June 17, 2010
Last month smartphone running app RunKeeper crossed the 2 million download mark, FitnessKeeper's co-founder Michael Sheeley told MobiHealthNews in a recent interview.
"That makes us the number one running app in iTunes and number one for Android as well," Sheeley said. "I don't believe anyone is growing as fast as we are with hundreds of thousands of new users every month. We also have a good...
June 3, 2010
Mobile fitness app companies RunKeeper and DailyBurn are working to integrate sleep data from personal sleep coach company Zeo into their fitness tracking apps. RunKeeper and DailyBurn are the first apps to take advantage of Zeo's new open API, which enables developers to include a number of sleep-related metrics from Zeo, including total sleep time, amount of deep sleep, amount of REM sleep,...
May 12, 2010
The more you know, the better you sleep. That's the idea behind Zeo, a personal sleep coach device and service offered by a startup by the same name. While Zeo's setup currently includes a wireless-enabled, sensor-equipped headband and bedside display/alarm clock, in the future that may change, Zeo's President and CEO, Dave Dickinson said during a presentation at the Wireless Life-Sciences...
March 17, 2010
In the fall of 2003, during an introductory psychology class at Brown University, a group of students learned that when an alarm clocks wakes you up during the wrong sleep stage, you wake up feeling groggy. If the alarm clock happens to wake you during the right sleep stage, however, you awake feeling refreshed.
"It is a very powerful idea," Zeo co-founder and chief technology officer Ben Rubin...