January 15, 2018
Last week CES brought innovators from around the world to Las Vegas. But one event at CES was dedicated to creating innovations for the smallest people. This year participants in the Babytech Awards displayed a myriad of products from wearables that monitor a baby’s heartbeat to baby sleep coaches. There were five categories including healthy baby, fertility and pregnancy, baby safety, baby eats...
June 28, 2017
It’s impossible to watch a baby at all times, no matter how little sleep new parents get. But that doesn’t stop parents from trying to keep tabs on their child at any time of day or night, meaning the market for smart baby monitoring products isn’t slowing down. The latest to raise funding in this space is Silicon Valley-based Cocoon Cam, which just closed $4 million in Series A led by Happiness...
March 29, 2017
Utah-based Owlet Baby Care, maker of smart socks for infant health monitoring, has announced the second generation of its device as well as a new connected care platform that will roll out with the Owlet Smart Sock 2.
“From day one, our mission at Owlet has been to revolutionize the way we care for our infants, and that starts with understanding their overall health,” Owlet CEO and cofounder...
January 25, 2017
While most wearable baby monitors are designed with the intention to give parents peace of mind, some experts warn they may do just the opposite.
In a recent JAMA article, researchers outlined how the proliferation of baby wearables that monitor vital signs and alert parents of abnormalities via a companion app can cause undue alarm to parents. Moreover, the researchers point out, the devices...
December 22, 2016
Note: MobiHealthNews will be taking tomorrow off for the holidays. We'll be back on Monday with a week of special issues looking back at 2016 and ahead at 2017, and back to our normal coverage on January 2nd. We wish you and yours a happy holiday season.
While the shift to value-based care has driven digital health innovation overall, the tech-enabled advances haven’t necessarily touched every...
November 3, 2016
Utah-based Owlet Baby Care, which makes the Owlet Smart Sock that monitors infants’ breathing and heart rate, has raised $15 million through venture funding and a collaborator role grant from the National Institutes of Health. The round included new investors Trilogy Equity Partners and the Amazon Alexa Fund, plus existing investors Eclipse and Eniac. This brings the company’s total funding to $...
August 19, 2015
Owlet Baby Care, a tech startup developing smart socks for monitoring infants' vital signs, raised $6 million in venture funding and another $1 million in the form of an NIH Grant.
The venture funding was led by Formation 8 (F8), with participation from Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS Shoes, who recently started a new fund called Carpe Diem VC. Previous investors Azimuth Ventures, ffvc, Eniac...
April 22, 2014
Provo-based newborn wearable device maker Owlet has raised $1.85 million in funding from a mix of investors that included R/GA, Techstars, Azimuth Ventures, Life Sciences Angel Network, Utah-based Peak Ventures, Eniac Ventures, ff Ventures, Brand Band Project and John Ason, an early investor in Diapers.com, according to a report from Dow Jones.
Owlet did not respond to a request for more...
December 5, 2013
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A new tech accelerator, focused exclusively on wirelessly connected devices, announced its first class -- and three health-related companies are among the ranks. The RGA Accelerator, a collaboration of TechStars and digital consulting firm R/GA, launched in September with a special focus on "startups that are creating physical products and connected applications."
November 2, 2013
This week in digital health, “social health management” platform creator Welltok's acqured healthcare incentive design and management firm IncentOne, Runtastic updated its app and announced a new product, and HealthTap launched of Siri-like app called Talk to Docs. It was a packed week, but there are still more stories to read. Here are some other stories we read this week.
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