March 28, 2016
Harvard University has partnered with Sage Bionetworks to launch TeamStudy, a ResearchKit app that aims to gather data from former NFL players as well as the general public to study and better understand the impact playing football has on professional athletes.
The ResearchKit app launch is a part of Harvard’s Football Players Health Study, which is a series of research initiatives the university...
February 2, 2016
Some 71 percent of US adults said they would use a health tracking device if it was clinically accurate, according to a survey of 1,011 US adults between December 10 and 13th last year.
The survey was commissioned by The Society for Participatory Medicine and health technology company Biotricity. It was fielded by ORC International. About 509 respondents were from a landline sample and 502 from...
January 18, 2016
UK-based Babylon, a remote care company, has raised $25 million in a round led by Investment AB Kinnevik with participation from Hoxton Ventures, Innocent Drinks cofounders Richard Reed, Adam Balon, and Jon Wright, as well as Deepmind cofounders Demis Hassabis and Mustafa Suleyman.
The company’s CEO and founder, Ali Parsa, began working on Babylon in 2013 and launched the offering in early 2105...
January 11, 2016
Health kiosk company higi has raised $40 million from its existing investors. While higi CEO Jeff Bennett told MobiHealthNews higi's Chairman William Wrigley was among the existing investors who participated, he did not disclose any additional names. The announcement comes just a week after a different health kiosk company, telemedicine-focused HealthSpot, shut down.
Healthspot had raised at...
December 7, 2015
MD Revolution has raised $23 million in a round co-led by Chicago-based Jump Capital and an undisclosed global healthcare technology company for its mobile chronic care management system. To date, MD Revolution, which is based in San Diego, California, has raised more than $30 million.
The company has developed a program, called RevUp, available on the web or on iOS devices, that helps patients...
November 30, 2015
Goqii has raised $13.4 million in a round led by New Enterprise Associates and Cheetah Mobile with participation from Great Wall Club (GWC), DSG Consumer Partners, Ilkka Paananen, and Pravin Gandhi for its health coaching service, according to TechCrunch.
The company is headquartered in Menlo Park, California with offices in Mumbai, India and Shenzhen, China. It is developing a health coaching...
November 19, 2015
Zurich, Switzerland-based dacadoo has raised an undisclosed sum from European investors for its employee wellness platform. While the latest investors haven't been discolosed, Samsung Venture Investment contributed to the company's previous round, which was announced in April.
The company has developed a health tracking and engagement program, available on iOS or Android apps, for employers to...
November 16, 2015
Denmark-based Cortrium has raised $1.6 million (1.5 million euros) from Myant, a division of Myant Capital Partners, for its connected health tracking device.
Cortrium is developing wearable health sensors designed for both in-patient and home health monitoring. The startup’s device, called the C3, can measure ECG, heart rate, respiratory rate, skin surface temperature, heart rate recovery, sleep...
September 30, 2015
The medical app market was worth $489 million in 2015 and nearly 40 percent of sales came from health monitoring apps, according to a report from research firm Kalorama Information.
Kalorama includes telemedicine and monitoring apps in this app category.
"Involvement in this care segment has several benefits and hospitals, care givers, device manufacturers, and patients are continuing to jump on...
September 28, 2015
Some 65 percent of millennials think its important to track their fitness, according to a survey of 5,000 millennials, aged 14 to 34, commissioned by Technogym, a fitness equipment manufacturer. The survey was conducted by Loudhouse, a UK-based independent research agency.
The survey found that 72 percent of millennials said one benefit of tracking their fitness is that they could do it on the go...