Laura Lovett

By Laura Lovett 04:36 pmNovember 10, 2017
A new study reveals that artificial intelligence could be a useful tool to help patients prevent Type 2 diabetes. The study, published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, showed that patients at risk of Type 2 diabetes who used the Lark Weight Loss Health Coach AI, dropped 2.38 percent of their baseline weight and increase the percentage of healthful meals they ate by 31 percent.  “I’m...
By Laura Lovett 11:42 amNovember 10, 2017
Kenzen, a precision health company that creates wearables and data analytics platforms, has tapped Jim McDonnell as the next CTO. McDonnell comes to Kenzen with 25 years as an executive and entrepreneur in digital health and cloud industries.  “Jim has key experience in the health and technology fields, and he joins Kenzen at an exciting time as we accelerate development of our solutions for...
By Laura Lovett 04:18 pmNovember 9, 2017
For some physicians, logging into patient records is going to be as easy as looking at their phone. This week, drchrono became the first medical record company to implement Apple’s facial recognition ID as a way access EHRs. CNBC first reported the news. “The login experience for the doctor adversely affects the patient-doctor experience,” drchrono COO and cofounder Daniel Kivatinos told...
By Laura Lovett 01:24 pmNovember 9, 2017
A new study challenges the idea that online health technology is just for the 20- or 30-somethings. Recently, a study set to be published in the International Journal of Aging and Society in December, concluded that in this research, internet-enabled cognitive behavioral therapy (IECBT) was an effective method of treatment for older people experiencing anxiety and depression. The study also found...
By Laura Lovett 10:29 amNovember 9, 2017
Electronic muscle stimulation has been a well-known practice in athletic circles for years but it's typically only available on bulky machines. But workout enthusiasts will soon have access to a new electronic muscle stimulation device that connects to an app on Apple and Android phones. Powerdot recently announced the launch of its product that uses EMS, or e-stim, which aims to enhance...
By Laura Lovett 05:18 pmNovember 8, 2017
Bloomlife, a women health technology company, has received two grants totaling $2.3 million that will be used to help fund a longitudinal study of its remote fetal monitoring wearable and also to expand development of the product. “These grants allow us to further develop and validate our prenatal wearable platform for labor detection (preterm and term) and remote fetal monitoring, the two areas...
By Laura Lovett 04:27 pmNovember 8, 2017
Virtual reality can help children to manage pain without the use of drugs, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology in October. The study, which used VR during blood drawing at the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital, found that using VR significantly reduced acute procedural pain and anxiety in patients compared to using the standard of care. The study also...
By Laura Lovett 04:50 pmNovember 7, 2017
Wearable technology could be key to reminding smokers looking to quit to put down the cigarette, according to a new study recently published by Oxford University Press’ peer review journal “Nicotine and Tobacco Research.” The study found that Somatix’s SmokeBeat, a wearable body motion detector or BMD, correctly detected more than 80 percent of smoking episodes in a small test group. It also...
By Laura Lovett 08:55 amNovember 7, 2017
Monitoring sleep disorders while traveling just became easier this week after the San Diego based company, ResMed announced that the AirMini, a miniature CPAP device, will now to be able to connect to the AirView, a remote patient monitoring platform. The new feature allows clinicians to remotely monitor patients’ nightly data, verify adherence and find therapy issues, according to the press...