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Short takes: Google’s Care Studio app debuts, Modern Age’s healthy (aging) $27M Series A, OnSky Health launches pad-based RPM

...funding. Mobihealthnews San Jose-based startup OnSky Health enters the remote patient monitoring fray with SkyPad, which claims to be the first virtual care solution that provides continuous contact-free vital sign sensing with an optional emergency alert and calling service. The SkyPad is a sensor pad placed under the patient’s or resident’s pillow, then uses machine learning software using sensor data generated through the pad. The pad and system monitors multiple vital signs: heart rate, respiration rate, sleep-habit / sleep-quality tracking, breathing quality, snoring, and body temperature variation. It also checks for patient safety monitoring and assistance alerts. System monitoring is... Continue Reading

Comprehensive “clinic-on-the-wrist” digital health sensor system debuts. Apple Watch of future? (UK/US)

The likely future of the Apple Watch and medical monitoring. Rockley Photonics, a silicon photonics company based in Oxford England and Pasadena, has debuted a sensor module that can enable wearable devices to monitor multiple biomarkers, including core body temperature, blood pressure, body hydration, alcohol, lactate, and glucose trends, among others. The module (exterior above far left and mid-right) combines with hardware and application firmware for consumer applications, such as wrist-worn diagnostics. The mid-left-hand view shows the reverse (skin) side of the module with the photonic ICs and application firmware. Current sensors use green-light emitting diodes (LEDs) and the Rockley... Continue Reading

News and funding roundup: BioIntelliSense ‘stickers’ $45M, Exo ultrasound scans $220M, Enovation gets Scotland OK, WellSky snaps up Healthify, Cerner’s good quarter despite VA

Sticker shock? BioIntelliSense, which has been flying under the radar for over a year [TTA 17 July 2020] since inking a deal with Philips to integrate their BioSticker sensors into their post-acute remote patient monitoring (RPM) systems, scored a $45 million Series B funding for a total of $82 million since 2018. Lead investor is Chimera (UAE) with participation from 7wire Technology Partners, Mary Tolan of Chicago Pacific Founders, James Murren, formerly of MGM Resorts International, as well as Pendrell Corporation, Royal Philips, and Fresenius Medical Care North America. BioIntelliSense has two wearables: the BioSense on-body sensor for 30 days... Continue Reading

News/deals roundup: Connect America finalizes Philips aging/caregiving buy; Amedisys-Contessa $250M hospital-at-home; UK’s Physitrack $20M IPO, Dutch motion tracker Xsens

...with offices in Santa Monica, Houston, and Utrecht. It was in the first group of the NHS’ Digital London accelerator program and now is distributed in 100 countries serving 1 million patients. Mobihealthnews, Baker McKensie (legal advisor announcement) And keeping it physical, Xsens, a Dutch 3D motion capture and attachable sensor company for therapy and ergonomics study, is extending into Automatic Reporting as part of its online MotionCloud platform. A full report, graphs, and a digital recording of an avatar completing the movements can be available to physiotherapists, health specialists, and ergonomic consultants in under two minutes. In addition, they... Continue Reading

Weekend reading: 1/3 of global healthcare orgs ransomwared, 50%+ mobile privacy problems–BMJ study, med device insecurity

...privacy first, from the phone or device to the cloud or server, including data sharing. There are companies that can assist you with this. One example is Blue Cedar, but there are others. If you supply hardware and software for medical devices, think updates, patches, and tracking every bit you sell to make sure your customers do what they need to do. Even if your customer is a past one. (Side message to NHS Digital–don’t rush your GPDPR upload to the summer holidays. Make it fourth quarter. Your GPs will thank you.) Suggestions from our Readers wanted! While your Editor... Continue Reading

Samsung stretches into electronic skin sensors with OLED display for heart rate

...prototype stretchy skin patch for vital signs monitoring that combines both a sensor and display. SAIT developed a sensor (left) that combined a stretchable LED (OLED) display and a photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor. The tests applied it to the inner wrist near the radial artery to measure and display heart rate in real time. The device uses a combination of elastomer, a polymer compound with excellent elasticity and resilience, with existing semiconductor manufacturing processes to apply it to the substrates of stretchable OLED displays and optical blood flow sensors. The study found that the sensor achieved: Stable performance in a stretchable... Continue Reading

OnePerspective: How the shift from analogue to digital telephone services affects telecare provisioning

...when triggered by pressing a button or an automated sensor, sends data via the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) to a monitoring centre, where an operator will give advice or seek help. The UK telecommunications industry however is undergoing rapid change. By 2025* all analogue telephone services across the UK will be switched off as infrastructure is upgraded to digital connectivity. This approaching switch highlights the need for dedicated digital telecare solutions. So how will this affect telecare services in the UK? As early as 2023*, British Telecom (BT) customers may not be able to buy an analogue phone line.... Continue Reading

Mayo Clinic creates AI-powered clinical decision/diagnostics support platform, two digital health portfolio companies

...informed decisions. Mayo Clinic, with partners, is also organizing two portfolio companies to support RDMP: Anumana, Inc. With nference, a synthesizer of biomedical data, Anumana will bring to market digital sensor diagnostics to decipher electrocardiograms (ECGs). The objective is to more effectively spot heart disease at the pre-symptomatic stage, enabling early treatment that saves patients and costs. Their first project will be to develop neural network algorithms based on billions of relevant pieces of heart health data contained in Mayo’s Clinical Data Analytics Platform, including millions of raw ECG signals. nference with Mayo in the past year has released COVID-19... Continue Reading

Propel@YH’s Demo Day for participants next Wednesday 31 March

...non-invasive, wearable wireless (using 2G network) sensor that predicts tissue health disease evolution using AI for clinicians to give preventive care, improve patient outcome and save care costs Written Medicine; a pharmacy label and discharge summary translation system, that works across 11 different languages The 15 AHSNs like Yorkshire & Humber function as innovation arms of the NHS and act as a bridge between health care providers, commissioners, academia, and industry. Joining the AHSN are the University of Leeds’ innovation hub, Nexus (academic and SME support); Barclays Eagle Labs (incubator network); law firm Hill Dickinson LLP; and Leeds City Council.... Continue Reading

Funding, acquisition news roundup, round 2: Lyra Health’s $187M Series E, DarioHealth-Upright, GetWellNetwork-Docent Health, Hillrom-BardyDx (updated)

...SPAC with Hudson Executive Investment Corp, in a deal valued at $1.4 billion, including debt. Release, Mobihealthnews DarioHealth, an Israeli-US company concentrating on digital diabetes and hypertension management, extended into musculoskeletal (MSK) therapeutics with the $31 million acquisition of Upright Technologies Ltd., another Israeli-US company. Upright uses a $100 sensor that provides biofeedback and vibration reminders to correct posture plus digital coaching. Last year, Upright was heavily advertised on US television. The buy will transfer to Upright $1.5 million in cash and $29.5 million in stock, and is expected to close in about 10 days. Dario also completed a $70... Continue Reading