January 6, 2017
While digital health doesn't have as big of a presence at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas as other industries, there were a fair number of wearables, apps and sensor-enabled tools showcased. There were also several partnerships announced, which you can read about here. Some have already been covered in MobiHealthNews yet didn't make their official debuts til this week, but most were...
January 7, 2016
France-based Kolibree, which has developed a smartphone-connected electric toothbrush, raised $4 million from SOSV, SEB Alliance, Innovacom, Cap Horn, and Dental Investment Group for Health.
“Kolibree began product sales in Q2 2015, with increasing gains throughout the year,” Kolibree Founder and CEO Thomas Serval said in a statement. “In addition, a new partnership with game developer Ubisoft...
January 20, 2015
CES 2015 ended earlier this month, and like last year, a significant portion of the show floor was dominated by digital health products. Companies showed off a number of activity trackers, sleep devices, an oral health tracker, connected weight scales, and a few adhesive temperature devices. And also like last year, most of the products MobiHealthNews covered were demos, prototypes, and concepts...
August 11, 2014
Louisville, Kentucky-based smart toothbrush maker Beam Technologies raised $5 million in a round led by Drive Capital for its manual smartphone connected toothbrush. This brings the company's total announced funding to date to $5.5 million.
"We've been working hard to transform the mundane two minutes people spend brushing their teeth to create a highly engaging user experience -- so much so that...
April 14, 2014
Four months after Paris-based Kolibree announced its smartphone-connected electric toothbrush at CES 2014, the company has launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign.
Kolibree's connected toothbrush has sensors that detect not only how long users brushed their teeth, but also whether they hit all the hard to reach places between gums and teeth. Kolibree wants brushing to last two minutes and...
February 21, 2014
Dental hygiene company Oral-B announced its Bluetooth-connected electric toothbrush line, SmartSeries, which will be available in Germany this spring and in the United States in June. The Oral-B companion app will be available in iOS in May, and in Android in August.
Oral-B will also add connectivity to some of its other electric toothbrushes.
SmartSeries will offer users six different brushing...
January 8, 2014
CES is upon us again. According to the Boston Globe, the Las Vegas consumer electronics show is dedicating 40 percent more floor space to digital health than last year and more than 300 digital health companies are exhibiting. Whether or not those stats are illustrative, digital health is still a more popular topic at CES than it ever has been. And with more and more big companies like Sony and...