childbirth

By Dave Muoio 01:41 pm July 15, 2019
This morning Mahmee, a Los Angeles-based platform offering pre- and postpartum support to mothers and providers, announced $3 million in new funding headed by ArlanWasHere Investments. Other participants included Mark Cuban, Serena Williams’ Serena Ventures and Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund. WHAT THEY DO Mahmee’s tool works within a provider’s IT system to link a mother and child’s...
By Leontina Postelnicu 03:22 pm September 4, 2018
A UK hospital is giving parents-to-be a more immersive look at what introducing labor and birth may entail. The Hull Women and Children's Hospital project allows future parents to virtually see the experience of a woman using a birthing pool and ‘join’ an operating theatre where a patient is undergoing a caesarean section. “The [virtual reality] headsets mean people feel like they are in the room...
By Jonah Comstock 11:52 am September 21, 2015
Leaf Healthcare, Pleasanton, California-based wireless patient monitoring company, has raised $3.3 million, according to an SEC filing. The company has not disclosed investors, but SDL Ventures lists Leaf Healthcare as a portfolio company. Leaf Healthcare's first product is the Leaf Patient Monitoring system, a small clip-on wearable for patients in hospital beds. The sensor monitors patient...
By Jonah Comstock 05:29 am March 27, 2013
Philips Design has developed a new system that uses a combination of smartphones, a wall projector, and design principles to help improve women's birth experiences in the Netherlands, and is about to launch a pilot. Developed after field study and piloted with 60 women in three different delivery rooms, the system builds on the design team's principle of ambient design. In the system, expectant...