Spire

By Dave Muoio 12:00 pm November 16, 2017
San Francisco-based Spire is looking to take the work out of wearables. Instead of a device that needs to be regularly removed, recharged, or otherwise adjusted, the company’s newly announced sensor can remain unobtrusively attached to any article of clothing with no need to worry about battery life or the laundry machine. “In our view, the fundamental user experience problem that wearables face...
By Heather Mack 02:26 pm July 1, 2016
San Francisco-based Spire, which sells a breath-monitoring wearable aimed at increasing mindfulness and calm, launched a new version of its app that includes real-time respiration monitoring and integrations with built-in iOS apps. Apple will also be selling the device in its retail stores across the US starting July 12.   Spire – not to be confused with the Indianapolis-based health consultation...
By Jonah Comstock 08:39 am April 6, 2015
Misfit Flash, one of the devices that will be used in the study. AARP has launched a new research initiative, called Project Catalyst, where the organization will work with partners including Pfizer, UnitedHealthcare, and Georgia Tech to promote an increased focus on users over 50 in digital health research and development. The first project of the new initiative, focused on sleep and activity...
By Aditi Pai 10:34 am September 25, 2013
Entrepreneurs in Rock Health's 5th class San Francisco-based digital health accelerator Rock Health put on its fifth demo day this week. Rock Health announced the class in June and the accelerator ran until this past week when companies made presentations to show how they have grown in the past three months. Of the 11 companies, 10 presented at the demo day. This class had some high profile...
By Jonah Comstock 01:06 pm June 5, 2013
San Francisco-based digital health accelerator Rock Health announced their fifth class this week. The eleven startups will receive $100,000 in investment and a variety of other perks during their four months in the program. This class will also be the last one to work out of Rock's old office, in San Francisco's Chinatown. After this class's conclusion, the program will move into new office space...