June 21, 2017
As we’ve reported regularly for the past several months, Fitbit has made increasingly targeted moves to wedge itself deeper into the healthcare ecosystem. No longer able to rely on the consumer market alone to stay financially healthy, the company has continually upped the ante to prime itself as a digital health company in its own right.
There have been many efforts as of late, including...
June 15, 2017
Three years in the making, and Dreem has come true. The sleep-tracking wearable, made by Paris and San Francisco-based startup Rythm is now available for pre-order. Along with the public debut of Dreem, Rythm also announced the company’s funding to date stands at $22 million, an $11 million increase since they last raised money in March 2016.
The $499 Dreem headband uses dry polymer electrodes to...
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.
July 6, 2015
Vancouver, British Columbia-based Fatigue Science has developed a wristworn wearable that tracks a user's sleep, called the FS Readiband. The device is designed for professional sports and heavy industries, like construction and mining, according to TechCrunch.
FS Readiband is waterproof up to 33 feet and offers 60-day battery life.
The device, which was FDA cleared in 2011, is currently being...