In 2018, analysts pegged the global AI market at a whopping $7.35 billion, buoyed by the influx of machine learning-aided image recognition, object identification, detection, and classification, and geophysical detection startups, apps, and services in every conceivable sector (and particularly enterprise).But as with all promising technologies, not every AI startup, app, and service will pan — or has panned — out, and it becomes harder with each passing day to separate the wheat from the chaff.The selections were based on factors including — but not limited to — patent activity, investor profile, market potential, partnerships, competitive landscape, team strength, and novelty.Here’s the full list, ordered by domain:First on the report: AI unicorns, or private companies valued at more than $1 billion.A total of 11 made the shortlist, including Hong Kong computer vision and deep learning startup SenseTime, robotic process automation companies UiPath and Automation Anywhere, security firm Yitu Technology, U.K.-based semiconductor startup Graphcore, internet of things analytics company C3, and health care hardware provider Butterfly Network.
Using the Butterfly iQ handheld ultrasound wand and an iPhone, you could take your own ultrasound as your doctor analyzes the imagery in real time during a video chat.At CES 2019 I saw this technology in action for myself, watching someone scan their own heart and talk with their doctor.But this isn't a typical CES show for me.I'm walking around the halls five months pregnant, so I was especially fascinated to learn more about a personal ultrasound machine.But the Butterfly team is beta testing software to take tele-medicine to the next logical step: real-time analysis from anywhere with your doctor.And if someone isn't trained in how to do a proper ultrasound, Butterfly also demonstrated AI-infused software that can help guide someone to capture the image correctly, so the file could be sent to an expert to analyze.
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One day, people will look back at the medieval torture devices that used to pass as breast pumps only to be astounded and appalled.It’s attractive and discreet, with multiple flange sizes for women with different breast shapes and a clear reservoir to check how much milk you’ve pumped.It should be accessible but also indicative of broader trends.And the only gadget I’ve seen to check every single one of those boxes is the JS04 Smart Retractable Leash from Dogness.It doesn’t just rethink the humble dog leash, it blows up your conceptions of what a dog walk should be.—Brian BarrettHaving trouble getting motivated to ride your stationary bicycle each day?
- August 22, 2018 - The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP), the premier global, molecular diagnostics professional society, today announced the recipients of this year's Award for Excellence in Molecular Diagnostics, Jeffrey A. Kant Leadership Award and Meritorious Service Award.These prestigious accolades will be presented in November during the AMP 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo in San Antonio, Texas.Award for Excellence in Molecular DiagnosticsFounder, Chairman, and CEO of Butterfly Network, Inc., Guilford, CT, USADr. Rothberg will receive AMP's highest honor for his groundbreaking work and noteworthy achievements in genomics.He is the founder of multiple life science and medical device companies including CuraGen, 454 Life Sciences, Ion Torrent, RainDance Technologies, Hyperfine Research, Quantum-Si, Lam Therapeutics, and Butterfly Network.
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If Jonathan Rothberg has a superpower, it’s cramming million-dollar, mainframe-sized machines onto single semiconductor circuit boards.And he’s spent the last eight years sinking that expertise (and sizeable startup capital) into a new venture: making your smartphone screen a window into the human body.Last month, Rothberg’s startup Butterfly Network unveiled the iQ, a cheap, handheld ultrasound tool that plugs right into an iPhone’s lightning jack.With FDA clearance for 13 clinical applications, including obstetric exams, musculoskeletal checks, and cardiac scans, Rothberg says the new device is poised to disrupt and democratize the medical imaging industry in the same way the Ion Torrent, his DNA sequencer, once made inroads against genomics giant Illumina.In the summer of 2010, Rothberg went to hear a physicist named Max Tegmark speak at MIT about an exciting new way to image the cosmos.To do it, he had to tether together tens of thousands of telescopes (not literally, but with algorithms) to measure energy coming from far-off stars.
Early detection is crucial when it comes to cancer, and making the tools more accessible to the population will save lives.Vascular surgeon John Martin was feeling some discomfort in his throat.So he decided to investigate the problem by testing out a pocket-sized ultrasound device, created by the Connecticut-based Butterfly Network, where he is chief medical officer.According to MIT Technology Review, when he used the Butterfly iQ, a hand-held imaging machine for ultrasounds that is compatible with the iPhone, he discovered squamous-cell cancer after running the probe across his neck.Because the device is made in a semiconductor manufacturing plant, the tech is more versatile and less expensive.The device uses capacitive micro-machined ultrasound transducers (CMUTs), which are very small ultrasonic emitters placed on a semiconductor chip.
An upcoming iPhone-based medical device seems to have proven its usefulness ten-fold when a US vascular surgeon discovered cancer in his own neck while testing it.Earlier this year, Dr. John Martin was using a new portable ultrasound device called the Butterfly iQ, a scanner the size of an electric razor that can display black-and-white imagery of the body on a paired iPhone, and ended up finding a cancerous mass after noticing discomfort in his throat.While Martin is not a cancer specialist, he knew enough to recognize that the dark mass he saw shouldn’t be there, he told the MIT Technology Review.He went on to undergo surgery and radiation treatment for the cancer, but his experience with the Butterfly iQ is a near perfect example of the type of situation it’s designed to excel in.The ultrasound device comes from a startup called Butterfly Network, and is due to go on sale in the US in 2018.Priced at $2,000, the Butterfly iQ is a bargain compared to standard ultrasound machines, which are both large and very expensive.
US vascular surgeon John Martin found cancerous cells in his own neck while testing a portable ultrasound device called Butterfly iQ.The Butterfly iQ connects to your iPhone and looks a bit like an electric razor.Place it on the area of the body you wish to examine and a black-and-white ultrasound image will appear on your phone.The Butterfly iQ's portability means it could be used in ambulances or at home.The device's creator, Butterfly Network, hopes it can incorporate artificial intelligence into the software so that even a novice will be able to use it.According to MIT Technology Review, Martin has undergone surgery and radiation treatment since diagnosing his cancer.
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