August 5, 2014
UK-based Cambridge Temperature Concepts raised $4.38 million (£2.6 million) in a round led by Longwall Venture Partners.
The company previously raised just over $5 million (£3 million), CEO Dr. Claire Hooper told MobiHealthNews in an email. This brings the company's total funding to date to around $9 million.
Cambridge Temperature Concept's flagship product, called DuoFertility, is a stick-on...
March 3, 2014
Last year, MobiHealthNews pointed out that although digital health fertility services have been around since at least 2009, digital health fertility tools were showing signs of early market traction by focusing on conception. The companies we discussed at the time were Kindara, Ovuline, and DuoFertility, which all aimed to help women with conception.
Since then, other companies that focused on...
May 3, 2013
Although disposable body-worn wireless medical sensors have barely begun to see usage in healthcare, research firm ABI is predicting they will rise to prominence very quickly. By 2018, ABI analysts say, disposable Medical Body Area Network (MBAN) sensor shipments will hit 5 million. Previously, ABI reported that 160 million wireless wearable health devices, of which disposable sensors are a sub-...
January 17, 2013
Digital health apps and services for health issues related to pregnancy, fertility, and conception have been available for years now. Even way back in early 2009 when we conducted our very first health and medical apps report we found that already 250 apps related to women's health issues were available for iPhone users. Our most recent count puts the figure closer to 1,000. Beyond apps there is...
November 16, 2012
A Beijing-based medical device company called Raiing has been granted 510(k) FDA clearance for the Raiing Wireless Thermometer, a peel-and-stick contact thermometer sensor that continuously transmits body temperature readings to a companion iPhone app, which is already available in the iOS AppStore. The app is called Vitals Monitor and is currently available for a free download, but the device...
May 24, 2012
Photo Credit: Paul Savage Photography
By Padma Nagappan
Misfit Wearables, the wearable computing start-up with $7.6 million in funding, founded by Sonny Vu and Sridhar Iyengar, co-founders of AgaMatrix, and former Apple CEO John Sculley, has kept mum on what it's developing. During his presentation at the WLSA Convergence Summit in San Diego this week, Vu didn't reveal any secrets, but rather...
April 26, 2012
This past December the FDA cleared DuoFertility, a basal body temperature thermometer sensor developed by Cambridge Temperature Concepts. The device, which is intended for use in measuring and recording basal body temperature as an aid in ovulation prediction to aid in conception, has been available in the UK for some time but only became commercially available in the United States this week....
April 3, 2012
About a year ago we noticed a YouTube video demo of a DIY project: An infrared thermometer iPhone peripheral. While it appears to be a separate effort altogether, Germany-based Medisana is making some noise this week about the planned launch of ThermoDock. The device is available for pre-order in the UK for about US $96.
Here's the pitch over at online shopping site Firebox: "Forget old-fashioned...
January 20, 2012
The Duofertility Reader
Late last year the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared Duofertility, a computerized basal body temperature thermometer developed by Cambridge Temperature Concepts, with a 510(K). Cambridge Temperature Concepts developed the device, which is intended for use in measuring and recording basal body temperature as an aid in ovulation prediction to aid in conception,...
May 26, 2011
Earlier this month Rob McCray the President and CEO of the Wireless Life-Sciences Alliance (WLSA) wrote in an editorial piece for MobiHealthNews: "If a device or service can be connected, it should be (under penalty of malpractice, obsolescence and/or customer dissatisfaction). How else will you be able to answer questions about how your product works in the field or why someone should buy it?...