January 10, 2017
Greenville, South Carolina-based Proactive MD, which offers onsite health management services to employers (including full direct primary care services) has acquired Charlotte, North Carolina-based Verimoov, an employee wellness and patient engagement company offering a mobile app to track employees' movement and activity. The terms of the acquisition were undisclosed.
"It is our vision to...
February 17, 2015
Nike has updated its Nike+ Fuel app for iOS for the first time since September, adding connectivity with Apple HealthKit, new social sharing features, and, in keeping with a recent fitness band trend, the option to eschew the Nike+ FuelBand hardware entirely and track movement via sensors embedded in the user's smartphone. The app has also dropped "Band" from its name, further distancing the...
June 4, 2014
Sony has officially launched its Sony SmartBand, the device that was announced at the big consumer electronics event CES earlier this year as the Sony Core, in the United States. The SmartBand helps users passively track various activities throughout their day -- including walking, running, and sleep.
The device launched in Europe earlier this year and consumers were able to purchase it online,...
March 10, 2014
CareBeacon, a startup based in Los Angeles, is offering a low-cost mobile personal emergency response system (mPERS) in the form of an iPhone app. For $8 to $13 per month, users can download an app that will text and call friends and family members when it detects a fall.
Just as ProtoGeo's Moves application demonstrated that activity tracking can be done on the smartphone itself, with no need...