Consumer

Respiray’s wearable device

Credit: Respiray

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.

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

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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...
By  Dave Muoio 01:53 pm February 18, 2021
There is a dearth of published literature regarding the design, implementation and evaluation of mobile apps for sleep disturbance, as well as little indication of any standardized best practices adopted by sleep app developers or evaluators, according to a systematic review published yesterday in JMIR. The shortage of available data within this space is concerning in light of the 500-plus sleep...
The app doesn’t allow members to schedule a vaccine appointment, but it provides details on how to schedule an appointment at each listed location.
By  Mallory Hackett 11:41 am February 17, 2021
Individuals eligible for the coronavirus vaccine can now use the online fitness membership platform ClassPass to search for vaccine centers near them, the company announced Wednesday. Within the ClassPass app and website, members can find the most convenient vaccine location for them, along with information including hours of operation and contact information for nearby clinics. Although the app...
A product shot of the Owlet Smart Sock V3 on an infant
By  Dave Muoio 03:30 pm February 16, 2021
Editor's note: This article has been updated with original quotes from the heads of Owlet Baby Care and Sandbridge Acquisition. Owlet Baby Care, the maker of connected infant-monitoring products targeted at consumers, today announced its plans to merge with Sandbridge Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) backed by Sandbridge Capital and PIMCO private funds, and to...