We tend to believe that we live in a consumer-driven economy, and we tend to think that that’s a good thing: A plurality of products gives people the freedom to choose what suits them best, and everyone wins. But the medical supplies market is a surprising exception to that rule. Read MoreEasy being greenFour cleantech firms get funding through InnovateMass
Boston mobile health care tech startup Wellframe announced today that it has raised $1.5 million in seed funding. Wellframe is a mobile platform that allows outpatients with serious medical issues to stay in close contact with their clinicians, such as nurses or coaches, in the difficult first months after returning home from the hospital.
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In the spacious 11th floor of the Microsoft NERD Center, LJ Rich sat at a keyboard before a roomful of onlookers, all poised and waiting, with fragments of chocolate donuts in our hands.
On Rich’s cue, we popped the small confections in our mouths. As we chewed, Rich, who has “taste-chord” synesthesia, played arpeggios on the keyboard approximating what the taste of a chocolate donut sounds like to her: A pleasant major chord at first, moving into dissonance after a few seconds, before falling into the lower register and fading away. Read MoreYou Are My SunshineFaze1 aims to bring solar power to the masses