August 13, 2013
Last week AliveCor, which offers the FDA-cleared iPhone-enabled Heart Monitor (formerly called the iPhoneECG), appointed board member and Khosla Ventures operating partner Euan Thomson as interim CEO. Just five months ago the San Francisco-based company announced the appointment of its previous CEO Dan Sullivan, a longtime medical device industry executive and entrepreneur, who has now left the...
July 8, 2013
EPI Mobile Health Solutions, a Singapore-based company, has received FDA clearance for a smartphone-enabled ECG device -- one which the regulatory agency refused to import last fall. The company claims on its website to be "the world’s first, patented Electrocardiogram ('ECG') function integrated onto a mobile phone," likely referring to its EPI Life mobile phone offering. EPI Mobile Health has...
June 7, 2013
By Aditi Pai, Jonah Comstock, & Brian Dolan
Mobile health has come a long way since the start of 2009 when Apple demonstrated on-stage at its World Wide Developer Conference how blood pressure monitors and blood glucose meters could connect to the iPhone 3G via cables or Bluetooth. MobiHealthNews has tracked health-related wearable devices from their infancy as research projects at university...
May 24, 2013
This week, stealthy mobile health startup, Palo Alto, California-based Gamgee raised $2 million from Khosla Ventures, according to an SEC filing.
The company aims to make a healthcare app geared towards people who are chronically ill, CEO Bob Quinn writes in his LinkedIn profile. Very few details about the company are known, but Quinn, former Epocrates CTO, wrote that the startup's long term...
May 8, 2013
San Francisco-based HealthTap announced this week that it had raised $24 million in its second round of funding. Khosla Ventures led the investment with return backers Mayfield Fund and Mohr Davidow Ventures contributing, too. As part of the deal, Khosla Venture's Keith Rabois and former Square COO will join HealthTap's board of directors. Vinod Khosla will join as an advisor, too.
April 4, 2013
This week AliveCor, which offers the FDA-cleared iPhone-enabled Heart Monitor (formerly called the iPhoneECG), announced a new president and CEO: Dan Sullivan, a longtime medical device industry executive and entrepreneur. Sullivan sold his most recent venture, SuperDimension, to Covidien last year for more than $300 million. The company's first president and CEO, Judy Wade, who served in the...
March 26, 2013
Viewers of CNN's "The Next List," which Sunday featured Dr. Leslie Saxon and her Center for Body Computing at the University of Southern California, got both a lesson in what is possible in medicine today and a preview of what's coming in the near future.
The half-hour program highlighted some of the work Saxon, chief of cardiovascular medicine at USC's Keck School of Medicine, is doing at the...
March 20, 2013
Researchers at the University of California in San Francisco (UCSF) this week announced the launch of the Health eHeart Study, which is leveraging mobile health apps and connected consumer medical devices in an effort to track and monitor 1 million people in real-time. The study received significant attention this week thanks to a report in the Wall Street Journal (sub. req.). What's been largely...
March 18, 2013
Digital health innovators continue to make the national, mainstream media.
Dr. Leslie Saxon, director of the Center for Body Computing at the University of Southern California, will be profiled by Dr. Sanjay Gupta on Sunday's episode of CNN's "The Next List," which airs at 2:30 p.m. EDT. The show, hosted by CNN chief medical correspondent Gupta, explores innovation in science and technology.
March 12, 2013
Cardiac Designs' FDA-cleared ECG Check, not yet commercially available.
A new ECG device for the iPhone 4s called ECG Check received over-the-counter clearance from the FDA last month. The device, which would be the first product from Park City, Utah-based Cardiac Designs, appears very similar to the AliveCor Heart Monitor, which is currently only cleared for prescription use. The device was...