March 27, 2020
Two medical research organizations have kicked off new efforts this week that seek to use consumer-health wearables to identify or event predict the onset of disease.
The first is the DETECT (Digital Engagement & Tracking for Early Control & Treatment) Study, headed by the Scripps Research Translational Institute. It combines heart-rate, activity and sleep data collected through a range...
March 3, 2020
Fitbit and Belgium-based FibriCheck have extended their partnership to bring the latter’s atrial fibrillation detection app to four new countries in the EU: France, Germany, Italy and Spain. It was previously made available to Fitbit smartwatch users in the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands and Belgium back in September 2019.
“For more than a decade, Fitbit has helped millions of people around the...
June 27, 2019
Cardiogram, maker of a smartwatch app that uses deep neural network technology to detect various heart conditions, has inked a deal with Fitbit allowing its application to be integrated with the tech giant’s wearables.
As part of the integration Fitbit users can now download the Cardiogram app and use it to monitor heart rate and sleep tracking. Users will also have access to Cardiogram’s...
August 21, 2018
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio has partnered with Propeller Health to provide sensor-equipped inhaler attachments to plan members with COPD. The rollout will give members access to Propeller’s medication tracker app, while providing an online provider portal for the insurer’s care management team.
“There’s currently no cure for COPD, but much can be done to help consumers treat the...
August 9, 2018
Garmin wearable users now have the option to gain deeper insights into the their heart health, following an announcement that the consumer tech company' wearables will have the ability to integrate with heart health app Cardiogram.
“Many users have asked Cardiogram to support Garmin wearables. By directly integrating through the Garmin Health API, Cardiogram has access to the wide array of...
July 23, 2018
Dignity Health and the University of California San Francisco Health are teaming up to create a new navigational platform for patients. The organizations are working to create a platform that will help walk patients through all different care settings including primary, acute and specialist care.
“Our collaboration with Dignity Health will empower patients and their families with digital health...
February 26, 2018
Samsung’s latest phones, the Galaxy S9 and S9+, will incorporate a new digital health app that will track users' blood pressure and stress level while helping researchers collect data. Seoul-based Samsung Electronics teamed up with the University of California San Fransisco to develop the research app, called My BP Lab.
“At Samsung, we have a firm commitment to the health and well-being of our...
December 13, 2017
Oakland, California-based Elemeno Health, which makes a virtual coaching software for healthcare teams, announced that it has concluded a $1.3 million round of seed funding. The financing was led by Launchpad Digital Health, which hosts Elemeno in its San Francisco accelerator. Other participants included Silicon Valley-based tech accelerator Y Combinator, and regulatory tech venture investor...
July 26, 2017
San Francisco-based digital health coaching startup Vida Health has demonstrated in the past that it’s effective at helping people lose weight, but The Journal of Internet Medicine recently published a study from the University of California San Francisco that quantifies this efficacy.
Almost 29 percent of participants lost an average of 9.5 percent of their body weight; 86 percent of those with...
May 22, 2017
Just like online streaming giant Netflix uses behavior data to recommend movies and shows to customers, medicine is on the cusp of becoming that personalized in its approach.
“We are not applying that same kind of data understanding in healthcare today and we really should be, and will be in the future,” said India Hook-Barnard, director of research strategy and associate director of precision...