Consumer

By Laura Lovett February 12, 2018
nOCD, a new app that helps users manage their obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) just landed $1 million in seed funding from 7wire Ventures. The Chicago-based startup aims to help people living with OCD by providing cognitive behavioral therapy through the platform. The free app also connects people to support groups and others who also are living with OCD.  Users can access educational material...
By Laura Lovett February 9, 2018
Last night the Olympic Games kicked off in Pyeongchang South Korea. For many, the road to the games was filled hard work, training, and, increasingly, gadgets. Olympic teams have turned to the latest technology to enhance performance and keep competitors safe. With athletes pushing their bodies to the limit, the event can be notoriously dangerous — in fact, the Olympics Committee and GE...
By Jonah Comstock February 9, 2018
Smart thermometer and connected health company Kinsa has launched a new wireless version of its device, called Kinsa QuickCare, after securing FDA clearance last month. “Partly, this is our response to the fact that the headphone jack is gone,” Kinsa CEO Inder Singh told MobiHealthNews. “The first version of our stick was corded and connected to the headphone jack, so our answer to that is a...
By Laura Lovett February 8, 2018
Living with cancer can be isolating, and finding the right resource to connect with others in the same situation can be tough. But one app is aiming to make the process easier for patients with its new social media platform. This week, Belong, a social media app designed for cancer patients, announced that it will be partnering up with Toronto-based advocacy group Colorectal Cancer Canada (CCC)...
By Dave Muoio February 8, 2018
Following a soft launch last year, the chemoWave disease companion app has now been fully released for chemotherapy patients interested in better managing their care, symptoms, and side effects. The app, which is available for free download on iOS, was heavily influenced by Treatment Technologies & Insights, LLC cofounder Matt Lashey’s experiences during the time his partner was undergoing...
By Laura Lovett February 7, 2018
A new alcohol and drug recovery app that incentives users with its own cryptocurrency hit the market this week. Atlanta-based Hayver has just launched its new mobile app that uses behavioral modification and a support network to help people who are living with alcohol addiction.  “Its foundation is taken from physicians and pilot treatment programs and proven research that [shows] people who...
By Jonah Comstock February 7, 2018
Mirror, a New York City-based virtual fitness platform company, has raised $13 million in a new funding round led by Spark Capital. Lerer Hippeau, First Round Capital, Primary Venture Partners, BoxGroup, and Brainchild Holdings also contributed to the round.  Founded by New York City ballet dancer and fitness studio owner Brynn Putnam, the company will offer a hardware product that takes on the...
By Dave Muoio February 7, 2018
With influenza running rampant and several other infections waiting in the wings, some may be interested in knowing whether a specific disease is common in their community. With the recent release of the free Doctors Report Illness Tracker, the public has another resource where they can easily check how often doctors have reported a selection of 15 diseases within a specific US zip code. “...
By Laura Lovett February 1, 2018
Whether you're Tom Brady or Nick Foles, getting a good night's sleep is key for professional athletes. Just days before the Super Bowl, the National Football League announced that it is teaming up with Sleep Number for a multi-year partnership aimed at helping the players get better sleep.  “We are constantly assessing world-class technologies and partners and know this unprecedented partnership...
By Dave Muoio January 31, 2018
San Francisco- and Zurich-based Ava, which makes a bracelet capable of tracking women’s menstrual cycles, has announced an update that will better allow their device to track when, or even if, the wearer has ovulated, according to a statement from the company. Data collected by the Ava bracelet and companion app will be used to detect biphasic shifts among skin temperature, pulse rate, and other...