wellness app

By Heather Mack October 6, 2016
London-based BioBeats, which is developing a wellness solution for consumers using artificial intelligence, smartphones and wearable sensors, has completed a study on corporate stress and health with employees from financial services company BNP Paribas. A group of 560 BNP Paribas employees wore the (recently discontinued) Microsoft Band 2 to continuously measure various biometric measurements...
By Aditi Pai November 19, 2015
Palo Alto-based Azumio, which offers a suite of health and wellness apps, has added a nitric oxide testing feature to its comprehensive health and fitness app, Argus. Azumio has partnered with Berkeley Test, a company that makes salivary nitric oxide test strips, for this offering. Nitric oxide, according to Azumio, is a helpful metric to measure for maintaining a healthy blood pressure,...
By Aditi Pai February 26, 2015
Fitbit Surge smartwatch Five percent of US broadband households use a smart watch that offers health and fitness tracking features, according to research firm Parks Associates. Parks also found that 8 percent of US broadband households use a digital pedometer or activity tracker. Parks Associates’ research analyst Tejas Mehta pointed out that unless smartwatch makers can convince consumers...
By Aditi Pai November 25, 2014
Recently, Crowdfooding, an online service that aims to match food-focused entrepreneurs, including some health-focused startups, with experienced investors launched a beta version of their website. The service has created a database of accredited investors who have funded different types of food companies, including specialty food, groceries, food delivery, and food and tech, which includes...
By Aditi Pai September 16, 2014
Insurance company Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), which offers insurance plans to residents of Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas, has made available its first wellness app for its members, called Centered. The app focuses on activity tracking and meditation. The app will make use of the M7 and M8 motion coprocessors on Apple's iPhone 5S and newly released iPhone 6,...
By Aditi Pai February 19, 2014
San Diego, California-based MD Revolution, which launched its online wellness coaching platform RevUp! at CES this year, raised $7 million from angel investors. This raise brings MD Revolution's total funding to $8 million. In conjunction with the funding, MD Revolution announced that it named Jean Balgrosky, co-founder of Bootstrap Incubation and Andy Sassine, former portfolio manager for...