Dave Muoio

By Dave Muoio 03:45 pmFebruary 13, 2020
Intuition Robotics, an artificial intelligence company that has built an in-home companion robot, has raised $36 million in Series B funding. The raise was headed by SPARX Group and OurCrowd, with additional participation from Toyota AI Ventures, Sompo Holdings, iRobot, Union Tech Ventures, Happiness Capital, Samsung Next, Capital Point and Bloomberg Beta. It brings the AI company’s total...
By Dave Muoio 01:29 pmFebruary 13, 2020
CloudCath, the maker of a remote monitoring platform for catheter-based treatments, has closed a $12 million Series A financing round. Capital Integral headlined the raise, which also saw investments from FundRx, The Capital Partnership, Coconut Tree Investments, Stanford University’s StartX Fund and other unnamed strategic and individual investors. WHAT THEY DO CloudCath’s initial product is a...
By Dave Muoio 02:46 pmFebruary 12, 2020
Mindfulness and meditation app maker Headspace has announced a Series C funding round consisting of $53 million in equity and $40 million in debt financing. The investment was headed by blisce/, with participation from new backers Waverly Capital and Times Bridge as well as prior investors The Chernin Group, Spectrum Equity and Advancit Capital. WHAT THEY DO Santa Monica-based Headspace’s primary...
By Dave Muoio 04:08 pmFebruary 11, 2020
The accuracy of wearables employing photoplethysmography (PPG)-based heart rate sensors may vary significantly between specific devices and activity types, but these sensors’ performances do not appear to be significantly affected by the skin tone of the wearer, according to a new study published in NPJ Digital Medicine. The investigation, conducted by Duke University researchers among 53...
By Dave Muoio 12:28 pmFebruary 11, 2020
Gento, a tech-enabled home health staffing startup, has picked up $5 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Palisades Growth Capital, and brings Gento’s total raise to more than $7 million. WHAT THEY DO Through its app-based platform, Gento (formerly Nursing Without Walls) matches care professionals with post-acute care providers such as home health agencies and skilled nursing...
By Dave Muoio 04:38 pmFebruary 7, 2020
The first artificial intelligence-enabled cardiac ultrasound software has received De Novo marketing authorization, the FDA announced today. Developed by Caption Health, the Caption Guidance tool guides medical professionals through a heart disease diagnostic test that normally requires an ultrasound expert. “Echocardiograms are one of the most widely-used diagnostic tools in the diagnosis and...
By Dave Muoio 02:15 pmFebruary 6, 2020
A new survey polling thousands of international office workers suggests that two in five will opt to search their symptoms online and self-medicate rather than visit a doctor, and the same amount admit that doing so makes them more nervous about seeking care from a professional. On the flip side, a similar portion of respondents (43%) said they would investigate their condition online and then...
By Dave Muoio 03:36 pmFebruary 5, 2020
Nearly half of US workers say they would have greater confidence in a new digital health solution if it was provided by their employer, and more than a quarter said that the provision of digital health tools would have a positive impact on their decision to stay with their employer, according to data featured in a recent Mercer Marsh Benefits, Mercer and Oliver Wyman report. To determine the...
By Dave Muoio 01:44 pmFebruary 5, 2020
Into the Great White North. MDClone, a patient data-focused startup, told MobiHealthNews that it will be debuting its platform in Canada thanks to a new partnership with The Ottawa Hospital. With it, the hospital’s practitioners and researchers will have a synthetic set of patient data that, although statistically comparable to the original, includes no identifiable information so that medical...
By Dave Muoio 04:00 pmFebruary 4, 2020
New study results published online in the American Journal of Psychiatry suggest that a binge eating treatment strategy combining cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), telemedicine consultations and Noom’s self-monitoring app could be effective in reducing symptoms compared to standard care. Announced back in in 2015, the investigation — conducted by researchers from Mount Sinai, Kaiser Permanente...