August 23, 2019
A new app for asthma sufferers promises to provide another means of improving training and awareness of correct inhaler technique by using gamification and an augmented reality functionality released by Google (ARCore) and Apple (ARKit).
Called MySpira, the app, which aims to help children aged six to 13, was developed by UK-based digital agency Orbital Media in conjunction with the University of...
May 28, 2019
This month’s news that Apple had picked up the patent rights for a passive health monitoring system from startup Tueo Health does not appear to the only business occurring between the two companies. On Friday, CNBC reported that the consumer tech company had also outright acquired the small respiratory health company for an undisclosed sum.
Tueo Health’s website was pulled down at some point late...
May 13, 2019
Apple has acquired the worldwide rights to a patent describing a means of monitoring a user’s health while they sleep, without the use of a smart device like the iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch.
The patent, registered with the European Patent Office and spotted yesterday by Patently Apple, incorporates sensors placed near or remote to the patient to monitor individual, environmental, physiological...
March 29, 2019
At MEDinIsrael 2019 this week, a conference in Tel Aviv sponsored by the Israeli Export Institute, Dr. Lena Granovsky, director of analytics and big data at Teva Pharmaceuticals, spoke on and off stage about the work the top Israeli pharma company has been doing in digital health. These topics included the company's recently FDA-cleared smart inhaler ProAir Digihaler, as well as more broad...
February 25, 2019
This morning Spirosure, a health tech company focused on respiratory conditions, announced that its latest product the Fenom Pro Asthma Monitor has landed FDA clearance. The provider-facing technology enables clinicians to measure the fraction of exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO), an indicator of airway inflammation, in their patient’s breath. The technology uses proprietary algorithms to detect the...
January 23, 2019
While recent news of international product launches and recent M&As might suggest a cutthroat market, new data released this week by Research2Guidance suggest that there is still plenty of room in the digital respiratory health sector for both existing and new market players.
According to “The Global Digital Respiratory Solutions Market 2009-2023” report, roughly 210 million asthma and COPD...
January 10, 2019
Respiratory health company Propeller Health, which was recently acquired by ResMed for $225 million, announced this week in San Francisco a partnership with Walgreens and a new feature for users of its platform.
The new feature, called My Pharmacy, will allow Propeller’s end users, patients with asthma and COPD, to connect to pharmacy services without leaving the Propeller app. At launch, users...
December 31, 2018
Jerusalem-based Teva Pharmaceuticals’ sensor-packed, app-connected digital inhaler has recently received marketing approval from the US FDA, according to a release from the company. The device will first become available next year through a “small number” of healthcare system pilot partnerships, with a full national launch currently planned for 2020.
Teva’s ProAir Digihaler is indicated for the...
May 30, 2018
Today, Madison, Wisconsin-based digital respiratory health company Propeller Health announced a $20 million funding round led by a $10 million investment from Aptar Pharma. Existing investors Safeguard Scientifics, Social Capital, Hikma Ventures, 3M Ventures, and SR One comprised the other half of the round.
According to a release, the new funding will be invested into the company’s digital...
April 3, 2018
A partnership between Louisville, Kentucky city leaders, a non-profit, and digital respiratory health company Propeller Health has led to clear improvements in local asthmatic residents’ inhaler use and symptoms, according to a study recently published in Health Affairs.
Furthermore, data collected and made available through the digital respiratory health company’s crowdsourced platform offered...