February 18, 2021
There is a dearth of published literature regarding the design, implementation and evaluation of mobile apps for sleep disturbance, as well as little indication of any standardized best practices adopted by sleep app developers or evaluators, according to a systematic review published yesterday in JMIR.
The shortage of available data within this space is concerning in light of the 500-plus sleep...
December 16, 2020
A recent mathematical simulation model found that, compared to other insomnia interventions like group cognitive behavioral therapy or pharmacotherapy, digital CBT delivered via Big Health's Sleepio was more cost-effective due to lower expenditures.
The research was funded by Big Health, and conducted by researchers from Johns Hopkins, the University of California, San Francisco, and the digital...
December 8, 2020
Editor's note: This story has been updated with quotes and additional information from Mahana's CEO and cofounder.
The FDA has granted a De Novo clearance to San Francisco-based Mahana Therapeutics' Parallel, a prescription digital therapeutic for patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) that delivers cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
The agency made its decision on November 25, according...
June 18, 2020
Big Health, maker of digital health apps targeting poor sleep, worry and anxiety, has announced a $39 million Series B raise.
Gilde Health and Morningside Ventures headlined the funding. Samsung NEXT also participated in the raise, as did prior backers Kaiser Permanente Ventures and Octopus Ventures.
WHAT THEY DO
Big Health's two major digital health products Sleepio and Daylight are digital...
February 4, 2020
New study results published online in the American Journal of Psychiatry suggest that a binge eating treatment strategy combining cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), telemedicine consultations and Noom’s self-monitoring app could be effective in reducing symptoms compared to standard care.
Announced back in in 2015, the investigation — conducted by researchers from Mount Sinai, Kaiser Permanente...
October 10, 2019
Sentio, a behavioral health startup offering an emotion-sensing wearable and a connected support app, has raised $4.5 million in seed funding. The round was led by Felicis Ventures, with additional support from Anthemis Exponential Ventures and SOSV, and brings the company’s total raise to $6.3 million.
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Sentio’s Feel platform is headlined by the Feel Emotion Sensor, a wristband that...
July 22, 2019
UpLift Health, a digital health company focused on treating depression, has landed $1 million in seed funding. This early funding round was led by Laidir Foundation, a Washington-based research and development organization.
WHAT THEY DO
The Atlanta-based startup has created an app that employs cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help users with depression. The platform includes 12 chatbot-...
February 6, 2019
Big Health, the London and San Francisco-based digital health app company behind CBT-based sleep app Sleepio, has released its second app, Daylight, which is focused on combating worry and anxiety. Like Sleepio, the app is based on cognitive behavioral therapy. It was developed by a group of creatives the company describes as "leading podcast producers, filmmakers, designers and animators,...