September 24, 2015
Combining health tracking with incentives, rewards, and challenges can contribute to consumers' lowered blood pressure, according to a study that looked at historical data from higi, a health kiosk company. The company examined data for 159,000 people with hypertension over nearly three years, from September 2012 to April 2015.
The data higi collected included activity from higi's health kiosks,...
August 14, 2014
A Stayhealthy HealthCenter kiosk.
Health kiosk startup higi has merged with Stayhealthy, another mobile health company that also has a health kiosk business. The two announced the merger last week. The new company will apparently still be known as higi. Higi's Jeff Bennett will stay on as CEO, while Stayhealthy CEO John Collins will take on the role of Vice Chairman and Director of Innovation...
February 6, 2014
Digital health startup higi has signed an agreement with Rite Aid to get its kiosks, which were already dispersed throughout 2,000 stores like Publix, Whole Foods, and CVS, into Rite Aid pharmacies. Between the second quarter of 2014 and early 2015, the company plans to roll out 4,100 kiosks in Rite Aid stores.
“We are very excited to be expanding higi on a national level through this new...
December 26, 2013
It's clear that consolidation is finally starting to happen in mobile health.
In the third quarter of 2013, MobiHealthNews reported an unprecedented number of mobile and digital health acquisitions in a single quarter -- five. Depending on where you count Humana's acquisition of Healthrageous (which we reported on October 1st), the fourth quarter either matched or surpassed that...
December 17, 2013
Chicago-based higi, a digital health company that powers health kiosks in thousands of retail locations in the US, acquired New York and Seattle-based challenges and rewards platform Earndit last month. Financial details of the transaction have not been disclosed. Higi is the brainchild of serial entrepreneur Michael Ferro, who is also the owner of the Chicago Sun-Times. The company officially...
August 30, 2011
As the space for fitness apps continues to grow, app developers need to innovate to gain users. While many apps include an in-app award component, Nexercise, a free iOS app that's the subject of a recent Reuters article, aims to incentivize users with real world products including gift cards, coupons, and vitamin supplements.
Using the app, users track their fitness activities, which can range...