October 11, 2018
Point-and-shoot wound imaging. Earlier this week, mobile imaging and AI platform Tissue Analytics has revealed a new feature that can generate a 3D image of a patient's wound from a five-second smartphone video. Once made, these images can be easily shared to EMRs through the platform’s integration Cerner, Epic, athenahealth, and Allscripts.
"Tissue Analytics uses sophisticated algorithms that...
August 7, 2018
The pentagon is clamping down on wearable fitness devices, following a discovery in January that troop’s secret or confidential locations were revealed by a fitness heat map.
The new restriction means that military personal deployed in operational areas will not be allowed to use wearable trackers or smartphone apps, government issued or otherwise, that can identify their location.
January 30, 2018
A matter of national security. Heatmap data released this weekend by fitness app Strava appears to betray the locations of US military bases and patrol routes, according to an analyst with the Institute for United Conflict Analysts. Further, WIRED UK reported this morning that Strava’s current API allows anyone to de-anonymize user-shared data to reveal a recorded user’s name, speed, and even...
October 17, 2017
Weight loss headset a crowdfunding hit. Brain-stimulating weight loss headset Modius has raised more than $1.5 million in its first Indiegogo campaign, beating its funding goal by more than 3,000 percent. Developed by Belfast- and San Diego-based Neurovalens, the wearable device aims to activate a nerve in the brain that controls appetite and, subsequently, body weight. Neurovalens plans to use...
February 22, 2017
Digital diabetes management company Omada Health has brought on federal policy veteran Lucia Savage as their new Chief Privacy and Regulatory Officer. Savage, who previously worked as Chief Privacy Officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for IT, will lead Omada’s legal and compliance team. In her new role, Savage will lead Omada’s regulatory strategy and ensure the privacy and security...
November 11, 2016
A selection of Garmin’s fitness trackers just got a little safer with the integration of Beacon – the safety feature from fitness app maker Strava.
Beacon, which was launched earlier this summer, offers a handful of features designed to keep runners, cyclists, hikers or anyone else out for exercise safe during their activities. Users can share their real-time data location with a select group of...
May 25, 2016
Smartwatch maker Pebble, one of the first companies to popularize the modern smartwatch concept, has launched a new device, called Pebble Core, that specifically targets runners. Unlike Pebble's other devices, Core is not a wristworn device, but a "a tiny little Android phone without a screen" that runners can clip-on or stick in their pocket, Pebble CEO and co-founder Eric Migicovsky told...
October 29, 2014
San Francisco, California-based running and cycling app maker Strava raised $18.5 million in a round led by Sequoia with participation from existing investors Sigma West and Madrone Capital Partners. This brings the company's total funding to at least $34.6 million.
Strava will use the funds to expand its service globally.
"Strava is building tomorrow's sporting network in the manner that...
November 7, 2013
When Apple announced the inclusion of the M7 motion co-processor with the iPhone 5s, MobiHealthNews asked fitness tracking startups to respond to the news. "You can expect that we’ll be incorporating these improvements in a meaningful way as we go," RunKeeper CEO Jason Jacobs told MobiHealthNews at the time. "Stay tuned.”
Now Runkeeper has made good on that assertion. For iPhone 5s users, the...
December 3, 2012
Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini kicked off the mHealth Summit this morning by announcing a launch date for the mobile implementation of their health data syncing platform CarePass, which will combine Aetna's recent mobile acquisitions and partners into a single offering.
CarePass has been available as a web platform, but Bertolini said it would go mobile in March 2013. The platform connects iTriage, the...