Category: Healthcare Technology

Luna Lights: A Unique and Inventive Solution for Night-time Falls

I recently caught up with Donovan Morrison, a 2014 graduate of Northwestern already boasting an impressive list of professional accomplishments – namely CEO and Co-Founder of health-based start-up Luna Lights. Luna Lights is an automated lighting system which prevents and detects falls in the elderly population using cloud based data analytics. The idea for the

Students of Global Health: Michael Aleman

For Michael Aleman, all it took was a three-week trip to Haiti to change his life. The Northwestern senior fondly recalls his time volunteering with The CRUDEM Foundation as a “key experience that changed my life.” Aleman’s experiences abroad, as well as his work on campus, have shaped him to become an impressive figure in

AYZH: Changing Lives Through Sanitary Childbirths

I recently had the privilege to attend a conversation titled “Innovation Around the World,” part of Chicago Ideas Week. The speakers of the conference were described as some of the “most talented young innovators from around the world,” who were gathered “to share their exciting emerging technologies. From health to education, climate change to policy

Northwestern researchers identify first depression blood test

Globally, over 350 million people suffer from depression, according to the World Health Organization. The WHO quantifies the burden of diseases through a calculation called Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALY), where one DALY can be thought of as one lost year of “healthy life.” By the year 2020, depression is predicted to reach second place

Global Health in Social Media: Twitter

We’re all aware that use of social media has skyrocketed within the past few years. This blog, for example, is only one of 100 million that make up the “blogosphere,” constantly connecting readers and acting as a source of easily spreadable public opinion. Activists have taken special claims, launching plentiful campaigns via media sites. The