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Samsung’s S Health for Galaxy S III tracks weight, blood pressure, & more
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Ben Sawyer on how Games for Health will lead to “human joysticks” (interview)

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Ben Sawyer is the co-founder of game-consulting firm Digitalmill and one of the pioneers in the field of Games for Health. He founded the Serious Games Initiative a decade ago as part of a U.S. government research effort into how games can accomplish useful ends beyond fun. In 2004,...
Ben Sawyer on how Games for Health will lead to “human joysticks” (interview)

Mobile Health Developer Azumio Acquires SkyHealth, Makers Of Top-Ranked Fitness App

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As smartphone adoption increases and mobile technology becomes more powerful, it’s changing the way in which people interact with health information. The popularity of health and medical apps has begun to explode, and the amount of health data along with it, much of it thanks to those increasingly wearable and...
Mobile Health Developer Azumio Acquires SkyHealth, Makers Of Top-Ranked Fitness App

CellScope Nabs $1M From Khosla Ventures To Turn Your Smartphone Into A Microscope

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Founded in the mobile microscopy lab at UC Berkeley, a young startup called CellScope is on a mission to turn your smart, mobile devices into a microscope, giving parents the ability to perform easy, at-home diagnoses. Graduating as part of Rock Health’s inaugural batch of startups, CellScope is preparing to...
CellScope Nabs $1M From Khosla Ventures To Turn Your Smartphone Into A Microscope

Diabetes: For some misery, for others an opportunity

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What do they say – one man’s trash is another man’s gold! A growing number of startups are looking at the growing incidence of diabetes as an opportunity to take a fresh approach and reinvent how diabetes patients manage and better co-exist with the disease on a daily basis. One such...
Diabetes: For some misery, for others an opportunity

Digitizing the doctor's office: 7 ways technology will shape healthcare in 2013

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At the Consumer Electronics Show this week, all kinds of health devices and apps are taking center stage. But beyond potentially improving the health of individuals, what does the boom in digital health mean for the health care industry over all? This week, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) released its annual report on...
Digitizing the doctor's office: 7 ways technology will shape healthcare in 2013
Jawbone takes a big bite out of health tech: Acquires BodyMedia, launches Up app platform

Samsung launches S Health services: Monitors weight, blood sugar and graphs it all

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Samsung mentioned its S Health app in passing during the grand unveiling of the Galaxy S III -- presumably due to the glut of similarly S-suffixed apps and services that were also unveiled. The service has now apparently launched in Samsung's homeland, alongside more details of what it'll offer....
Samsung launches S Health services: Monitors weight, blood sugar and graphs it all

Hitting 20M Downloads, Azumio Releases Sleep Time To Measure Your Zs (From Your iPhone)

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Palo Alto-based Azumio isn’t exactly a household name when it comes to mobile apps, so one might be surprised to learn that, collectively, their apps have pulled in over 20 million downloads. That’s because Azumio is plugging away at building a suite of biofeedback apps that measure your heart rate,...
Hitting 20M Downloads, Azumio Releases Sleep Time To Measure Your Zs (From Your iPhone)

Chris Dixon To Speak At Disrupt NY, As A VC

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Chris Dixon is back in New York quite a bit, he tells me, even though he recently got a place in San Francisco as part of his new job as a partner at Andreessen Horowitz. He’ll be at Disrupt NY the week after next, for example, to talk about his...
Chris Dixon To Speak At Disrupt NY, As A VC

Thinking Big About Big Data: GNS Tackles Personalized Healthcare

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One of the top four trends identified in Rock Health's report on digital health was data / analytics. Arguably, big data is the most important factor in transforming the healthcare system - given the vast amount of genetic and other medical data available today, combined with the increasing prevalence of...
Thinking Big About Big Data: GNS Tackles Personalized Healthcare

Qualcomm Life buys HealthyCircles to tie patients, caregivers and health data

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Qualcomm Life, the Qualcomm subsidiary focused on wireless health, has snapped up HealthyCircles, a startup founded by a former Microsoft (sMSFT) HealthVault executive. For the past couple of years, Qualcomm Life has helped doctors remotely monitor patients’ biometric data through its 2net platform, which provides a secure, universally-interoperable network for...
Qualcomm Life buys HealthyCircles to tie patients, caregivers and health data

WebMD and Qualcomm team up to bring Quantified Self tech to the masses

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Tech geeks around the world are using connected devices to measure everything from their daily activity and heart rates to their sleep patterns and blood glucose levels. But ask the average American about this so-called Quantified Self movement and you’ll likely get a blank face. WebMD and Qualcomm, however, believe...
WebMD and Qualcomm team up to bring Quantified Self tech to the masses

For the wearable tech market to thrive, it needs to get in better shape

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Any attendee at this year’s CES couldn’t help but notice the sheer number of wearable health vendors in the health and fitness section of the convention floor. What was once a small corner at last year’s show has blossomed into a couple hundred exhibitors. Confirming the trend is real, ABI Research...
For the wearable tech market to thrive, it needs to get in better shape
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