May 22, 2019
Comcast is actively working on an in-home device for monitoring the health of seniors, people with disabilities and other at-risk individuals, according to anonymous sources cited by CNBC (whose parent company NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast). The telecommunications giant is planning pilots of the device and service before the end of the year, and could potentially aim for a 2020 commercial...
May 21, 2019
This morning, digital fitness company Aaptiv released its new artificial-intelligence-enabled trainer the Aaptiv Coach. The new technology uses a proprietary algorithm to personalize fitness routines and lifestyle tips to each user.
The coach was designed to give users a daily structure and help them fit workouts into their routines. It will also give users specific Aaptiv workouts that will...
May 20, 2019
MyHeritage, an Israeli company that has been doing ancestry-related genetic testing since 2016, has announced a new product that brings the company into the health-focused consumer DNA testing space alongside the likes of 23andMe.
MyHeritage DNA Health+Ancestry is a single test that includes a wide-range of genetic aptitudes for possible health conditions: specifically, the company will offer 11...
May 20, 2019
On Friday, the FDA issued a warning to patients and providers describing the dangers of diabetes management devices and software that haven’t been assessed by the agency. These include any unapproved or unauthorized continuous glucose monitors, insulin pumps and automated insulin dosing systems, whether used as a standalone device or integrated as part of a glucose management system.
May 16, 2019
Dubbed the "Sexiest Doctor Alive" by People Magazine, YouTube star and family medicine physician Dr. Mikhail Varshavski, better known as Dr. Mike, has taken to YouTube to dish out advice on health and debunk medical myths.
One of his recent YouTube videos put telemedicine under a microscope. In particular, it zeroed in on a study published by the Journal of Pediatrics, which found children using...
May 13, 2019
Apple has acquired the worldwide rights to a patent describing a means of monitoring a user’s health while they sleep, without the use of a smart device like the iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch.
The patent, registered with the European Patent Office and spotted yesterday by Patently Apple, incorporates sensors placed near or remote to the patient to monitor individual, environmental, physiological...
May 13, 2019
Mobile consumer ECG maker AliveCor announced today that its long-teased six-lead ECG device has been cleared by the FDA and will be available to customers in June of this year.
“[The KardiaMobile 6L clearance] is a big deal for us, and it’s important for patients and physicians because they will be able to get a materially improved view into patients’ hearts,” Dr. Jacqueline Shreibati, chief...
May 7, 2019
A new platform, dubbed Journey LIVE, is seeking to bring a group meditation experience to home users. This morning New York-based Journey Meditation launched the app, which will enable users to stream live instructors and classes.
The news coincided with an announcement that the startup landed $2.4 million in seed funding. The new round was led by Canaan with participation from Brooklyn Bridge...
May 6, 2019
The NIH’s All of Us Research Program celebrated its one-year anniversary today with new updates on enrollment progress, previews of its upcoming cloud-based data platform for health researchers and the public beta launch of an online tool for viewing aggregated, de-identified information about the program’s enrollees.
“I hoped [one year ago] that many would share this vision and help us achieve...
Apple CEO Tim Cook delivers the opening keynote address the 2017 Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) at the San Jose Convention Center on June 5, 2017 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
May 6, 2019
With Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference less than month away, speculations about what will be unveiled are starting to emerge. Citing unnamed inside sources, Bloomberg has reported a list of features the company is planning to roll out, and health will continue to be a focal point.
Hearing accessibility and wellbeing appear to be at the center of these health-related rumors. The tech giant...