September 30, 2015
Sharing economy lodging giant Airbnb has acquired Lapka, a Russian startup, that developed smartphone-connected sensor offerings, including a smartphone-connected breathalyzer. The strange deal appears to be more of a talent grab than anything else.
Lapka CEO Vadik Marmeladov explained in a post on their website that the company never saw its devices as medical devices. Instead, Lapka saw...
December 18, 2012
Followers of mHealth should have learned by now not to be surprised by what health function your smartphone will serve next. Still and all, two new technologies are presenting a somewhat novel use case: scanning your food before you eat it. A recent proof-of-concept from UCLA turns your smartphone into a mobile lab that can test your food for a number of allergens, while a new commercial product...