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CES Unveiled’s preview of health tech at CES 2018

...and (drum roll) the winner of TTA’s Insanely Cute Factor competition, the Owlet smart sock for baby monitoring [TTA’s backfile here]. One of the judges is Sir Richard Branson, who will host the finalists on 28 February on Necker Island (which hopefully will be rebuilt by that time). After the nearly two-hour briefing, CEA hosted a mini-show on the ground floor of the Metropolitan. There was a tiny taste of Living in Digital Times, held at the Sands Expo and hosted by Robin Raskin. The marketplace covers baby tech, health & wellness, family & kids tech, sleep tech, fitness, and... Continue Reading

Seeing into 2017: Fitness trackers’ chill, clinical and specialized wearables warm up

...for temperature and stress. Clinical quality data is what is required for a health and wellness research partnership like the one recently announced by RTI and Validic. Industry buzz is that Fitbit bought Pebble for its better IP, apps and stable of developers, not its smartwatch hardware, and that IP includes clinical quality measurement. Other biosensor companies on the rise according to CB Insights are Thync, Thalmic Labs, YBrain and mCube. In specialty wearables, there’s the recent funding success of Owlet, the High Cute Factor baby monitor sock. Lifebeam transfers multiple sensing technology to helmets and hats for richer data.... Continue Reading

Telemedicine’s ‘missing link’ found? American Well adds Tyto Care remote diagnostics. (US)

...live video visit, or as a store-and-forward exam. Tyto Care is also introducing a professional version of its device and platform. Tyto Care has also made it to the finals of The Best of Baby Tech (a/k/a The Bump) Awards, which include a new version of the awww-worthy Owlet smart sock baby monitor, the Edwin the Duck child learning tool, TempTraq’s continuous temperature monitor and the SNOO smart sleeper. They will be exhibited with 13 other finalists at CES 2017 in the Bump Pavilion at the Baby Tech Showcase 5-8 January, with winners in six categories on the 5th. #babytechces... Continue Reading

Who’s raising what! Babies to pets!

...Our takeoff on ace direct response guru Denny Hatch’s ‘Who’s Mailing What!’ has been slightly modified from ‘getting’ to ‘raising’–we do want to be proper ;-) The first big raise happens to be an Editor favorite due to its high Cute Factor–the Owlet smart sock for monitoring your baby’s oxygen level and heart rate. This latest round is $15 million, bringing their funding to $25 million. Investors included Eclipse Ventures and Eniac Ventures, plus new investors Trilogy Equity Partners, the Amazon Alexa Fund, RTP-HC, Capital Integral and Broadway Angels. Owlet is now the commercialization partner on a $1.5 million... Continue Reading

Events last week beyond Brexit: London Technology Week, CE Week NYC

...came in from 16 blocks uptown. The snap-on button monitor works with any garment (unlike the Mimo onesie and the Owlet sock) and sends baby breathing, rolling onto his or her stomach and fall alerts to your smartphone. According to operations manager Jacob Sussman, MonBaby has been in consumer market release for over a year, selling for $169. What was there? A pedestrian mix of audio, video and computer gadgets–drones were the highlights. It was a brief and disappointing visit for this Editor who’s always had a lot of health tech news out of this event. Wot happened, CEA?... Continue Reading

Unicorns to Series A–health tech funding gained in (perhaps) the nick of time

...today, we hope it’s closer to the latter than the former. though the new and big entrant to digital health investing is the country most affected, China. Our roundup of the August Action includes ZocDoc, Fitbit, Alphabet, PillPack, Owlet and more, along with a few comments: **ZocDoc, a NYC-based online medical care appointment service that matches patients with doctors by location and schedule, had the most sensational round with last week’s Series D funding of $130 million, giving it a valuation of $1.8 bn. It took over a year after the filing (June 2014) and was led by two foreign... Continue Reading

Short takes for a spring Friday: wounds, babies and ‘frequent fliers’

...announced a new release of software. Release (PDF attached)….A BMJ (British Medical Journal) article critiquing the surge in what we call ‘telehealth for the bassinet set‘ scores the Mimo onesie (Rest Devices), the Owlet sock and the Sproutling band as taking advantage of concerned parents. It’s too much continuous monitoring of vital signs that can vary and yet be quite normal, and no published studies on benefit. A reviewer did find that Owlet is in clinical tests at Seattle Childrens and University of Arizona. MedPageToday (BMJ requires paid access)….A surprise from Philips, which we in the US associate with the... Continue Reading

More telehealth for the bassinet set

...click to enlarge click to enlarge click to enlarge click to enlargeIndustry talk is that wearables are no longer the hottest things on the hype curve because of smartwatches and smartphones getting even smarter, but one area is the exception: baby wearables. MedCityNews has an overview of four, three of which we’ve noted since late 2012: Sproutling, Owlet, Rest Devices’ Mimo Turtle ( which fastens into Kimono, a/k/a the ‘onesie’) and (new to us) Sensible Baby SmartOne. All have some combination of heart rate, skin temperature, movement/sleep position monitoring from sensors into a smartphone app. Form factors: Sproutling... Continue Reading

Pacifying baby, taking temperature

...cleared for sale yet in the UK or US, but was shown at last month’s Mobile World Congress Barcelona and the Smart UK Project in London. Unfortunately, it may be a while before Quantified Self Moms can put it on the list for their baby showers, along with the Owlet monitoring sock, Mimo onesie and iTeddy [ TTA 10 Sept ]. Related: MedCityNews compares Mimo to adult sleep monitor Lark, awarding the matchup to Mimo. The real matchup is Owlet versus Mimo (see this Editor’s comment). (Also see our comments here discussing the safety of RF monitoring around babies.)... Continue Reading

Wearables on the hype cycle: a ‘Fitbit for babies’

...click to enlargeIs nothing sacred? Certainly not when you want a high-performing infant! FastCompany Design goes ga-ga over the Sproutling, an anklet activity monitor for the bassinet set. It tracks heart rate, skin temperature, and movement plus the room’s ambient temperature, humidity and light levels via a camera and sensors in a base station, sending data to parental smartphones. Target price not disclosed. More measurements here than our late summer baby rave, the Owlet smart sock sleep monitor which primarily alerts for dangerous baby rollover onto the stomach and trends in sleep quality, plus blood oxygen and skin... Continue Reading