20 May '15, 2pm

HAX Accelerataor's Startups Get Healthy: The latest class of startups coming out of HAX make products to test

HAX Accelerataor's Startups Get Healthy: The latest class of startups coming out of HAX make products to test

HAX, formerly Haxlr8r , has been incubating hardware startups since 2011, taking 65 companies to market so far. The majority of them have done something involving low-cost applications of robotics, said HAX program director Duncan Turner, speaking at the accelerator’s spring launch event in San Francisco on 11 May. But this year, with HAX launching its 6th class of startups, there’s a new trend coming on strong, Turner said—companies aiming to lower the cost of medical technology, for either medical professionals or consumers. This season, six of HAX’s 15 startups are aiming at that niche. Image: Kokoon Kokoon tracks EEG signals and uses the data to help you fall asleep and stay asleep. Kokoon , out of London, introduced soft, comfortable headphones designed to go past tracking sleep to improving sleep; the gadget includes electroencephalographic (EEG) sensors to track cha...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/view-from-the-valley/biomedical/...

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