March 13, 2014
Houston, Texas-based coaching platform BSX Athletics launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign this week for a new fitness tracking wearable, called BSX Insight. The device costs $179, for those who pre-order it through the Kickstarter campaign, and that includes a six month subscription to BSX Athletics' online training service.
While the device tracks heart rate, cadence, and pace, like some...
March 5, 2014
MobiHealthNews has written about a few mobile health crowdfunding projects recently, even since our last roundup in mid-January.
Johns Hopkins student team Aezon became the second Tricorder X Prize contestant (after Scanadu) to try to crowdfund its entry for the $10 million prize -- out of a desired $10,000, the team has raised $4,000 so far. AT&T alum Ryan McQuaid also launched a...
December 16, 2013
Head-worn sensors have been tried in a variety of form factors including headbands, helmets, headphones, glasses, and goggles. Now a group of Polish inventors, forming San Francisco-based IntelliClinic, are crowdfunding a new twist: a brainwave-sensing smartphone-connected sleep mask.
The device, called NeuroOn, has already raised $330,000 on Kickstarter, more than three times its original goal....
November 21, 2013
Last month, we compiled a list of 9 companies that had new takes on self-tracking and were crowdfunding on Indiegogo. The list included Push, an armband that tracks force instead of just activity level, Angel, an open source activity tracker that lets the developer decide what the device should do, and TellSpec, a spectrometer-enabled food tracker.
Push passed its goal of $80,000 by $54,000 and...
September 18, 2013
Aging-in-place startup Lively has put its home monitoring product in general release this week after landing $4.8 million in venture capital. Cambia Health Solutions led the Series A round, while Lively's seed investor Maveron also contributed, San Francisco-based Lively announced Tuesday.
Lively, which combines stylish wireless sensors and a data-collection hub with biweekly printed mailers, is...
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 14, 2013
Lumo Body Tech, makers of an app-connected posture sensing belt, launched a new, overhauled version of its LUMOback sensor today. The new sensor is a significant hardware upgrade and also includes new tracking capabilities and app features.
The company has redesigned both the belt and the sensor unit to be lighter, smaller, and more comfortable than the first generation of the unit. The shell of...
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 9, 2013
Galvanic, a Dublin-based startup, has created a Bluetooth-enabled galvanic skin response sensor that's also a game controller. The product, called the PIP sensor, is designed to help users learn to reduce their own stress through gamified biofeedback. The company is currently crowdfunding the device through Kickstarter.
UPDATE: Galvanic made their $100,000 funding goal, with 15 hours left in...
June 12, 2013
Last June an LA-based startup called Axio finished building prototypes of an EEG headband with built-in audio neurofeedback, Bluetooth connectivity, an analytic engine and companion smartphone app that aimed to help people find ways to better concentrate.
"We want to revolutionize how people interact with their brains," Axio co-founder Arye Barnehama told MobiHealthNews in an email at the time....