Digital Health

By  Dave Muoio 02:52 pm March 30, 2021
Oxford University spinoff Oxehealth has received an FDA De Novo clearance for software that can estimate pulse rate, heart rate, respiratory rate and breathing rate from a video camera signal. Founded in 2012, the company has often likened its technology to that of a pulse oximeter, which detects minute visual changes in skin color to measure blood oxygen levels. In this case, the Oxehealth Vital...
A child using a pre-commercial version of Akili's product.

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By  Dave Muoio 03:07 pm March 29, 2021
Akili Interactive has published the full data from its STARS-ADHD Adjunctive trial. The data builds upon the company's pivotal study of AKL-T01 (now available as EndeavorRx) and suggests the videogame-like digital therapeutic delivers benefits with or without accompanying stimulant medication, and that they persist up to one month following the treatment. "These results increase the...
A collection of one-dollar bills

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By  Dave Muoio 12:28 pm March 29, 2021
Crossover Health, a tech-boosted provider of in-person and virtual care services, has brought in $168 million in Series D funding. Announced today, the raise was led by Deerfield Management Company and brought on several new investors including Perceptive Advisors, OrbiMed Advisors, Foresite Capital, Avidity Partners, SharesPost100 Fund, Irving Investors and PFM Health Sciences. WHAT THEY DO...
Motosumo, indoor fitness

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By  Sara Mageit 08:09 am March 29, 2021
Copenhagen-based indoor cycling platform, Motosumo has announced the completion of a €5 million ($6m) Series A funding round led by London-based SME growth investor, Magenta Partners and existing investors. Investors in Motosumo from previous rounds include the Danish venture capital fund Promentum Equity Partners, and PreSeed Ventures. WHY IT MATTERS Motosumo’s tech allows users to join the...
digital innovation, Novartis

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By  Sara Mageit 05:57 am March 29, 2021
Pharma giant Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK and UK provider of digital healthcare solutions, Cievert has announced a digital innovation partnership. The collaboration will support patient care in rheumatology and dermatology by capturing patient-reported data. The partnership was created via the Novartis BIOME, a project which encourages impactful collaboration in science tech, with a selection...
ePA app

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By  Anna Engberg 09:29 am March 26, 2021
In Germany, the public health insurers are in charge of the ePatient record (ePA) app delivery. MobiHealthNews asked Sandra Hoyer, ePA project manager at one of Germany’s main insurers, Techniker Krankenkasse (TK), how the implementation works - and how it has been used so far. Q. The payers are responsible for providing the national ePA in Germany. How does that work? At the moment we provide...
Two seniors relax on a track with Apple smart devices

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By  Dave Muoio 02:57 pm March 25, 2021
iPhones and Apple Watches could enable at-home assessment of cardiovascular disease patients' frailty via sensor data and an app-guided version of the six-minute walk test (6MWT), a traditionally clinic-based assessment of a person's functional capacity, according to data published yesterday in PLoS One. Conducted by Stanford University researchers and funded by Apple, the study provided 110...
Testing for HIV

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By  Laura Lovett 01:46 pm March 25, 2021
Apps could be a key to boosting HIV testing and the use of AIDS prevention medication PrEP among young men who have sex with men, according to a new small study published in JMIR. Researchers gauged the usage and acceptability of the MyChoices app, which gives users personalized recommendations for HIV testing and usability, as well as information about resources in their area and take home-...
By  Dave Muoio 12:31 pm March 25, 2021
NeuroPace, maker of an implanted neurostimulation therapy device for uncontrolled epileptic seizures, filed SEC documents yesterday outlining plans to raise as much as $75 million in an IPO listing on the Nasdaq. The Mountain View, California-based company has been around since 1997 and has brought in a couple hundred million in funding across several rounds, according to CrunchBase. In fact, the...
A Peloton Tread+ device

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By  Dave Muoio 03:06 pm March 24, 2021
Peloton's acquisition spree. Bloomberg reports three smaller acquisitions by connected fitness company Peloton Interactive over the past several months. These include AI voice assistant company Aiqudo in February, as well as fitness smartwatch maker Atlas Wearables and interactive workout mat Otari in the final quarter of last year. Peloton told the publication that the three deals had closed and...