Sara Mageit

Hafsa Dasu, Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacist

By Sara Mageit 10:35 amJuly 1, 2020
Europe’s leading digital healthcare provider, Livi, has announced a major new partnership with UK’s largest pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer, Boots, and Macmillan Cancer Support, to offer free specialist information and support on cancer, its treatment and possible side-effects. The new service will be facilitated by Boot's digital health partner, Livi, via its online platform. WHY IT...

Andreas Giese, managing director Snke OS and Stefan Vilsmeier, CEO and founder, Brainlab. 

By Sara Mageit 04:37 amJuly 1, 2020
Munich-based, digital surgical technology company, Brainlab has announced the foundation of new subsidiary, Snke OS, in a move that will allow Snke OS to market to a wider circle of industry startups, partners and competitors. Working out of its new headquarters in the Bogenhausen area of Munich, the team is already developing a digital platform for surgery, rooted in current Brainlab software....
By Sara Mageit 08:24 amJune 30, 2020
Brisbane-based digital health company, ResApp Health has announced the launch of SleepCheck, a mobile medical device software application that analyses a user’s breathing and snoring sounds during sleep and provides an assessment of their risk of sleep apnoea. The app uses the smartphone’s built-in microphone to record the user’s breathing and snoring sounds while they sleep. SleepCheck’s...

Credit: Tracing Ireland's Population (TIP)

By Sara Mageit 06:41 amJune 29, 2020
The European Open Science Cloud Secretariat initiative has approved €1,235,000 in emergency funding for 32 projects to specifically tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the new apps the initiative is supporting is called Tracing Ireland’s Population (TIP), which will focus on giving users with coronavirus symptoms ownership of their personal data and will be available to download on 10 July. WHY...
By Sara Mageit 10:40 amJune 24, 2020
Ireland’s health authority has expressed plans to go ahead with the launch of their contact tracing app, which will be submitted to Google and Apple for downloading from their app stores at some point this week. The Health Service Executive (HSE) will firstly submit a memo to government this week on the status of the technology, which has been under development over the past few months. Subject...

Credit: Moodbeam

By Sara Mageit 04:23 amJune 24, 2020
With the aim to improve how sites are managed and to promote wellbeing in the construction sector, national framework organisation Pagabo has partnered up with health tech company Moodbeam to launch a wearable device called Moodbeam One, enabling construction workers to capture mood in real-time. The wearable wrist band will allow workers to log how they feel by pressing yellow when they’re...
By Sara Mageit 04:06 amJune 19, 2020
UK CONTACT TRACING APP SWITCH In a major U-turn, the UK is switching from its existing centralised contact tracing app to the technology provided by Google and Apple. At the Downing Street briefing, health secretary, Matt Hancock said the new app is months from being ready however said the government would not “put a date” on when the app will be launched. In a joint statement from Baroness Dido...

Credit: Kaia Health

By Sara Mageit 05:00 amJune 18, 2020
Digital therapeutics company for chronic conditions, Kaia Health, today announced that it closed a $26 million Series B funding round, bringing its total funds raised to date to $50 million.  The round was led by Optum Ventures, Idinvest and capital300 with participation from existing investors Balderton Capital and Heartcore Capital, as well as Symphony Ventures, an investment partnership with...

Credit: KRY 

By Sara Mageit 03:56 amJune 18, 2020
Sweden-based, digital healthcare company, KRY (known as Livi outside of the Nordics) has announced that it has merged with healthcare company Helsa, which operates fourteen health centres across five regions in Sweden. WHAT’S THE IMPACT From mid-August, the merger will combine the benefits of digitalisation with physical health centres and enable KRY to treat more symptoms, whilst continuing to...

Credit: Miiskin

By Sara Mageit 04:35 amJune 17, 2020
Miiskin has introduced automatic skin imaging, available in a consumer app, which will enable people to take full-body photographs of their own skin, at home, to make skin cancer self-examinations easier. The new feature applies a combination of Apple's computer vision and augmented reality technologies to audibly and visually assist the user in taking photos alone and hands-free. The user places...