Dave Muoio

By Dave Muoio 11:40 amJune 3, 2019
T1D Exchange, a Boston-based nonprofit that promotes Type 1 diabetes research, has announced the launch of an open online patient data registry. By collecting information from children and adults with the condition, the group hopes to build a substantial longitudinal cohort that will drive new treatment development research and influence new policy or reimbursement decisions. After creating an...
By Dave Muoio 04:06 pmMay 30, 2019
It’s little exaggeration to say that the healthcare industry has been transformed by new technologies. Automation, big data analysis, consumer-facing digital tools and more are steadily becoming the norm in daily care, and by and large come with promises of better outcomes and lower costs. But not every new technology that’s made it to the big show has been a home run, however, and just about...
By Dave Muoio 10:46 amMay 30, 2019
Heal, maker of an app for booking and processing physician house calls, is making an unexpected addition to its platform: a built-in telemedicine feature that customers may use to conduct voice or video calls with a provider. For a company that often stresses the value and benefits of an in-person visit, the decision to introduce a degree of separation between the patient and a clinician may seem...
By Dave Muoio 02:52 pmMay 29, 2019
Pillo Health, maker of conversational devices and platforms for medication adherence, has closed a $11 million Series A round led by Stanley Black & Decker’s Stanley Ventures with “significant participation” from Samsung Ventures. Existing backers BioAdvance, Hikma Ventures, Hackensack Meridien Health System’s Innovation Center Fund and Civilization Ventures also took part in the funding....
By Dave Muoio 12:13 pmMay 29, 2019
The summer of 2016 was dominated by a digital wellness app that few saw coming: Pokémon Go, a mobile game that used GPS and augmented reality to encourage players to explore real-world locations. And while the initial spike of mainstream consumer interest dropped off within a few months, The Pokémon Company and app developer Niantic (a Google spinout) have gradually won players back with content...
By Dave Muoio 02:55 pmMay 28, 2019
Aggregated real-world outcome data collected from thousands of Medtronic MiniMed 670G users indicate that patients on the system spend an average 71% of their time within an optimal glycemic range. Collected from nearly 8 million days of recorded system use and announced by Medtronic today in a press release, the new findings also suggest that this rate increased further for those who employed...
By Dave Muoio 11:47 amMay 28, 2019
This month’s news that Apple had picked up the patent rights for a passive health monitoring system from startup Tueo Health does not appear to the only business occurring between the two companies. On Friday, CNBC reported that the consumer tech company had also outright acquired the small respiratory health company for an undisclosed sum. Tueo Health’s website was pulled down at some point late...
By Dave Muoio 03:43 pmMay 23, 2019
Future, maker of an app-based personal trainer and nutrition service, has raised $8.5 million in Series A funding round led by Kleiner Perkins. Mamoon Hamind, a partner at the venture capital firm, will be joining Future’s board. WHAT THEY DO Through its $150 per month subscription app, Future pairs consumers with a remote personal fitness coach that will provide weekly training plans that can be...
By Dave Muoio 03:04 pmMay 23, 2019
Amazon is building a wrist-worn device and accompanying app that listens to the wearer’s voice to identify their emotions, according to an anonymous source as well as internal documents acquired and reported on by Bloomberg. The system, codenamed Dylan, is intended to be used as a health and wellness product, and might be adapted to provide the wearer guidance on how they may more effectively...
By Dave Muoio 04:18 pmMay 22, 2019
ECG, eh? The Apple Watch Series 4’s ECG and irregular heart rhythm notification functions have received approval from Canada’s health product regulator, according to listings on Health Canada’s website that were recently spotted by iPhone in Canada. With these in hand, its likely that devices owners living in the Great White North will soon have access to features that have so far been activated...