December 10, 2015
Some 74 percent of adults said they plan to purchase health and fitness device within the next year. And of this group, 35 percent said they plan to buy a smartwatch, according to a survey of 1,001 online US adults conducted by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), formerly the Consumer Electronics Association. The survey was fielded between August 20 and September 2.
November 19, 2015
Zurich, Switzerland-based dacadoo has raised an undisclosed sum from European investors for its employee wellness platform. While the latest investors haven't been discolosed, Samsung Venture Investment contributed to the company's previous round, which was announced in April.
The company has developed a health tracking and engagement program, available on iOS or Android apps, for employers to...
August 5, 2015
Lowell, Massachusetts-based remote patient monitoring company InfoBionic has raised $8 million led by existing investor Safeguard Scientifics. Other existing investors also contributed to the round, including Excel Venture Management and Zaffre Investments, a subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.
When InfoBionic raised a previous funding round, in November 2014, the company...
July 15, 2014
Two recent surveys, one from activity tracker maker Withings and the other from research firm IDC Health Insights asked consumers about their engagement with connected health devices.
In the IDC survey, the research firm found that one out of three consumers who own fitness trackers stopped using their devices in the past 12 months. IDC adds that to maintain consumers' engagement with these...
June 18, 2013
Mayo Clinic announced last week a new online platform called Mayo Clinic Healthy Living that will leverage mobile health tools to provide preventative care to employees of Mayo's B2B employer clients. The company plans to launch the product in October.
"The clinic is a great setting, it's really great for complex medical problems, but for the majority of the population that has no significant...
January 8, 2010
Adidas announced new features for its miCoach offering at a press event here at the Consumer Electronics Show 2010 in Las Vegas. miCoach, a connected fitness device and platform, competes with Nike+iPod/iPhone, Fitbit and a number of other simpler fitness devices like Philips' DirectLife. Adidas added miCoach Pacer and miCoach Zone to its connected fitness line. Here's how the company describes...