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Your daily fix of new business ideas Springwise and its network of 17,000 spotters scan the globe for smart new business ideas, delivering instant inspiration to entrepreneurial minds. More at www.springwise.com
Samsung is getting smartphones to cure cancer while owners sleep
Considering how useful smartphones are, there’s still plenty of untapped potential. Locket has already gone some way to earn smartphone owners cash by turning their lock screens into ad space, and now a new app called Power Sleep harnesses the computational power of the devices to crunch data at a time when they’re otherwise not in use. READ MORE…
Through game, players aid gene research
Cancer Research UK’s ClicktoCure platform has already enabled anyone to help out researchers by analyzing their data. Putting a gamification twist on this concept, GeneGame challenges users to form the best combinations of genes – aiding research in the area in the process. READ MORE…
Smart surgical knife detects cancerous cells
The Breast Tissue Screening Bra has provided a way for patients to detect if they have cancer. Now Imperial College London has created the iKnife, a surgical tool that can help doctors determine which cells are cancerous when cutting out a tumour. READ MORE…
Tattoo sharing group provides creative solutions for breast cancer survivors
It’s difficult to overstate how difficult breast cancer can be for the sufferer, and surviving it can be especially challenging if surgery has left patients with scars, amputations or other changes to their body. Now, the P.INK campaign aims to use decorative tattooing to help women cover up marks, forge community bonds and increase self-esteem. READ MORE…
Headscarves deliver therapeutic relief for cancer sufferers
Jillies‘ blouses specifically designed for breast cancer patients have already been helping women feel more comfortable and fashionable during the treatment process, and now ASHA in Scotland is providing stylish headwear with technology that can ease the side effects of chemotherapy. READ MORE…
Charity harnesses crowds for cancer research
Using the web to pool what we already know about cancer treatments is something that Cancer Commons is currently aiming for, but our latest spotting is now harnessing the crowds to help discover what we don’t know. ClicktoCure is a minisite set up by Cancer Research UK that hopes to get citizens to help it analyze data from its studies of the disease. READ MORE…
Sports bra can detect breast cancer early
While ideas such as Bffl Bags and Jillies can help to make those diagnosed with breast cancer feel more at ease, it is still the case that early detection could increase chances of survival. Aiming to improve current systems for catching cancer early, the Breast Tissue Screening Bra features smart technology that monitors minute changes to accurately predict the presence of cancer before it can grow. READ MORE…
Packs offer necessities and comfort items for breast cancer patients
Founded by Dr. Elizabeth Chabner Thompson, a former radiation oncologist who had experience of breast cancer after her mother was diagnosed with it, the Bffl Bags – pronounced ‘biffle’ and standing for ‘best friends for life’ – aim to contain some necessities, conveniences and comforts to make patients as at ease as possible. READ MORE…
In Canada, app gamifies pain monitoring for young cancer patients
Earlier this year we wrote about Tonic Health, an iPad app that aimed to make the process of collecting patients’ data at medical centres more engaging. Taking this concept and applying it to children’s healthcare, the Canada-based Hospital for Sick Children, also known as SickKids, has launched the Pain Squad app, which gamifies the process of tracking the physical and emotional wellbeing of young people with cancer. READ MORE…