Wearable

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By Sara Mageit 05:49 am July 28, 2020
Celsium, the maker of wearable, medical-grade monitoring devices for measuring temperature, is raising capital for its expansion through private equity investment firm, Growthdeck. Celsium’s device is an armpit-mounted temperature sensor, which connects via Bluetooth to a smart monitoring platform. WHY IT MATTERS  The technology is the first core temperature-monitoring wearable product to be...
By Dave Muoio 09:06 am July 14, 2020
This morning continuous glucose monitor (CGM) startup Movano Inc. exited stealth with the news of $10 million bridge funding round headed by Tri-Valley Ventures. Taken alongside its prior investments, the company said it has now raised $27 million since its founding in 2018. WHAT THEY DO Movano is developing a connected CGM wearable that doesn't require the user to break the skin with a needle or...
By Dave Muoio 03:03 pm April 21, 2020
Digital diabetes-management company One Drop announced last week that it has acquired the assets, IP and certain staff of Sano Intelligence, the maker of a non-invasive connected CGM patch. The terms of this asset purchase were not disclosed. Sano was founded in 2011, and over the course of the decade raised approximately $20 million from investors such as Fitbit, Intel Capital, True Ventures and...
By Dave Muoio 03:33 pm October 22, 2019
Mountain View, California-based Beddr is taking aim at the employer market. The sleep health company announced this morning the launch of a new program that provides employees with a sleep tracking device, weekly coaching and referrals to experts. “Beddr’s program helps people who have a combination of physiological, psychological and lifestyle causes of their chronic sleep issues,” Michael Kisch...
By Dave Muoio 11:53 am October 10, 2019
Sentio, a behavioral health startup offering an emotion-sensing wearable and a connected support app, has raised $4.5 million in seed funding. The round was led by Felicis Ventures, with additional support from Anthemis Exponential Ventures and SOSV, and brings the company’s total raise to $6.3 million. WHAT THEY DO Sentio’s Feel platform is headlined by the Feel Emotion Sensor, a wristband that...
By Jonah Comstock 03:05 pm September 12, 2019
Like a swimmer emerging from an impossibly long dive, swimming wearable maker Instabeat has resurfaced after a long, self-imposed stealth period. Long-term industry insiders might remember the Beirut, Lebanon, company (now partly based in San Francisco) that raised more than $50,000 on Indiegogo back in 2013 for a heart rate tracker and heads-up display that attaches to a swimmer’s goggles,...

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By Laura Lovett 11:23 am September 10, 2019
Sleep tech company Dreem launched the second version of its AI-enabled sleep tracking headband and companion app, Dreem 2, in the U.S. today.  The technology includes an EEG, heart rate, respiration and movement tracker. A user’s information is then monitored and analyzed by the system for their review the next day. The headband has a companion app where the customers’ sleep data can be...
By Jonah Comstock 02:37 pm July 30, 2019
A new patent filing suggests that Microsoft, which seemed to have definitively abandoned health wearables with the shutdown of the Microsoft Band in 2016 (and the decommissioning of its corresponding software program earlier this year) may be at least thinking about getting back in the game. The patent filing, first spotted by Neowin, is for what the writers call a "multidimensional optical...
By Dave Muoio 03:04 pm May 23, 2019
Amazon is building a wrist-worn device and accompanying app that listens to the wearer’s voice to identify their emotions, according to an anonymous source as well as internal documents acquired and reported on by Bloomberg. The system, codenamed Dylan, is intended to be used as a health and wellness product, and might be adapted to provide the wearer guidance on how they may more effectively...
By Laura Lovett 11:12 am March 4, 2019
Microsoft announced that come the end of May it is shutting down its Health Dashboard and offering refunds to Microsoft Band users. This news comes two and a half years after the tech giant discontinued its fitness tracker offering.  Until the end of May, users will be able to transfer their data using a Microsoft export tool; after that, all the data will be deleted. Existing Bands will still...