Digital health news briefs for 2/15/2018

By Dave Muoio
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Insulin dose tool gains CE Mark. DreaMed Diabetes has received a CE Mark for its Type 1-focused clinical decision support (CDS) platform, Advisor Pro. The tool’s algorithms process data from a number of connected diabetes management devices to provide a personalized insulin dosing treatment plan. The software achieved similar glycemic control when compared to medical experts during pilot studies, according to DreaMed, and a multi-center trial run with Glooko (which announced a similar approval yesterday) is currently underway.

Rewards market for wellness. Rally Health, maker of a mobile and online wellness platform for health plans and employers, has augmented their service with the launch of a new rewards and incentive program. The Rally Marketplace allows users to earn virtual Rally Coins by achieving healthy lifestyle goals. Members receive incentives by spending the coins on employer-sponsored financial incentives, or on discounts on products and other offerings from partners participating in the marketplace, which include 23andMe, Fitbit, Garmin, and six others.

Caregivers receive mobile support. Family caregiver-focused company MindLight has launched its first product, a web and mobile app that helps caregivers coordinate daily tasks and appointments. Alongside a range of free caregiver resourcess, the Iriis app acts as an easy-to-use “virtual file cabinet” for information that can be shared between multiple caregivers.

New diabetes wearable option. Sony and Ericsson are partnering on a wearable device that allows diabetes patients to more easily monitor their glucose level, Wareable reports. Alongside blood sugar, the prototype wristband also monitors activity, sleep, and heart rate, and will actively alert the user of sudden drops in their glucose levels. The device will connect to a continuous glucose monitoring smart transmitter via Bluetooth, and works with the Xperia smart app as well as Sony’s cloud services. Ericsson is set to debut the wearable at the Mobile World Congress near the end of the month.

Under their wing. Minneapolis-based health and weight management company MetaLogics Corporation is the latest to join StartUp Health’s Moonshot Academy program for digital entrepreneurs, the company recently announced. MetaLogics’ primary product, Lume, is a mobile app that offers behavioral change guidance using data from a wearable calorie monitor and a digital scale. Lume also includes a cloud-based dashboard to providers to customize patients’ plans for healthy weight outcomes.