January 7, 2014
Palo Alto, California-based Lumo Body Tech, makers of the Lumoback posture and activity tracking device, announced plans this week to crowdfund its next generation wearable, Lumo Lift. Lift is considerably smaller than its predecessor, and instead of taking the form factor of a belt, the new device uses a magnetic clasp to clip to the wearer's clothing.
"We learned that many of our existing...
October 10, 2013
Sixty percent of Americans have experienced health problems related to using technology or sitting at a desk, according to a survey conducted by Harris Interactive and commissioned by Lumo Body Tech, makers of the wearable Lumoback posture sensor.
“At Lumo, our mantra is that you can’t improve what you don’t measure,” Monisha Perkash, Lumo cofounder and CEO said in a statement. “Because our...
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...
March 21, 2013
According to a new report by research firm ON World, 18.2 million health and wellness wireless sensor networks (WSNs) will be shipped worldwide in 2017, generating $16.3 billion in annual revenue. That's up from 1.7 million shipments and $4.9 billion in revenues in 2012.
Between 2012 and 2017, the firm reported, health and wellness WSNs that are wearable, implantable, or otherwise mobile-enabled...
December 19, 2012
Lumo Body Tech, the company that makes the Lumoback posture sensor has raised $5 million in its first round of funding, with Madrona Venture Group leading the round. Also contributing were Yahoo co-founder and former CEO Jerry Yang and Innovation Endeavors, Google chairman Eric Schmidt's investment fund, which also contributed to Lumo's $1.1 million seed round April. With the $200,000 from their...
July 19, 2012
In recent weeks LUMOback, the startup developing a wearable sensor and companion app that help users become more aware of their posture, raised more than $100,000 on crowdfunding site, Kickstarter. As we noted in a previous post, LUMOback managed to raise funds on the site even though it has rejected many other health and wellness-related projects in recent months. More recently Shiv Gaglani at...
July 10, 2012
This week health and medical-focused crowdfunding platform Medstartr plans to officially launch on Wednesday. As the name suggests, the website is following in the footsteps of the leading crowdfunding website, Kickstarter, which has helped launched at least two health-related startups that we have covered in MobiHealthNews: smartwatch maker Pebble and smartphone-enabled, inexpensive microscope...
April 2, 2012
Lumoback, a startup that has developed a wireless sensor and mobile app to help users improve their posture, has secured $1.1 million in a seed round of financing, the company confirmed for MobiHealthNews by email today. (Health 2.0 first reported the news on its blog here.) The seed round included a handful of investors including Innovation Endeavors, Morado Venture Partners and Russell...
September 19, 2011
The DEMO conference in California last week featured three mHealth startups, according to a report from PC World.
First off is Lumoback, a system that aims to correct poor posture using a wearable patch, which measures about two inches long and is powered by a lithium-ion battery. The user wears it on the lower back. The sensor transmits posture data via Bluetooth to a smartphone app on the user'...