Organized to unlock potential
Healthcare innovation is fiendishly complex. The path from idea to laboratory to marketplace and patient care is fraught with obstacles. Reliably achieving product-market fit in the health sector—matching problems to solutions and focusing their development to maximize their potential for impact—remains a critical challenge.
To tackle this problem, our co-creation methodology systematically coalesces diverse stakeholders in Affinity Groups to create new healthcare technologies and innovation-based enterprises.
Affinity groups leverage medical and technology strengths across healthcare settings to improve outcomes, increase quality, and reduce cost.
Each Affinity Group comprises projects, which are led by Fellows who attract and coordinate diverse collaborators.
Our homes are the central scenes in the epic dramas of our lives. Can they also play an active role? Imagine homes that know—even anticipate—when you need special care. Imagine real estate developers collaborating with doctors and technologists to make homes that prevent injury, manage health, and enable dignified aging.
Detection, prediction and interventions of early depression through AI analysis of smartphones usage signatures.
Wellness Home Integrator
Prototype of the Wellness Home as a commercial product
Negative pressure technology to isolate communicable diseases in the home
Detection and prediction of early respiratory infection through AI analysis of cough signatures.
Smart toilet technology to passively monitor health and detect changes that might signal prediabetes, UTI, dehydration, and other conditions
Computer vision-enabled mirror to monitor physical and mental health conditions
Filtration system to reduce spread of communicable diseases
Smart fibers in bed sheets applied to continuous monitoring of effective sleep hours
Health and wellness is a community enterprise. They are managed not only in clinical settings—and not only by doctors. Can we enhance the roles of medical paraprofessionals with technology to improve outcomes and healthcare economics?
Epithelial cells and virus entry
Triage tool for lung inflamation progonosis
Exoskeleton device for remote rehabilitation
AI-based, smart interoperable assistant for intelligent patient engagement and contextual plan of care management
AI computer vision application for dermatology care
Brain Stimulation and measurement
Cognitive improvement through through brain stimulation
Microfluidic biopsy device that mimics human physiology in ex-vivo tissues
Pharmacogenomics Feature for Patient Compass
Device for sleep apnea management
Integrated breast health monitoring system, bringing together a breast thermal sensor device and a powerful app
About half the world’s population is not as well understood by science or served by medicine as it should be. It’s time to develop techniques and technologies that make life for women healthier and safer.
Smart fibers applied to women’s clothing for heart disease monitoring
Deadly chronic kidney diseases affect about 15% of adults in the US—and as many as 9 in 10 don’t even know it until serious damage is already done. Chronic kidney disease also disproportionately affects already vulnerable communities.
New perfusion technology to extend donor organ life
Smart dialysis membrane to filter toxic particles from the bloodstream, with a personalized profile rather than one-size fits all
AI system and hardware to democratize access to AI technologies for solo medical, small practice practitioners, who make 42% of doctors in the United States
Platform solution to minimize healthcare waste
Project AiM: Miami Datasets
Collaborative project between the GCL, MIT IMES, MIT J-Clinic / Protoventures and Data.World to generate Miami-based datasets for AI innovation in health
Pharmacogenomics platform to predict adverse drug effects based on genetic profile
Precision Medicine microfluidic device that mimics the blood brain barrier as a versatile platform for disease and drug screenings
Infectious diseases are the number one killer in the United States. No silver bullet can provide the necessary defense, but unorthodox collaboration and multidisciplinary innovation can help us respond more quickly and effectively.
Lung inflammation (COVID-19 related) prediction through epithelial cells analysis
Low cost screening to predict resistance to HIV treatment prior to treatment initiation
Integrative platform for tracking, testing, tele-triaging, tele-care, home care & smart referral