April 21, 2014
Over the past few days much has been written about Nike reportedly laying off a majority of its FuelBand engineering team -- a story that CNET exclusively broke late last week. According to the report, as many as 55 engineering employees of Nike's 70-person strong hardware team were let go or possibly recruited by other divisions within Nike.
CNET also reported, citing anonymous sources, that...
March 18, 2014
Apple's Passbook app
This week 9to5Mac dropped its latest report on the rumored all-in-one health tracking app that Apple is reportedly working on in tandem with a wristworn, health sensing iWatch device. The report includes a number of "complete recreations of screenshots" of Healthbook's user interface that the publication received from anonymous sources.
As has been reported before, the...
March 12, 2014
Last October Waterloo, Ontario-based Airo Health, a small startup founded by recent graduates, began taking preorders for a passive nutrition-tracking, wristworn device on its website, only to refund its backers a few weeks later after admitting it should have tested and validated the device further before putting it up for sale. Last week Healbe, a company with offices in San Francisco and...
February 13, 2014
While the most recent meeting made headlines, the first time Apple executives actually met with the FDA wasn't at the end of 2013, but rather three-and-a-half years ago. The Financial Times pointed this out earlier this month.
On June 11, 2010 Apple's Vice President of Software Technology Bud Tribble and the company's VP of Worldwide Government Affairs Cathy Novelli met with the FDA's Director of...
February 10, 2014
For the past several weeks, mostly thanks to dogged reporting from the team over at 9to5Mac, we have learned that Apple has been on a hiring spree of digital health engineers and scientists, assumedly for its rumored wristworn device, commonly referred to as the iWatch. That publication also first reported the rumor that Apple was developing an app called Healthbook, which would help iPhone and...
February 6, 2014
Patient Engagement Webinar: In two weeks we are hosting the next MobiHealthNews webinar on The Evolution of Digital Patient Engagement Tools. We're going to take a retrospective look at digital tools stretching back before the rise of the untethered personal health record a few years ago up until today. The presentation will include more exclusive data from our upcoming report on funding for...
February 6, 2014
Apple has added yet another person working in digital health to its iWatch team, according to a report in 9to5Mac. The company recently hired Roy J.E.M. Raymann from Philips Research, where he led various sleep-related studies. Raymann was a senior scientist at Philips Research who founded the Philips Sleep Experience Laboratory, a non-clinical sleep research lab. He also led projects related to...
February 3, 2014
Apple's rumored Healthbook app may have a similar design as its Passbook app for loyalty cards and coupons.
According to a report over at 9to5Mac, Apple is developing a health app called Healthbook that will track steps taken, calories burned, and miles walked. The app will also helps users track blood pressure, hydration levels, heart rate, and other blood-related biometrics, including --...
January 27, 2014
Last week MobiHealthNews reported that one of Apple's most recent hires -- assumedly for its rumored iWatch team -- Nancy Dougherty, was a former employee at high profile company Proteus Digital Health.
Following that story, we received a tip that Apple has also hired Michael O'Reilly, the former chief medical officer of Masimo Corporation, which specializes in pulse oximeters. At the very end of...
January 23, 2014
Proteus Digital Health
As Apple-focused publication 9to5Mac recently reported, Apple has hired two medical sensor experts away from digital health startups Sano Intelligence and Vital Connect, assumedly to build the health sensing functionality of the rumored, wristworn iWatch device.
What the publication glosses over, however, is that Nancy Dougherty, the former hardware lead at transdermal...