Aditi Pai

By Aditi Pai 01:15 pmMarch 22, 2016
Samsung Australia has announced a prototype for a connected headband that helps athletes monitor their risk for concussions. The company has given an additional grant to the two researchers who developed the wearable with an eye on commercializing it in the future, according to a report in Mashable. “Research shows that players are taking hits the equivalent of a car accident at 55 kilometers an...
By Aditi Pai 01:34 pmMarch 21, 2016
Boston, Massachusetts-based employee benefits navigator company Maxwell Health raised $22 million from GIS Strategic Ventures, Sun Life Financial, and Cendana Capital as well as existing investors Adams Street Partners, Cambia Health Solutions, Catalyst Health Ventures, Industry Ventures, and more.  This brings the company's total funding to at least $56.4 million. The company raised its last...
By Aditi Pai 12:06 pmMarch 21, 2016
Germany-based connected gym equipment company eGym has raised $45 million in a round led by HPE Growth Capital with participation from existing investor Highland Europe, according to TechCrunch. This brings the company’s total funding to at least $60 million. The company’s equipment offers a training portal that allows members to view their workout history, plan their training, and connect with...
By Aditi Pai 01:59 pmMarch 17, 2016
Researchers at the University of Buffalo have developed a necklace that could help passively track nutrition by listening to the sound of the wearer chewing. University at Buffalo computer scientist Wenyao Xu is developing the wearable, called AutoDietary, with a small microphone on the back that records the sound of people eating food. The sounds are sent to a smartphone via Bluetooth and...
By Aditi Pai 11:44 amMarch 17, 2016
Nike has unveiled a new version of its activity tracking app, called Nike+, which now offers a coaching feature for people at various fitness levels as well as an online, personalized store that consumers that tailors the shopping experience for Nike products to the user. “Today showcases a breadth of innovation that only Nike can deliver,” Nike President and CEO Mark Parker said in a statement...
By Aditi Pai 03:21 pmMarch 16, 2016
Jawbone has added a new defendant to one of its cases against Fitbit. This case is the one in which Jawbone alleges Fitbit poached employees who stole Jawbone trade secrets, according to Fortune. In the amended filing, Jawbone added Fitbit employee Jing Qi “Gee” Weiden, who was a former Jawbone employee, to the defendants. Weiden allegedly sent sensitive Jawbone company files to her Fitbit...
By Aditi Pai 01:46 pmMarch 16, 2016
Quanttus, a startup that has been working since 2012 on a wristworn wearable that offers continuous blood pressure monitoring, launched a blood pressure tracking app this week, called Q Heart. The app allows users to manually enter blood pressure readings or sync them from Apple’s HealthKit. Users can also enter notes about specific readings, review older readings, and access a chart that shows...
By Aditi Pai 01:25 pmMarch 16, 2016
Lowell, Massachusetts-based InfoBionic has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its remote patient monitoring system, MoMe Kardia, not to be confused with AliveCor’s recently product portfolio rebrand, which is also now named Kardia. The MoMe Kardia is designed to help detect cardiac arrhythmias in patients by sensing ECG, respiration, and motion. The lightweight monitoring device can be worn as a...
By Aditi Pai 02:24 pmMarch 15, 2016
Just a week after Nestle announced a two-year clinical study with Medidata, the company announced a partnership with mobile medication adherence startup Medisafe help providers track patient adherence to a Nestle nutritional drink, called Impact Advanced Recovery. Physicians who recommend the drink to major elective surgery patients in the perioperative window will also ask them to download the...
By Aditi Pai 01:40 pmMarch 15, 2016
UCSF Diabetes Center has announced a partnership with mobile-enabled health coaching company Yes Health to use the company's app user data for research. Yes Health offers a 16-week, app-based program for people with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, that includes one-on-one coaching, nutrition and fitness tracking, as well as personalized health advice. The program costs $9.75 for the first four...