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Top 4 Areas of Virtual Reality In Medical Research

We examined the largest repository of medical research, to determine the top areas of medicine where VR solutions are being explored. From Neurology, to pain management, this collection of research provides insight into the impact we might see virtual reality having in the healthcare industry for years to come.


Tech + Innovation Funding Alerts

CrossComm is dedicated to helping change makers on their journey to make a positive impact. Our 'Tech + Innovation Funding Alert' is a collection of funding resources, both nationally and locally, aimed at supporting the development of innovative technology in health, science, and social change.

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What To Know When Building an App for Research Studies

Building a mobile or web app for a research project can be a daunting task. Knowing how to prepare for app development can save you a lot of time, headaches, and valuable funding. CrossComm's Program Manager Sara Battles breaks down what you need to know when building an app for research.

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The Future of Wearables in Healthcare

Though the development of wearable medical technology is still at its early stages, insights from the August 2021 Federal Wearables Summit suggests that wearables will change the landscape of healthcare. Their potential to untether us from the requirements of a medical visit, by sending personalized health data to providers in real-time, will lead to promising remote monitoring capabilities and early detection of diseases.

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The Five Tech Partner Must-Haves for Your Research Grant to Succeed

Tech requirements for a grant-funded technology-centric project can be overwhelming for researchers. It is important to identify a set of qualities –– a few must-haves –– to look for in the company you choose to help build your digital innovation. We consider these five qualities to be essential.

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How Augmented and Virtual Reality Can Bridge the Digital Divide in STEM Education

FocuSStem and CrossComm sought to provide a way for students to engage in immersive learning about STEM, despite wifi limitations or the lack of a headset. The CrossComm team developed a collaborative virtual space where doctors and scientists could present in VR while students could view the presentation through their own cell phones via AR.

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Does My Company’s Healthcare App Need FDA Approval?

Does your app need FDA approval? In this two-part series we are going to answer this question: first by determining what the FDA considers a medical device and secondly by looking at software specifically and how it is regulated by the FDA.

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How to Be Hip to HIPAA in Tech

Stella Cox explains what HIPAA is and shares four tips on what to look out for when developing an app meant to create a positive impact for any health population.

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Building Responsible Cancer Care Apps

There are currently hundreds of cancer-related mobile apps available for download in the Apple and Google app stores. But are they all credible? This post discusses the importance of building apps that are built on a theoretical foundation, with adequate testing, or with the involvement of a reputable, multi-disciplinary team.

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FHIR: An Emerging Trend in Healthcare Data Sharing

FHIR (pronounced “fire”), or “Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources,” is a standard for healthcare data exchange that is quickly gaining relevance in the healthcare industry. In this post, we discuss who is using it, how it works, and why it is useful.

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How Mobile Apps Can Assist Cancer Care and Research

The use of mobile apps can offer support in the prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer, which can not only help save lives, but also improve the quality of those lives. Mobile technology can also offset rising costs associated with cancer care.

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Is Virtual Reality Really a Promising Health Opportunity?

Throughout history, people have dreamed and thought of the possibilities of what a VR future might mean for the world, and in truth, the outlook wasn’t always positive. Still, we at CrossComm are firm in our belief that the asset to humanity aspect of VR is already well on its way to realization. This blog post shares some of the promising opportunities.