October 29, 2013
Frank Moss, former MIT Media Lab professor in the New Media Medicine group and co-founder of Bluefin Labs, has joined app developer Constant Therapy as the Chief Strategic Advisor.
Constant Therapy develops iTherapy, an app available on the iPad which provides rehabilitation tools and solutions for those suffering from stroke, head-injury, or dementia, or children with language, cognitive,...
September 24, 2013
Sprint and Techstars have launched a mobile health accelerator in Kansas City, the hometown region of Sprint, that will mentor 10 startups, according to a press release.
Applications are open until December 6th, finalists will be notified in January, and the actual program is expected to start March 2014. The program will last three months and companies can receive up to $120,000 in funding, $20,...
June 3, 2013
Integrated health system Kaiser Permanente is launching an open API, called Interchange, that will enable developers to use publicly available information from Kaiser Permanente in their own apps. Initially, Kaiser Permanente will share data about the location, hours of operation and specialty information for the organization's 37 hospitals and more than 600 medical offices. That location data...
May 24, 2013
This week, stealthy mobile health startup, Palo Alto, California-based Gamgee raised $2 million from Khosla Ventures, according to an SEC filing.
The company aims to make a healthcare app geared towards people who are chronically ill, CEO Bob Quinn writes in his LinkedIn profile. Very few details about the company are known, but Quinn, former Epocrates CTO, wrote that the startup's long term...
May 8, 2013
San Francisco-based HealthTap announced this week that it had raised $24 million in its second round of funding. Khosla Ventures led the investment with return backers Mayfield Fund and Mohr Davidow Ventures contributing, too. As part of the deal, Khosla Venture's Keith Rabois and former Square COO will join HealthTap's board of directors. Vinod Khosla will join as an advisor, too.
April 17, 2013
One of the themes of this year's TEDMED conference was data liberation, kicked off by two speakers: Deborah Estrin, a computer scientist at Cornell Tech and Amy Abernethy, a cancer researcher at Duke Clinical Research Center. Estrin and Abernethy each talked about a rich source of data that could revolutionize healthcare, but isn't currently being tapped; Estrin talked about the "...
April 1, 2013
A recent meta-analysis from The Cochrane Library found that computer-based interventions for Type 2 diabetes provide, at best, a small improvement from traditional care methods. The analysis, based on 16 studies, found that the interventions reduced A1C (the standard measure for blood glucose control) by 0.2 percent, although that rose to 0.5 percent for mobile-based interventions. Measures of...
March 1, 2013
The Misfit Shine is an example of a partially passive wearable sensor.
The future of sensors won't be handheld devices like Star Trek's tricorder. It will be invisible sensors in your shoes, floorboards, and cars that quietly collect your health data, analyze it, and alert you, your doctor, or your loved ones only when something goes wrong. That's the prediction in "Making Sense of Sensors: How...
January 29, 2013
Passive behavior monitoring and analytics company Ginger.io is now soliciting participants for a diabetes pilot study, building on the work that won them the Sanofi Data Design Diabetes Innovation Challenge in 2011.
Ginger.io, which recently raised $6.5 million in a round led by Khosla Ventures, makes passive monitoring software for smartphones, with the goal of creating profiles for how...
December 27, 2012
Omniscience Mobile's upcoming clinical trial app.
Mobile technology presents a sorely-needed, long-awaited opportunity for innovating the clinical trial – making it cheaper, easier, and even more accurate. But there are a lot of pieces to a clinical trial, and, according to some, mobile technology has the capacity to influence almost every one. Different companies are experimenting with these...