August 31, 2017
Connected health device company Qardio has unveiled the next generation of QardioBase, the company’s smart scale and body analyzer which originally launched in 2015.
“We see this as an evolution,” Qardio Chief Business Officer Alexis Zervoglos told MobiHealthNews. “The original QardioBase was a product that moved the field forward and we were consistently told that, both by customers and by...
June 23, 2016
San Francisco-based FareWell has raised $8.5 million for an online program aimed at preventing chronic diseases by addressing obesity as a root cause. The funding comes from individual investors including David Perry, the company's cofounder and chairman.
“I watched my dad suffer his first heart attack at age 44, followed by multiple open heart surgeries before he died,” Perry said in a press...
October 27, 2015
Fitness tracking device developer Garmin has unveiled its first smart scale, called Index Smart Scale, to help its users track weight and related metrics.
Garmin is notably late to the smart scale market. Other consumer-focused companies, like Withings, have offered smartphone-connected weight scales since 2009.
“The Index Smart Scale is an exciting addition to the Garmin lineup,” Garmin Vice...
June 18, 2015
The prototype of ToSense's floor pad device, which is about twice the size of a normal weight scale
La Jolla, California-based toSense, the connected vitals signs monitoring device company formerly known as Perminova, has two more multifunction digital health devices in the pipeline to follow up its recently FDA-cleared CoVa Monitoring System. At the BIO event in Philadelphia, cofounder Matt...
March 16, 2015
Washington DC-based Babyscripts, which offers a "Mommy Kit" that includes its pregnancy app and partner connected health devices, has inked a deal with Reiter, Hill, Johnson & Nevin (RHJN), an OBGYN private practice in DC.
RHJN employs 17 physicians and five nurse practitioners.
The provider will equip its patients with a kit, called Mommy Kit, that includes a smartphone-connected weight...
March 15, 2013
Samsung launched its much-hyped Galaxy S4 Android phone last night at New York City's Radio City Music Hall, announcing a bevy of features and peripherals including an impressive suite of connected health and fitness trackers. The company is billing the device as a "life companion," and is advertising the health tracking features as part of that experience.
"The Galaxy S4's numerous sensors...
January 30, 2013
Cloud-based patient monitoring company Intuitive Health has raised $3.4 million, according to an SEC filing first spotted by the Dallas Business Journal. The company isn't yet willing to talk much more about the funding raise; CEO Eric Rock told MobiHealthNews in an email that they are still in stealth mode. This appears to be the company's first public funding raise.
Although the Plano, Texas-...
April 25, 2012
Last week, just a few days before connected fitness device maker Fitbit announced the commercial launch of its WiFi-enabled Aria scale, BodyMedia and Withings partnered up to integrate weight data from Withings' WiFi scale into BodyMedia user's online dashboards and apps. BodyMedia offers its own suite of connected fitness devices, but has not developed its own connected weight scale. Similarly,...