Posts Tagged ‘analytics’

Will Big Data Save Healthcare?

by Danielle on June 27th, 2013 - Comments (0)

There’s no question that healthcare is an industry yearning for the advancements promised by Big Data analytics. Healthcare data is expected to grow between 1.2 to 2.4 exabytes per year — about 1,000 times the amount of data the human brain is capable of storing. This data is disparate and unstructured, making the extraction of useful information almost impossible. It is here that Big Data analytics promises to save the industry billions of dollars. This week Ricky Ribiero at Biz Tech Magazine joins the many voices investigating this trend. In his article, “Will Big Data Become the Big Savior of Health?” Ribiero illustrates how analytics can improve health outcomes and how tracking personal health, even down to the genome, can radically improve health. Ribiero cites a 2011 McKinsey & Co. report that states, “If US healthcare were to use big data creatively and effectively to drive efficiency and quality, the sector could create more than $300 billion in value every year.”

“While it’s true that analytics can reshape the way healthcare operates at an individual level,” Ribiero writes, “companies are hard at work trying to figure out how to leverage Big Data to improve health at the population level, too.”

hGraph, your health in one picture

hGraph, the only open source visualization for your complete health, developed by Involution

Involution’s hGraph, an open-source visualization for health data, and other Big Data analytics have already begun to be integrated into corporate clinics, where population sizes are more controlled. However, it’s hospitals, labs and doctors’ offices where analytics could do the most good. In health, speed counts. And tools with good visualization provide clinicians with quick, actionable data that can save lives.

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Bytes and Atoms Unveiled: Conference Speakers Announced

by Jon on April 29th, 2013 - Comments (0)

For Immediate Release
BOSTON, MA – April 29, 2013 – Bytes and Atoms, a micro conference exploring the Internet of Things and the interaction between the physical and digital, today announced the speakers for its inaugural program.

Organized by software and emerging technologies design firm Involution Studios and agile development consulting firm Pivotal Labs, and sponsored by O’Reilly Media and IxDA Boston, Bytes and Atoms is a one-of-a-kind event exploring the next great shift in interaction design and celebrating the region’s groundbreaking technological accomplishments.

As we move beyond the screen, to connected devices and ubiquitous sensors, the Internet of Things enables us to know ourselves at greater fidelity (for good and bad), to plan our lives and cities better, and to engage with others more quickly and effectively.

Bytes and Atoms

At Bytes and Atoms, through real-world stories and demonstrations, learn how people are combining data and physical products: From using sensors in retail spaces for generating customer interaction data and analytics, to measuring building performance for energy and occupancy, to controlling physical environments through gestural interaction.

Speakers will include:

  • Erik Dahl, Creative Director and Scott Sullivan, UX Designer, Involution Studios Columbus
  • Erin Rae Hoffer, Senior Industry Programs Manager, Autodesk
  • Laurence Koret, IT Manager, Pivotal Labs
  • Juhan Sonin, Creative Director, Involution Studios
  • Scott Stropkay, Partner, Essential Design

Join designers, engineers, technologists, and artists at Brightcove headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts on May 21, 2013, 6 PM – 9 PM for an evening of presentations and discussion as we explore the revolution at the intersection of the digital and physical.

For more information regarding Bytes and Atoms, including registration options, please visit

About Involution Studios
Involution designs and builds exceptional software for innovative and visionary companies. We deploy small and experienced teams to create applications that are highly usable and appropriately beautiful. Our client list includes Apple, AstraZeneca, McAfee, Microsoft, Oracle, PayPal, Shutterfly, and Yahoo.

Media Contact
For more information please contact Jon Follett at or 617-803-7043.

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uTest Launches App Analytics Tool Applause, Designed by Involution

by Jon on February 15th, 2013
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Involution client uTest has launched Applause, an analytics tool that offers clear, explicit data about what users truly feel about mobile apps. Applause enables app-owners to see how each version of their app measures up and the ability to compare their app to those of their competitors. Applause features sleek multi-version app graphs and a revolutionary rating scheme, […]

Energy and Software

by Jon on July 23rd, 2012
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Energy is the industry that IT forgot — or at least until recently. While sectors as varied as finance and healthcare, entertainment and communications have roared ahead with digitization, automation, and analytics, the energy industry has not evolved as rapidly. Despite this fact, it’s clear that the future of energy lies in software. In both conservation and sustainability, software offers […]

InsideTracker Software, Designed by Involution, Provides Olympic Athletes with Bloodwork Analytics

by Jon on June 28th, 2012
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Involution client Segterra is doing its part to prepare US athletes for the upcoming 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London. Segterra’s innovative software product, Inside Tracker, is being used by champion track cyclist Sarah Hammer and triathletes Jarrod Shoemaker and Sarah Haskins to learn about nutritional deficiencies and excesses via bloodwork analytics and optimize and boost performance based […]

Health Reform 2.0: Envisioning a Patient Centered System

by Jon on April 29th, 2012
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Massachusetts has the dubious distinction of spending the most money on healthcare per person of anywhere in the world. At the Mass Technology Leadership Council healthcare community meeting on Tuesday, April 24, “The Need for Technology Solutions for Providers Under Payment Reform”, held at WilmerHale in Waltham, MA, keynote speaker Sarah Iselin, President of the Blue Cross […]

Boston is a Hub of Marketing Software, the Next Big Tech Sector

by Jon on March 17th, 2012
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A few hours ago GigaOm published an article declaring “Marketing is the next big money sector in technology”. In the first paragraph, the author, Ajay Agarwal of Bain Capital Ventures, sets up the future of the industry this way: “For the first time in history, businesses can leverage big data for the benefit of driving marketing insights. We are […]

Big Data in Boston

by Jon on February 16th, 2012
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The Mass Technology Leadership Council held its annual Big Data Summit yesterday at the Microsoft New England Research and Development Center in Cambridge, MA. The sold out event was attended by a broad cross-section of the Boston tech community with engineers, designers, venture capitalists and business managers all coming together to discuss the future of Big Data in […]