March 28, 2017
Consistency and dedication may the hallmarks of success for fitness, but that doesn’t mean the apps to support exercise or diet need to be narrow in their focus. Operating on the idea that consumers want flexibility in how they pursue their health goals, Adidas has released a new app that offers a wide variety of content and tracking for multiple aspects of health.
All Day, which is now...
January 4, 2017
Boston-based Rest Devices has announced a collaboration with Johnson & Johnson to develop a smart, personalized sleep coaching system for babies (and their parents, hovering over their crib with a smartphone). The offering, which consists of a wearable baby monitor called Mimo and a companion app called Nod, was announced during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week.
September 30, 2016
Sleep – the final frontier, or so it seems in digital health. While everybody needs sleep and plenty want to know more about how to do it the best they can, tools to improve sleep and, in turn, improve health have moved decidedly slower than other digital health innovations like activity trackers. But that’s changing, said a panel of sleep experts and sleep tracking device and app makers at...
March 29, 2016
Mobile-enabled sleep tracking company Rythm, a startup with offices in San Francisco and Paris, has raised $4 million more from Laurent Alexandre and Xavier Niel. This brings the company’s total funding to around $11 million.
[Correction: This article has been updated to better reflect the total funding amount raised by Rhythm]
The company’s CEO and Cofounder, Hugo Mercier, told MobiHealthNews in...
March 22, 2016
Boston Medical Center has added a mobile-enabled sleep tracking program from London-based company Big Health to its benefits package, according to Beta Boston.
Since launching the program in December, Beta Boston reports more than 1,000 of Boston Medical Center’s 5,800 employees, about 17 percent of its staff, have started to use the app. Boston Medical Center currently has a one-year contract...
February 5, 2016
Nintendo announced that it will halt development of a connected sleep tracking device that the company first announced back in 2014, according to a report in Wired.
Nintendo’s late CEO Satoru Iwata announced the sleep tracker, which Nintendo referred to as its “quality of life” device, at a meeting following the company’s 2014 Q2 report. At the time, Iwata said the device was expected to be...
August 27, 2014
This week France-based Withings began selling its sleep coaching system, Withings Aura, on its website and through Amazon for $299.95. After about one day of sales the Aura sold out, but Withings wrote that it would begin taking orders for the sleep tracker again in a few days. Aura was first revealed at CES in January when the company said it expected to begin selling it come spring.
August 8, 2013
Saratoga, California-based Beddit, maker of sleep tracking equipment, launched an Indiegogo campaign for a consumer-priced sleep sensor. Through the campaign, consumers can pre-order the device with a 30 percent discount. So far Beddit has raised $5,000 of its $80,000 goal.
While Beddit has been making sleep trackers since 2006, this is their first consumer play: their other sleep trackers are...