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Livongo acquires Diabeto to enable universal diabetes meter connectivity

Developer of software solutions for people living with chronic conditions Livongo Health has acquired Diabeto, which enables connectivity to nearly …

Internet of Things

IDC: Wearable device shipments to reach 229.5M units in 2021

Wrist-worn devices are expected to continue driving the wearables market forward, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC). Meanwhile, …

Wearable Tech

Apple Watch 3 unveiled with a new heart monitoring tech

The new iPhones have been announced — iPhone 8, 8s and the expensive X model — and we also got to see the brand new Apple Watch, which can now be …

Smartwatches

Jana Care, MGH launch a study to evaluate mobile app for heart failure management

Medical technology company Jana Care is working with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) to study the effectiveness of a mobile app for the …

Digital Health

Healthbox unveils cohort of the 2017 Healthbox Studio program

Healthbox, a Chicago-based healthcare innovation services firm, unveiled the cohort of the 2017 Healthbox Studio program to support innovation. The …

Health Care

Fitbit, Dexcom to make glucose readings visible on the Fitbit Ionic smartwatch

Fitbit and Dexcom have teamed-up to develop and market products that help people better manage their diabetes and get a more complete picture of …

Diabetes

FDA looking for digital health innovators for an entrepreneur-in-residence program

FDA is looking for a few experienced digital health professionals who are "passionate about developing innovative solutions to complex challenges" to …

Digital Health

This $40 keychain-size device can detect allergens in food

Researchers at the Harvard Medical School are working on a portable device that lets users test food for common allergens.<p>Called the integrated …

Harvard Medical School

Health Catalyst's DOS helps health systems manage, make sense of data

Health Catalyst introduced the Health Catalyst Data Operating System (DOS), touting it as a "breakthrough engineering approach" that combines the …

Digital Health

Two funds close $800M to invest in healthcare tech in China and India

Healthcare is booming all around the world, not just in the U.S. Today, we present you with stories of two funds targeting China and India.<p>First …

Digital Health

IDC: Smartwatches accelerate in the second quarter

The whole wearables market continues to reach for the skies, with device shipments growing 10.3 percent year over year to hit 26.3 million units …

Wearable Tech

With vívoactive 3 Garmin wants a piece of the smartwatch market

Fitbit unveiled its first smartwatch and so did Garmin; and just like Fitbit, Garmin's product also enables <b>contactless payments</b>, the feature that the …

Wearable Tech

Samsung announces Gear Sport, Gear Fit2 Pro, and Gear IconX (2018)

We have already talked about the Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro; now we have it right from the horse's mouth in the form of the official announcement that …

Samsung

Health Wildcatters' fifth class of 9 health IT startups unveiled

Digital health accelerator Health Wildcatters has unveiled nine new companies selected to participate in the 2017 program, and its portfolio now …

Digital Health

Telehealth providers offer free consultations to Hurricane Harvey victims

Tropical storm Harvey is still causing problems for those affected… Health systems, obviously, have a plenty of work to aid victims and coming in to …

Medical Technology

An app uses smartphone's camera to screen for pancreatic cancer

With a five-year survival rate of 9 percent, pancreatic cancer has one of the worst prognoses. One of the reasons is that there are no telltale …

Cancer

Athelas unveils a blood testing device for the home

Athelas has unveiled a low-cost, blood diagnostics device for the home, capable of testing for certain diseases like the flu, bacterial infections …

Medicine

The Ionic smartwatch leads Fitbit's latest offering

Fitbit has officially announced its very first smartwatch, called <b>Ionic</b>, which we tend to think comes as a result of the company's acquisitions of …

Wearable Tech

Google makes it easy for users to check whether they're clinically depressed

Google keeps enhancing its health-related activities and content. Their latest project aims to make it super-easy for mobile users to find out …

Google

Propeller Health, GSK expand their collaboration to improve management of asthma and COPD

Propeller Health, which provides a digital solution for respiratory medicine, and pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) are expanding their …

Digital Health

Sutter Health taps Quartet to advance mental healthcare in Northern California

North California-based not-for-profit healthcare system Sutter Health has tapped Quartet to advance connections between mental and physical …

Health Care

Samsung launches Relúmĭno, a Gear VR app for the visually impaired

Samsung announced that it will launch "Relúmĭno," a visual aid application for the people with low vision (not totally blind).<p>Relúmĭno works in …

Samsung Gear VR

Helix, Illumina Accelerator team-up to foster development of DNA-powered products

Personal genomics company Helix is working with Illumina Accelerator, the world's first business accelerator focused solely on creating an innovation …

Byteflies develops wearable technology for UCB's monitoring project

On the heels of the recent funding round from a group of investors which raised $600,000, Byteflies is teaming-up with the biopharmaceutical company …

University of Waterloo researchers working on a virtual assistant to help people with Alzheimer's disease

Computer scientists at the University of Waterloo are creating a virtual assistant that would help people living with Alzheimer's disease. Called …

Aetna looking to bring the Apple Watch to millions of its customers?

Apple and Aetna have reportedly held secret talks to bring the Apple Watch to millions of Aetna customers, according to three people familiar with …

Google acquires mHealth monitoring startup Senosis Health

Google has acquired Seattle, WA-based Senosis Health, an mHealth monitoring startup that makes apps which measure, diagnose, and manage …

iPhone to be used as an all-purpose health data tracker?

Apple may be looking to use the iPhone's camera to detect health data and measure physiological conditions.<p>The patent, entitled "Electronic Device …

Electronics

Human Dx Alliance for the Underserved launches with major partners on board

The Human Diagnosis Project (Human Dx) is working to help doctors get fast and accurate input on any patient they are helping. It includes more than …