January 11, 2016
Google has filed another interesting healthcare-related patent, a mechanism that could detect when a patient is eating and issue a contextual reminder to take a medication.
Israel-based patent authors Asaf Zomet and Michael Shynar describe the patented invention as one that uses some mechanism to detect when the user is eating, confirms that this is the case, and then delivers “a reminder to...
September 11, 2014
Google has acquired San Francisco-based Lift Labs, a company that is developing smart utensils for people with Parkinson’s and essential tremor. Lift Labs will join Google[x], which is Google's secretive innovation lab.
Lift Labs is not to be confused with activity and posture tracking wearable device maker Lumo Body Tech, which offers a device called Lumo Lift.
Lift Labs has raised $1 million in...
May 12, 2014
At AARP's Life@50+ event in Boston last week, 10 startups presented products targeted at AARP's 38 million members. The products ranged from a mobile diagnostic testing tool to a system that helps caregivers clock their hours and connect with others in the area.
In December 2013, a report sponsored by Startup Health and AARP found that digital health startups that are targeting...
September 25, 2013
Entrepreneurs in Rock Health's 5th class
San Francisco-based digital health accelerator Rock Health put on its fifth demo day this week. Rock Health announced the class in June and the accelerator ran until this past week when companies made presentations to show how they have grown in the past three months. Of the 11 companies, 10 presented at the demo day.
This class had some high profile...
September 18, 2013
Lift Labs, the Rock Health startup developing smart utensils for people with Parkinson's or Essential Tremor, has raised $1 million from angel investors and announced its official launch. The startup's first hardware product, Liftware, a spoon that detects and autocorrects for hand tremors, will be available for preorder from Lift Labs' website, with plans to ship in December.
Prior to the angel...
June 5, 2013
San Francisco-based digital health accelerator Rock Health announced their fifth class this week. The eleven startups will receive $100,000 in investment and a variety of other perks during their four months in the program.
This class will also be the last one to work out of Rock's old office, in San Francisco's Chinatown. After this class's conclusion, the program will move into new office space...