Dave Muoio

January 15, 2019
In light of its recent CE Mark, Kraków, Poland-based respiratory health company FindAir will begin sales of its digital inhaler add-on to European consumers tomorrow, the company announced in a press release. The FindAir One device wirelessly connects to an accompanying mobile and web app for patients and doctors alike. For the former, the app passively collects data with each use to monitor the...
January 15, 2019
A 12-week, 177-participant trial of Hinge Health’s at-home digital program for chronic pain relief significantly reduced users’ lower back pain, disability and interest in surgery. The study, led by employees of the company, was published last week in npj Digital Medicine. Hinge Health’s digital care program (DCP) is designed for numerous musculoskeletal conditions, and consists of app-based...
January 14, 2019
Online fitness membership platform ClassPass announced last week that it will be acquiring GuavaPass, a similar competing service active in Asia and the Middle East. The deal is set to close before the end of the month. Although the specific terms were not disclosed in the original announcement, a company spokesperson told Fortune that the purchase ran ClassPass $4.2 million. Along with assuming...
January 14, 2019
Healthcare medical device cybersecurity company Cynerio announced last week that it has completed a $7 million round of investment funding. Participants in the round include Accelmed, RDC, MTIP and other unnamed global venture capitalists. What they do The Ramat Gan, Israel-based company develops a cybersecurity platform designed specifically for healthcare providers. The software scans a...
January 11, 2019
CES 2019 is in its waning days, and with its end comes a time for reflection. This year’s consumer tech expo boasted no shortage of health and wellness products on display, ranging from novel ECG-equipped wearables to novel approaches to skin care. Meanwhile, the Digital Health Summit — CES’ sub-event focused exclusively on health technology — celebrated its tenth year at the show with two full...
January 11, 2019
Once a health tech industry darling, Chicago-based unicorn Outcome Health has lately found itself on hard times. Since the publication of a Wall Street Journal investigation alleging the point of care digital advertiser had misled its clients by providing inaccurate and manipulated performance data, Outcome has faced a lawsuit from its biggest investors, severed deals with major hospitals, and...
January 10, 2019
The FDA has granted 510(k) clearance to an over-the-counter handheld electronic device for treating hay fever sinus pains, according to an announcement from its manufacturer. Tivic Health Systems’ ClearUP Sinus Pain Relief device is non-invasive and does not rely on a pharmacological component. Instead, the single-button device is run along the skin of the user's cheek, nose and brow, where it...
January 10, 2019
This week at CES 2019, Royal Philips unveiled a new app platform that links the company’s senior care products into a single digital ecosystem for family caretakers. Called Philips Cares, the app includes a range of features to track and manage a senior’s care, such as reminders, scheduling tools and access to emergency services. “We’ve been in the business for more than four decades now. We...

Left to right: Medically Home Group's Richard Rakowski, Stand Up To Cancer's Sung Poblete, LHC Group's Bruce Greenstein and panel moderator Glenna Crooks.

January 9, 2019
Healthcare is no longer solely housed within the walls of the doctor’s office. Thanks to the numerous remote monitoring, telecommunication and care delivery technologies developed in recent years, patients are spending less time recovering in a hospital bed while caretakers are more equipped than ever to watch over the health of their loved ones. As these innovations become cheaper and easier to...

Left to right: Dr. Daniel Kraft, Fitbit's Any McDonough, Verily's Dr. Jess Mega and Akili's Eddie Martucci chat on stage at CES 2019’s Digital Health Summit

January 9, 2019
Digital therapeutics are a nascent corner of the healthcare technology industry. With few precedents available outside of novel drugs or medical devices, it would make sense that Pear Therapeutics, Proteus and other digital therapeutics companies furthest along the regulatory pipeline align themselves with industry partners well versed in selling and supporting a medical product. As such, it came...