October 9, 2018
Biopharmaceutical service Parexel International Corporation is turning its attention to mobile and wearable technology to aid drug development and clinical research. This morning the Boston-based company announced a slew of new products that will be built on its Perceptive Cloud platform.
One of the new technologies uses Microsoft’s Azure App Services and will be able to send patient data to...
August 15, 2018
While having a digital companion or tracker can help folks on their weight loss or maintenance journey, dieters may get the best results if they use the technology as part of an intradisciplinary approach to weight loss, according to a recent review published in Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Obesity.
“Weight management is a complex, multidisciplinary area that must be met with...
July 26, 2018
This morning Scottish artificial intelligence healthcare company snap40 revealed that it closed an $8 million seed funding round led by ADV, with participation from MMC Ventures and other private investors.
snap40's offering is a system that monitors patients using a unique wearable device that employs AI and can alert clinicians if a patient’s condition is deteriorating. The company claims the...
June 13, 2018
A little bit of cash paired with a wearable activity tracker could be key in motivating people with ischemic heart disease to stay active. A recent study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, found that participants who were given a $14 cash incentive to meet physical activity goals, that were tracked by a wearable, had significantly more steps than their counterparts who...
February 13, 2018
Evidation Health just announced the launch of a 10,000 person chronic pain study, called the DisCover Project. The research aims to quantify chronic pain and develop digital biomarkers for chronic pain severity, flare ups and quality of life by using activity trackers, health apps, and other more traditional data points.
"We've designed and built the first ever large-scale digital study in...
November 16, 2017
San Francisco-based Spire is looking to take the work out of wearables. Instead of a device that needs to be regularly removed, recharged, or otherwise adjusted, the company’s newly announced sensor can remain unobtrusively attached to any article of clothing with no need to worry about battery life or the laundry machine.
“In our view, the fundamental user experience problem that wearables face...
September 27, 2017
Garmin’s upcoming effort to woo younger customers will have the support of some big brands, as the company announced today that its vivofit jr. 2 wearable activity tracker will prominently feature Minnie Mouse, Captain America, and other Disney licensed characters.
“Disney is committed to creating healthier generations, and we’ve worked with Garmin to make healthy living fun with a wearable...
May 11, 2017
Fitbit’s activity-tracking wearables may be a common features of many corporate wellness programs – their products are currently in use by over 1,300 companies – but all those step challenges and healthy lifestyle motivators aimed at lowering healthcare costs still only make up about 10 percent of the company’s revenue. So, in order to best position their enterprise strategy, Fitbit is merging...
January 6, 2017
While digital health doesn't have as big of a presence at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas as other industries, there were a fair number of wearables, apps and sensor-enabled tools showcased. There were also several partnerships announced, which you can read about here. Some have already been covered in MobiHealthNews yet didn't make their official debuts til this week, but most were...
January 3, 2017
UnitedHealthcare’s wellness program Motion will soon offer participants the ability to use Fitbit’s Charge 2 to track activity metrics via a customized integration with Motion’s Frequency, Intensity and Tenacity (F.I.T.) program. Using the device, participants can track progress on their daily goals and earn financial incentives that can be applied towards their healthcare plan.