Digital Health Fair [Thursday, October 8, 2015]

Technology & Medicine – A Digital Health Fair
• Date: Thursday, October 8
• 4-6pm
• 100 Technology Square Atrium (Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA)

Come experience first-hand how digital tools are transforming healthcare today—and where the future might take us.

Boston and Cambridge are rich ecosystems with diversity in talent and interests – developers, designers, engineers, and clinicians – many of whom have an incredible passion for solving healthcare problems by leveraging emerging technologies.

From mobile devices to wearables and data analytics, there are so many ways people are working to improve the value and experience of healthcare. The Healthcare Transformation Lab at Mass General is hosting a Digital Health Fair to showcase these emerging technologies and the Boston organizations helping to drive change in the healthcare system.

Whether you are a healthcare provider, a patient, a student, or an entrepreneur with the passion to improve our healthcare system, there will be something for everyone! Come check-out how technology and medicine are teaming up to revolutionize healthcare in Boston and around the globe.

Companies include:

  • Boston Young Healthcare Professionals
  • Brain Power
  • Eko Devices
  • EMBR Labs
  • Empatica
  • EyeNetra
  • Healogram
  • MGH Laboratory of Computer Science
  • MIT Hacking Medicine
  • VocaliD
  • Wellframe
  • Withings

You can register here

PHI Seminar Series: 9/21, 12pm

The Health Innovations Program at Halmstad University:
A Multidisciplinary Approach to Technology for Successful Aging

Monday, September 21, 2015
12:00-1:00 pm
415 Shillman Hall

Ingela Skärsäter, RN, PhD
Margaretha Pejner, RN, PhD
Professors of Nursing

Halmstad University in Halmstad, Sweden, much like Northeastern University, has taken on a strategic initiative in the area of technology for successful aging. Both universities are poised to be leaders in this multidisciplinary effort. Ingela Skärsäter, a professor of nursing at Halmstad University conducts research in digital home services for older adults to support aging in place, with a specialization on mental health. Dr. Skärsäter now directs Halmstad University’s Health Innovations Program, with an emphasis on aging and technology. Dr. Margaretha Pejner also works in the area of health and wellness for older adults and leads the EU-funded effort on exploring work competencies required for clinical services in the Halmstad region. She is a district nurse with both inpatient and home health experience in the municipality services in the Halmstad region. Drs. Skärsäter and Pejner are working in consultation with Misha Pavel and Holly Jimison from NU on coordinating multidisciplinary research projects that bring junior faculty from both clinical and engineering disciplines together to solve the challenge of helping older adults remain independent and able to age in place with a high quality of life.

BREATHE Hackathon – this weekend!

BREATHE is a multi-national event focused on improving health devices for respiratory illnesses (COPD, sleep apnea, asthma, and more). This inaugural BREATHE Hackathon is being held simultaneously in three continents. It will be big, it will be bold, and you should be a part of it!

Sign up here:

MIT Media Lab
Sept. 19 & 20, 2015
9 a – 6 p

1st prize — $3000
2nd prize — $2000
3rd prize — $1000
Patients’ Choice — $500
Team Favorite — $500


We need engineers, designers, entrepreneurs, marketers, as well as health care professionals, industry experts, and community members affected by respiratory illnesses such as asthma, sleep apnea, and COPD. There will be over $10,000 in equipment for you to hack and enhance.

If you like to breathe — and want to help others breathe better — register and attend!

Email with questions. See you there!

We hack, so you don’t have to. #breathehackathon