November 13, 2019
Elektra Labs, a startup looking to curate secured connected health technologies, has announced a $2.9 million in seed funding. Maverick Ventures led the round, which saw contributions from Arkitekt Ventures, Boost VC, Founder Collective, Lux Capital, SV Angel and Village Global. Sixteen angels also took part in the raise, including the heads of high-profile companies such as PillPack, Flatiron...
October 16, 2018
Netanya, Isreal telemedicine outfit Tyto Care, which specializes in incorporating connected devices into telemedicine encounters, has secured a CE Mark, allowing it to expand its offerings into Europe.
Tyto Care’s offering includes a suite of connected devices designed to give remote doctors every tool that would be available in an in-person visit: a connected otoscope, stethoscope, basal...
October 2, 2017
According to a new survey of 500 Medicare plan members, 77 percent of Medicare beneficiaries have used digital health tools. Yet just nine percent of respondents indicated that their health plan integrated data from those tools.
Looking specifically at the 70 percent of beneficiaries with one or more chronic conditions, just eight percent said digital health tool data was used by their health...
October 4, 2016
Satchel Health, a company that uses connected devices to provide telehealth offerings to post-acute care providers, has raised just over $1 million in angel investments. The round was led by NueCura Partners, a healthcare-focused angel firm in Nashville, Tennessee, where Satchel is also based.
“Our company is committed to making healthcare more accessible. We have a solid track record of...
August 11, 2016
The demand for wearable medical devices and remote patient monitoring systems is increasing, and the global market is expected to reach $612 billion in the next eight years, according to a new report from San Francisco-based Grand View Research.
The report outlined a number of reasons for growth in the market, which was valued at over $123 billion in 2015 (dominated by North America, with 39...
April 26, 2016
Nokia Technologies will acquire French connected health device maker Withings for $191 million (170 million euros). Withings, which makes smartphone-connected weight scales, blood pressure cuffs, activity trackers, and, recently, thermometers, has raised $34 million to date, with the latest being a $30 million round in 2013.
As we wrote last month, Nokia has been searching for a new focus area...
January 7, 2016
Durham, North Carolina-based health data platform company Validic has announced a new technology at CES 2016 called VitalSnap. VitalSnap allows data from non-connected devices to be captured and digitized by using a smartphone's camera.
“We’re excited to announce this innovative technology that will provide a strong stepping stone for connected health strategies across healthcare,” CEO Ryan...
January 6, 2016
The event once known as the Consumer Electronics Show, CES, is upon us once again, and once again we're ringing in the new year with a range of health and fitness device announcements from both established players and new upstarts. We've already reported this week on the latest from Fitbit and Withings, as well as Under Armour's new foray, with HTC, into connected fitness hardware. All that is...
September 8, 2015
Philips is launching a new suite of personal connected health devices, the company announced at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin last week. The announcement included not just the devices, but "health programs" encompassing the device, an app-based personalized program, and secure data analysis in the cloud.
"Imagine a future where individuals are enabled to measure multiple vital signs...
April 16, 2015
Weight Watchers is recruiting for a randomized control trial that will test the addition of a connected scale into its online weight loss intervention, according to a posting on ClinicalTrials.gov.
The Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island will play host to a six-month double blind study that will compare Weight Watchers' online program with and without the addition of an electronic scale...