Report: Fitbit Surge will have GPS, call notifications, heart-rate sensor From Mobil Health News

by Admin 10.20.2014

This week there’s a new report about leaked details of an upcoming Fitbit device — this is the third device that has leaked from Fitbit in recent weeks — The Verge reports that the Fitbit Surge will cost about $250 and will offer GPS-enabled distance tracking, heart rate sensing, and call and text message notifications. That [...]

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FDA clears military-tested PTSD, brain injury diagnostic app From Mobil Health News

by Admin 10.20.2014

Last week the FDA granted 510(k) clearance to a mobile-based cognitive test called DANA (Defense Automated Neurobehavioral Assessment), which helps healthcare providers better assess the medical or psychological state of their patients. DANA was developed by Silver Spring, Maryland-based AnthroTronix, a digital health R&D company, and it was developed partially thanks to funding from the US Navy Bureau [...]

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6 crowdfunding campaigns for swimming, sleeping, running, lifting and more From Mobil Health News

by Admin 10.18.2014

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, and technique [...]

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Xmetrics raises $1M for virtual swimming coach device From Mobil Health News

by Admin 10.16.2014

Italy-based Xmetrics raised $1.07 million (675,000 pounds) from Reply Breed, an accelerator spun out of Turin, Italy-based consulting firm Reply SpA, in exchange for 30 percent equity in Xmetrics. Xmetrics has developed a small device that hooks into the back of the swimmer’s goggles. It counts strokes, measures how long the workout session lasted, and provides [...]

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