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.
Although Sierra Leone has seen a recent — and troubling — surge in Ebola cases, Liberia’s schools reopened this week, and all three outbreak-affected countries have committed to bringing the number of new cases to zero in the next 60 days.
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 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
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today additional nominees for awards in the Fighting Ebola: a Grand Challenge for Development. A collaborative expert review identified 12 innovations that can reinforce the response to current and future Ebola outbreaks.
he international response to the health crisis engulfing Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone continues, Here are the five promising ways to treat those affected by the current outbreak and prevent a similar one in the future.
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.