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By Dave Muoio and Laura Lovett October 9, 2018
A peak at Withings' next device? Rumor has it Withings is creating a new fitness tracker at a lower price point. Wearable reports  that a tracker listed by the company as Pulse HR in a recent FCC filing, which could indicate that it will have a heart rate monitor. For the last two year Withings has been part of Nokia’s digital health division. But the department faced challenges from the get go...
By Dave Muoio October 9, 2018
Many physicians of various ages and geographic locations are turning to online medical consultation tools as an additional resource when providing care, according to a recent investigation published in npj Digital Medicine. Conducted jointly by the Scripps Research Institute and WebMD, the study found that 310,563 unique physicians had used WebMD’s Medscape Consult — an online, free-to-use...
By Laura Lovett October 9, 2018
Last month Singapore-based Mobile Health, creator of personalize health concierge platform MaNaDr, announced that it was acquiring fellow Singaporean company Doctorbell, a patient engagement platform, for an undisclosed amount.  The MaNaDr platform connects users to doctors and their networks. It also gives patients access to their medical health records and lab results so they can carry this...
Kamal Jethwani and Lisa Gualtieri

Kamal Jethwani and Lisa Gualtieri are among the speakers at the Connected Health Conference in Boston beginning Oct. 17.

By Jonah Comstock October 9, 2018
Both in the consumer and clinical worlds, it’s important not only to design for the user and involve them in the process, but also to realize the full scope of your user base, and make sure no one gets left behind. Considering the user is a vital step in teasing out the human element of connected health, and a number of speakers at this month’s Connected Health Conference will be tackling that...
By Laura Lovett October 9, 2018
Biopharmaceutical service Parexel International Corporation is turning its attention to mobile and wearable technology to aid drug development and clinical research. This morning the Boston-based company announced a slew of new products that will be built on its Perceptive Cloud platform.  One of the new technologies uses Microsoft’s Azure App Services and will be able to send patient data to...
By Laura Lovett October 9, 2018
Bethesda, Maryland-based startup RightEye has just scored FDA 510(k) clearance for its cloud-based eye-tracking system and software. The technology was designed to help clinicians identify visual tracking impairments in patients by recording, viewing and analyzing a patient’s eye.  The system has four main target areas: functional vision screening, reading assessments, sports vision assessment...
By Dave Muoio October 9, 2018
Health2047, a technology innovation enterprise backed the American Medical Association, announced today the launch of its second spin out company. Called First Mile Care, the new entity will use its $2 million in seed funding to build a scalable platform for connecting people with prediabetes to coaches and demographic-appropriate behavior change guidance. First Mile Care’s platform is being...
By Laura Lovett October 8, 2018
As technology pushes forward, innovators are often tempted to bring all the bells and whistles to their digital health product. But some are stopping to look at the human element in digital health before launching a new product.  “Human design for us … is essential. We spend a huge amount of time watching how people with varying degrees of challenge interact with our app,” Jim Cavan, CEO of...
By Dave Muoio October 8, 2018
Forward Health, a UK-based app maker aiming to improve messaging and communications between healthcare practitioners (and not to be confused with AI care-focused Forward) has raised $3.9 million in seed funding, according to a report from TechCrunch. The round was led by Stride.VC, with additional support from Albion Capital and individual angel investors. Forward Health’s GDPR-compliant app...
By Jonah Comstock October 8, 2018
Mira, the women’s health startup that launched last month at TechCrunch disrupt and won a recent startup competition at Health 2.0, has moved fast. The three-year old company has 36 employees, a device nearly on the market, and FDA and CE Mark clearances. And almost unheard of for a tech startup, it does its own manufacturing. “We built 11,000 square feet of manufacturing facility ourselves,...

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