September 9, 2016
This year is shaping up to be a big one for acquisitions, if not for the money (many are for undisclosed amounts) but for sheer volume. We’ve seen 30 so far, and with a little over three months to go, 2016 may well end up eclipsing 2015’s total of 37 deals. Rather than just list the companies, we've broken them down into different categories based on who the acquirer is, to try to outline some...
February 12, 2016
Boston-based FitnessKeeper, maker of the Runkeeper app, has announced an agreement to be acquired by Japanese apparel company ASICS for $85 million, MobiHealthNews has learned.
"Partnering with ASICS to fulfill [our] vision together makes a ton of sense," Runkeeper founder and CEO Jason Jacobs wrote in a Medium post announcing the deal. "We both have deep roots in and focus on running as a core...
June 8, 2011
RunKeeper unveiled this week a new feature called the Health Graph, which allows users to aggregate data from the RunKeeper mobile app with other health and tracking services. Health Graph will allow users to see a unified view of workout data, social interactions, diet, and sleep habits in the aim of tracking and improving ones overall health and fitness. The data is presented in charts and...
June 17, 2010
"Where will all this data go?"
It's a common question for those in the mobile health space -- right up there with "Who Pays?" and "How will the FDA view my app?" For a few years many hoped personal health records (PHRs) like Google Health and Microsoft HealthVault would act as the central repositories for health data streaming in from various personal health devices, sensors and apps. Not so much...
June 15, 2009
Last week at the Games for Health Conference here in Boston, conference organizer Ben Sawyer told MassHighTech that eventually mobile fitness tracking applications and video games like EA Sports Active will integrate with electronic medical records.
The event featured Boston-area companies like AWare Technologies, FitnessKeeper, and Molecular, which all develop applications to track fitness data...