September 4, 2019
Even more ECG. Electronics hardware company Asus pulled back the curtain on its latest health and fitness smartwatch today at IFA 2019 in Berlin. Engadget, TechRadar and others report that the VivoWatch SP includes a built-in ECG sensor alongside a PPG sensor, GPS tracking, an altimeter and roughly 14 days of battery life. The company is aiming for worldwide availability before the end of the...
Screengrab of the Nyra app.
May 31, 2019
Mumbai-India headquartered digital health start-up Vivant recently launched ‘Nyra’, a simple mobile application that can be used by women to track their period, fertility, ovulation, mood, lifestyle and physical activity.
Based on the health information collected, the app provides women with personalised feminine health, hygiene and fertility advice to help manage their wellbeing. In addition to...
August 2, 2018
Natural Cycles, an app that bills itself as a contraceptive and fertility tracker, has again found itself the target of regulatory investigation due to claims made in its advertisements.
According to the Guardian, the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority has kicked off a formal investigation into the Swedish company after receiving three complaints regarding the app and its paid advertising on...
November 9, 2017
Natural Cycles, the first app to be CE-certified as a contraceptive in Europe, raised $30 million in a round led by EQT Ventures. Existing investors Sunstone, E-ventures, and Bonnier Growth Media also participated, bringing the company’s total funding to around $38 million.
“Our algorithm is developed and optimized for use in contraception and it returns a red or a green day to the user, so the...
October 17, 2017
A new iPhone app launched for free by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) looks not only to bring convenient postpartum depression (PPD) screening to more expecting and postpartum women, but also looks to redefine the gold standard for post-partum depression diagnosis.
Developed by researchers from MGH’s Ammon-Pinizzotto Center for Women’s Mental Health, the MGH Perinatal Depression Scale (...
September 27, 2017
Women’s health app developer Tia announced that it has received $2.5 million in seed financing to continue developing its service and expanding its brand. The funding was acquired from early stage investment groups Combine, Homebrew, and Compound.
The company’s service, Ask Tia, launched in June and has since responded to over 100,000 user questions on birth control options, insurance coverage,...
November 30, 2016
Berlin-based Clue, which makes an app that tracks a woman’s menstrual cycle through machine learning, has raised $20 million in Series B funding in a round led by Nokia Growth Partners. Existing investors Union Square Ventures, Mosaic Ventures, Brigitte Mohn and Christopher Maire also participated along with new investors Giving Wings and Fabrice Grinda. Previously, the company raised $7 million...
March 29, 2016
Planned Parenthood has launched a new app, called Spot On, that helps users track their period and manage their birth control.
Spot On allows users to track their flow; monitor their symptoms, like fatigue, cramps, bloating, and stomach aches; record their daily activities, like travel, exercise, and nutrition; and log their mood. The app also offers users discreet birth control reminders and...
May 18, 2015
Of the nearly 100 iOS apps focused on tracking women's reproductive health, few have been assessed or recommended by reproductive health experts, a recent study of such apps and the corresponding literature has concluded.
The study was published in Obstetrics & Gynecology and it included an analysis of 94 unique menstrual cycle tracking apps found in Apple App Store, as well...
April 23, 2015
Glow has announced that its fertility tracking app will now help men track and troubleshoot their fertility as well. Previously, women could add a partner account to their app for a man, but this account just helped the man support the woman who was tracking her fertility.
In the new update, a man can log his daily activities and enter lifestyle information into the app. Glow will then use this...