Earning a little extra toward workout products and fitness classes could be as easy as tracking the steps you take outside. London-based Sweatcoin, a company which “pays” users a digital currency based on their daily steps, has just landed $5.7 million in a funding round led by Goodwater Capital with participation from Seedcamp, Greylock Partners, Rubylight, SmartHub, and several angel investors.
Digital health firm HealthTap and Bupa, a health care provider that offers both insurance and medical services to millions around the world, are teaming up in a massive strategic partnership that could make “digital end-to-end” medical services a widespread reality, HealthTap CEO Ron Gutman stated in an early interview previewing the arrangement.
New research shows that wearables and remote patient monitoring technology have a limited impact on clinical outcomes. But digital health researchers aren't ready to abandon the promise of mobile technology.
The fear that machines will replace humans in the workplace is not a new one. In 1930, economist John Maynard Keynes conjectured that in the years to come, modern economies would face a new kind of affliction: what Keynes called “technological unemployment.”
The first portable bionic hand restores the sense of touch in people who lost their limbs. Although the hand is still a prototype, we're one step closer to the day when a fully natural, sensorized prosthesis will be available.
Digital health made big strides in 2017. With better provider workflows and more integrated core healthcare platforms, healthcare is on the brink of a disruption. As we move into 2018 and the next wave of innovation, here is a look back on the biggest stories that moved the needle in digital health this year.
Digital health broke out in 2017. We saw more investment than ever before: Over $4.7 billion flowed into a record number of companies. While these record-breaking investments underscore the enthusiasm for new digital health solutions, another revolution was quietly happening just outside the spotlight.
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