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By Dave Muoio January 16, 2019
A bot by any other name. It appears that Pillo Health won’t be the only one selling its friendly home health assistant and countertop pill dispenser. Thanks to a strategic investment by Stanley Ventures, Stanley Black & Decker will be offering a slightly modified version of the device under the name of “Pria by Black+Decker Home Care Companion.” According to a representative of Stanley Black...
By Dave Muoio January 16, 2019
Netanya, Israel-based device maker and telehealth provider Tyto Care brought in $9 million in additional strategic funding from Sanford Health, Itochu and Shenzhen Capital Group. The new backing extends a nearly $25 million Series C round led by Ping An Global Voyager Fund that was announced last year, and brings the round’s total to $33.5 million. What they do Tyto Care offers a remote...
By Dave Muoio January 16, 2019
Ciitizen, a tech startup focused building easy-to-share digital health records, has raised $17 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Andreessen Horowitz, with additional participation from Verily and Section 32. With these investments, Andreessen Horowitz’s Bio fund General Manager Vijay Pande will be joining Ciitizen’s board of directors, while Section 32's Michael Pellini and Verily...
By Dave Muoio January 16, 2019
The National Institutes of Health made it clear from the start that Fitbit’s wearables would play a key role in the agency’s ambitious All of Us Research Program. Now, eight months and more than 100,000 enrollees down the road, the agency and the device maker have announced that anyone who owns a Fitbit and has already enrolled in the program may consent to release the activity, heart rate, sleep...
By Jonah Comstock January 15, 2019
You might soon be able to add “preventing death from snake bites” to the list of things the blockchain can do. BTG, a British specialty pharma company, has tapped OMNY to pilot a distributed ledger-based platform to help track the supply of CroFab, the company’s antivenom. “We have the only antivenom for management of all North American pit viper envenomations,” Amanda Goltz, VP of digital at BTG...
By Laura Lovett January 15, 2019
Surprise medical bills have been a concern of many consumers across the country but a new survey found that being able to check the cost of services — say, through a mobile app — could ease consumer concern and lead to more patients getting treatment. Today Metova, a mobile and IoT company, released survey results indicating that 80 percent of patients surveyed would be more likely to visit a...
By Laura Lovett January 15, 2019
As more and more baby boomers begin to hit that silver milestone of senior status, the way society looks at aging could also be on the brink of transformation. Technologies are now enabling seniors to stay involved in the community and connect with other.  “If we want to change how we age we need to think about the assets of age, it brings the ability to be resilient and adapt,” Dr. Charlotte Yeh...

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