sleep tracker

By Heather Mack September 30, 2016
Sleep – the final frontier, or so it seems in digital health. While everybody needs sleep and plenty want to know more about how to do it the best they can, tools to improve sleep and, in turn, improve health have moved decidedly slower than other digital health innovations like activity trackers. But that’s changing, said a panel of sleep experts and sleep tracking device and app makers at...
By Heather Mack September 14, 2016
At TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, startups and established tech companies alike gathered to showcase new ideas and products as well as announce the launch of new gadgets. While healthcare had a smaller presence at the conference than some of the other industries, a handful of digital health innovators were on deck to share their ideas to impact medical care, fitness and wellbeing.  Here is...
By Jonah Comstock March 14, 2016
Fossil announced a new activity and sleep tracking wearable at SXSW last week, the Q Motion. Though the design is slightly different, the wrist-worn device is almost a dead-ringer for the Misfit Ray, the most recent device unveiled by Misfit, the wearable company Fossil acquired in November.  Like the Misfit Ray, the Q Motion tracks activity and sleep and can vibrate with call or text...
By Jonah Comstock October 21, 2015
Last night, Misfit launched its first new version of the Shine activity tracker. The Shine was Misfit's original product when the company launched in 2012. The Misfit Shine 2 will have a very similar look and price point to the original Misfit Shine, but adds a number of new features including some that reflect the company's recent focus on using its wearables as controllers for other smart...
By Brian Dolan September 16, 2014
Burlingame, California-based Misfit, formerly Misft Wearables, today launched Misfit Flash, its second wearable device that tracks various activities and sleep. The sub-$50 Flash's pricepoint isn't the only difference between it and Misfit's original device, Shine. Flash is made out of "soft-touch" plastic instead of the Shine's stainless steel body. Flash comes in a variety of colors including "...
By Brian Dolan September 5, 2014
I. Scientific evidence mounts for the importance of sleep Like most areas of digital health innovation, one of the main things driving the trend of sleep medicine innovation is the availability of new technologies. Wearable, connected sensors can measure activity, heart rate, respiration, and even brainwave activity, which together can produce a pretty accurate picture of how someone is sleeping...
By Aditi Pai January 14, 2014
Mattress maker Sleep Number has announced a smart bed, called x12, in partnership with sleep tracker maker Bam Labs. Prices for the bed will start at $7,999.99, according to the company. Bam Labs' sleep tracker product has formerly only been used in hospital bed systems. Sleep Number's mattress uses technology called SleepIQ to track and monitor each person's sleep, show what kinds of comfort...
By Jonah Comstock October 7, 2013
Sleep-turned-fitness tracker Lark Technologies has raised $3.1 million from undisclosed investors, according to an SEC filing first spotted by TechCrunch. The filing lists Anis Uzzaman, general partner at Fenox Venture Capital, and Weili Dai, president and co-founder of the Marvell Technology Group in China as related persons on the raise. Fenox Venture Capital is a previous investor in Lark....
By Jonah Comstock July 10, 2013
Palo Alto-based Azumio, makers of the popular Instant Heart Rate app and a number of other mobile health apps, launched a new free app called Argus, which aggregates readings from many of Azumio's other apps as well as including built-in tracking for food, sleep, and activity. Unlike most of Azumio's apps, which are available for Apple and Android, Argus is currently available on iPhone only. "We...