Consumer

By Laura Lovett 09:14 am January 9, 2020
This morning patient social network MyHealthTeams revealed exclusively to MobiHealthNews that it is teaming up with EMD Serono to launch a new information resource for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) who are pregnant or potentially becoming pregnant.  The new tool, called Family Planning Resource Center, will be available within MyMS team, which is part of MyHealthTeam’s social network...
By Tammy Lovell 04:37 am January 8, 2020
Blockchain-powered software that ensures drugs’ traceability, a diagnostic tool to identify microbes in the blood and a device to prevent cardiac arrest in heart disease patients are among the winning European projects of a competition for young innovators. The annual Innovators Under 35 Europe list created by the MIT Technology Review recognises seven categories, of which biotechnology and...
By MobiHealthNews 03:58 pm January 6, 2020
CES is back again with scores of new consumer tech products in tow, and digital health is no exception. Players big and small to Las Vegas each year to unveil and promote devices, whether they be focused on health monitoring, restful sleeping, fitness, infant care, hygiene or otherwise. Read on below for a roundup of digital health product announcements from this year's trade show. Medirom, a...
By Laura Lovett 07:31 am January 6, 2020
French digital health company Withings has unveiled its latest smartwatch dubbed ScanWatch, which will include an ECG and Sp02 sensor.  The watch comes with a PPG sensor, which will continuously monitor the user's heart rate and alert users if there is an irregularity. If any issues are detected, the watch will prompt the user to take an ECG reading. Watch wearers can read the ECG on the screen...
By Leontina Postelnicu 06:42 am January 3, 2020
Boots UK has launched an online quiz in a three-year partnership with Public Health England that aims to encourage people to take action to become healthier. The free, interactive questionnaire, hosted on the high street pharmacy retailer’s website, takes an evidence-based approach to assess the respondents’ eating, drinking and smoking habits, as well as their sleep and exercise patterns, in...
By Dave Muoio 08:53 am December 27, 2019
Much like its predecessors, 2019 was yet another year in which Apple furthered its push into the healthcare market. Although headlined as always by the health tracking features of its consumer wearables, the company has also embraced a number of other projects that align its interests with long-time industry players and — in the words of its healthcare leaders — empower and democratize health for...
By Laura Lovett 07:09 am December 17, 2019
Ro, a direct-to-consumer virtual health company, is diving into the weight management space with the launch of a new product offering aimed at helping patients shed the pounds.  Ro, best-known for its online platform that specializes in men’s health, is now going to be offering Plenity, a new weight management product. Plenity landed FDA clearance last April and is classified as a Class II...
By Dave Muoio 02:13 pm December 16, 2019
The FDA announced Friday a De Novo clearance for an interoperable automated glycemic controller device for use in a hybrid closed-loop diabetes management system. Tandem Diabetes Care’s Control-IQ Technology acts as a new feature for the company’s t:slim X2 insulin pump (which was also cleared by the FDA back in February). The controller algorithm allows the pump and its connected system to...
By MobiHealthNews 03:24 pm December 13, 2019
Amazon has continued to make a splash in the digital health world in 2019. This year it has been particularly active in the voice space. Its efforts include everything from launching a new Amazon Alexa feature that reminds patients to take their medication to a medical transcription function that runs on Amazon Web Services.  But Amazon hasn’t put all of its eggs in the voice basket. In 2018, the...

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By MobiHealthNews 11:25 am December 13, 2019
It’s been a big year for Google’s parent company Alphabet. Once upon a time, Google’s role in the health world was chiefly associated with "Googling" symptoms, but much has changed for the Silicon Valley giant. This year Google made major moves in the health industry—making waves when it announced a plan to acquire Fitbit and even dipping into the EHR space by demoing a new search feature. ...