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Samsung, Mass General and MIT announce winners of health wearables hackathon

Korean mobile communications giant Samsung Electronics, MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital recently announced the winners of  a hackathon meant to spur innovation with wearables suited for healthcare. Out of 21 teams of engineers, five winners were selected by a panel of 10 judges. The winners divided a $6,000 prize and are now eligible for a […]

Mass General, MIT form alliance to address three ‘major challenges’ in healthcare

Massachusetts General Hospital and MIT have formed a $3 million strategic alliance in an attempt to address three “major challenges” that persist in healthcare: improving diagnoses, developing new approaches to prevent and treat infectious diseases and developing more accurate methods of diagnosing and treating neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases. The alliance, officials said, will add further […]