March 13, 2019
French consumer health device maker Withings has updated its sleep sensor mat with new capabilities that track breathing disturbances throughout a night’s sleep and could eventually warn users of sleep apnea.
Available through a free update, the feature builds on the Withings Sleep’s primary function of monitoring sleep cycles, heart rate and snoring, and then displaying scores and suggestions to...
January 7, 2019
CES is upon us and some of the biggest digital health announcements of the year are beginning to emerge. MobiHealthNews is keeping a running list of the technology being announced in Las Vegas this week, and we will update this as the week goes on.
RxPense is a smart medication dispenser. The technology is aimed at helping seniors and elder care facilities manage therapies and adherence. The...
November 14, 2018
This morning Withings announced the latest addition to its product line: the Pulse HR, a connected wearable that can track a user's heart rate using photoplethysmography (PPG) sensors that can measure pulse in 10-minute intervals while offering continuous heart rate measurements for each workout session. This comes only months after Withings was bought back from Nokia by its original cofounder...
October 9, 2018
A peak at Withings' next device? Rumor has it Withings is creating a new fitness tracker at a lower price point. Wearable reports that a tracker listed by the company as Pulse HR in a recent FCC filing, which could indicate that it will have a heart rate monitor.
For the last two year Withings has been part of Nokia’s digital health division. But the department faced challenges from the get go...
September 19, 2018
In a surprising turn, Withings founder Eric Careel bought his company back from Nokia, two years after selling it for $200 million. The circumstances were fortuitous: Nokia was looking to offload the digital health business, which it had apparently come to see as a failed experiment.
Less than four months after the deal, the company has launched its first device in this newest iteration of the...
July 3, 2018
New data published yesterday in the journal Hypertension offers another proof of concept for how device and mobile-driven remote monitoring can help care teams manage the conditions of a large patient population.
“Our study combined multiple health tracking devices to holistically assess cardiovascular risk factors outside of the clinical setting along with demographics, medication adherence and...
May 31, 2018
It's official — Eric Carreel, cofounder of French health tech company Withings, has bought back Nokia’s digital health division two years after it was sold to the Finnish tech giant. Carreel plans to relaunch the Withings brand by the end of 2018, according to a statement.
“I am delighted to start working again with the brilliant teams that made the brand such a great success,” Carreel said in a...
May 2, 2018
Almost exactly two years after Nokia acquired French health technology company Withings, it has announced that it is in negations to sell its digital health division back to Withings cofounder Éric Carreel. The deal is expected to close in late Q2.
"Nokia and Éric Carreel recognize that as an original Co-Founder of Withings, he is best positioned to carry the company forward into its next phase...
April 16, 2018
Less than two years after Nokia ventured into digital health territory with its acquisition of French health tech company Withings, the Finnish company could be on the verge of selling off its digital health division, according to reports from a French publication, Les Echos.
Nest, the Alphabet subsidiary focused on smart home devices, is chief among those most interested in making the purchase...
February 21, 2018
Nokia’s dive into the digital health industry may be coming to a halt, reveals a memo leaked to The Verge earlier this week. This comes less than two years after the Espoo, Finland-based company created its digital health unit through the acquisition of French digital health company Withings for $191 million.
“[R]ather than only falling in love with our technology, we must be honest with...