August 14, 2017
The USPTO granted Apple a new patent last week that details ways the iPhone itself could be used as a health sensor to detect "blood pressure index, blood hydration, body fat content, oxygen saturation, pulse rate, perfusion index, electrocardiogram, photoplethysmogram, and/or any other such health data." This data could be gleaned from the front-facing camera, the ambient light sensor, the...
August 9, 2017
Azumio, a health and fitness platform, is tag-teaming with personal genomics company Helix to bring DNA sequencing to consumers.
The former is introducing full-exome DNA-based insights into its Calorie Mama AI app, with the goal of giving users a means of reaching their fitness goals through greater personalization. Calorie Mama AI is a smart camera app that simplifies calorie and nutrition...
July 11, 2017
A team of NIH-funded researchers at Stanford University have published some results in Nature from a large global study of activity data, as collected by Azumio's Argus smartphone app. The data has yielded a handful of interesting findings that could have implications for public health programs targeting obesity.
"The study is 1,000 times larger than any previous study on human movement,” Scott L...
March 7, 2017
Uber has made digital health news several times for partnering with healthcare organizations to provide transportation for patients. In fact, they announced a partnership with an NHS trust along those lines just yesterday. But in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Egypt, the company has a different kind of digital health partnership. The company has partnered with mobile medical app AlTibbi to make...
November 19, 2015
Palo Alto-based Azumio, which offers a suite of health and wellness apps, has added a nitric oxide testing feature to its comprehensive health and fitness app, Argus. Azumio has partnered with Berkeley Test, a company that makes salivary nitric oxide test strips, for this offering.
Nitric oxide, according to Azumio, is a helpful metric to measure for maintaining a healthy blood pressure,...
November 17, 2015
Health app maker Azumio has partnered with Stanford University to make deidentified, anonymized data from a cohort of 5 million users available for research purposes. The study will be sponsored by a grant from the National Institutes of Health.
Azumio makes a number of different health tracking apps that track different biometrics including activity, heart rate, sleep, and diet, but the company...
August 12, 2014
Palo Alto, California-based health app maker Azumio raised $916,000, according to an SEC filing. This brings the company's total announced funding to $3.4 million.
Existing Azumio investors include Founders Fund, Accel Partners, and Felicis Ventures. Although Azumio declined to comment on the funding, the filing suggest five investors participated in this round.
Azumio has developed 24 apps...
March 24, 2014
Health and fitness app app maker Azumio currently leads the diabetes app market with 17.8 percent market share, according to a new report from Research2Guidance. The company tracked iOS and Android downloads of more than 1,000 diabetes apps between 2008 and 2013 with the help of Priori Data, a Berlin-based company that collects publicly available metadata on apps.
According to Research2Guidance's...
March 11, 2014
This week the increasingly crowded tech event SXSWi descended on Austin, Texas, and -- much more so than in years past -- it has had a prominent health and fitness bent. Below are a few excerpts from health and fitness-related reporting coming out of SXSW:
South by Southwest Boost Health-Care Focus: "As we're seeing people spin out of Facebook, Google and Twitter, we are seeing a real...
January 20, 2014
Welltok, the Denver-based creator of an online and mobile "social health management" platform, has introduced a partnership program to link technology with disease management and wellness programs.
The idea is to make it easier for population health managers from payers, health systems and accountable care organizations to provide services and actionable steps for program members.
"We're able to...