October 23, 2013
A little over a month ago, MobiHealthNews rounded up six health trackers on crowdfunding sites.
BreathAcoustics, which has raised another $15,000 since we last checked in with seven days until the end of the campaign, is a Bluetooth headset that lets a user listen to music and make phone calls, but also tracks health metrics. BreathAcoustics has raised $28,000 of its $30,000 goal...
October 2, 2013
Beddit, maker of sleep-tracking technology, has been so successful in its Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign that Indiegogo has extended the 60-day fundraising period by two weeks, until Oct. 15. The Espoo, Finland-based company, which has U.S. offices in Saratoga, Calif., surpassed $400,000 this week, or five times its original $80,000 goal.
The extra money will help Beddit build out cloud-based...
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...
August 22, 2013
A startup company is looking to raise $650,000 on Indiegogo to test and eventually bring to market a wireless sensor meant to aid in the early detection of breast cancer and the tracking of patients being treated for the disease that kills 40,000 U.S. women each year.
Eclipse Breast Health Technologies, of La Mesa, California, launched its crowdfunding campaign Monday and hopes to reach its goal...
August 5, 2013
Google Glass may or may not be on its way to catching on with the consumer crowd, but, if nothing else, it shows that Google doesn't think consumers will have a problem wearing a computer on their head. As wearable health real estate goes, the head is a contentious spot for a sensor, but a number of companies are making a go for it. Brainwave sensors, like Emotiv, which has already raised $400,...
July 10, 2013
Slava Rubin, CEO of Indiegogo, and Greg Sebasky, Chairman of Philips North America.
Philips has announced an innovation contest to give a total of $100,000 out to five startups creating technology to improve health and wellness. But companies that compete stand to get a lot more than the $60,000 grand prize: the Innovation Fellows Competition is being conducted in partnership with Indiegogo,...
July 9, 2013
As the market for quantified self continues to grow with wearables like smart watches and apps that track diet and exercise, new mobile health technologies are cropping up with embedded sensors that track a baby's health condition.
New York-based Pixie Scientific developed urine-tracking Smart Diapers. The diapers have a code on the bottom that will change colors after the baby pees. From there,...
June 19, 2013
Scanadu CEO Walter De Brouwer (right) and Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy (center)
Scanadu, the startup building a suite of smartphone-connected medical diagnostic tools for home use, is extending the Indiegogo campaign for its premier SCOUT device an additional month after hitting the $1 million mark. The extension, coupled with the fact that the company is only $300,000 away from the top funded...
June 10, 2013
If you've been hanging around Indiegogo, you may have noticed a new trend in smartphone-connected devices: the smartphone breathalyzer. Three companies have shown up with smartphone breathalyzers on the crowdfunding platform in the last few months, with two more launching independently, and at least three of the products claim to be (in these exact words) "the world's first smartphone...
May 29, 2013
Misfit also released a picture of a black version of the Shine with a leather band.
Misfit Wearables announced that it is once more pushing back the shipping date of its crowd-funded Shine tracker, and that the device will no longer support Android at launch. Supporters of Misfit's $846,000 Indiegogo campaign this past January will now have to wait until mid-July for their trackers.