Laura Lovett

October 30, 2018
Interaxon, the company best known for its “brain sensing” headband Muse that helps wearers meditate, released the second generation of the device this morning.  The latest product, called Muse 2, is worn across the user's forehead and connects to a smartphone app that providing meditation data. Like the previous version of the tool, it is able to measure brain signals through an EEG sensor,...
October 30, 2018
This morning H1, an artificial intelligence healthcare data insights company, announced that it raised $6 million in funding from its incubator Shore Group. The new money is expected to help the New York-based company speed up its growth and development. H1’s platform combines public clinical and scholarly databases with AI with the goal of helping healthcare professionals with targeted databases...

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October 30, 2018
This morning FundamentalVR, maker of a virtual reality surgical training platform, landed $1.4 million in new funding from investment company Tern Plc. This latest investment brings the company’s total funding to $2.6 million. It also furthers return investor Tern Plc stake in the company, bringing its investments to 34.5 percent of the startup’s holdings.  This announcement comes on the heels of...

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October 29, 2018
The possibilities of Microsoft’s HoloLens system have become a hot topic in the medical world in recent years. But last week Novarad’s OpenSight Augmented Reality System received FDA clearance for pre-operative surgical planning using the tech company's augmented reality headset. The newly FDA-cleared system uses the lens to project 2D, 3D and 4D interactive images onto a patient’s body during...
October 26, 2018
Clarification: This article has been updated to clarify that Amazon isn't involved in the development of the products. Instead, the latest product line was launched by Arcadia and will be exclusively sold on Amazon.  Amazon’s latest move into the healthcare arena will be focused on helping consumers manage their diabetes or cardiovascular conditions, according to an announcement from Arcadia...

NADI, FIJI - OCTOBER 25: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Cambridge attend the unveiling of the Labalaba Statue on October 25, 2018 in Nadi, Fiji. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand (Photo by Chris Jackson-Pool/Getty Images)

October 25, 2018
Prince Harry appears to have turned his attention from wedding rings to the Oura ring, a smart wearable that uses heart rate, motion, and temperature sensors to track sleep.  During his royal tour to Australia and New Zealand the newly minted Duke of Sussex was spotted donning the ring-shaped wearable, driving speculations as to what it could be before People Magazine identified it as the Oura...
October 25, 2018
The Mayo Clinic is joining forces with smart stethoscope company Eko to develop a new product that will employ machine learning and a digital stethoscope to assist doctors in detecting potentially dangerous heart conditions.  The pair plan to build a machine learning-based algorithm that can screen for a low ejection fraction, which means a weak heart pump in patients. The team developing the...
October 25, 2018
In one of the few and far between bipartisan bills to be passed during this administration, President Donald Trump signed into law yesterday a new package aimed to help tackle the opioid epidemic, called the Support for Patients and Communities Act.  The latest legislation expands opioid-specific telemedicine services, exempting the technology from certain requirements. It also modifies the...

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October 24, 2018
Yesterday morning K4Connect, a digital health company focused on tech for seniors and people with disabilities, announced $12 million in Series B funding. This latest funding was led by AXA Venture Partner.  Right now the company’s main product is its K4Community Works platform, which streamlines smart home and wellness technologies into a single ecosystem. That platform has various end users,...

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October 24, 2018
Royal Philips has designed a new FDA-cleared and CE mark approved mobile app, called IntelliVue GuardianSoftware, that gives clinicians updates on a patient’s condition and deterioration. The latest app is now available worldwide. The latest platform will integrate other Philips technologies, notably the Early Warning Scoring, which helps predict when patient deterioration might occur and then...