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Cuban Healthcare Opportunities and Challenges

Frequent traveler to Cuba reports on the state of Cuban healthcare with a behind the scenes view of a new hospital.
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Infection Prevention in Hospitals and Homes

Brad Whitchurch, CEO, Seal Shield  sealshield.com
How hospitals are addressing infection sources using water-proof devices, advanced air purification solutions and antimicrobial surfaces and how some of these techniques are being introduced into homes.
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Advanced Comfortable Headphones For Sleep and Running

We-Shin Lai, MD, CEO, AcousticSheep.com
Development of wi-fi-enabled light-weight headphones for sleep enhancement, exercise and unexpected application for autistic kids.
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Report from CES

Barbara Beach, Chief Content Producer, Radioactive Broadcasting
Ingestible sensors, smart watches, smart shoes and more on the explosion of web enabled things.
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Motivation to Meet Fitness Goals

Zack Prager, Creator/Developer, NudgeKick.com
Finding new ways to encourage self-control and meet fitness goals using innovative app based on applied positive psychology.
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Value of Audio Commentary

Nate Brakke, Founder, Soal the Voice Archive App mysoal.com
New app that allows voice annotation of pictures to preserve memories and promote sharing.
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Brain Training For The Masses

Ariel Garten, Co-Founder and CEO, Interaxon chooseMuse.com
Building stronger brains, improving self-control, and value of real-time feedback about how our brains work using consumer friendly medical device.
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Improving Trauma Care With Wireless Devices

Dr. Larissa Roux, Chief Medical Officer, t6healthsystems.com
Streamlining trauma response by incorporating technology throughout the critical first 6 hours of treatment.  T6 has developed a mobile electronic platform that assists trauma teams in collecting and analyzing clinical data in real time, at the point of care, during trauma resuscitations by using iPads and overhead screens to opitmize communication and draw on predictive models and big data to improve response in crisis situations.
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Experiential Wellness

Dr. Ari Levitt, Medical Faculty Singularity University and Founder RollUpTheRug.com
Changing the wellness paradigm to focus on what brings patients joy and how social dancing improves health and makes people smarter.
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Using Games To Address Chronic Conditions

Swatee Surve, Founder and CEO, Litesprite
Development of games for treating depression and other chronic conditions and determining what personal data is relevant to improving health.
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Crowd-Sourcing Dermatological Information

Dr. Howard Green, Founder and CEO, SkinPhotoTextMatch.com
Innovative medical info tech company brings gamification, professionally guided search and immediate feedback to patient with skin conditions.
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Improving Driver Safety

Marwan Hannon, President and CEO, Driving Management Systems dms-inc.net
Installing sensors into cars to block use of mobile devices by the driver to reduce distraction and sense use of alcohol.
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