Qardio Unveils First Medical Grade ECG Monitor, QardioCore

Qardio Unveils Medical Grade ECG Monitor Wearable, QardioCore

Digital health company Qardio has unveils its first medical grade wearable ECG monitor, QardioCore, now available for pre-order. Priced at $449, QardioCore's first wearable medical electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG) monitor allowing users to proactively look after their heart health long-term, all without the need for wires or patches. Packed with proprietary sensor technology, QardioCore records more than 20 million data points, streaming the user's live medical-grade data to their smartphones.How It
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UnitedHealthcare, Qualcomm Integrates Fitbit Charge 2 Wearables for Wellness Program

HealthMine Survey: Consumers' Digital Health Data Is Often Going Nowhere

UnitedHealthcare and Qualcomm has announced the expansion of UnitedHealthcare Motion™, a wellness program that provides employees with Fitbit Charge 2 at no additional charge and enables them to earn up to $1,500 per year by meeting certain goals for the number of daily steps.The two companies introduced UnitedHealthcare Motion in 2016 as a pilot in 12 states to select employers, using Qualcomm Life’s 2net™ Platform* for medical-grade connectivity that features multiple safeguards to help keep
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FDA Clears Wireless Integration of LifeScan’s OneTouch With WellDoc’s Diabetes Management Platform

FDA Clears Wireless Integration of LifeScan's OneTouch With WellDoc's Diabetes Management Platform

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it has cleared the wireless integration of the OneTouch Verio Flex® blood glucose monitoring system with WellDoc Inc.'s clinically validated diabetes management platform, BlueStar®. The integration will create an integrated, connected experience for people with Type 2 diabetes and deliver value for healthcare providers. Integration DetailsUsing blood glucose data wirelessly and automatically transmitted from the OneTouch Verio Flex blood
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Kyocera Unveils Optical Blood-Flow Sensor for Wearable Devices

Kyocera Unveils Optical Blood-Flow Sensor for Wearable Devices

Kyocera Corporation has unveiled one of the smallest known optical blood-flow sensors, which measures the volume of blood flow in subcutaneous tissue. Measuring only 1mm high, 1.6mm long and 3.2mm wide, the sensor is designed for use in small devices such as smartphones and wearable devices.Kyocera, which provides a wide range of components for smartphones and wearables, has been developing slimmer, smaller products to support higher functionality in more compact devices. The company developed
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Augmedix Nabs $23M to Expand Google Glass-based Remote Scribe Services Nationwide

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Augmedix, Inc., a Google Glass-focused digital health startup, has raised $23 million in funding from McKesson Ventures and OrbiMed with participation from the existing VCs Redmile Group,  Emergence Capital and DCM Ventures. The company plans to utilize the funding to expand its remote scribe services nationwide and build out its platform with tools and services that continue to drive improvements in physician productivity and patient care.Founded by Stanford grads, CEO Ian Shakil and Chief
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Cardiogram Raises $2M for Apple Watch Heart Rate, aFib Tracker

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Digital health startup Cardiogram has raised $2 million in seed funding led by Andreessen Horowitz's new Bio Fund with participation from Halle Tecco (Rock Health Co-founder ), Jeff Hammerbacher (Assistant Professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine), Kevin Scott (SVP Engineering of LinkedIn) and more. Cardiogram detects abnormal heart rhythms with the Apple Watch and displays those results into an app store-like interface, where consumers can pick a habit, “check off” their daily progress,
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biotricity Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Wearable Biometric Cardiac Monitoring

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biotricity, a Redwood City, CA-based healthcare technology company has received a 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a key component of its remote cardiac monitoring software and device, bioflux. Available only by subscription, bioflux will monitor a patient’s heart rhythm and send data in real-time to a 24-hour monitoring lab. If a patient is in cardiac distress, an alert will be sent to the monitoring center, which will in turn contact the patient to offer
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Eccrine Systems Lands $5.5M Advanced Sweat Sensors For Medicine

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Eccrine Systems, a Cincinnati-based company developing advanced, wearable, sweat-sensing systems, has raised $5.5 million in Series A funding with participation and support from CincyTech Fund IV and other sources within the CincyTech local, regional and national investor community. The company plans to utilize the funding to accelerate the development of non-invasive, sweat-sensing systems for use in medicine, industry and sport. Founded in 2013 based on innovative research and intellectual
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Dr. Oz Invests in iBeat to Launch Heart Monitoring Smartwatch on Indiegogo

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Mehmet Oz, famously known as Dr. Oz, has invested and partnered with digital health startup iBeat to launch a new heart monitoring smartwatch that empowers people to live longer lives on Indiegogo. The partnership with Dr. Oz kicks off with pre-orders for its iBeat Life Monitor – a watch that continuously monitors one’s heart for life threatening emergencies and notifies loved ones and emergency responders in such an event.As part of the investment partnership with iBeat, Dr. Oz, a world
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Aetna Launches Apple Watch Subsidy Program for Select Customers

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 Starting this fall, Aetna will make Apple Watch available to select large employers and individual customers during open enrollment season. As part of the consumer health experience, Aetna will subsidize a significant portion of the Apple Watch cost, offering monthly payroll deductions to make covering the remaining cost easier.In addition, Aetna plans to provide Apple Watch at no cost to its own nearly 50,000 employees, who will participate in the company’s wellness reimbursement program, to
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