January 9, 2018
CES has begun and innovators from all over the globe have flocked to Las Vegas to show off their latest products. While news of smart cities and self driving cars seems to be taking over the Internet coverage of the event, digital health innovators have a few tricks up their own sleeves hoping to disrupt the industry. From a mouthguard that can detect concussions to a cuddly AI duck that...
May 25, 2017
The proliferation and ever-increasing sophistication of wearable activity trackers makes clear that we have come a long way from analog pedometers and clunky heart rate monitors, but new research suggests those metrics may be the only ones modern wearables can accurately track.
Stanford researchers took a hard look at seven different consumer wearables with a group of 60 volunteers, who wore the...
November 30, 2015
Food tracking is one area where digital health still hasn't meaningfully surpassed the status quo. Sure, it's easier to log your food in an app than it is with pen or paper, but unlike step counts, heart rate, blood pressure, and more, there's no connected device that automatically knows what you've eaten and how many calories you've consumed. It's something of a holy grail for consumer tracking...
April 9, 2014
April 1st is come and gone, but the mobile health jokes are sticking around. Just this week, we saw a cutting Indiegogo satire of suspect health trackers like HealBe and the premiere of HBO's "Silicon Valley," which hit us with a pretty good riff on physician-entrepreneurs.
Started by someone calling themselves "Shane White", the Indiegogo page lasted about two days before being taken down by the...
March 12, 2014
Last October Waterloo, Ontario-based Airo Health, a small startup founded by recent graduates, began taking preorders for a passive nutrition-tracking, wristworn device on its website, only to refund its backers a few weeks later after admitting it should have tested and validated the device further before putting it up for sale. Last week Healbe, a company with offices in San Francisco and...