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By Jonah Comstock 11:16 am June 5, 2017
San Francisco-based Kenzen, which is developing a peel-and-stick wearable for athletes that measures, among other things, electrolytes in sweat, has raised $5 million from a stable of mostly strategic investors. Backers include Digitalis Ventures, Flex (formerly Flextronics), the San Francisco 49ers football team, Hickory Ventures, and the Women’s Capital Connection. “Kenzen brings connected,...
By Heather Mack 05:23 pm November 1, 2016
Dr. Ricky Bloomfield, a doctor on the forefront of implementing both Apple HealthKit and Apple ResearchKit in his position as Director of Mobile Strategy at Duke University, will leave Duke to take a position on Apple's health team. A colleague of Bloomfield's broke the news on Twitter yesterday and Apple confirmed the news. The company declined to go into detail about what Bloomfield's role at...
By Heather Mack 03:32 am July 13, 2016
Smart clothing, such as sensor-enabled running wear and thermoregulation jackets, may not be in everyone’s closets these days, but software developers and manufacturers see that future as very near. At the Wearables Technology conference this week in San Francisco, companies looking to go beyond fitness trackers say the changing landscape of the healthcare world and the consumer world is shaping...
By Jonah Comstock 12:22 pm October 1, 2015
It can be a little hard to keep track of exactly what Palo Alto-based HealthTap does these days. What began as a doctor Q&A service that has since expanded into doctor ratings and app curation, as well as launching its HealthTap Prime service for video visits, which also helps connect patients to lab tests via an integration with Quest Diagnostics. Now the digital health company is tackling...