Franz Ristl

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Why 98% of Digital Health Startups Are Zombies And What They Can Do About It

Since moving from the entrepreneur to the VC side of the startup world, I’ve spent a lot of time with seasoned healthcare investors. The common view is that 98% of digital health startups are the walking dead right now. These startups received angel funding but they are operating on fumes and …

Why an investor at Andreessen Horowitz thinks software is the future of healthcare

Vijay Pande, a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, runs the firm's bio fund. So far, the fund's made investments in companies including Freenome, which is developing a blood test that screens for the earliest signs of cancer, and Q, a startup that wants to quantify the human physiology.<p>Pande's …

In the Footsteps of a Giant: Scaling the Digital Transformation in Healthcare

<i>When examining methods for encouraging patient use of health apps and other forms of telemedicine, it’s important to start with the patients</i> …

These Wearables Detect Health Issues Before They Happen - MIT Technology Review

Future generations of Apple Watches, Fitbits, or Android Wear gadgets may be able to detect and mitigate health problems rather than simply relay …

The 10 Most Innovative Companies In Health 2017

The health care industry is transforming rapidly, in large part due to an influx of new technologies and innovative business models. These 10 companies are creating solutions to some of the sector’s most pressing problems—and they have the outcomes data to show for it.<p>Click on a company to learn …

Digital Health

Apple is working with this small start-up to change how we track our health

Apple is working on a secret plan to turn the iPhone into a personal hub for all your medical information, CNBC reported last week.<p>But it isn't doing …

Indian startup develops 'smart' wearables to boost fitness

An Indian start-up has developed a range of fitness wearables, such as 'smart' shoes and bands, integrated with a first-of-its-kind artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

Fitbit wants to shine a light on sleep apnea

Fitbit is expanding its repertoire. The company known for motivating you to exercise with wearables that monitor your steps is now working on a device that will monitor your sleep and potentially detect if you have sleep apnea, CNBC reports.<p>Fitbit says the project will track your blood oxygen level …

ATLAS Wearables, Fashioning Up Fitness With Science

The sports industry has been integrating technology into every aspect of sports training to enhance performance including nutrition and physiology. …

Wearable Tech

This Simple Practice Can Improve Your Health, Make You Happier, and Help You Sleep

"Rewilding"--getting literally in touch with nature--has surprising benefits.<p>Would you like to improve your health, boost your immune system, sharpen your brain function, brighten your mood, and get a better night's sleep? You can accomplish all of this by--literally--getting in touch with nature. …

Immune System

Is it the water that makes Amsterdam so special?