August 27, 2019
This morning FIGUR8, a new digital platform designed to measure and track body movements as a biomarker, launched with a boost of $7.5 million seed funding. The funding was led by P5 Health Ventures with participation from E14 Fund.
Co-created by researchers at MIT Media Lab and Massachusetts General Hospital Sports Science Lab, the technology was developed with the goal of creating a baseline...
23andMe kits at a Beverly Hills event in 2017. Credit: Matt Winkelmeyer, Getty Images
April 29, 2019
This morning 23andMe announced that it is teaming up with The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research on a new data and analytics platform dedicated to Parkinson’s research.
The new tool, dubbed Fox Insight Data Exploration Network (Fox DEN) is set to include patient surveys, de-identified genetic data and data exploration tools all aimed studying Parkinson’s.
Users who opt into the...
Trent McConaghy, co-founder of Ocean Protocol. Source: Ocean Protocol
March 20, 2019
Singapore-headquartered health AI company ConnectedLife today announced its partnership with Singapore-based non-profit foundation Ocean Protocol to advance the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson's disease with a safe method of sharing patient-generated data.
By combining IoT and deep-learning tech, ConnectedLife continuously collects motion data to objectively monitor motor symptoms of...
November 27, 2018
Smart sock maker Sensoria is teaming up with the Michael J. Fox Foundation and independent research group Neuroscience Research Australia to launch a 100-patient clinical trial looking at what smart textiles in socks can do for Parkinson’s disease patients.
The trial, called Standing Tall-PD, is supported by a grant from MJFF. The first part of the study will test the potential for smart textiles...
November 26, 2018
Monitoring and automatically identifying the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease patients can be achieved using just a single soft wearable sensor placed on the back of the hand, according to an investigation recently published in NPJ Digital Medicine that sought to optimize such methods of data collection.
According to the researchers — who employed 20 participants, six different sensors and...
June 2, 2017
On Monday, June 5th Apple will present its worldwide developers' conference (WWDC), an annual event where the company announces new features and products it's launching in the near future. While the focus is usually on new iPhones, Macs, or iPads, it wouldn't be out of character for the company to announce news about its various healthcare ventures as well.
After all, it was at WWDC in 2014 that...
March 3, 2015
Chrono Therapeutics, a Hayward, California-based company working on a new wearable for smoking cessation and drug delivery, has received an investment from seed fund Rock Health. According to MedCity News, Rock Health has contributed $100,000. This brings the company's total funding to about $32.1 million.
Chrono disclosed its most recent round in June 2014. It included contributions from Canaan...
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...
August 14, 2014
Intel has partnered with the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF), a nonprofit organization focused on Parkinson's disease research, to study symptom patterns in Parkinson's patients.
During the multiphase research study, patients will monitor their symptoms with wearable devices and researchers will use a big data analytics platform to then analyze the information gathered.
There is currently no...
December 19, 2013
"Virtual house calls" over consumer-grade webcams and mobile devices have great potential to improve the care of patients with Parkinson's disease and other neurological disorders, new research has shown, but the lingering issues of reimbursement and physician licensure continue to hinder growth of remote consultations.
In a study published this month as an open-access article in the journal...