January 27, 2016
Texas Medical Center’s Innovation Institute has accepted 13 companies into its four month health accelerator program, called TMCx.
The accelerator plans to run two programs this year, it’s second year in operation. The first, which will run from January to June, TMCx is focusing on digital health companies. The second, which will run from July to December, will focus on medical device companies...
June 22, 2015
Sense.ly, a San Francisco-based "virtual nurse" company that spun out of mobile operator Orange in 2013, has raised $2.2 million. New investors in the round include Fenox Venture Capital and TA Ventures. Launchpad Digital Health, an accelerator that Sense.ly participated in, also contributed.
The company raised $1.25 million last September and a small round of seed funding previously, which...
September 22, 2014
San Francisco-based Sense.ly raised $1.25 million from accelerator Launchpad Digital Health, Eastlink Capital Management, and five angel investors.
The company was incubated in mobile operator Orange, but became an independent company in 2013.
Sense.ly has developed a “virtual nurse”, called Molly, that provides follow-up care to patients, focusing mostly on those that have chronic diseases. The...
September 4, 2014
San Francisco-based accelerator Launchpad Digital Health funded its first five companies this week.
Through the accelerator, the companies receive between $200,000 and $500,000, office space in San Francisco, and advising with legal, accounting, and risk management issues. Launchpad focuses on companies that are working on wellness, remote monitoring, electronic health records, data analytics,...
August 19, 2014
While Novartis' recent partnership with Google and its longtime relationship with Proteus have indicated that the pharma company has an interest in digital health, a page on the company's website, added this summer, lays out its broad vision and explicit interest in mobile health specifically. The company even has a mobile health strategy lead, Michele Angelaccio, who holds the title of Associate...
September 10, 2013
We never really know where the next game-changing innovation will come from. The smartphone started out as just that -- a smarter phone. But when Apple opened up its API to developers, that open source project started to unlock the true potential of a handheld, connected touchscreen computer. Nowadays, the ability to make a phone call might just be the least important thing your smartphone does...
August 10, 2013
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This week in mobile health, we saw FDA clearances for Alere and Verizon, trials from Scripps and Qualcomm, and some interesting new products in the consumer health sphere from Beddit, Emotiv, and BioBeats. Some other articles from around the web have also highlighted mobile health trends. Here's some interesting pieces that caught our eyes this week.
April 17, 2013
A start-up from Orange Silicon Valley, the San Francisco development center of France Telecom-Orange, is preparing to launch a platform that combines wireless home monitoring, augmented reality, speech controls and motion capture to help patients manage chronic diseases and prevent hospital readmissions.
The platform, called Sense.ly, uses gesture capture based on Microsoft's Kinect as well as a...