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By Jonah Comstock May 26, 2015
It's been almost two months since MobiHealthNews has surveyed the mobile and digital health crowdfunding landscape, but the tide of projects hasn't slowed down. At the end of March, we looked at smart jump ropes, smart canes, two wearable thermometers, and an app-connected home blood test kit. Three out of five of those companies -- Kenkodo, Smart Rope, and STEMP -- made their goals (with the...
By Jonah Comstock February 19, 2015
Melon, the EEG-tracking headband company that raised nearly triple its initial goal in a 2013 crowdfunding campaign, has been acquired by DAQRI, an enterprise augmented reality company founded in 2010, for an undisclosed amount. DAQRI's CEO Brian Mullins announced the acquisition from the keynote stage at the 4D Expo, an event hosted by the company. DAQRI is working on something it calls "4D," a...
By Jonah Comstock January 30, 2015
The past few weeks have been good to digital health projects on crowdfunding platforms Indiegogo and Kickstarter. While some of the nine projects below are the latest in a long line of takes on the wristworn activity tracker, others facilitate the tracking of temperature, blood glucose, sleep, or concussions. And most of these projects have already surpassed their funding goals. Read on to see...
By Jonah Comstock December 17, 2014
Over the last two months, crowdfunding campaigns have launched for numerous smartwatches and fitness wearables, as well as a number of more health-specific devices. These devices purport to help track eating behavior, heart health, dental health, sleep, and even cancer detection. Some devices aim to track health holistically, and the list even includes a smart water bottle meant to help users...
By Aditi Pai October 18, 2014
Although MobiHealthNews published a crowdfunding roundup just two weeks ago, already, several more devices have cropped up on Indiegogo and Kickstarter. One device that launched an Indiegogo campaign recently, called Xmetrics, also announced a funding raise last week. Almost all of the devices listed offer activity tracking features, but most also have a significant emphasis on coaching, insights...
By Jonah Comstock October 6, 2014
Digital health devices -- including consumer-facing activity trackers and wearables -- have a constant presence on Indiegogo and Kickstarter these days. But lately a few health-related devices have made a big splash, raising well over their funding goal. The Darma smart seat cushion, the SmartMat smart yoga mat, and Pavlok, a wrist bracelet that uses small shocks to discourage bad habits, have...
By Jonah Comstock August 27, 2014
There may be a lot of fitness trackers on the market, but the enthusiasm for supporting new trackers on crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo hasn't died down. At MobiHealthNews, we periodically check in on the health, wellness and medical devices on crowdfunding platforms that relate to digital health and wearable technology. Our last roundup included sleep tracker Sense, whose...
By Aditi Pai July 24, 2014
This week, a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for a sleep sensor, called Sense, reached and surpassed its $100,000 goal on the same day it launched. And while this company's crowdfunding success was almost immediate, a few companies, which are still weeks from their goals, have been gaining funds steadily. Some other campaigns that have launched recently include a connected health platform, a...
By Aditi Pai July 8, 2014
Since MobiHealthNews' most recent roundup in June, at least eight more digital health and fitness crowdfunding campaigns have launched on Kickstarter. This time, many of the devices and apps focused on specializing in a specific fitness category. One campaign offered a platform specifically for triathletes to train for events, while another created a tool that is designed to track the movements...
By Aditi Pai June 24, 2014
Digital health upstart Darma has developed a cushion that aims to help people remember to maintain good posture when sitting down for long periods of time. The cushion contains one millimeter-thick fiber optic sensors that sense the user's movements. The pillow also has embedded sensors that detect heart rate, stress level, and respiration. All of this information is sent to a companion app on...

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