connected health devices

By Jonah Comstock August 2, 2017
Nashville, Tennessee-based Satchel Health has picked up another $1.5 million in funding, less than a year after its million-dollar angel round. Existing investor NueCura Partners contributed along with an unnamed group of local investors. This brings the company's total funding to about $2.5 million. “The board’s decision to seek an additional round of funding is a result of an increasing need...
By Jonah Comstock May 23, 2017
Withings products are back on Apple Store shelves following the settlement of a patent lawsuit between Apple and Withings parent company Nokia. The announcement comes with a suggestion that the two companies could be working together on a digital health project now that their relationship is restored. "This is a meaningful agreement between Nokia and Apple," Maria Varsellona, chief legal officer...
By Jonah Comstock March 28, 2017
Despite all the convenience features of modern smartwatches, for users it’s still all about fitness, according to recently released data from Parks Associates.  The research firm says that tracking steps is the most popular smartwatch use case, with 60 percent of the United States’ 13.3 million smartwatch users reporting that they track their steps with their device. According to Senior Director...
By Aditi Pai February 25, 2016
Plano, Texas-based remote patient monitoring company Vivify Health has raised $17 million in a round led by strategic investor UPMC with participation from Strategic investors Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp) and Envision Healthcare Holdings.  This round was a completion of a round Vivify Health started in November 2014. This brings the company’s total funding to at least $23....
By Brian Dolan September 5, 2014
I. Scientific evidence mounts for the importance of sleep Like most areas of digital health innovation, one of the main things driving the trend of sleep medicine innovation is the availability of new technologies. Wearable, connected sensors can measure activity, heart rate, respiration, and even brainwave activity, which together can produce a pretty accurate picture of how someone is sleeping...
By Brian Dolan August 28, 2014
According to research firm Parks Associates the number of doctor-patient video consultations in the US will almost triple over the next year. "The number of doctor-patient video consultations will nearly triple from this year to the next, from 5.7 million in 2014 to over 16 million in 2015, and will exceed 130 million in 2018," Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks...
By Brian Dolan May 29, 2014
The home health market has been one of the earliest segments of healthcare to adopt digital health technologies, which have helped to move care beyond the home to anywhere the patient is. How has technology for this market evolved over the past five years? Where is it headed? The next MobiHealthNews webinar will explore these questions and more on Thursday, June 19th at 2PM ET/ 11AM PT. This hour...
By Brian Dolan January 21, 2014
Google got the digital health community talking in the past few weeks as its meeting with the FDA first emerged in reports sparse on details. Soon after the company announced its Google[x] team's project for glucose sensing contact lenses, which more than one MobiHealthNews reader has panned as a non-starter. Perhaps even more interestingly, the company's high-profile acquisition of smart...
By Jonah Comstock December 23, 2013
Parks Associates predicts unit sales of networked medical devices will exceed 14 million units by 2018, more than five times the sales from 2012, according to a new report. The firm also looked at what connected medical devices consumers had in their homes. "The addressable market for networked medical devices includes 68 million Americans with hypertension and 26 million with diabetes," Harry...
By Brian Dolan January 10, 2013
While the healthcare-focused break out sessions organized by CES and the Digital Health Summit's speakers managed to steer the event's health conversation away from the shiny new gadgets that dominate the event's massive exhibit hall, CES 2013 is, ultimately, an event about devices. And -- as has been the case for the past two years -- health devices of various kinds found their way into the...