ANNOUNCING THE 2018 MEDTECH BOSTON 40 UNDER 40 HEALTHCARE INNOVATORS!

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ANNOUNCING THE 2018 MEDTECH BOSTON 40 UNDER 40 HEALTHCARE INNOVATORS!

The MedTech Boston editors, in collaboration with the Personal Connected Health Alliance, are incredibly excited to announce the winners of the 2018 MedTech Boston 40 Under 40 Healthcare Innovators from Boston and beyond. Check out the profiles of our incredibly talented winners below who are changing the face of healthcare.

Please join us for our celebration of the 2018 MedTech Boston 40 Under 40 Healthcare Innovators, hosted by the Connected Health Conference. This event will be held at the Seaport World Trade Center on October 18th starting at 6pm. This will be a closed event for conference goers only. Get your tickets here!

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This bra could save lives - MIT Technology Review

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This bra could save lives - MIT Technology Review

An MIT startup reimagines the bra as a heart monitor—and aims to fill the data gap for women’s heart disease.

As a female engineering student, Alicia Chong Rodriguez, SM ’18, was used to being one of the few women in any room full of engineers. But three years ago, she was shocked to learn that women are also woefully underrepresented in research on heart disease—even though it’s the leading cause of death in women worldwide.

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Bloomer Tech is Creating Smart Clothing and Increasing the Inclusivity of Medical Data - PM360

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Bloomer Tech is Creating Smart Clothing and Increasing the Inclusivity of Medical Data - PM360

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, and yet very few women participate in clinical trials. That is especially a problem when you consider that heart disease, and their treatments, often don’t affect women and men in the same way—they don’t even affect all women alike. So, it is obvious more data is needed—and Bloomer Tech believes they have an obvious solution. The company is developing flexible, washable biometric sensors that can be incorporated into everyday clothing, starting with smart bras. These sensors can measure electrocardiogram and activity data, which includes the full PQRST segments as well as step counts, fall detection, and posture.

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