June 22, 2017
Virtual reality has moved from science fiction to marketable consumer product astonishingly quickly, partly because the incorporation of the smartphone into the technology makes it accessible, if not ubiquitous. It’s looking more and more like those who bet that virtual reality is here to stay, and not a flash-in-the-pan trend, made the smart bet.
But what about in healthcare? Could a...
October 1, 2014
How can digital and mobile technology transform the stationary bike experience to make it more like riding an actual bike? This is a question that a handful of digital health startups have tried to address recently, but London-based Zwift has a new approach: a stationary bike MMO, or massively multiplayer online game.
According to a report in the Wall Street Journal Digits blog, the company is ...
December 31, 2013
The gym may never be as crowded as it is in the weeks after people across the nation make New Year's resolutions to reach their fitness goals. While the plethora of activity trackers might make it easier for athletes to head outdoors for exercise, in some colder areas that might not be an option. This year though, several new digital health startups have launched that aim to offer users an...
December 12, 2013
Santa Clara, California-based Blue Goji, co-founded by Guitar Hero inventors Charles Huang and Kai Huang, has launched an exergame called Goji Play, available for $99 online. The game is meant to be played at the gym on exercise machines such as treadmills, elliptical machines and stationary bikes.
Blue Goji has three components. The app, available only on iOS devices, a set of wireless...
September 12, 2013
Crowdfunding is alive and well in mobile health. Just a few months after Scanadu's record-breaking presale, a number of mobile and digital health companies continue to turn to Indiegogo and Kickstarter to fund projects. Over the last few months, MobiHealthNews has written about Emotiv, Beddit, uCheck, and Eclipse.
EEG-tracking headset Emotiv still has three days left in its campaign, but the...
August 16, 2012
According to an SEC filing this week, Baltimore, Maryland-based WellDoc has raised more than $500,000 toward a hoped for $10 million round of funding. According to the filing, six investors have contributed to the round so far. (Correction: Original article misstated the amount as $13 million.) In the past the company has raised some $5 million, according to various reports. When Forbes named...