Laura Lovett

By Laura Lovett 11:28 amMarch 21, 2018
Smartwatches were able to detect atrial fibrillation when paired with a deep neural network, according to a study published today in JAMA. While the technology had the ability to passively detected atrial fibrillation, there was some loss of sensitivity and specificity against the gold-standard ECG.  “Given the broad and growing use of smartwatches and ready accessibility of downloadable mobile...
By Laura Lovett 08:53 amMarch 21, 2018
Connected home monitoring company TruSense has just released a new smart personal emergency response pendent (PERS) that, when combined with TruSense home, integrates its sensors with Amazon Echo and Alexa. The company’s latest technology also uses GPS to notify caregivers when the pendent isn’t being worn. “Anyone who has ordered a PERS wearable device for their loved ones knows the biggest...
By Laura Lovett 04:06 pmMarch 20, 2018
Brain health platform Neurotrack has just announced that it raised $13.7 million in Series B funding, led by Sozo Ventures. The funding is expected to help Neurotrack further develop the platform. The platform has two components: an online tool that helps prevent memory loss, and an assessment that gives users a baseline memory reading. The platform includes a memory health program, which is...
By Laura Lovett 02:03 pmMarch 20, 2018
In-home hybrid closed-loop system MiniMed from Medtronic can help kids with Type 1 diabetes improve their glycemic outcomes, according to a recent abstract that was presented at the meeting of Endocrine Society in Chicago on Saturday.  "The MiniMed 670G system can effectively manage diabetes and lead to improved time in the target glucose range and glycated hemoglobin (hemoglobin A1c) for...
By Laura Lovett 03:59 pmMarch 19, 2018
Correction: An earlier version of this story included an incorrect funding amount received by OncoPower.  A new platform exclusively for cancer patients is now registering new users. Witty Healthy's newly launched platform, called OncoPower, uses blockchain technology to help patients keep track of their medical data across providers and offer users incentives.  “Typically when a patient gets...
By Laura Lovett 12:27 pmMarch 19, 2018
Researchers at the University of Louisville found that a specially designed online program increased the rate of teen mothers that seek medical help for depression. The study, which was published by the Archives of Women’s Mental Health, reported a significant change in attitude, perceived control, intention to seek mental health treatment, and actually seeking depression treatment among the...
By Laura Lovett 04:17 pmMarch 16, 2018
The cost of healthcare in the United States is a burden for many living in the country but some congressional representatives are looking to change that with more innovation in the space.  Yesterday, a bipartisan group of congressional representatives announced a new Healthcare Innovation Caucus, which is set to focus on encouraging innovative policy ideas and improving the quality of care while...
By Laura Lovett 02:22 pmMarch 16, 2018
Healthcare management and communication platform Oneview has recently announced that it will be deploying its new app, Oneview Connect, at Sydney Children’s Hospital Network, which is the largest network of hospitals and services for children in Australia. The app is designed to help patients and their caregivers not just while the patient is in the hospital, but also when the patient is at home...
By Laura Lovett 03:49 pmMarch 15, 2018
Keeping track of insulin dosage and figuring out the right injection angle can be a challenge for people living with diabetes. A new company called nGageIT Digital, has just finished validation trials for its new product, iSenz, a smart noninvasive injection monitoring system that aims to help people correctly angle their injections.  “[iSenz] modernized the insulin pen delivery device,” Raj...
By Laura Lovett 02:24 pmMarch 15, 2018
Blink Health, which makes an app and online tool for helping consumers find low prices on medications, is suing competitor Hippo Technologies for up to $250 million, alleging a “copycat” scheme. The lawsuit claims that Hippo, which was founded by former Blink employees, obtained trade secrets, participated in unfair competition, took part in tortious interference with contract and business...