Entries by Sean McNabb

Gamifying health improvement programs makes compliance fun

Patient noncompliance with prescribed medication or recommended health plans threatens recovery and health improvement programs all too often. According to a Johns Hopkins University study of adherence and health care costs, between 25% and 50% of patients do not adhere to medication prescription directions. The annual cost of medication nonadherence results in hundreds of billions […]

20 of Europe’s top health and medtech start-ups

When it comes to health and medtech, Europe is bursting with innovative new ways to help us live longer and healthier lives. From analytics to apps, wearables to sensors, and headsets to mobile devices, the clever tech revolution reshaping health and medical technologies (medtech) is finding a natural home in Europe. From Dublin to Zurich, […]

Startups of the week

Every week, The Chronicle and Crunchbase, a San Francisco firm that tracks key businesses in technology, analyze private Bay Area companies based on their financial backing, employees and activity on Crunchbase. We feature five that are moving up in the ranks. For more information on the companies: www.crunchbase.com SidekickHealth What it does: Makes “gamified” services […]

SidekickHealth makes getting healthy fun

Researchers have developed a fun and interactive eHealth platform called SidekickHealth that motivates overweight and obese adults to become healthier. Designed especially to promote health and tackle chronic diseases, the platform uses artificial intelligence (AI) and evidence-based guidelines to encourage users to make healthier choices that reduce risk factors.