Dave Muoio

July 10, 2018
A team of researchers from Tufts University, Harvard Medical School, and Purdue University, have presented academia’s latest take on the smart bandage. Recently described in the journal Small and so far tested only in vitro, the novel wound dressing is flexible, monitors the wearer’s wound in real time, and can administer a drug either on demand or in accordance to individual treatment protocols...
July 10, 2018
San Francisco-based predictive health company Potrero Medical has closed $26.6 million in an oversubscribed Series C round, according to a statement from the company. The investment was led by GT Healthcare Capital Partners and Sonder Capital. Potrero’s business is focused on employing smart sensors and data analytics to identify conditions in their early stages. Its primary product is the...
July 9, 2018
Prying eyes. Polar now joins Strava in the list of fitness app makers accidentally betraying military information. According to a report from the Dutch publication De Correspondent, an opt-in feature within the app posts users’ routes to an online map can become a gateway to their private information with diligent searching and a simple modification of the browser’s web address. Working with the...
Fitbit, Immersion settle lawsuit
July 9, 2018
After filing a suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California roughly a year ago, San Jose-based Immersion has settled its beef with Fitbit, the former announced in a statement. The terms of the settlement and license agreement reached by the two companies were not disclosed in the announcement.   Immersion took issue with the haptic feedback technology featured in...
July 9, 2018
Researchers from the University of Waterloo have described a proof-of-concept system that uses Google’s Soli — an experimental, radar-based gesture tracker co-developed with Infineon — to track concentrations of glucoses within a solution. With further investigation and adjustment, this prototype technology could potentially be implemented for diabetes patients as a novel noninvasive approach to...
5 payers launch blockchain partnership
July 6, 2018
This quarter saw a handful of digital health stories regarding payers and their new digital offerings, especially in the area of diabetes care. However, the past few months also saw headlines regarding CMS payments, payer-backed investigations into novel technologies, and other moves from insurers looking to better leverage digital healthcare. Read on for Babyforyou.net.ua’ roundup of payer news...
Withings Nokia wearables app
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...
July 3, 2018
The first half of 2018 has been another standout six months for digital health investments, which comprised a total of $3.4 billion according to Rock Health’s latest midyear report. While this comes in just a hair under the $3.5 billion recorded by the seed fund during the same time last year, a couple of key trends and last year’s weaker finish gives digital health investors a strong shot at...
July 2, 2018
A security vulnerability affecting more than 3,000 mobile apps is exposing more than 4 million protected health records that include prescription details and sensitive chat messages, according to a report from mobile app security firm Appthority. The opening — which also includes 2.6 million plaintext passwords and user IDs, 25 million GPS location records, and 50,000 financial records — is a...
June 29, 2018
Online social networks are becoming an increasingly prevalent strategy for public health and other stakeholders to cut down unhealthy behaviors. Whether they’re built for a mainstream audience or to address the issues of a focused patient population, these digital communities all share a major challenge: members who aren’t interested in participating. “Poor engagement in a digital behavior change...