Consumer

Peloton
By  Laura Lovett 02:17 pm May 20, 2021
Just weeks after Peloton pulled its treadmills from the market, it rolled out a new safety feature on its Tread+ that locks the device after 45 seconds of inactivity outside a class or after a user puts it to sleep. Peloton's treadmills are associated with more than 70 reported injuries and one child death. In early May, the company voluntarily recalled its treadmills after facing pressure from...
Apple Watch software
By  Mallory Hackett 11:57 am May 20, 2021
Just in time for Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Apple has released a bundle of new software features across its operating systems designed for people with mobility, vision, hearing and cognitive disabilities. “At Apple, we’ve long felt that the world’s best technology should respond to everyone’s needs, and our teams work relentlessly to build accessibility into everything we make,” Sarah...
AI, IBD, drug discovery
By  Tammy Lovell 03:56 am May 19, 2021
Israeli startup CytoReason today announced a partnership with Swiss multinational, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, to establish new treatments for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).  This is the first collaboration between the two companies, pairing Ferring’s medical expertise with CytoReason’s artificial intelligence (AI) platform to build cell-centred disease models.  CytoReason is developing a...
Google dermatology
By  Laura Lovett 04:35 pm May 18, 2021
Google is looking to use artificial intelligence to help patients find answers to dermatology questions using their personal cameras. "Skin diseases as a category are an enormous global burden and every day we see millions of people turning to Google to research their skin concern," Dr. Peggy Bui, product manager at Google Health, said. "Worldwide, two billion are affected, and most cases are...
By  Thiru Gunasegaran 04:27 am May 17, 2021
Osler Technology, an Australian developer of online healthcare portfolios and learning applications, has unveiled a new education platform for healthcare professionals. WHAT IT DOES The My Osler app provides resources to aid in learning, such as modules, podcasts, quizzes, articles, procedures and scenarios. It is designed for students and healthcare professionals in acute care. Through paid...
myStrength Complete dashboard
By  Mallory Hackett 01:56 pm May 13, 2021
Virtual care giant Teladoc is building out its behavioral health services through its latest program, myStrength Complete. The new offering is designed to give users a single integrated mental healthcare experience. It combines the app-based models of care from myStrength with Teladoc’s on-demand therapists and psychiatrists. “We are connecting the full range of mental health services from apps...
Bose SoundControl Hearing Aids in their case on a table next to an iPhone
By  Mallory Hackett 11:31 am May 12, 2021
Audio equipment maker Bose is wading into the world of hearing loss with the launch of its FDA-cleared SoundControl hearing aids. The hearing aids were developed for adults with perceived mild to moderate hearing loss and are available direct-to-consumer without a prescription. When paired with the connected Bose Hear app, users can fit, program and control their SoundControl hearing aids...
Google Vaccine
By  Laura Lovett 11:56 am May 10, 2021
As India continues to see a surge in COVID-19 cases, big tech is looking to help people living in the country find vaccines, oxygen and accurate information. This morning, Google announced new efforts in India focused on locating testing centers, hospital resources and vaccination sites. The Silicon Valley giant worked with India's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to show the locations of 23...
Peloton Tread
By  Laura Lovett 10:36 am May 6, 2021
After 70 injuries and one child's death Peloton is recalling its connected treadmills. This comes following increasing pressure from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). According to Peloton, this new voluntary recall was done in collaboration with the commission and includes its Peloton Tread+ and Tread. Peloton said that the recall means sales of the Tread+ will immediately stop...
Patient describing symptoms to doctor via telehealth
By  Mallory Hackett 11:50 am May 5, 2021
Boost Mobile has added a new sign-on perk for subscribers of its Unlimited Plus plan: free virtual healthcare services through K Health. The partnership between Boost Mobile and K Health gives the wireless provider’s customers and immediate families access to a range of telehealth care. K Health’s platform offers a text-based artificial intelligence-enabled symptom checker, virtual primary care,...