DexCom

By Brian Dolan April 30, 2014
Three former Dexcom employees left the company last year to form a new venture, Glucovation, which is developing a direct-to-consumer, wearable device that continuously senses glucose for people trying to lose weight or improve their athletic performance. The Glucovation team is headed up by Dexcom's former senior technical director for R&D, Robert Boock, who was in charge of that company's...
By Jonah Comstock February 5, 2014
The promise of Google's glucose-sensing contact lens is non-invasive continuous glucose monitoring: that rather than having to prick themselves with lancets several times a day, the nation's 26 million people with diabetes could take their readings on their phone via passively collected tears. If that sounds too good to be true to you, you're not alone. A number of voices in the diabetes care...
By Jonah Comstock January 15, 2014
San Diego-based Dexcom, a maker of continuous glucose monitors, has filed for a patent for a system that would integrate a smartphone with a Dexcom device, detailing some of the features such a device might have. "The present embodiments harness a wide variety of capabilities of modern smartphones, and combine these capabilities with information from a continuous glucose monitor to provide...
By Neil Versel January 15, 2014
Paraplegics walk with the help of robotic exoskeletons. Refugees from a natural disaster given remote care in a temporary health center. Patients with multiple chronic diseases are warned before they suffer a heart attack. Potentially deadly drug interactions prevented. These are just some of the ways in which digital health can save lives, attendees at the Digital Health Summit at International...
By Jonah Comstock December 17, 2013
The Symphony continuous glucose monitoring system from Echo Therapeutics. The global market for continuous blood glucose monitoring is in for slow but steady growth, according to a new report from Allied Market Research. Though the relatively new market was valued at just $194.8 million in 2012, Allied projects it will hit $568.5 million by 2020, making for a compound annual growth rate of 14....
By Neil Versel August 2, 2013
After BenJarvus Green-Ellis, then of the New England Patriots, wore a specialized chin strap from Battle Sports Science to measure how hard he was hit during Super Bowl XLVI in February 2012, MobiHealthNews described the presence of mobile health as "stealthy." During a grueling cycling tour in Europe planned for September, the technology will be front and center. As many as 100 riders will be...
By Brian Dolan June 13, 2013
Last August -- almost a year ago now -- The New York Times reported that two insurers had agreed to pay $100 a month in reimbursement for use of WellDoc's mobile-enabled diabetes management program. The report, which sourced WellDoc's president Anand Iyer as its source, expected the payers to begin supporting the "mobile integrated therapy" in early 2013. This morning WellDoc launched a new...
By Brian Dolan May 29, 2012
Photo Credit: Paul Savage Photography By Padma Nagappan One of the panels at the recently concluded WLSA Convergence Summit in San Diego focused on how things have changed within the last five years and whether the guidelines the FDA issued last year for devices helps provide clarity in navigating the choppy waters of clearance. The panel featured two companies that have received 510(k)...
By MHN Staff May 24, 2012
Photo Credit: Paul Savage Photography By Padma Nagappan Misfit Wearables, the wearable computing start-up with $7.6 million in funding, founded by Sonny Vu and Sridhar Iyengar, co-founders of AgaMatrix, and former Apple CEO John Sculley, has kept mum on what it's developing. During his presentation at the WLSA Convergence Summit in San Diego this week, Vu didn't reveal any secrets, but rather...
By Brian Dolan June 13, 2011
Mathew discusses LifeScan's prototype iPhone BGM app in 2009 In early 2009 at an iPhone 3.0 launch event, Apple demonstrated how a LifeScan blood glucose meter could connect to the iPhone. Anita Mathew from LifeScan, a Johnson & Johnson company, demonstrated the prototype iPhone application that would let users upload glucose readings from their connected blood glucose monitors direclty to...