Mallory Hackett

By Mallory Hackett 03:06 pm June 30, 2020
OmniPEMF, a creator of wellness devices, has released its neurostimulation headband, called NeoRhythm, for worldwide availability today. The headband uses pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) technology to help wearers create the desired mental state for sleep, relaxation, focus, pain relief, meditation or energy. The PEMF technology in the headband triggers the brain to mimic the signals created...
By Mallory Hackett 03:39 pm June 29, 2020
Masimo, a medical technology company, announced today its device aimed at reducing the symptoms associated with opioid withdrawal. The device, called Bridge, is a wearable, single-patient-use, percutaneous neurostimulator which is situated behind the ear. It applies electrical impulses to the cranial nerves around the ear, which can reduce neuron activity and reduce opioid withdrawal symptoms,...
By Mallory Hackett 08:53 am June 29, 2020
Happify Health, known for its digital mental health programs, today released a platform targeted towards people with chronic conditions, called Kopa. The first component of this new platform is Kopa for Psoriasis, a product created to provide resources and community for those living with the condition. The company chose to first focus on psoriasis because of the comorbidities often associated...
By Mallory Hackett 05:12 pm June 25, 2020
Health agencies now have better access to the Department of Health and Human Services’ data following a year-long data initiative focused on information sharing. The HHS partnered with the Center for Open Data Enterprise to hold a series of roundtable discussions aimed at improving the ways agencies within the department share, integrate, analyze and visualize federated data to better inform...
By Mallory Hackett 12:59 pm June 24, 2020
DispatchHealth, an in-home care provider, closed its $135.8 million Series C funding round yesterday. Optum Ventures led the financing with participation from Alta Partners, Questa Capital, Echo Health Ventures, Oak HC/FT and Humana. WHAT THEY DO DispatchHealth is like a mobile urgent care. Patients and their providers can request services by calling in by phone – or via the mobile app or website...
By Mallory Hackett 02:58 pm June 23, 2020
Quit Genius, a digital addiction-recovery program, has extended its platform to support alcohol and opioid addictions. The program is designed for enterprise and health plan customers in the U.S. to help their employees recover from addiction. Fees are paid for by the user’s employer or health plan. Employers are charged an annual fee for each participant that actually enrolls in the program. The...
By Mallory Hackett 02:40 pm June 22, 2020
Nearly 90% of people managing chronic conditions in the U.S. surveyed for Sony’s mSafety Wearable Platform Division said they could better manage their conditions with remote monitoring. The study was published in time for the American Telemedicine Association's virtual conference today. It looked at the rate of adoption and interest in remote health-monitoring technology targeted at people...
By Mallory Hackett 02:57 pm June 18, 2020
AARP Innovation Labs announced the winners of its Hacking Menopause Challenge, which aimed to create noninvasive tools to combat common menopause symptoms, such as hot flashes, fatigue and sleep disorders. EloCare won the top prize of $5,000 for the best two-system solution. Pride Chill and NYX Systems each collected $4,000 for the best one-system solution and the best retail-directed one-system...
By Mallory Hackett 02:10 pm June 17, 2020
New research out of Australia published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research indicates that individuals living during the coronavirus pandemic had significantly worse mental health outcomes than their peers measured before the pandemic. The study used an online mental health-measurement platform to compare the mental health of people before and during the pandemic. Researchers also looked...
By Mallory Hackett 01:42 pm June 17, 2020
Augmedics, a developer of augmented reality surgical image guidance tools, raised $15 million in Series B funding, led by its U.S. staff. In this nearly unheard of money-raising strategy, the company’s employees formed AUG Management LLC, a limited liability company, and raised $4 million. The remainder of the funds came from existing shareholders AO Invest and Terralab Ventures, and undisclosed...