Health tech

  • AARP dangles $10K prize in front of startups to help aging population

    AARP dangles $10K prize in front of startups to help aging population

    An impetuous 20-something year old team of startup founders may not automatically reach out to the AARP to bring its products to market. Ignoring the aging population isn’t the sharpest move, however. With its Innovation Champion Award, AARP wants to highlight that those over 50 have sacks of disposable cash and aren’t afraid to spend it — as long as the value is there. Read More

  • Virtual nurse app Sense.ly raises $8 million from investors including the Mayo Clinic

    Virtual nurse app Sense.ly raises $8 million from investors including the Mayo Clinic

    San Francisco startup Sense.ly has raised $8 million in a Series B round of venture funding to bring its virtual nurse technology to clinics and patients of every kind. The company’s app helps physicians stay in touch with patients, and prevent readmission to the hospital. Chief Executive Officer and founder of Sense.ly, Adam Odessky describes the platform as “A cross between… Read More

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    Level is a pair of fitness glasses that might be able to tell if you have diabetes or other diseases

    Level is a pair of fitness glasses that might be able to tell if you have diabetes or other diseases

    A pair of glasses, once relegated to nearly blind and blurry-eyed nerds, could one day save your life. At least that’s the pitch from VSP Vision Care. The eye exam provider just launched a new pair of smart glasses called Level that, for now, focus on fitness. Level not only provides the wearer with keen vision but also counts their steps, calories burned while wearing them and… Read More

  • Carbon Health wants to put medical data in one place for patients and their many doctors

    Carbon Health wants to put medical data in one place for patients and their many doctors

    For all the high-tech advances in healthcare when it comes to drugs and devices, doctors, their back offices, pharmacies, labs that conduct health tests and insurance providers aren’t exactly in easy communication about or with the people in their care. And patients don’t have a single, easy place to interact with doctors and track their own medical data. That’s a hard thing… Read More

  • EverlyWell brings lab tests home, personalized health data online

    EverlyWell brings lab tests home, personalized health data online

    An Austin startup called EverlyWell wants to make lab testing accessible to anybody who wants to know more about their own body and health. Rather than develop the clinical tests, or panels, on their own the company facilitates online ordering of tests by anyone who needs them, insured or not, said CEO and founder Julia Cheek. While some of the tests are based on the analysis of a few drops… Read More

  • Dreamit accelerator ditches demo days, unveils 25 new health and education startups

    Dreamit accelerator ditches demo days, unveils 25 new health and education startups

    Dreamit Ventures’ accelerator has ditched the demo day, according to Chief Innovation Officer Steve Barsh. That’s not the only change the early-stage venture firm and accelerator has made of late. Today, Dreamit unveiled a list of 25 new health and edtech startups launching from its revamped programs. A full list of those companies provided by Dreamit follows at the end of this… Read More

  • Apple starts deploying Carekit for health apps

    Apple starts deploying Carekit for health apps

    Apple begins rolling out Carekit, its mobile software framework for health apps, today. Apple announced the open-source software development platform last month with the aim to make it easier for developers to build health apps on iOS devices. Starting today, Carekit will integrate with four iPhone apps, including two of the Glow family of apps Glow Nurture and Glow Baby; Start, an app for… Read More

  • The Mobile Health Paradox: Why Data Isn’t Nearly Enough Crunch Network

    The Mobile Health Paradox: Why Data Isn’t Nearly Enough

    Across most developed economies, healthcare costs are rising faster than inflation. A key cause of the rise in healthcare spending lies in the spiraling costs of treating preventable chronic diseases. These facts suggest that many of the key healthcare challenges of the twenty-first century lie in how we tackle chronic disease. This article will explore the role of mobile technologies in… Read More

  • Health And Fitness Data Is Useless Crunch Network

    Health And Fitness Data Is Useless

    Data is hot right now. We generate tons of it, but most of it sits there, latent, unused and useless. This is particularly pronounced when it comes to health and fitness data, where we strap on our fitness trackers and expect the pounds to melt away with each step passively logged. But we haven’t seen a dramatic improvement in our nation’s health with the emergence of the… Read More