August 20, 2020
Update: This story has been updated with additional information from Carré Technologies.
OMSignal, a Canadian digital health startup that helped to pioneer the smart clothing space, is out of business as of February 2019, MobiHealthNews has learned. The company declared bankruptcy and sold some of its patents to Honeywell Safety Products.
According to a notice published by PricewaterhouseCoopers...
November 1, 2016
Fitbit has partnered with Virgin Pulse, a mobile-first employee wellness and engagement company, to offer Fitbit trackers at a lower cost and develop personalized wellbeing programs around Fitbit’s Group Health offerings. The collaboration will reach some 2,200 Virgin Pulse employer customers worldwide, and will work to address the challenge of implementing and managing corporate wellness...
December 15, 2015
Montreal, Canada-based Carre Technologies, which does business as Hexoskin, has raised about $960,000 ($1.32 million Canadian) from Anges Québec and the Anges Québec Capital fund, for its health-tracking apparel line.
Hexoskin shirts include sensors that track heart rate, heart rate variability, breathing rate, respiration volume, activity, and sleep. Data from the shirt is sent to a companion...
January 7, 2015
By The MobiHealthNews Team
Digital health and fitness devices were, yet again, a dominant topic at CES 2015. Companies showed off a number of activity trackers, sleep devices, an oral health tracker, connected weight scales, and a few adhesive temperature devices. This year, while quite a few companies unveiled new digital health offerings, others demo'd products that built on existing devices....
June 24, 2014
In early February, a group of six, three men and three women, embarked on a 45-day expedition in Antarctica to test Astroskin, a smart shirt prototype developed by Carre Technologies for the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). The CSA also invested $1.12 million in a total of five studies, which they expect to complete in 2014, that explore technologies that aim to make space flight safer for astronauts...
September 12, 2013
Crowdfunding is alive and well in mobile health. Just a few months after Scanadu's record-breaking presale, a number of mobile and digital health companies continue to turn to Indiegogo and Kickstarter to fund projects. Over the last few months, MobiHealthNews has written about Emotiv, Beddit, uCheck, and Eclipse.
EEG-tracking headset Emotiv still has three days left in its campaign, but the...