mobile health

Sway is another interactive relaxation app from ustwo

Digital design studio ustwo -- best known for its mobile gaming chops -- is doubling down on a move into mindfulness and well-being apps in recent years, with the launch of a second "interactive medit

Telecom giant Telenor launches a digital health service for emerging markets

There's a new company entering the mobile healthcare space in Asia, and it is perhaps an unlikely name. That's because telecom giant Telenor has launched Tonic, a service that provides basic medical i

The growing pains of mobile health

The mobile healthtech industry is exploding. There is an estimated $42 billion annual market for personalized medicine and a mad dash to come up with the “next big thing.” The tech world is built

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.

With $1.2M From Greylock, Yuri Milner And 500 Startups, First Opinion Lets You Text A Doctor Anytime

As mobile networks and digital communication tools improve, there’s a huge opportunity to re-imagine the calcified old world of healthcare. Some services are looking to do that by bringing the h

With $2.6M From SoftTech, 500 Startups & More, BetterDoctor Wants To Take The Pain Out Of Finding The Best Local Care

After a frustrating search to find the best local doctor in San Francisco during a "series of family emergencies," Ari Tulla teamed up with friend and co-founder Tapio Tolvanen to do something about i

Meet Cody, The Casual Fitness Coach And Social Discovery Tool For Everyone Else

Rather than simply adding another me-too product to an already-crowded space, two former Microsoft product managers launched <a target="_blank" href="https://www.codyapp.com/">Cody</a> earlier this ye

HealthTap Lands $24M From Khosla Ventures And Keith Rabois To Take Its “Quora For Doctors” Global

Since launching in 2010, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.healthtap.com">HealthTap</a> has been on a mission to bring the proverbial "house call" back to healthcare -- virtually speaking, of course

Asthmapolis Wants To Hack The Inhaler And Help 26 Million Americans Better Track And Manage Their Asthma

Unless you’re reading this while using an inhaler, this fact may surprise you: According to the CDC, 26 million Americans currently have the chronic respiratory disease we know as asthma. Not on

The Ultimate Guide To The 50+ Hottest Health And Fitness Apps, Gadgets And Startups Of The Year

The holidays wreak havoc on our bodies, with their mandatory over-indulgence in food as well as family and reminiscences. As we reflect on the year past -- its victories and losses -- we also begin lo

Mobile Health Moves Forward: FDA Approves AliveCor’s Heart Monitor For The iPhone

The next time your doctor says, "I have an app for that," try not to punch them in their stethoscope. Why? Because they just might be using <a target="_blank" href="http://alivecor.com/">AliveCor</a>.

Basis Takes On Jawbone, Nike, Finally Launches Its $199 Health Tracking Band

For <a target="_blank" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantified_Self">Quantified Self</a> devotees, data hounds and fitness enthusiasts, it's a good time to be alive. Recent improvements in sens

OpenTable For MDs: BetterDoctor Launches To Help You Find The Best Available Care Near You

"This is my personal vendetta against the broken healthcare system," Ari Tulla tells me, mid-pitch, while standing on the sidewalk after a recent <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/08/03/live-n

With New Mobile Apps, Eric Schmidt-Backed HealthTap Brings The House Call Back To Healthcare

Over 80 percent of people seek health-related information online, on everything from insurance to help diagnosing aches and pains. As the world goes mobile, so too does health. Instead of using Google

The Rise of Nimble Medicine

In the New Yorker, Dr. Atul Gawande outlined how, at the turn of the 20th century, more than forty per cent of household income went to paying for food and food production consumed nearly half the wor

Mobile Technology Is Transforming The Health Industry, But To What Extent?

Technology is in the process of bringing change to every piece of the health industry -- wellness, fitness, healthcare, medicine -- you name it. And as it always seems with introduction of new technol