Laura Lovett

September 5, 2018
Mindfulness meditation app maker Headspace has just announced that it is acquiring voice-enabled AI system Alpine.AI, furthering the former's development in personalization and conversational products. The deal, which was made for an undisclosed sum, means that Alpine's team will move over to Headspace’s San Francisco office.  "Alpine.AI will help dramatically improve our voice platforms allowing...
September 5, 2018
This morning digital diabetes coaching platform Fit4D landed another $4 million in funding. The round was led by SJF Ventures, C&B Capital, Esther Dyson, and North Haven Capital, with participation from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska and StarUP Health.  The New York City-based startup plans to use the money to continue clinical validation and development of its product.   “We have...
September 4, 2018
With the percentage of smartphone ownership skyrocketing to around 77 percent in America, smartphones have become constant companions. Recently, mental health professionals have kickstarted the conversation about how smartphone usage can help gauge a patient's wellness and behavior.  Several apps have begun to emerge that will track a patient’s phone habits, behaviors, and even location through...
September 4, 2018
Virtual dental provider TeleDentist is teaming up with Call A Doctor Plus, a service that links employers and groups, as well as individuals to healthcare. As part of the deal Call A Doctor can connect its customers to TeleDentist’s services.  “We are extremely pleased to bring first-to-market virtual dental care to our growing customer base,” Louis Daniels, CEO of Call A Doctor Plus, said in a...
September 4, 2018
With the flood of data pouring in from across the healthcare industry there are still a lot of questions surrounding how best to make sense of said data, and where to store the heaps of new information.  Justin Helmig, chief marketing officer at data management and precision medicine company LifeOmic, told Babyforyou.net.ua that both machine learning and cloud computing could be keys for this...
August 30, 2018
A recent presentation by headache-focused digital health company Healint and pharma giant Novartis employed Healint’s migraine tracking app Migraine Buddy to look at how migraines interact with anxiety and depression. The research found that chronic migraines may induce anxiety and depression instead of the other way around, contradicting previous thought.  Researchers were able to look at the...
August 30, 2018
Since its founding a little over a year ago, Nebula Genomics has caught the public’s attention for its business model of sequencing consumers' genomes and then letting them trade that data for cryptocurrency. Yesterday the Boston, Massachusetts-based company announced that it landed $4.3 million in seed funding and that it would be partnering with Veritas Genetics, a genome sequencing company. ...

Photo Credit: Richard Eldridge/US Air Force

August 29, 2018
Philips Healthcare is turning its attention to military technology, as the Andover, Massachusetts-based company announced this morning that it would be entering into a non-exclusive patent licensing agreement with the US Air Force Research Laboratory for its Battlefield Airmen Trauma Distributed Observation Kit (BATDOK) system, for an undisclosed sum.  The technology employs wearable sensors that...
August 29, 2018
This morning satellite TV company DISH announced that it has teamed up with engagement company Independa. The deal, which is aimed at helping seniors manage medical care and providing entertainment, means that Dish’s voice remote will now be compatible with Independa AnyTV Companion. Seniors using AnyTV Companion are able to use the device to schedule appointments as well as receive medication...
August 28, 2018
Technology looks after students. Yesterday education-focused software company GoGuardian launched a suicide prevention tool for students in grades K-12. The system, called Beacon, include an early-warning system that helps schools identify pupils at risk of self harm or suicide. The system employs machine learning to access web searchers, social media behaivor, chats, forums, and emails.  “Our...