September 10, 2015
The very first demo on-stage at Apple's special event yesterday was presented by AirStrip Technologies co-founders Dr. Cameron Powell and Trey Moore. Powell and Moore showed how a doctor could use her Apple Watch to remotely monitor her patients -- in this case pregnant women in labor and delivery wards who are hooked up to fetal heart and contraction monitoring equipment. AirStrip also demo'd...
April 1, 2015
Sense4Baby, the maternal and fetal monitoring product developed by West Health and then acquired by AirStrip Technologies, has received a second FDA 510(k) clearance, which will allow pregnant mothers to perform non-stress tests in their homes. The technology was previously only cleared for use by providers in clinical settings.
The Sense4Baby offering is a packaged kit that includes the wearable...
May 20, 2014
Medical device giant Medtronic is in the final stages of acquiring peel-and-stick medical sensor company Corventis for north of $150 million, MobiHealthNews has learned. While neither company has publicly commented on the deal, it is expected to be officially announced some time in the next few weeks. (Update: I've heard conflicting reports from sources on the price of the deal since publishing...
March 27, 2014
San Antonio, Texas-based mobile healthcare company AirStrip has acquired the assets of wireless monitoring startup Sense4Baby and licensed the associated technology that the startup was founded on from the Gary and Mary West Health Institute. The companies did not disclose the financial terms of the transaction. Sense4Baby raised $4 million from The West Health Investment Fund in early 2013.
December 3, 2013
The FDA has granted 510(k) class II clearance to La Jolla, California-based Sense4Baby's cellular-enabled maternal and fetal monitoring system. The company has also secured a CE Mark for the European market and other countries where that approval is recognized. The regulators cleared Sense4Baby's "model B+" system for healthcare providers to use to monitor expectant mothers and their fetuses...
April 23, 2013
Sense4Baby, the fetal monitoring system that was the first startup to spin off from the West Health Institute, has raised $4 million from the West Health Investment Fund. The startup also appointed Dr. Jessica Grossman, an obstetrician/gynecologist who has been serving as medical director of Ethicon Endo-Surgery, a Johnson and Johnson medical device company, as president and CEO.
Some or all of...
November 14, 2012
Need more proof that Southern California in general and San Diego in particular are the center of the wireless health universe? This fall, Case Western Reserve University's Case School of Engineering launched a master's program in wireless health, just months after graduating its first certificate class in the burgeoning field.
The thing is, Case has been a fixture in Cleveland for nearly a...
September 19, 2012
The newly renamed West Health Institute may have dropped "wireless" from its name a month ago, but its first commercial spinoff fits firmly within the institute's roots.
La Jolla, Calif.-based West Health has formed Sense4Baby to market a wireless fetal monitor by the same name. The company, which, according to the institute, has received a "significant funding commitment" from the West Health...
March 19, 2012
Last week the West Wireless Health Institute's CEO Don Casey announced his resignation. He plans to join an as yet unnamed "major health care company" where he plans to bring the institute's mission of lowering the cost of healthcare. The WWHI has not yet named a replacement CEO.
Prior to joining the WWHI in March 2010, Casey was the worldwide chairman for Johnson & Johnson’s comprehensive...
January 25, 2012
The West Wireless Health Institute (WWHI) and the Carlos Slim Health Institute (CSHI) kicked off a research study in Mexico that aims to track the impact mobile health and connected devices have on maternal health in the state of Yucatan in Mexico. The technologies used in the study are part of a "Wireless Pregnancy Remote Monitoring Kit," developed by WWHI and CSHI.
The first phase of the...