January 28, 2015
Biogen Idec used Fitbit bands in a previous study
Biogen Idec has partnered with Google X, Google's business unit for long-term “moonshot” projects, to study outside factors that might contribute to the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a report from Bloomberg.
Google and Biogen will use sensors, software, and data analysis tools to collect and analyze data from people who...
October 13, 2014
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded an $10.8 million grant to launch a new initiative, called Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K), which will see a team of researchers working to better understand and develop tools that leverage data from health sensors and wearables. The team of researchers will be led by University of Memphis computer scientist Dr. Santosh Kumar.
July 2, 2014
Microsoft's rumored smartwatch is said to look like a thinner Nike+ FuelBand
Microsoft plans to release its own smartwatch with 11 sensors as soon as October, according to tech news site Tom's Hardware. Tom's Hardware received its information from an unidentified source.
The report from Tom's Hardware explains that the Microsoft smartwatch is using chips from Texas Instruments and Atmel. The...
May 13, 2014
South Korean technology company LG, which announced its Lifeband Touch fitness tracker and heart rate sensing earphones at CES this year, will launch those products next week, the company announced. The devices will be available exclusively from some Best Buy stores.
With the recent news of Nike FuelBand dramatically reducing the size of its hardware team and Fitbit still licking its wounds after...
April 22, 2014
Provo-based newborn wearable device maker Owlet has raised $1.85 million in funding from a mix of investors that included R/GA, Techstars, Azimuth Ventures, Life Sciences Angel Network, Utah-based Peak Ventures, Eniac Ventures, ff Ventures, Brand Band Project and John Ason, an early investor in Diapers.com, according to a report from Dow Jones.
Owlet did not respond to a request for more...