Shift Labs Launches Out Of Y Combinator To Make Medical Devices For Healthcare’s Future

Shift Labs is a small startup launching this spring out of Y Combinator with a lofty tagline: to be “the Nest of medical devices.” But as ambitious as that goal may sound at first, when you take a closer look at Shift Labs, it doesn’t sound that crazy after all. In fact, it seems almost inevitable.

Dimagi gets USAID funding to bring Ebola tracking apps to West Africa

Dimagi gets USAID funding to bring Ebola tracking apps to West Africa

A Cambridge firm is one of 12 groups that will receive a portion of $6 million from the US Agency for International Development for creating a tech-based aid to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

How the fight against Ebola came to New York Fashion Week

How the fight against Ebola came to New York Fashion Week

This was definitely not how Jill Andrews imagined making her way to New York Fashion Week. But the Baltimore wedding gown designer couldn’t be prouder of the garment she displayed in Manhattan this weekend.

USAID backs wearable tech initiative for Ebola from Scripps

Amid growing efforts to quell the Ebola outbreak, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is funding a new initiative from the Scripps Translational Science Institute to develop wearable technology to monitor patients with the virus and identify the condition earlier.

Baylor College of Medicine receives grant for Ebola treatment pod

Baylor College of Medicine announced Feb. 11 that it received a federal grant to create a portable Ebola treatment center. Baylor will use the grant money to build a prototype of the Emergency Smart Pod, built from repurposed shipping containers. The pods will hold up to eight patients at a time and will feature standard safety and sanitary infrastructure

Fighting Ebola: A Grand Challenge for Development – How NIOSH is Helping Design Improved Personal Protective Equipment for Healthcare Workers

Fighting Ebola: A Grand Challenge for Development – How NIOSH is Helping Design Improved Personal Protective Equipment for Healthcare Workers

The current Ebola epidemic in West Africa is the largest in history and is unprecedented in many ways, including the large number of healthcare workers who have been infected while treating patients.

A Brilliantly Designed Hazmat Suit for Ebola Workers

Fear of the Ebola virus has subsided stateside, but the epidemic persists in West Africa. The disease claimed some 8,000 lives last year, including 360 healthcare workers. The culprit, more often than not, was faulty protective gear or accidental exposure to the virus while removing the many layers of protection they must wear.