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By Jonah Comstock January 23, 2019
Digitimes, a supply side electronics publication with a mixed track record on Apple rumors, is reporting that Apple plans to launch next-generation AirPods in 2019 which will include health monitoring features. Giving credence to the rumor is an older report from November that Apple had updated certain trademarks pertaining to the AirPods to include health sensors. The rumor doesn't include...
By Jonah Comstock October 13, 2016
It's been a big couple of days for Apple's Apple Watch, which came out ahead in a small study published in the Journal of American Medical Association Cardiology journal yesterday. Additionally, news broke today of two patents that could predict some intriguing future features for the device, and Politico reported on a potential new healthcare use case with the device. The JAMA study was a small...
By Jonah Comstock August 16, 2016
When it was announced in 2014, the Apple Watch included only a limited array of health sensors -- heart rate and activity tracking capabilities mainly -- despite Apple hires and rumors that suggested more. A Wall Street journal article last year gave some insight into the disconnect, saying that accuracy concerns plagued the project. Now a Fast Company interview with Bob Messerschmidt, a former...
By Jonah Comstock September 15, 2015
Raleigh, North Carolina-based Valencell, which embeds its health and medical sensors in some wearable devices, most notably in sensor-equipped headphones, raised $2.6 million in a combination of debt and equity, according to an SEC filing. This round brings the company's total funding to date -- again, including some debt funding -- to $16.1 million. Its last funding round, $7 million, was led by...
By Aditi Pai July 19, 2013
While most digital health tools are geared towards adults, MobiHealthNews has pointed out in the past that providing kids with similar devices might help them form better health habits. A lot of these devices are new additions to a child's daily schedule, but one company is putting a new take on an old classic. Today, Croatia-based iDerma launched Teddy the Guardian, a handmade organic teddy bear...