Aditi Pai

By Aditi Pai 12:22 pmMarch 15, 2016
Israel-based LabStyle Innovations, maker of a smartphone-connected glucometer called Dario, has launched the device in the US, Dario secured its FDA 510(k) clearance in December. "The US is the world's largest market for glucose monitoring and the launch of national availability represents a transformative achievement not only for Dario, but more importantly for users," LabStyle Innovations CEO...
By Aditi Pai 02:44 pmMarch 14, 2016
Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Institute of Cognitive Science and Department of Psychology and Neuroscience have released a research app, called Where’s My Mind?, that studies how people’s minds wander. Templeton Foundation and the Brain and Behavioral Research Foundation are supporting the research. Where’s My Mind?, which is currently only available on Android devices, will...
By Aditi Pai 01:31 pmMarch 14, 2016
Palo Alto Health Sciences, which has developed a mobile-enabled breathing system for people with panic disorder, raised $1.97 million in the second tranche of a $5 million round. The investment was led by Aphelion Capital with participation from other angel investors. Palo Alto Health Sciences has raised $7.5 million to date. The company’s FDA-cleared offering, called the Freespira Breathing...
By Aditi Pai 03:32 pmMarch 10, 2016
More details have emerged about the not-yet-launched Boston-based digital health hub run by startup accelerator MassChallenge. The digital health hub was first announced at the beginning of this year.  In January, leaders of the city of Boston and the commonwealth of Massachusetts came together at Boston Children’s Hospital to announce the partnership, which is aimed at enhancing the profile of...
By Aditi Pai 02:29 pmMarch 10, 2016
Consumers care more about ease of use than trustworthiness when it comes to looking up health information online, according to a Makovsky survey of 1,035 US adults that was fielded by market research firm Kelton. The survey revealed that although 59 percent of respondents said they trust health information that comes from advocacy group websites, just 16 percent said they use these websites to...
By Aditi Pai 12:04 pmMarch 10, 2016
Nestle is conducting a two-year clinical study with data company Medidata in China to assess the impact of physical activity and nutrition on adults with joint discomfort. The study will use Garmin fitness trackers and a mobile app. “The research program, developed in collaboration with dedicated experts from Nestle research centers in Lausanne and Beijing, is extending Medidata and Nestle...
By Aditi Pai 10:14 amMarch 10, 2016
Boston-based mobile brain rehabilitation company Constant Therapy has raised $2 million in a round led by Golden Seeds with participation from Kapor Capital, Launchpad Venture Group, Pond Capital, and Community Health Network of Connecticut. MobiHealthNews first reported on this round last month, when the company disclosed a $1.96 million raise in the SEC. This brings the company's total funding...
By Aditi Pai 01:59 pmMarch 9, 2016
Digital smoking cessation company 2Morrow has partnered with GlaxoSmithKline, makers of Nicoderm patches, to offer the company’s Nicoderm CQ Patch to smokers who complete 2morrow’s cessation program. 2Morrow’s smoking cessation app, called SmartQuit, is based on acceptance and commitment therapy, or an ACT-based program, that "focuses on increasing one’s willingness to accept the physical, mental...
By Aditi Pai 12:32 pmMarch 9, 2016
Some 81 percent of diabetes apps in the Google Play store did not offer privacy policies, according to a study of 211 apps published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study is just the latest to examine health app privacy policies. In 2013 Privacy Rights Clearinghouse published a study that found 74 percent of free apps and 60 percent of paid apps had a privacy policy in the...
By Aditi Pai 12:01 amMarch 9, 2016
A diabetes-focused behavioral health remote visits program can help participants who complete it to lower their levels of stress, anxiety, and depression, while increasing their frequency of glucose self-testing, according to a retrospective study of 466 people published in Telemedicine and eHealth.  The study was conducted by AbilTo, which offers a remote visits behavior health service. The...