Health

  • Pebble revamps its health software and text responses

    Pebble revamps its health software and text responses

    The weather’s finally starting to look like spring here in New York City, and it’s time to really put those fitness trackers to good use. For those who rely on a Pebble watch to keep track of their paces, health monitoring gets a bit better today, with version 3.12 of the smartwatch maker’s firmware and app. The update marks the arrival of Mobile Health Snapshot, a hub… Read More

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    EchoPixel’s breakthrough VR tech lets doctors look inside your body

    Think of EchoPixel’s tech like InnerSpace but instead of actually minimizing scientists and shooting them into your body to find disease, the medical imaging startup lets doctors pinpoint problem areas from CT, MRI, and ultrasound scans using 3D glasses and a special display. Most doctors view CT scans in 2D, meaning they can’t see in and around all the details of your body… 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

  • Nokia buys France’s Withings for €170M to ramp up in health tech and IoT

    Nokia buys France’s Withings for €170M to ramp up in health tech and IoT

    Nokia’s history as the world’s biggest mobile phone maker is becoming a distant memory, but it’s not out of the gadget business just yet. To build out its health technology business, the company today announced that it has acquired Withings, makers of smart scales, activity trackers, and other health gadgets. Withings is based out of France, and with Nokia in Finland… Read More

  • Augmedix nabs $17M to ‘rehumanize’ doctor/patient relations using Google Glass

    Augmedix nabs $17M to ‘rehumanize’ doctor/patient relations using Google Glass

    Google Glass is no longer being marketed to consumers, but its enterprise business continues to pick up pace, and today one of the more promising companies developing medical services using Google’s connected eyewear is announcing a significant investment in its technology, which aims to “rehumanise the interaction” between doctors and patients by pulling… Read More

  • With EmoWatch your Apple Watch knows if you are :) or :(

    With EmoWatch your Apple Watch knows if you are :) or :(

    Siri is good for a lot of things, but she generally doesn’t care much whether you sound your usual perky self. Launching today is EmoWatch, a new app for your Apple Watch that will help you track your emotional state. EmoWatch is a technical demo for Smartmedical Corp’s Empath API, and it does what it needs to: Showing a read-out (in the form of a graph) of your moods throughout… Read More

  • Google search now provides access to basic healthcare information in India

    Google search now provides access to basic healthcare information in India

    Google’s latest move in India may help increase access to healthcare information among millions of people. The company added healthcare information to its knowledge graph in the U.S. last year, to help people easily find quick information in response to symptoms or concerns via its search engine, and now the feature is headed east to India. Read More

  • Progress lets you visualize your weight loss by taking perfectly aligned daily selfies

    Progress lets you visualize your weight loss by taking perfectly aligned daily selfies

    For those who struggle with their weight, one of the more challenging things to deal with beyond, of course, the lifestyle changes that have to accompany any attempts at weight reduction, is our inability to see our own progress. Because weight loss is often very slow and incremental, many get frustrated with a perceived lack of results and then give up. A new application called Progress wants… Read More

  • AliveCor unveils Kardia Band, a medical-grade EKG band for Apple Watch

    A medtech startup called AliveCor today unveiled what may be the first medical-grade EKG band for the Apple Watch, the Kardia Band, pending its FDA clearance. The product is intended to help wearers detect cardiac arrhythmia conditions that can cause stroke, as well as indicate whether your heart rate and rhythm are normal. The band works with an accompanying Apple Watch application… Read More

  • Misfit Debuts Spector, “Smart” Headphones That Double As A Fitness Tracker

    Misfit Debuts Spector, “Smart” Headphones That Double As A Fitness Tracker

    Wearables maker Misfit, now owned by Fossil, is following up on yesterday’s news of Ray, a slimmer alternative to its flagship fitness tracker the Misfit Shine, with the launch of its first set of in-ear wireless headphones. Called “Spector,” Misfit says the idea was to create a “smart hearable” product – headphones that actually work like a fitness… Read More

  • These Healthcare Apps Keep Us On Our Best Behavior Crunch Network

    These Healthcare Apps Keep Us On Our Best Behavior

    The key question that nearly everyone is asking is this: how can we reliably affect behavior change to increase the well-being of groups large and small, across America? The future of preventative care depends upon the answer. Read More

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