August 17, 2016
More and more, direct-to-consumer wearables companies are moving into business-to-business healthcare markets. It's not exactly a surprising move -- the potential for consumer technology to encourage healthier lifestyle choices is a core thesis of digital health, and one that could have big implications for healthcare as it faces a rise in chronic conditions. Nonetheless, over the course of the...
July 18, 2016
Withings, the Paris-based health device maker that is now part of Nokia Technologies – announced the availability of Thermo, a WiFi connected temporal thermometer and app. Thermo is available exclusively at US Apple stores and Withings.com. The device is FDA-cleared as an over-the-counter medical device.
Originally announced at CES in January, Thermo is billed by Withings as an accessible,...
June 29, 2016
Withings, the French connected device maker recently acquired by Nokia Technologies, has received FDA 510(k) clearance for Withings Thermo, the company's WiFi-enabled thermometer, MobiHealthNews has learned. The device was first announced in January at CES in Las Vegas.
Rather than being inserted in the mouth or armpit, Thermo measures temperature from the temporal artery on the user's forehead....
June 22, 2016
Less than a month after completing its acquisition of connected health company Withings, Nokia Technologies has signaled its intention to pursue not just the direct to consumer space, as Withings did, but also the regulated clinical device space. Today Nokia Technologies announced that it would work with Helsinki University Hospital (HUS) and the University of Helsinki to develop new technologies...
June 7, 2016
Withings, the connected health device company that was recently acquired by Nokia Technologies, has launched a new connected scale, the Withings Body Cardio.
The company's original wireless scale was, of course, Withings' first product, launching in 2009. Since then the company has added activity trackers, blood pressure monitors, sleep sensors, and a thermometer to its product line, as well as...
April 27, 2016
Ramzi Haidamus, President of Nokia Technologies, describes the company’s pending $191 million acquisition of Withings as a “reverse takeover”.
“Nokia is paying the bill, but it’s really Cedric [Hutchings, CEO of Withings] and his team that will come into Nokia and run the whole show,” Haidamus told MobiHealthNews. “All our digital health efforts inside the company will report to Cedric and his...
April 26, 2016
Nokia Technologies will acquire French connected health device maker Withings for $191 million (170 million euros). Withings, which makes smartphone-connected weight scales, blood pressure cuffs, activity trackers, and, recently, thermometers, has raised $34 million to date, with the latest being a $30 million round in 2013.
As we wrote last month, Nokia has been searching for a new focus area...
February 9, 2016
Withings has added a new paid software feature to its Health Mate app, an algorithm called Hy-Result that will help patients analyze the blood pressure data they collect from Withings devices.
“With cardiovascular disease being the leading global cause of death, accounting for 17.3 million deaths per year, everyday monitoring blood pressure becomes an increasingly important part of anyone’s...
January 6, 2016
The event once known as the Consumer Electronics Show, CES, is upon us once again, and once again we're ringing in the new year with a range of health and fitness device announcements from both established players and new upstarts. We've already reported this week on the latest from Fitbit and Withings, as well as Under Armour's new foray, with HTC, into connected fitness hardware. All that is...
January 5, 2016
At CES this week Withings, which has recently focused on fitness its Activite watch series — unveiled a new medical device, Withings Thermo, a WiFi connected thermometer.
Rather than being inserted in the mouth or armpit, Thermo measures temperature from the temporal artery on the die of the head. The user simply hold the thermometer next to their head or a child’s head and an array of 16...