saw a pair of regulatory clearances from mobile ECG maker AliveCor surface on the FDA’s 510(k) premarket notification database — the first in March for something called KardiaAI, and the latter a dual-update for the company’s existing KardiaMobile and KardiaStation platforms for consumer and point-of-care use. With AliveCor keeping mum...

The Days of Numbers in Qualitative Research Are… Numbered

Alt: Several doodles with cat head, phones in hand, stand below text reading: “Most participants said they liked the new cat head management app’s interface.” One remarks, “That’s some smoooooth UX!” Another says, “Wow, this is hecka intuitive!” A final doodle with an angry looking cat laments, “Whyyy did I updaaaate?!” We’ve written...