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By Jonah Comstock 12:02 pm January 18, 2016
While Under Armour, Apple, and Weight Watchers, have all, to varying degrees, become more involved in the calorie-tracking mobile app space, Lose It, one of the original innovators, has been quietly chugging along, capping its funding at $7 million because, according to CEO Charles Teague, the company has been profitable since at least last March. MobiHealthNews talked to Teague about maintaining...
By Jonah Comstock 06:02 am November 30, 2015
Food tracking is one area where digital health still hasn't meaningfully surpassed the status quo. Sure, it's easier to log your food in an app than it is with pen or paper, but unlike step counts, heart rate, blood pressure, and more, there's no connected device that automatically knows what you've eaten and how many calories you've consumed. It's something of a holy grail for consumer tracking...
By Jonah Comstock 09:22 am June 4, 2014
A new smartphone-connected device for measuring the nutritional content of food has raised $2.2 million on Kickstarter, on top of $4 million to $5 million in funding from venture capitalists including Khosla Ventures, according to TechCrunch. SCiO is a tiny spectrometer that promises to send information about food, nutrition, and medication to a user's smartphone via Bluetooth Low Energy. Tel...
By Jonah Comstock 06:40 am June 4, 2014
Kickstarter has made a big change to its submission rules, opening the gates for a lot more projects in previously prohibited categories like cosmetics, pet supplies, and automotive products. Yet in the area of health, Kickstarter remains resolute, with a new, even more specific prohibition then it had before. Kickstarter now prohibits any project that is "heavily regulated" and "any item...
By Jonah Comstock 10:39 am January 24, 2014
MobiHealthNews started rounding up calorie counter and nutrition tracking apps as early as 2009, and as recently as last August, when Weight Watchers told its investors that free apps were probably eating away at its profit margin. Most of the healthy eating apps MobiHealthNews has tracked have relied on manual entry, giving users a space to enter information about every meal, although exactly...
By Aditi Pai 07:50 am October 23, 2013
PUSH armband A little over a month ago, MobiHealthNews rounded up six health trackers on crowdfunding sites. BreathAcoustics, which has raised another $15,000 since we last checked in with seven days until the end of the campaign, is a Bluetooth headset that lets a user listen to music and make phone calls, but also tracks health metrics. BreathAcoustics has raised $28,000 of its $30,000 goal...