Sweden-based Telehealth startup Kry has raised $66 million series B funding round led by Index Ventures, with participation from existing investors Creandum, Accel, and Project A. Just a year ago the company raised its venture capital funding of $22.8 Million
The mobile app named Sunface is available for both iPhones and Android-based devices. With the app, the user takes a selfie and is then offered three categories named ‘daily sun protection’, ‘no sun protection’ and ‘weekly sunbed’.
They recently announced the SleepScore app which emits imperceptible sound waves as a sonar system from a smartphone. The sound waves reflect off the user’s body and are relayed back to the smartphones’ microphone. SleepScore’s algorithm then calculates the results and provides a sleep metric measured from 0 to 100 for the quality of sleep.
The newly launched site will also provide details on the effect that food intake, exercise, and medication can have on control glucose levels along with color-coded graph and charts which are focused at usability, bolus tracking features, amplified insulin pump reports, and statistics.
Scientists from MIT have developed an ingestible chip involving a genetically engineered probiotic E. coli strain that can monitor the gut health. By consuming this chip, a light would be generated by detecting the blood flow in the gut region. The quantity of light generated would be transmitted to a smartphone, which could easily diagnose any kind of gastrointestinal distress.
The United States, Department of Human & Health Services has been aiming to enhance patient care and health security for a long period of time. Recently the HHS selected eight accelerators to steer artificial intelligence innovation. The chosen accelerators will develop AI devices to solve challenging problems in daily patient care and health security.
Public locations have seen the deployment of six kiosks, called MedCenters, developed by MedAvail. These locations include grocery stores, pharmacies and clinics located in Phoenix and Tuscon partnering with Express Scripts. These MedCenters offer 24/7 access to online pharmacies and can be seen as a ‘pharma ATM’.
San Francisco-based company iBeat, an mHealth wearable development company has announced new funding from form SCOR Life & Transamerica Ventures and Health Ventures for its mHealth devices, Heart Watch which continuously monitors the heart.. iBeat did not state what the total amount was, only that the investments round was “upward of seven figures”.
With parents' permission, the new app enables a smartphones' front camera to record videos of a child's reactions while watching a movie with the phone place facing them. This is done obtain autism risk behaviors such as attention, emotions and patterns. The recorded response is then sent to the research survey, where behavioral automatic coding software keeps track on the movements on the video and marks on the child's face after which their attention and emotions are measured.
This week Apple announced that researchers and app developers can now have access to a Health Record API (Application Programming Interface) to develop applications, with the permission to use the patient’s data to provide them with easy access to health records.
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