August 31, 2017
IFA, a consumer electronics trade show that rivals CES for scope, begins this week in Berlin, and a number of wearables companies are taking the opportunity to announce next generation devices. At the same time, IDC has come out with its quarterly wearables tracking numbers.
IDC reports that wearables shipments grew 10.3 percent year over year, reaching 26.3 million during the second quarter of...
August 21, 2017
If Samsung Electronics has anything to say about it, those with visual impairments will soon be able to use their smartphones to make things a bit clearer. Samsung is launching Relúmĭno, a visual aid application that works in conjunction with the Gear VR.
The app processes images from videos projected through the rear camera of a smartphone, and makes the images a little more friendly for the...
August 17, 2017
Austin, Texas-based LVL Technologies (formerly known as BSX Athletics) has raised $6.75 million in a self-described Series A round led by the Samsung Catalyst Fund. Maxim Integrated Products also contributed along with other industry investors. This is actually the company's second Series A round; according to a now-deleted blog post on the company's website, it already raised a $2.5 million...
August 15, 2017
Rumors have been kicking around regarding technology giant Samsung’s new Gear Fit2 Pro, but those rumors have taken on concrete form with a leak from Venture Beat revealing a design that builds on its predecessor, the Gear Fit2.
The wearable fitness tracker -- which could be unveiled as soon as next month -- takes much of its physical design from the Gear Fit2, including what will likely be a...
June 27, 2017
Diabetes data management company Glooko has raised $35 million in new funding. The company already had strategic investments from Samsung and Medtronic; in this new round the Mayo Clinic and insulin pump maker Insulet join those ranks. Toronto-based Georgian Partners led the round, with participation from existing investors Canaan Partners and Social Capital, in addition to the aforementioned...
April 28, 2017
The American Telemedicine Association’s conference in Orlando, held earlier this week on April 24 and 25, hosted several partnership announcements, product launches and technology evolutions. Read on for MobiHealthNews’s roundup:
Stratus Video, which has made a name for itself with its video-based language interpretation services through everyday technology like tablets and smartphones, has been...
April 24, 2017
At the American Telemedicine Association conference in Orlando today, telehealth provider American Well announced two developments the company has taken to expand their footprint, both in regards to consumer accessibility as well as ease of use for providers and health systems using the platform.
In a move to nudge telemedicine more firmly into traditional healthcare, American Well unveiled a...
April 19, 2017
Baltimore, Maryland-based WellDoc, which makes a digital platform for chronic disease management, is teaming up with consumer electronics giant Samsung to offer an integrated tool for people living with diabetes.
BlueStarC will be available directly to consumers under Samsung’s newly launched mobile health app Samsung Health (formerly known as S Health). The diabetes management app is the third...
March 30, 2017
As it launched its Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones, Samsung also quietly announced the re-invention of its S Health app as "Samsung Health". The added features were rumored back in January. Samsung Health includes the tracking and social features that were in S Health previously, but adds a slew of new features and a new user interface.
The app is at least part of the somewhat mysterious partnership...
March 29, 2017
MedyMatch Technology and Samsung NeuroLogica have teamed up to help paramedics and EMTs more quickly and accurately assess stroke patients in prehospital environments.
By integrating MedyMatch's artificial intelligence technology into ambulance-based mobile stroke units equipped with Samsung NeuroLogica's CereTom computed tomography scanner, the companies say first responders can more easily use...