August 7, 2014
Earlier this year Pew Research's Internet Project published a report called Digital Living 2025, which surveyed and aggregated ideas and predictions from internet scholars and successful entrepreneurs on the impact technology will have on our daily lives a decade from now. The report has a fascinating section on digital health that's well worth the read if you missed it.
Pew and its partner for...
July 29, 2014
A new longitudinal study of the microbiome from researchers at Harvard and MIT demonstrates how the ubiquity of a smartphone enables research that would have been much more difficult previously. In the study, two patients tracked a number of health factors on an iPhone app for a year and also took stool samples almost every day. Researchers analyzed the bacteria in the stool samples alongside the...
July 9, 2014
Just a month after Apple announced its health tracking platform for iOS 8, the company released a new beta version of the app with two new features: step counting and caffeine tracking, according to a report from 9to5Mac. Another report from 9to5Mac finds that Apple hired two engineers from the Nike+ FuelBand team in June, Ryan Bailey and Jon Gale.
These two are just the latest to join Apple's...
May 7, 2014
Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Segterra, developer of the InsideTracker platform, has raised $2.5 million in funding led by strategic investor Henry Kauftheil, who is chairman of real estate investment firm ACG Equities and CSO and co-founder of stealthy consumer health startup SelfHealth.me. The funding raise, which was first reported by Xconomy, brings the company's total up to $4 million since...
March 18, 2014
Apple's Passbook app
This week 9to5Mac dropped its latest report on the rumored all-in-one health tracking app that Apple is reportedly working on in tandem with a wristworn, health sensing iWatch device. The report includes a number of "complete recreations of screenshots" of Healthbook's user interface that the publication received from anonymous sources.
As has been reported before, the...
August 24, 2013
Levchin's Glow app
This week, MobiHealthNews wrote about a survey from Flurry that indicated health and fitness users still prefer the iPhone to the iPad, Allscripts' updated EHR iPad app and new company-branded app store, Samsung's launch of a gamified health app in Korea, and Basis' limited iPhone app. Here are some other stories we read this week that will add insight and scope to some...