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Loro’s mounted wheelchair assistant puts high tech to work for people with disabilities

By | accessibility, Artificial Intelligence, Battlefield, disrupt berlin 2018, Events, Gadgets, Hardware, Health, loro co, Startup Battlefield, Startup Battlefield Disrupt Berlin 2018, Startups, TC, TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2018

A person with physical disabilities can’t interact with the world the same way as the able, but there’s no reason we can’t use tech to close that gap. Loro is a device that mounts to a wheelchair and offers its occupant the ability to see and interact with the people and things around them in […]

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What the FDA’s restriction of e-cig flavors means for Juul

By | fda, Gadgets, Government, Health, juul, juul labs, Startups, TC

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has revealed his plans to combat underage use of e-cigs and nicotine, which has grown 78 percent among high school students from 2017 to 2018. The commissioner today announced a plan that would remove all flavored electronic nicotine delivery system products — with the exception of tobacco, mint, menthol or non-flavored […]

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A closer look at Mirror

By | Brynn Putnam, Gadgets, Health, mirror, Startups, TC

At Disrupt SF, CEO Brynn Putnam demoed and launched Mirror, a smart gadget that sits on your wall and offers virtual fitness classes. The $1500 device can be paired with a monthly subscription to let the user browse fitness classes, mark their progress, and follow along with other Mirror users. The idea here is that […]

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Naya Health, once a promising breast pump startup, now leaving customers in the dark

By | Babies, breast pump, Gadgets, Health, naya health, Startups, TC

With their loud noises and hard plastic flanges, breast pumps are the bane of many a new mother’s existence. Founded in 2013, Naya Health is one of the most notable tech startups working on a better pump. But the company’s support site is now shutdown and it’s stopped updating its social media accounts. In a […]

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