April 19, 2016
Unispectral, an Israeli startup developing technology created at Tel Aviv University, has raised $7.5 million. The round was led by Jerusalem Venture Partners, Robert Bosch Venture Capital, Samsung Catalyst Fund and The Tel Aviv University Technology Innovation Momentum Fund.
Unispectral is developing a hyper-spectral digital camera that could eventually be built into a smartphone. The camera...
March 1, 2016
Baltimore, Maryland-based WellDoc has announced a collaboration with LifeScan, a Johnson and Johnson company that makes blood glucose meters. WellDoc also raised an additional $7.5 million from Johnson & Johnson Innovation and other investors, bringing the company’s total funding in its most recent round to $29.5 million.
Existing investors include Samsung Ventures, Merck Global Health...
February 23, 2016
Wearable device vendors shipped 78.1 million units this year, more than double last year’s total, which was 28.8 units, according to IDC.
Fitbit’s shipments in 2015 reached 21 million units and accounted for 26.9 percent market share. Devices from two other wearable device vendors, Xiaomi and Apple, account for about 15 percent market share each. Xiaomi shipped 12 million units and Apple shipped...
February 15, 2016
Salted Venture, a Samsung Electronics spinoff, has unveiled fitness tracking running shoes, called IoFit, ahead of the big tech event in Barcelona at the end of the month, Mobile World Congress. Details are still forthcoming on when the running shoes will commercially launch.
“There’s so much valuable information coming from our feet, and it’s being wasted,” Salted Venture CEO Jacob Cho said in a...
January 18, 2016
Samsung may be launching a new fitness tracking smartwatch soon, according to Sammobile. Another source, Tizen Cafe revealed leaked images of the smartwatch on Twitter.
The device, which Samsung reportedly calls Triathalon internally, will track activity as well as heart rate. Sammobile also predicts that the device will use the bioprocessor that Samsung revealed at CES this year. Other rumored...
December 17, 2015
Baltimore, Maryland-based WellDoc has raised $22 million in a round led by Samsung Ventures and Merck Global Health Innovation (GHI) Fund with participation from Adage Capital Management, Excel Venture Management, Alexandria Venture Investments and Hudson River Capital Partners.
The company will use the funds to focus on growing adoption of its flagship offering, BlueStar, an FDA-cleared mobile...
December 14, 2015
Samsung and Medtronic are once again teaming up, this time to build mobile tools for patients using neuromodulation therapy, a treatment used in a number of chronic conditions including chronic pain, movement disorders, and incontinence.
The two companies partnered in June on diabetes around the same time Medtronic received FDA clearance for its MiniMed Connect device that connects Medtronic CGMs...
October 7, 2015
New York City-based wellness app maker Noom and CityMD, a network of urgent care medical centers in and around New York City, are launching a pilot for people who are at risk for Type 2 diabetes using Samsung's S Health app, integrated with Noom's health program.
The pilot will include, at most, around 670 New Yorkers who have been diagnosed with prediabetes. Noom aims to use the pilot to create...
September 29, 2015
Medtronic has launched its MiniMed Connect system, which allows people with diabetes who use both a Medtronic continuous glucose monitor (CGM) and a Medtronic insulin pump to see data from both device on their smartphone, and send it to their caregiver.
"It’s part of our plan to become a holistic diabetes management company," Annette Brüls, President of the Diabetes Service and Solutions business...
September 21, 2015
In its most recent S Health app update, Samsung added support for all Samsung smartphones, starting with the Galaxy S3. Samsung also extended support for some non-Samsung Android phones that have Android OS 4.4 or above. The company posted in its app update that tablets and some mobile devices may not be supported, though the company does not specify which.
S Health, which was first announced in...