Launch Festival 2013: A Healthcare Innovation Perspective

The following is a guest post by Cristian Liu, a healthcare strategist with in-depth experience in international services, technology and government sectors. Cristian is passionate about the intersection of technology, entrepreneurship and social innovation. Follow him on Twitter. Three days of demos, pitches, and inspirational talks.  $100,000 invested into a hackathon company. Crowd-sourced funding with virtual dollars […]

Smokers Wanted. Lit2Quit: A mobile game for smoking reduction

  If you’ve ever smoked, and tried to quit, chances are you know how much fun quitting, and quit attempts, aren’t. The cravings, the mood swings, the weight gain – ugh! What if quitting smoking was fun instead? Funded by a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Pioneer Program grant, Lit2Quit is a mobile game that aims to help smokers reduce […]

Tracking Your Health: Jawbone’s New Up Wristband

Many of us know about various Bluetooth devices (e.g. headsets, etc.) that allow us to connect with technology wirelessly. Well now, Jawbone, one of the manufacturers of the headsets we know and love, has come up with a way to track our health statistics and patterns with similar technology. Introducing the Up wristband. Announced this […]

SXSW Health Accelerator 2012

The following is a guest post from Chris Hall – passionate health technology innovator. More information about Chris after the post. I’m on the South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) 2012 Health Accelerator Advisory Board and we’re looking to recruit interactive health start-ups to pitch their products. SXSW is accepting applications for its Accelerator pitch event […]

Behind the Scenes With Health eVillages

I recently had the opportunity to head out to San Francisco to attend the Health 2.0 conference – I was pretty jazzed since this would be my third time out there since first attending as a volunteer in 2008. I think as the Health 2.0 field has matured over the past few years, there have […]