August 16, 2018
Google rumored to be working on wearable coach. Sourcing an anonymous tip, Android Police is reporting that Google is working on a wearable health and fitness coach called "Google Coach". Internally referred to as Project Wooden, it will be an app for Wear OS, the operating system that powers Google Smartwatches and will expand the devices' existing monitoring capabilities to also include data-...
May 24, 2018
Bruce Greenstein, the chief technology officer at the Department of Health and Human Services for the past year, has stepped down from his post to return to the private sector. He will join LHC Group, a provider of in-home and post-acute care services, as chief innovation and technology officer.
"Serving this department has been an honor and privilege for which I am incredibly grateful,"...
March 20, 2018
Data from a team of Dutch researchers presented this weekend at the Endocrinology Society’s annual meeting in Chicago demonstrated how vital monitoring wearables could identify Type 1 diabetes patients’ hypoglycemic events by measuring heart rate.
The pilot study outfitted 27 adult patients with VitalConnect’s HealthPatch MD, a continuous health monitor that the company has since replaced with...
March 9, 2018
MobiHealthNews spent the last week at the HIMSS18 annual global conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can see all our HIMSS coverage on our website, but we don't always have time to write all the news from the show. Read on for some additional comments, case studies, and launches from the show.
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December 7, 2017
Disposable vitals sensor maker VitalConnect has received a new FDA clearance, lengthening the life of its VitalPatch device from four days to five.
VitalPatch is an FDA-cleared, disposable peel-and-stick health sensor, which continuously monitors eight different vitals (ECG, heart rate, heart rate variability, respiratory rate, skin temperature, posture, and steps, as well as automatic fall...
November 15, 2017
Connected wearable patch makers will ship 35.1 million units annually by 2022, with 80 percent of these being used in clinical applications, according to a recent report from market intelligence firm Tractica.
The report also forecasts a total $7.9 billion in revenue for the patch market by the same year, all of which suggests a substantial escalation from the 966,000 units the analysts wrote...
October 31, 2017
Silicon Valley-based VitalConnect, a producer of wireless wearable monitoring devices, announced the closure of a $38 million Series C funding round. The funding round was led by MVM and Baxter Ventures, with participation from Mercy.
VitalConnect is best known for its FDA-cleared, disposable peel-and-stick health sensor, the VitalPatch. Combined with a software platform, the wearable...
July 31, 2017
Over the last month, several digital health companies have wound their way through the FDA clearance process. Although the details on some of these clearances are still emerging, the following is a snapshot of some of what the agency has been up to.
Dictum Health's telemedicine platform
Dictum Health, which makes an end-to-end telehealth platform, receieved clearance to add spirometry to the...
May 23, 2017
San Jose, California-based VitalConnect, a maker of wearable sensors for remote monitoring, has raised $33 million in Series C financing in a round led by MVM Life Science Partners and Baxter International.
The company, which last raised money in June 2016, plans to use the funding to move forward with commercializing its remote monitoring platform and medical-grade wearable sensor system. The...
November 14, 2013
Dr. Eric Topol, one of the most well known figures in digital health and Dr. Deepak Chopra, one of the most prominent voices in alternative medicine, are teaming up to measure the effects of meditation with digital health devices. The study of 40 individuals was conducted by the Scripps Translational Science Institute with funding from the Chopra Foundation.
"Although the health benefits of...