July 27, 2015
In the company’s second quarter earnings call, Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank told investors that Under Armour is the ideal company to create a connected health dashboard for consumers.
“The fact that consumers have no barometer for their health today is a mistake and frankly that’s where we see this massive opportunity and we feel we’re the best ones to take advantage of it,” Plank said. “Really...
May 5, 2014
Medical device giant Covidien has acquired sports and medical wearables company Zephyr Technology, MobiHealthNews has learned. The company has raised more than $13 million since its founding in 2003 -- back when health-sensing wearables were a relative rarity. Zephyr's investors included 3M New Ventures, Alsop Louie Partners and Motorola Solutions Venture Capital.
Neither Covidien nor Zephyr has...
April 30, 2014
Three former Dexcom employees left the company last year to form a new venture, Glucovation, which is developing a direct-to-consumer, wearable device that continuously senses glucose for people trying to lose weight or improve their athletic performance. The Glucovation team is headed up by Dexcom's former senior technical director for R&D, Robert Boock, who was in charge of that company's...
March 25, 2014
Intel has confirmed its rumored acquisition of Basis Science, the activity tracker company that makes the high-end Basis B1 Band. Earlier this year TechCrunch first reported the Intel deal and pegged it at between $100 million and $150 million, however, Intel did not disclose any financial details of the Basis acquisition. At the beginning of 2014, we reported on rumors that Basis was soliciting...
January 6, 2014
Redmond, Washington-based Heapsylon has partnered with shoe company Vivobarefoot to sell Heapsylon's Sensoria Fitness sensor-enabled "smart" socks and to further develop the product.
The company says that all of the stores worldwide that currently carry Vivo's product will soon have Sensoria products in them, too. According to Vivo's website, there are nearly 500 such stores around the world.
July 25, 2013
Researchers at the University of California in San Diego have developed a noninvasive, realtime wearable sensor that continuously monitors the wearer's sweat's lactate levels. The sensor could be used to help assess physical performance for athletes, soldiers, or patients, the researchers wrote in an article published by a medical journal affiliated with the American Chemical Society.
May 21, 2013
It takes guts for former Zeo CEO Dave Dickinson to do what he did in a MobiHealthNews commentary last week, namely, share his lessons learned from the moderately popular but ultimately unsuccessful mobile sleep monitoring and coaching service. I think he realizes Zeo was on the verge of something big, but couldn't quite get over the hump.
"Early on, we realized that our ability to transcend our...