March 13, 2019
French consumer health device maker Withings has updated its sleep sensor mat with new capabilities that track breathing disturbances throughout a night’s sleep and could eventually warn users of sleep apnea.
Available through a free update, the feature builds on the Withings Sleep’s primary function of monitoring sleep cycles, heart rate and snoring, and then displaying scores and suggestions to...
September 2, 2015
Israel-based EarlySense has announced its first direct-to-consumer product: a sleep monitoring device called myEarlySense. Samsung will directly market a version of the device called Sleep Sense. The device will be available in South Korea by year-end with other regions to follow, the company told MobiHealthNews. MK News reports a price point around $169.
“Building upon the success of our contact...
February 9, 2015
San Francisco-based Sproutling has raised $3.9 million, according to an amended SEC filing. The company started the round in August
2013 and has raised at least $6.5 million total to date.
Existing investors include First Round Capital, Forerunner Ventures, FirstMark Capital, Accelerator Ventures, Lemnos Labs, BoxGroup, and Napster co-founder Shawn Fanning.
Sproutling has developed a health...
October 18, 2014
Although MobiHealthNews published a crowdfunding roundup just two weeks ago, already, several more devices have cropped up on Indiegogo and Kickstarter. One device that launched an Indiegogo campaign recently, called Xmetrics, also announced a funding raise last week.
Almost all of the devices listed offer activity tracking features, but most also have a significant emphasis on coaching, insights...
September 8, 2014
Helsinki, Finland-based Beddit announced that with their most recent round of funding, the company has reached $8 million in funding to date. The round was led by Inventure. Beddit will use the investment to help fund its US and European product distribution in time for the holiday shopping season.
Beddit's sensor uses ballistocardiography to detect individual heartbeats from cardiac contraction...
January 7, 2014
Correction: A previous version of this article said the original Withings Blood Pressure Cuff connected via the headphone jack, not the charge cable.
French connected health and wellness device company Withings has announced two new products planned to launch in 2014: a Bluetooth-enabled update of the company's upper arm blood pressure cuff and a two part sleep tracking system.
The sleep system...