Consumer

Family telemedicine
By  Laura Lovett 01:49 pm March 2, 2021
Live video telemedicine is up during 2020, but utilization remains highest among high earners with high levels of education, according to a new Rock Health consumer adoption report. The research and venture firm surveyed a total of 7,980 from September 4, 2020 to Oct. 2, 2020 in its annual survey. Researchers noted that 2020 was an unusual year for healthcare because of the pandemic. “Therefore,...
By  Mallory Hackett 03:27 pm March 1, 2021
Clue, a Berlin-based femtech company, announced today that it has received FDA clearance to launch Clue Birth Control, an all-digital form of contraceptive that relies on period tracking data. By combining user menstrual cycle data with Clue’s predictive algorithm, the birth control feature can show which days are high or low risk for pregnancy. From there, users can modify their behaviors to...
A product shot of the Gx Sweat Patch and Gx App
By  Dave Muoio 03:09 pm March 1, 2021
Sports drink vendor Gatorade is the latest to take a run at the connected fitness consumer. The PepsiCo brand launched today a sweat-tracking wearable patch and accompanying fitness monitoring app platform designed to help athletes track their workouts, hydration, salt concentration and other fitness-relevant metrics. It's a concept that the brand first teased nearly five years ago before...
Respiray’s wearable device
By  Sophie Porter 12:59 am February 25, 2021
Estonian UV technology company Respiray launched a wearable air purifier that the company claims can kill more almost 100% of bacteria and viruses, this week. The device, which is worn around the neck, disinfects air coming towards the wearer through an internal filter and a germicidal UV-C light before it is ventilated towards their face. WHY IT MATTERS The device, which was developed with...
Medication delivery is currently available in metro areas of New York City, Chicago, Minneapolis, Boston and Austin.
By  Mallory Hackett 01:37 pm February 24, 2021
Individuals who use Ginger’s on-demand behavioral health platform can now receive and manage their mental health medications from home, thanks to a new partnership with digital pharmacy Capsule. After users complete a consultation with one of Ginger’s board-certified psychiatrists, they will be given the option to fill their prescriptions through Capsule, including free home delivery in select...
In-ap shots of Instagram's eating disorder resources.
By  Dave Muoio 12:56 pm February 23, 2021
Yesterday TikTok, Instagram and Pinterest each announced collaborations with the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) that are focused on highlighting body positivity and surfacing eating disorder support services to their users. Timed with the start of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, all three social media networks described new systems in which users who either search for or...
COVID-19, artificial intelligence, Laipac Technology, YAS Pharmaceuticals, Pure Health, IOMT
By  Ahmed El Sherif 08:42 am February 23, 2021
Two UAE-based health companies have partnered with Canada’s Laipac Technology to launch the “world’s first” artificial intelligence (AI)-powered rapid COVID-19 antigen test. YAS Pharmaceuticals and Pure Health will be working with the Ontario-based Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) specialist to provide an “intelligent and innovative way to deploy technologies to better protect the health of...
By  Dave Muoio 02:43 pm February 22, 2021
University Health Network (UHN), a research collaborative supported by Toronto-area health organizations, is spinning up its academic study on heart-health monitoring via the Apple Watch. Conducted in collaboration with the tech giant and first name-dropped last fall, the project looks to determine whether or not blood oxygen, mobility and other types of data collected through the smartwatch's...
By  Dave Muoio 09:00 am February 19, 2021
DrChrono, the maker of an open, mobile-friendly EHR platform and other practice management software, has launched an open FHIR API that will allow a seamless transfer of patients' data from the company's OnPatient personal health record (PHR) to Apple Health, the iPhone-based PHR launched by the tech giant in 2018. Now, patients using the two platforms won't need to download and log into the...
An image of Amwell's new in-room telehealth kit
By  Dave Muoio 03:00 pm February 18, 2021
A facelift for hospital room TVs. Amwell announced today a new tech addition to the company's hospital-focused telehealth product. Specifically, the company's Hospital TV 100 kit transforms a hospital room's existing television into a two-way video conversation with virtual providers – an approach that Amwell said will allow hospitals to leverage their existing infrastructure to scale their...