Ava

By Laura Lovett 11:58 am May 20, 2019
A recent study published in JMIR found that the Ava fertility wearable was able to use biomarkers, including skin temperature and heart rate, to help predict women’s fertility windows.  “By monitoring numerous physiological parameters simultaneously, wearable technology uniquely improves upon retrospective methods for fertility awareness and enables the first real-time predictive model of...
By Dean Koh 09:12 pm November 14, 2018
Ava, a medical technology company focused on innovations in women's reproductive health, yesterday announced their expansion into Asia with the launch of an office in Hong Kong. The company has also unveiled an improved and updated version of its popular Ava fertility tracker, along with a host of new premium services available to US users, including a one-year pregnancy guarantee and access to...
By Laura Lovett 02:46 pm November 9, 2018
Artificial intelligence is no longer just a futuristic technology. It is now being applied throughout the healthcare arena from imaging to triaging patients. But outside of the mainstream hospital uses, the technology is also be deployed in apps, wearables and trackers.    Here is five of the cutting-edge ways AI is being used by health professionals today.  1) Doctor's assistants     One problem...
By Dave Muoio 09:31 am May 30, 2018
Ava, the San Francisco- and Zurich-based maker of a connected menstrual cycle tracking bracelet, today announced the closure of a $30 million series B funding round. The funding was led by the company’s existing investors — which include Polytech Ecosystem Ventures, Blue Ocean Ventures, Global Sources, ZKB, and Swisscom — with new investors btov and SVC also participating. According to...
By Dave Muoio 03:40 pm February 7, 2018
Stephen Friend, a key driver of Apple’s recent healthcare efforts, appears to have quietly left the company in November 2017, according to a LinkedIn profile in which he refers to himself as “an independent entrepreneur.” Friend had been at the company for less than two years, and according to Apple Insider was providing security, privacy, and consent expertise to the company’s various healthcare...
By Dave Muoio 03:49 pm January 31, 2018
San Francisco- and Zurich-based Ava, which makes a bracelet capable of tracking women’s menstrual cycles, has announced an update that will better allow their device to track when, or even if, the wearer has ovulated, according to a statement from the company. Data collected by the Ava bracelet and companion app will be used to detect biphasic shifts among skin temperature, pulse rate, and other...
By Heather Mack 01:00 am May 11, 2017
It may not seem like a big change, but an extra two beats per minute in resting pulse rate could mean the difference between getting pregnant or not. This clue into fertility windows have led researchers at the University of Zurich to suggest the wearable fertility trackers from San Francisco and Zurich-based Ava could be a value tool for couples looking to conceive. The study, published in the...
By Heather Mack 09:03 pm December 22, 2016
Note: MobiHealthNews will be taking tomorrow off for the holidays. We'll be back on Monday with a week of special issues looking back at 2016 and ahead at 2017, and back to our normal coverage on January 2nd. We wish you and yours a happy holiday season. While the shift to value-based care has driven digital health innovation overall, the tech-enabled advances haven’t necessarily touched every...
By Heather Mack 01:51 am November 15, 2016
San Francisco and Zurich-based Ava, which makes a fertility-tracking wearable and companion app, has raised $9.7 million in Series A funding in a round led by VC Polytech Ventures. Additional funding came from new investors Blue Ocean Ventures and Global Sources as well as existing investors Swisscom and ZKB. This brings the company’s total funding to $12.3 million. The company, which officially...
By Heather Mack 12:27 pm July 28, 2016
San Francisco, California-based Ava, a medical technology company focused on women’s reproductive health, announced the launch of its fertility tracking bracelet and companion app. Named simply “Ava,” the direct-to-consumer bracelet uses sensor-enabled technology to detect a woman’s fertility window in a given month. The company, which was founded in Switzerland in 2014 and has raised $2.6...