January 11, 2019
CES 2019 is in its waning days, and with its end comes a time for reflection. This year’s consumer tech expo boasted no shortage of health and wellness products on display, ranging from novel ECG-equipped wearables to novel approaches to skin care.
Meanwhile, the Digital Health Summit — CES’ sub-event focused exclusively on health technology — celebrated its tenth year at the show with two full...
January 7, 2019
CES is upon us and some of the biggest digital health announcements of the year are beginning to emerge. MobiHealthNews is keeping a running list of the technology being announced in Las Vegas this week, and we will update this as the week goes on.
RxPense is a smart medication dispenser. The technology is aimed at helping seniors and elder care facilities manage therapies and adherence. The...
December 12, 2018
VRHealth has exclusively unveiled to MobiHealthNews a virtual reality product called Luna that was designed to help patients manage hot flashes.
The new VR product, which can be used by patients going through menopause or chemotherapy treatment, employs cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). It also gives users a data analysis of their treatment.
When a user puts on the VR headset, they are...
January 12, 2018
Las Vegas was once again host to the annual CES conference (formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show), and digital health players came out in force. Along with a roundup of all the device launches and announcements that caught our eye, MobiHealthNews has put together a primer on the biggest news and discussion points that came out of the trade show and its Digital Health Summit.
January 12, 2018
UnitedHealthcare and Dexcom announced today at CES in Las Vegas that they will collaborate on a pilot program to provide Dexcom CGMs to UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plan participants.
“With more than 27 million people nationwide living with Type 2 diabetes there is urgent need to address this epidemic in new ways,” Brian Thompson, CEO of UnitedHealthcare Medicare and retirement, said in a...
January 10, 2018
App-based physician house call service, Heal, just announced the launch of its new product Wellbe, a device which serves as a data hub for connected health devices. The company claims Wellbe can link and track data from more than 100 disconnected, siloed medical tools. The data is then connected to Heal's physicians.
"We are humbled that Heal's house calls have shown great potential to improve...
January 9, 2018
CES has begun and innovators from all over the globe have flocked to Las Vegas to show off their latest products. While news of smart cities and self driving cars seems to be taking over the Internet coverage of the event, digital health innovators have a few tricks up their own sleeves hoping to disrupt the industry. From a mouthguard that can detect concussions to a cuddly AI duck that...
January 11, 2017
Our roundup of 31 health devices at CES covered a wide range of interesting launches, but there were a number of additional devices we didn't get to. In this part 2, check out 12 more digital health devices that debuted last week at the Las Vegas tech show.
We covered BACTrack's smartphone-connected breathalyzer way back in 2013, but at CES the company introduced the next generation: a wearable...
January 3, 2017
American Well and EarlySense have partnered to make telemedicine visits available to users of EarlySense's bed-based sleep sensor. The service is related to EarlySense Live, the long-awaited home use version of the the Ramat Gan, Israel-based device maker's signature product.
"One of the key attributes of a superior telehealth experience is how informed the physician is about the patient in front...
January 13, 2016
Neurometrix has received FDA clearance for a new smartphone-controlled version of Quell, its wearable for pain relief, the company announced last week.
Like its predecessor, the device will use nerve stimulation to treat chronic pain by sending signals to the brain that cause it to release natural opioids. It's worn around the calf.
“This 510(k) further advances Quell technology by allowing the...