July 16, 2013
Two months ago, MobiHealthNews looked at the fitness apps that Apple recommends to consumers in its app store, pointing out that, at the time, standalone fitness apps were doing better than the apps for connected devices like Fitbit and Jawbone UP.
It's important to remember, however, that iOS isn't the only game in town. In the world of fitness apps and devices in particular, we've recently seen...
July 10, 2013
Palo Alto-based Azumio, makers of the popular Instant Heart Rate app and a number of other mobile health apps, launched a new free app called Argus, which aggregates readings from many of Azumio's other apps as well as including built-in tracking for food, sleep, and activity. Unlike most of Azumio's apps, which are available for Apple and Android, Argus is currently available on iPhone only.
September 27, 2012
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In July a television company that produces news segments and feeds them to local network news stations across the country came to interview me at MobiHealthNews headquarters in Cambridge, MA. They asked me to demo a few medical devices and companion apps, including a connected blood pressure cuff, a WiFi-enabled weight scale, a skin scan application...
July 23, 2012
Azumio, maker of the Instant Heart Rate smartphone app and other mobile biofeedback technologies, said Friday that it has acquired mobile health and fitness app developer SkyHealth.
With the purchase, a transfer of an unspecified amount of cash and equity, privately held Azumio, based in Palo Alto, Calif., now owns Glucose Buddy, which the company says is the world's most downloaded app for...
October 4, 2011
Azumio's Instant Heart Rate app has passed the 10 million download mark, the company announced this week, making it one of the most popular health apps on the market.
The app claims to measure a user's heart rate in only 10 seconds by using the smartphone's camera and flash to track color changes in the light that passes through the index finger as new blood is delivered with each heartbeat....
September 13, 2011
Investment trends, design challenges, top apps, and tablets for clinicians are often discussed in mobile health circles. This month Technology Review has put together a series on e-medicine, which included a focus on mobile health this week. Here's a quick round-up of their coverage so far:
First up is TR's trend piece on investment challenges facing healthcare startups. "The usual reason HIT...
July 27, 2011
Azumio, the startup formed by Bojan Bernard Bostjancic and Peter Kuhar, who developed the popular Instant Heart Rate app, has raised $2.5 million in venture funding from Founders Fund, Accel Partners and Felecis Ventures. The startup plans to expand its product line, which stands at three apps: Stress Check, Stress Doctor and Instant Heart Rate.
Instant Heart Rate uses the smartphone's camera to...