Remote patient monitoring company LindaCare announced on Friday that they landed $8.6 million (€7 million) in Series B funding with participation by Philips, PMV, Capricorn ICT Arkiv, and Connecticut Innovations.
Using the virtual reality (VR) platform, doctors can show patients, in an immersive, highly detailed way, what will happen to their bodies if they take their medication, stop smoking, and eat better — and what will happen if they don't.
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.”
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