April 28, 2012
Misfit Wearables, a wearable devices startup founded by AgaMatrix co-founders Sonny Vu and Sridhar Iyengar and former Apple CEO John Sculley, recently raised a $7.6 million round of funding co-led by Brian Singerman of the Founders Fund. According to a report in TechCrunch, the other as-yet-unnamed lead venture capital firm was Khosla Ventures. Singerman also led the Founders Fund investment in...
October 13, 2010
This is big: AT&T announced plans to offer WellDoc's FDA-approved mobile phone-based diabetes management solution to a select group of AT&T employees sometime in 2011. (AT&T's benefits program covers some 1.2 million employees, retirees and dependents so the company has a vested interest in improving employees' health while keeping costs low). AT&T potentially plans to offer...
July 13, 2010
Mobile health pilots conducted by Dr. Richard Katz of George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC were the subject of a recent Associated Press report. "Medical Minutes" is the term Katz uses to describe his program.
Katz aims to use incentives to see whether inner-city diabetics, an "especially hard-to-reach population," according to the AP, will better control their blood sugar and...