Dave Muoio

By Dave Muoio 04:02 pm January 12, 2018
Las Vegas was once again host to the annual CES conference (formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show), and digital health players came out in force. Along with a roundup of all the device launches and announcements that caught our eye, MobiHealthNews has put together a primer on the biggest news and discussion points that came out of the trade show and its Digital Health Summit. Big brands...
By Dave Muoio 03:52 pm January 11, 2018
At CES 2018 this week, Samsung Electronics America and MobileHelp, a maker of home and wearable medical alert devices, announced a collaboration that would bring mobile personal emergency response capabilities to Samsung Gear S3 smartwatches. Called MobileHelp Smart, the devices integrate MobileHelp’s platform into a modified version of Samsung’s watch, taking advantage of its fitness-monitoring...
By Dave Muoio 12:13 pm January 11, 2018
For as much promise as technology shows when it comes to healing the body, equally impressive is its potential for the human mind. New therapeutics and devices have shown evidence of repairing damaged nerve passageways, overcoming cognitive disorders, and simply fine-tuning the healthy brain, so it’s no surprise that innovators are rushing to bring these technologies into the mainstream. “There...
By Dave Muoio 08:49 pm January 10, 2018
Opioid abuse is among the most pressing issues in healthcare, so it’s no surprise that the epidemic was a major topic of discussion at CES 2018’s Digital Health Summit. Following a lengthy discussion about the national crisis’ societal factors and specific digital-based interventions, a panel comprised of industry experts and academics repeatedly found themselves in agreement that no one approach...
By Dave Muoio 09:49 am January 9, 2018
Reflexion Health, a company that develops a platform for remote physical therapy, will be working with non-profit Los Angeles Jewish Home (LAJH) to bring virtual rehabilitation to seniors in the latter’s care. Reflexion’s “Stand Tall” program — which was initially funded by a grant from the CDC — will bring the guidance of a professional physical therapist to seniors living in LAJH’s in-residence...
By Dave Muoio 04:13 pm January 8, 2018
Pleasanton, California-based Spirosure (previously known as Spirometrix) has raised $15 million in Series C-2 financing for its breath analysis device, according to a statement. The funding round was led by returning investor NGK Spark Plugs Co. Ltd. of Japan, as well as other unnamed investors. According to the statement, the money will be used to fund sales and regulatory processes in Europe,...
By Dave Muoio 02:40 pm January 8, 2018
Fremont, California-based Intuity Medical, a diabetes management technology company, announced that it will be receiving $40 million in equity financing from several of its previous investors, including Accuitive Medical Ventures, Investor Growth Captial, KCK Group, affiliates of Luther King Capital Management, PTV Healthcare Capital, US Venture Partners, and Versant Ventures. The company also...
By Dave Muoio 02:20 pm January 5, 2018
To achieve the full promises of digital health, the future of healthcare technology will inevitably revolve around unobtrusive monitoring, convenient care, and more efficient management of data, argues Juhan Sonin, director of application design firm GoInvo and a lecturer at MIT. “Humans don’t want to think about health or healthcare in general. They don’t. We’re biologically switched to only...
By Dave Muoio 04:29 pm January 4, 2018
An analysis contracted by WellDoc found that the company’s digital therapeutic for Type 2 diabetes management could lead to an average savings of more than $250 per patient per month. “The cost of a well-controlled diabetes patient will typically range in the $13,000 range [to] $20,000 annually. When you contrast that with the cost of a patient that doesn’t have diabetes, that number is typically...
By Dave Muoio 01:40 pm January 4, 2018
Mobile textile company Sensoria Health (an independent strategic partnership between Sensoria Fitness and Genesis Rehab Services) and diabetic mobility garment maker Optima Molliter are collaborating on a smart footwear product capable of measuring diabetes patients’ compliance to prescribed mechanical offloading protocols. “By combining the best innovations in diabetic footwear technology and...