Google Glass hits the healthcare bigtime: Philips + Accenture make patient data delivery proof of concept

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Google Glass hits the healthcare bigtime: Philips + Accenture make patient data delivery proof of concept

October 3, 2013 11:19 am by | 5 Comments

Heavyweight Philips announced it partnered with Accenture to bring a Google Glass patient data delivery proof-of-concept to life. This means it’s not just startups investing and innovating in the Google…


MyFitnessPal buys coaching app Sessions to bring accountability to your workouts

MyFitnessPal buys coaching app Sessions to bring accountability to your workouts

February 19, 2014 10:00 am by | 0 Comments

MyFitnessPal has all the users (50 million and counting). It has all the data, and it integrates with all the devices. Now all it needs is a kinder, gentler drill…


Castlight analysis: IPO filing raises questions about the company’s sales model and LTV

Castlight analysis: IPO filing raises questions about the company’s sales model and LTV

February 17, 2014 5:41 pm by | 0 Comments

Malay Gandhi’s take on Castlight Health’s IPO registration raises some interesting points about the value of price transparency and particularly, the agreements companies have to forge to obtain it. In…



More serial investors, early-stage deals push digital health funding to nearly $2B in 2013

More serial investors, early-stage deals push digital health funding to nearly $2B in 2013

January 2, 2014 9:33 am by | 0 Comments

Digital health funding didn’t grow quite as much in 2013 as it did in 2012, but even so, Rock Health‘s calculations predict that funding for the sector will top venture…


Revisiting Rock Health Boston: A checkup on the 2012 accelerator class, one year later

Revisiting Rock Health Boston: A checkup on the 2012 accelerator class, one year later

December 18, 2013 10:50 am by | 0 Comments

The three months of intense focus. The crafting of the perfect pitch. The big presentation on demo day, followed by press mentions and meetings with investors. And…then what? What comes…


Rock Health sets the bar high for holiday parties at heathcare startups

Rock Health sets the bar high for holiday parties at heathcare startups

November 18, 2013 1:07 pm by | 0 Comments

I would expect nothing less from a digital health accelerator in San Francisco. Not only did the Rock Health team put together a hip group of acts for a cabaret…


Several $20M+ deals send venture investing in digital health soaring in Q3

Several $20M+ deals send venture investing in digital health soaring in Q3

October 3, 2013 3:50 pm by | 0 Comments

It’s three quarters in and digital health venture funding in 2013 has already surpassed what it was in 2012. So far this year, investors have packed $1.5 billion into digital…


Mental health app startup finds traction on college campuses with eating disorder program

Mental health app startup finds traction on college campuses with eating disorder program

September 25, 2013 5:46 pm by | 0 Comments

ThriveOn thinks it can cut out some of the stigma, access and cost challenges around seeking help for mental health issues by turning evidence-based treatment programs into mobile platforms that…



VC interest in digital health apparent at Rock Health’s demo day

VC interest in digital health apparent at Rock Health’s demo day

September 25, 2013 2:33 pm by | 2 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO – At Rock Health, entrepreneurs are developing innovative products to keep us healthier, and lower medical care costs. Ten health startups in Rock Health’s current accelerator class presented to a…


Google Glass could “rehumanize the doctor-patient interaction,” in the eyes of this startup

Google Glass could “rehumanize the doctor-patient interaction,” in the eyes of this startup

September 24, 2013 9:25 pm by | 4 Comments

The founders of Augmedix still haven’t revealed exactly what the stealthy Google Glass startup is up to, but at Rock Health’s Demo Day Tuesday, they gave some insight into the…


With $1 million seed round, Lift Labs launches spoon for people with Parkinson’s

With $1 million seed round, Lift Labs launches spoon for people with Parkinson’s

September 18, 2013 9:22 am by | 0 Comments

A team of scientists and engineers behind Lift Labs wants to make daily life for people affected by essential tremor and other movement disorders like Parkinson’s disease a little easier….


New Leaf Venture Partners leads $10.4M Series A for RFID tagging startup Kit Check

New Leaf Venture Partners leads $10.4M Series A for RFID tagging startup Kit Check

July 16, 2013 8:00 am by | 0 Comments

To save time for hospital pharmacists in restocking and tracking pharmacy kits, a digital health startup is finding success using RFID tagging and looking to bring its platform into new…


VCs, angels dabble in digital health, but they aren’t fully committed

VCs, angels dabble in digital health, but they aren’t fully committed

July 4, 2013 9:17 am by | 0 Comments

Funding for digital health startups is continuing to grow at a steady pace, but is beginning to stabilize. Health accelerator Rock Health’s midyear report, released today, found that digital health…


Personal tracking devices dominate digital health crowdfunding dollars (so far) in 2013

Personal tracking devices dominate digital health crowdfunding dollars (so far) in 2013

July 1, 2013 12:39 pm by | 0 Comments

In a look at funding of digital health startups over the first six months of 2013, accelerator Rock Health made note of 38 crowdfunding campaigns in the sector that have…


Digital health investments continue climbing in the first half of ’13 but show signs of slowing

Digital health investments continue climbing in the first half of ’13 but show signs of slowing

July 1, 2013 9:54 am by | 0 Comments

The amount of investment dollars pumped into red-hot digital health startups continued to inch up in the first half of 2013, but not quite as dramatically as it has over…


Engineers design a device to stabilize tremor in daily tasks for people with Parkinson’s

Engineers design a device to stabilize tremor in daily tasks for people with Parkinson’s

June 18, 2013 10:01 am by | 0 Comments

Lift Technology from Lift Labs on Vimeo. Everyone knows the frustration of trying to thread a needle, or to hold a cellphone steady while shooting a video. Now imagine experiencing…