SCiO

By Jonah Comstock 03:15 pm November 30, 2016
Arianna Huffington's new Thrive Global venture, which officially launched today, has selected Doctor on Demand as its primary partner for telehealth. The partnership will include a place on Thrive Global's curated e-commerce platform for health and wellness products as well as a place in a physical popup store that will exist in New York City from December 1 through January 15, 2017. Announced...
By Jonah Comstock 12:02 pm January 18, 2016
While Under Armour, Apple, and Weight Watchers, have all, to varying degrees, become more involved in the calorie-tracking mobile app space, Lose It, one of the original innovators, has been quietly chugging along, capping its funding at $7 million because, according to CEO Charles Teague, the company has been profitable since at least last March. MobiHealthNews talked to Teague about maintaining...
By Jonah Comstock 06:02 am November 30, 2015
Food tracking is one area where digital health still hasn't meaningfully surpassed the status quo. Sure, it's easier to log your food in an app than it is with pen or paper, but unlike step counts, heart rate, blood pressure, and more, there's no connected device that automatically knows what you've eaten and how many calories you've consumed. It's something of a holy grail for consumer tracking...
By Jonah Comstock 08:21 am January 9, 2015
By: The MobiHealthNews Team By the end of CES15 MobiHealthNews has tracked more than 40 health device makers who either unveiled or launched products, announced updated pricing or new features for already known ones. If you missed our first roundup of health devices from CES15 -- be sure to check them out here. Read on for another 19 digital health device makers who made news at CES15 in Las...
By Jonah Comstock 11:37 am June 6, 2014
Controversies and altered submission requirements aside, crowdfunding is still a popular way to get a mobile or digital health project off the ground, which is why we periodically check in on Kickstarter and Indiegogo, the two major crowdfunding platforms, for health and fitness-related projects. Last month, we wrote about posture-correcting wearable UpRight, stethoscope headset InstaMD, diabetes...
By Jonah Comstock 09:22 am June 4, 2014
A new smartphone-connected device for measuring the nutritional content of food has raised $2.2 million on Kickstarter, on top of $4 million to $5 million in funding from venture capitalists including Khosla Ventures, according to TechCrunch. SCiO is a tiny spectrometer that promises to send information about food, nutrition, and medication to a user's smartphone via Bluetooth Low Energy. Tel...