January 29, 2016
Health tracking apps and devices offer consumers the ability to track an increasing number of relevant metrics. Over the years a number of the companies behind them, especially the ones with larger user bases, have released their own insights based on interesting correlations in the data sets they've collected.
For example, just last week, Runkeeper Director of Marketing tweeted a link to a post...
July 2, 2015
More than 40 percent of US broadband households are interested in receiving medical alerts via a smartphone or another connected platform, according to a report from Parks Associates.
The report, called Smart Home Platforms for Health, assesses the potential for smart home platforms to support connected health offerings.
“About 10 percent of US broadband households have some type of smart home...
June 3, 2015
The wearable device market grew in Q1 for the eighth consecutive year, according to a report from research firm IDC. Approximately 11.4 million wearables were shipped in the first quarter this year, which is a 200 percent increase from the 3.8 million wearables shipped in the first quarter last year.
"Bucking the post-holiday decline normally associated with the first quarter is a strong sign for...
May 12, 2015
Some 45 percent of US consumers want a health wearable or app that monitors "every aspect" of their health, according to a global survey that included responses from 10,131 consumers across 28 countries. The survey was created by Havas Worldwide and fielded by Market Probe International in March 2015.
Havas also found that among worldwide early adopters, which they call "prosumers...
April 21, 2015
Sotera Wireless's ViSi Mobile monitor.
Last year Taiwan-based electronics manufacturer Foxconn quietly acquired a stake in continuous vital signs monitoring company Sotera Wireless for an undisclosed sum. (As MobiHealthNews reported at the time, an SEC filing last April showed that Sotera had raised $20 million from undisclosed backers.) The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Foxconn...
March 24, 2015
Juniper Research predicts that connected healthcare and fitness device services will produce $1.8 billion in annual revenues by 2019, according to a new report, a sixfold increase from 2015, which has predicted revenues of $320 million.
The services market is due to explode because in order to succeed, connected fitness devices will have to shift their focus from just hardware, to software and...
February 11, 2015
Boston-based Neumitra, which has developed a wearable that continuously measures the autonomic nervous system to track stress levels, has received an undisclosed amount of seed funding from the Thiel Foundation's Breakout Labs. Breakout Labs typically invests between $100,000 and $350,000 in its portfolio companies, which include Palo Alto, California-based "EKG for the gut" device maker G-Tech....
May 29, 2014
One week before Apple's World Wide Developer Conference, where the company is widely expected to announce its rumored Healthbook app, Samsung hosted an event called Voice of the Body in San Francisco to show off a couple of digital health projects.
The two new digital health projects included Simband, an "investigational device" -- not a product -- that is stocked with a variety of health sensors...