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By Jonah Comstock June 27, 2018
Correction: A previous version of this article misstated Babylon's total funding. Babylon Health, one of a number of companies working on triage chatbots for health, has already made a name for itself with a high-profile partnership with the UK’s National Health Service, as well as with investment rounds totalling $85 million. Now the startup says its AI can pass England’s GP exam and go head-to-...
By Dave Muoio June 27, 2018
HeartFlow, a company that specializes in creating computerized heart models to treat coronary diseases, announced that its HeartFlow fractional flow reserved from CT (FFRct) Analysis will be covered under UnitedHealthcare's plan. The deal would put the the Redwood City, California-based company’s tech within reach of an additional 45 million beneficiaries, according to a statement, bringing...
By Dave Muoio June 27, 2018
Pfizer has announced the three winning startups it has selected to participate in the second year of Pfizer Healthcare Hub: London, a foster program for innovative startups able to demonstrate clear benefits to patients or clinicians. Medopad, an app platform for patients to log and share data during clinical trials or care; Inhealthcare, a remote patient monitoring company; and Perfect Ward, an...
By Laura Lovett June 26, 2018
New York is looking to tech as one of the keys to unlocking generational health inequities. Specifically, the city is zeroing in on how it can use human-centered technology design to help tackle the problem.  “What we are hoping to do is use design thinking to disrupt the intergenerational cycles of health inequities, of opportunity inequities, of wellbeing inequities affecting the most...
By Dave Muoio June 26, 2018
Dementia-focused tech company Smart Brain Aging has announced the launch its virtual offering for the aging population. Called Brain U Online, the service provides consumers with cognitive tasks that when paired with exercise have, according to the company, been proven to delay the progression of dementia and limit its negative impact. “We developed Smart Brain Aging with one purpose: to help...
By Laura Lovett June 26, 2018
This morning Munich, Germany-based Kaia Health announced that it has launched an AI-powered motion tracking technology called the Perfect Squat Challenge app. The idea is that the app will work as a personal trainer and give users real-time feedback on the form of their squats.  "Breakthroughs in AI-powered motion tracking and correction technology means that everyone now has access to a virtual...
By Jonah Comstock June 26, 2018
Patient-facing clinical trial software company uMotif has raised $3.2 million (£2.4 million) in a new funding round led by independent investment manager Albion Capital, with additional participation from unnamed angel investors. uMotif makes apps for capturing consent, electronic patient-reported outcomes (ePRO), and electronic clinical outcome assessment (eCOA). The UK-based company, founded in...
By Dave Muoio June 26, 2018
Dreem, a wearable sleep device maker previously known as Rhythm, has closed $35 million in funding. The round was led by strategic investor JJDC and Bpifrance. “If everyone in the world, of which 30 percent don’t sleep effectively today, were able to get better, more quality rest every night — we’d unleash opportunity like none other. Our productivity, creativity, humility as a global community...
By Laura Lovett June 26, 2018
This morning EyeQue, maker of at home visual acuity tests, scored $11.2 million in its second funding round. This latest financing brings the company's total funding to $16.2 million.  “The funding is going to be used to increase product development,” John Serri, cofounder and chief technology officer, told Babyforyou.net.ua. “We have an interesting headline of new products coming out based on...
By Laura Lovett June 25, 2018
Two years after originally announcing it, Medtronic and IBM Watson have launched their joint platform the Sugar.IQ, a digital diabetes assistant.  “It is designed for people who are currently using Guardian Connect; so made for people on multiple daily injections. It is a personal assistant a little bit like Alexa or Siri,” Huzefa Neemuchwala, global head of digital health solutions and AI at...

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