wellness

By Laura Lovett 03:45 pm August 8, 2019
Earlier this week LifeOmic, maker of a provider-facing data integration app, announced a new platform dubbed LIFE Extend that's designed to help patients prevent chronic disease associated with aging.  The app gives users points for tracking their physical activity, nutrition, mindfulness, sleep and intermittent fasting. Once a user acquires a certain amount of points, they can cash them at...
By Dave Muoio 12:20 pm March 5, 2019
San Francisco-based Calm’s meditation service is now directly accessible through the Samsung Health app, the companies announced in a press release yesterday. Smartphone users who have downloaded and updated Samsung’s health and wellness platform can set up or sync a Calm account by clicking on the “Mindfulness” icon within the app, and then following the instructions. Along with personalizing...
By Dave Muoio 03:09 pm November 19, 2018
Peerfit has unveiled a direct-to-consumer version of its digital platform for fitness benefits. Rather than offering employees redeemable fitness class credits through a paying employer, users can now choose the number of class credits they would like to receive through a pay-as-you-go subscription service. Access to the platform will run consumers $8.95 per month and then will require additional...
By Jonah Comstock 04:06 pm May 10, 2018
Boston-based Wellist, a digital health company that helps hospitals connect their patients to non-clinical support services, has raised $10 million in its first round of institutional funding. Summation Health Ventures, a strategic healthcare investment fund affiliated with MemorialCare Health System and Cedars-Sinai Health System and .406 Ventures, a Boston-based venture capital firm, led the...
By Jonah Comstock 04:21 pm September 19, 2017
Berlin-based 8fit has raised $10 million in its first round of funding to support its health and fitness app of the same name. Creandum, a European VC investor, and Eight Roads Ventures, a global firm, co-led the round. The 8fit app, which offers personalized workout and meal plans as in-app purchases, has been on both the iOS and Google Play stores since 2014. The company says half of its users...
By Heather Mack 04:41 am November 23, 2016
More than a decade ago, when most people were still using not-so-smart mobile phones, the first human genome was sequenced. It cost $3 billion. In the time it took for smartphones to become the essential consumer technology, DNA sequencing rapidly evolved from a costly, uncommonly used process into a quick, reliable, relatively cheap and widely used predictive tool to give insight on disease risk...
By Jonah Comstock 04:29 pm October 26, 2016
Data-driven personalized nutrition service Habit has raised $32 million in an investment from Campbell's Soup, according to a report in the Philadelphia Business Journal. Campbell's CEO Denise Morrison told the Journal the investment was "part of our broader efforts to define the future of food, which requires fresh thinking, new models of innovation, smart external development and venture...
By Aditi Pai 08:25 am January 6, 2014
The wellness products market generated around $3.3 billion in 2013 and will increase to more than $8 billion in 2018 through product sales and software and service revenues, which is a 142 percent growth, according to a new report by Consumer Electronics Association in conjunction with Parks Associates. Device manufacturers sold more than 40 million wellness products in 2013, according to the...
By Jonah Comstock 04:55 am June 13, 2013
Harvard Pilgrim is not new to using digital health technology to improve patient care and wellness at home -- the health insurance company worked with health engagement platform Eliza back in 2006 and with smart pillbox maker MedMinder in 2009, before signing its recent deal with Voxiva's Care4Life. But Harvard Pilgrim is careful about the partnerships they engage in, making sure they're both...
By Chris Gullo 11:08 am August 31, 2011
A mHealth startup has big plans for a wellness network that encompasses consumers, restaurants, grocery stores, payors, providers, and more, according to a report from MedCityNews. Youngstown, Ohio-based Wellness Integrated Network (WIN), aims to mash up data from patients, payors, providers, educational institutions, grocery stores, restaurants, food manufacturers and more to create personalized...