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Verisense by Shimmer IMU (Photo courtesy Shimmer)

By Jonah Comstock February 19, 2019
Shimmer, a Dublin-based wearable sensor company, has launched a new sensor platform for clinical trials called VeriSense. At launch, the platform will work with Shimmer's IMU, or inertial measurement unit, sensor, which can measure activity and sleep from the wrist, as well as network with sensors elsewhere on the body to monitor musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. The company has been...
By Laura Lovett February 19, 2019
As the adoption of digital health continues to climb among consumers, how customers are using that technology is evolving. Instead of a narrow focus on general health and fitness, users are starting to employ digital health to manage complex conditions, according to a recent Rock Health study.  “Consumers continue to go digital and are now doing so not just out of curiosity or for general fitness...
By Dave Muoio February 19, 2019
Emedgene, a startup that employs artificial intelligence to interpret genetic data, has closed a $6 million round led by OliveTree Ventures. What they do Trained using data from patient cases, publications and genomics databases, Emedgene’s decision support engine can identify and highlight clinically relevant genetic variants for the provider. The platform is supported by a digital workbench...
By Laura Lovett February 18, 2019
This morning diabetes data management company Glooko announced that two soon-to-be released Novo Nordisk connected insulin pens will now be connected to the former’s diasend platform. The connected pens are expected to launch in early 2019, and will include Novo Nordisk’s NovoPen 6 and NovoPen Echo Plus. As part of today’s announcement Glooko also revealed a new compatibility feature for the ...
By Dave Muoio February 18, 2019
Thanks to some new strategic agreements, online healthcare chatbot Buoy Health’s Corporate Health and Benefits program will now include specialized knowledge and services support from five new partners. Specifically, Workit Health will be providing addiction treatment support, Hinge Health will help users manage chronic pain, LetsGetChecked will assist general self-testing, Healthcare Bluebook ...
By Laura Lovett February 18, 2019
We are living in a time when there is increasingly more data being collected, opening up more opportunities for researchers. As the industry begins to see patients become consumers, the conversation around this data has begun to include questions of ownership and compensation.  “What we really want to do is empower patients to take back full control of their data,” Nicolas Schmidt, chief product...
By Dave Muoio February 18, 2019
Teckro, a Limerick, Ireland-based maker of clinical trial software, has raised $25 million in Series C funding, bringing the company’s total backing to $43 million. TechCrunch, Reuters and others report that the round was led by Northpond Ventures, with additional support from Section 32, Founders Fund, Sands Capital Ventures and Borealis Ventures. What they do Teckro’s digital offering collects...
By Leontina Postelnicu February 18, 2019
Paris-headquartered URGO Group has opened applications for its annual mentorship programme, which aims to support and speed up the growth of a European medtech startup through one year of tailored coaching. The business that will be selected will benefit from support ranging from marketing to clinical trial design or product registration, and URGO Group says they could work together to form “...
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By Leontina Postelnicu February 18, 2019
Paris-based digital health insurance provider Alan - founded in 2016 - has raised €40m in a Series B funding round led by Index Ventures and partners of DST Global.  Alan, the first licensed health insurance company in France in more than 30 years, plans to use the new money to grow its user base in France, with a focus on SMEs and freelancers, and expand its team to 175 employees by the end of...

(L to R) Dr. Nick Patel, an audience volunteer, and Dr. Robert Louis demonstrate the system (Photo by Jonah Comstock).

By Jonah Comstock February 15, 2019
Dr. Robert Louis, director of the skull base and pituitary tumor program at the Hoag Neurosciences Institute, didn’t set out to use virtual reality as a tool for patient engagement.  Originally, Louis explained during a session at HIMSS19, his department was using the technology — which turns two-dimensional radiology images into a three-dimensional virtual reality flythrough — for surgical...

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