depression

By Aditi Pai 10:03 am March 23, 2015
Boston and San Francisco-based Pear Therapeutics, not to be confused with Pear Sports, has raised an undisclosed sum in a round led by 5AM Ventures. The company has developed a product called eFormulations that combines medication for a specific condition with a digital therapy program. The eFormulations product will be prescribed by physicians to their patients. Depending on the patient's...
By Aditi Pai 07:08 am March 3, 2015
Boston-based Akili Interactive Labs has partnered with Delivering Scientific Innovation for Autism (DELSIA), a not-for-profit subsidiary of Autism Speaks. DELSIA is funding an efficacy study of Akili's iOS-based game, called Project: EVO, with children that have high-functioning autism and ADHD. The trial will be a blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study "that will look to measure cognitive...
By Jonah Comstock 06:33 am March 20, 2014
StartUp Health company Sense Health, which makes text messaging software for Medicaid care managers, has completed a randomized controlled trial. The results are still forthcoming, but CEO Stan Berkow shared a few with MobiHealthNews. Care managers are social workers or registered nurses assigned by Medicaid or other healthcare stakeholders to work closely with the highest-cost patients. Sense...
By Aditi Pai 03:00 am January 9, 2014
Boston-based Akili Interactive Labs partnered with Pfizer to conduct a study of Akili's iOS-based game, Project Evo, in the hopes of using the game to detect indications of Alzheimer's in healthy individuals. The month-long study of 100 participants includes a mix of some who have risk markers of potentially developing Alzheimer's and some who do not. All participants will take the game home and...
By Jonah Comstock 10:26 am June 26, 2013
Michael Mulvihill, CEO of ORCAS, announced that the company will be launching a new, clinically tested iOS app for depression self-management next month. ORCAS, which originally stood for Oregon Center for Applied Science, was founded in 1989 as a research organization looking into ways people could use technology to improve their own health. The organization has been developing a number of...
By Jonah Comstock 10:56 am March 15, 2013
Crowdfunding platforms can be the last refuge of a desperate entrepreneur or the go-to market strategy for an appealing consumer product. When a product does well, it does really well, smashing records and even outstripping its own ability to deliver on the goods. When it does badly, well, it often fades away, or at least the company realizes that D2C might not be their best channel. It's no...
By Neil Versel 02:50 am December 11, 2012
While the Veterans Health Administration bets heavily on mobile health and telemedicine, another major federally run healthcare organization, the Military Health System, is treading more carefully. "If people don't see us running out as fast, it's because we have to manage a global environment in a mobile, secure manner," Military Health System CTO Mark Goodge writes in a guest column for Federal...
By Brian Dolan 08:43 am April 4, 2009
During his keynote at CTIA, Scripps Health's Dr. Eric Topol outlined a top ten list for conditions and diseases that are already benefiting from wireless health services or soon will. Here's Topol's Top Ten (in alphabetical order) with a figure of the number of Americans affected by each condition or disease. Did he miss any notable opportunities? Top Ten Targets for Wireless Medicine Alzheimer's...
By Brian Dolan 05:29 am March 25, 2009
Australia's Telstra Foundation has announced a grant of $285,000 (Australian Dollars) over two years for an mHealth program run by the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.  The program, which has already facilitated a successful pilot, uses mobile phones to track the mental health of young people suffering from depression. Telstra Foundation is an arm of Australia's biggest wireless carrier,...