Aditi Pai

May 2, 2016
Chattanooga, Tennessee-based video visits technology company WeCounsel has raised $3.5 million in a round led by Longmeadow Capital Partners with participation from Point Judith Capital and CVH Holdings. This brings the company’s total funding to $4.5 million to date. WeCounsel CEO Harrison Tyner started the company directly out of school. “The impetus for my wanting to do this stemmed from a...
May 2, 2016
Smart clothing and body sensor shipments will total 190 million between 2015 and 2021, according to a new prediction from Tractica. The report added that annual shipments will hit 92.7 million units at that time. “Smart clothing and body sensors can be considered the ultimate wearables, integrating into your life as a garment, footwear, or sensor device that can track or measure a specific...
April 28, 2016
Louisville, Kentucky-based Beam Technologies has launched SmartPremiums, its dental insurance plan, in California. Beam first launched a few years ago with a connected toothbrush offering, called Beam Brush, but has since expanded into offering large and small employer dental health insurance plans. “When Alex Curry, Dan Dykes, and I started beam, we were a hardware team that had an idea to build...
April 28, 2016
The wearable activity tracking device market is one of the fastest growing tech categories, according to a report from the Consumer Technology Association.  Some 20 percent of US households now own an activity tracking wearable device, which is nearly double the households that owned these devices last year. CTA also said that another 15 percent of households planned to purchase an activity...
April 28, 2016
Fitbit has inked a online retail deal with Tmall.com, a site operated by China-based ecommerce giant, Alibaba to sell its devices. “Alibaba is the gateway to China for international brands seeking to access one of the world’s largest consumer markets, and we are pleased to announce this partnership to provide Chinese consumers greater access to Fitbit products,” Hao Li, GM of 3Cs Business Unit of...
April 27, 2016
Some 71 percent of caregivers are interested in using caregiver-focused technology to complete tasks, though just 7 percent percent have used these tools, according to an AARP study of 1,028 caregivers who completed online surveys between October and December 2015.  The survey was conducted by HITLAB in partnership with Project Catalyst, a research initiative from AARP. All caregivers who took...
April 27, 2016
Dana Farber Cancer Institute has partnered with Fitbit to launch a two-year randomized study that will investigate the impact of weight loss on breast cancer recurrence. The study, called the Breast Cancer Weight Loss (BWEL) study, is sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology. “The increased risk of cancer recurrence linked to excess body weight...
April 26, 2016
About.com, a business owned by IAC, has launched its first standalone media property, a healthcare website called Verywell that is designed to help consumers find relevant health and wellness information. IAC owns a number of other web properties, including Match Group, which runs Match.com and Tinder, Dictionary.com, College Humor, Vimeo, and even another digital health-focused company, Daily...
April 25, 2016
BioBeats, which is developing a wellness tracking platform for consumers, health systems, and corporate wellness programs, has raised $2.28 million from White Cloud Capital, AXA Strategic Ventures, and IQ Capital. This brings the company’s total funding to date to at least $3.6 million. The company’s new app, called "Hear and Now", listens to the user’s heart rate using the smartphone camera...
April 25, 2016
San Francisco-based Naya Health, which is developing health tech products for mothers, has raised $4 million in seed funding from Tandem Capital, S-Cubed Capital, NewGen Partners, Astia Angels, and Stanford’s StartX. It has also announced that its first product, a smartphone-connected breast pump, is available for preorder. Janica Alvarez, Naya Health’s CEO and founder, first got the idea to...