November 9, 2020
This morning, digital cardiopulmonary health startup Eko pulled back the curtain on $65 million in new funding. The Series C raise was headed by Capital Partners and Questa Capital, and also saw participation from Artis Ventures, DigiTx Partners, NTTVC, 3M Ventures and other investors.
WHAT IT DOES
Based in Oakland, California, Eko is known for combining ECG-enabled digital stethoscope devices...
October 22, 2020
Searching for outbreaks. The long and sometimes muddled tradition of predicting outbreak hot spots by analyzing search engine activity has continued into the COVID-19 era, with Mayo Clinic researchers publishing new findings that suggest strong correlations between certain keywords and case reports. In reviewing data from Jan. 22 to April 6, "face mask," "Lysol" and "COVID stimulus check" had the...
November 26, 2019
Eko, the maker of devices and platforms for monitoring heart function, has announced the rollout of a second version of its CORE stethoscope that includes noise canceling capabilities and a sound amplifying feature.
Customers can buy the product as a digital attachment or an assembled stethoscope. The latest version will include a wireless connection to Eko’s software and a 10-hour battery. On...
October 29, 2018
A team of researchers from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) have unveiled their take on the digital stethoscope, which includes ECG and machine learning capabilities. Of note, the new device is specifically designed to detect arrhythmia issues related to a patient’s heart pump implant.
The design combines a microphone for digital...
April 24, 2018
Today, Bothell, Washington-based Steth IO announced the launch of its smartphone-based digital stethoscope.
The product, also named Steth IO, is built directly into the protective case of a physician’s iPhone (models 6 and higher), allowing them to listen to and measure heart rates or lung sounds by running an app and holding the phone up to a patient’s chest. The device was cleared by the FDA in...
October 31, 2016
Israel-based medical device maker TytoCare has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its digital stethoscope, joining the company's ecosystem of connected tools for remote medical examinations.
The company also offers several FDA Class 1 devices – a connected otoscope for ear examinations, a high-resolution camera, and a thermometer that uses the forehead to get a reading.
The stethoscope pairs...
February 18, 2015
A company founded by two Australian doctors, called CliniCloud, is now taking pre-orders for a connected medical kit that help take the remote video visit to the next level by adding connected medical devices.
CliniCloud, which has offices in San Francisco and Melbourne, Australia, is offering a wireless non-contact thermometer and a digital stethoscope that plugs into a smartphone via the...
May 20, 2014
Gauss's Triton Fluid Management system.
Back at the beginning of May, we reported on several mobile health FDA clearances from the previous month. But the FDA has been even busier than that, clearing at least three other big name mobile products in April, and a few more already in May.
First off, this month a couple of different iPad apps received FDA clearance. At the American Telemedicine...