XRHealth and Reducept join forces to launch VR therapy for pain management

XRHealth, the developer of therapeutic and extended reality apps, recently announced its collaboration with Reducept to develop its VR therapy offering for pain management. Through Virtual Reality, patients are able to engage in exercises that teach chronic pain sufferers to better manage their pain, potentially reducing the need for medication. Reducept’s VR Game follows a […]

Komodo Health Announces Acquisition of Breakaway Partners to Improve Patient Journey

Komodo Health recently announced the acquisition of Breakaway Partners with the goal of creating the industry’s first commercial prescription drug access solution based on a comprehensive, real-time view of actual outcomes and costs. By merging Komodo’s Healthcare Map and software suite with Breakaway Partners’ formulary data, policy criteria and analytics software, the partnership will deliver […]

Peloton announces the gamification of its famous bike workouts

Stationary bike company Peloton has announced plans to enter the video game business with an in-app video game temporarily called Lanebreak. A members-only beta is expected to launch in the winter of 2021 and the game will be officially available to the public in 2022. Now in beta, the new program is designed to gamify […]

Swedish digital health start-up Doktor.se secures a further €29.5 million for the global expansion of its services.

The startup Stockholm-based Doktor.se has secured €29.5 million in funding from Chinese technology group Tencent Holdings. Of the total amount raised, €23 million will be new capital and €6.5 million will come from existing shareholders, to be operating in more than seven countries by end of 2021. The funding comes in the form of an […]

mhealth unveils myOp, an app with the potential to halve post-surgery complication rates

Healthcare app pioneer mhealth has partnered with the University Hospital of Southampton to create myOp, a high-potential app that aims to halve post-surgical complication rates and improve recovery times for even the most at-risk patients before surgery. Up to 30% of patients experience complications after surgery, leading to an overall increase in healthcare costs, hospital […]

Student mental health start-up Mantra Health expands its offering to include teletherapy services for bipolar I disorder

Student-focused New York-based Mantra Health recently unveiled a new programme to support people with bipolar I disorder, just over a year after adding support for patients with bipolar II disorder to its platform. The healthtech company is offering the solution as part of an integration with its customers’ university health services, paving the way towards […]

SWORD Health secures $85 million in Series C funding to further boost its digital MSK offering

Earlier this month, digital musculoskeletal care startup SWORD Health announced $85 million in Series C funding that will go toward continued growth of its digital solution. The announcement comes about six months after the company closed its $25 million Series B funding round. Led by General Catalyst with participation from BOND, Highmark Ventures, BPEA, Khosla […]

Moletest offers clinicians an innovative, CE-marked melanoma screening test

Moletest, an Edinburgh-based healthtech company, is offering nomela, a CE-marked screening test for pigmented skin lesions suspected of melanoma, to healthcare professionals nationwide.  The solution aims to offer healthcare providers the ability to reduce dermatology referrals to secondary care through its rapid process involving the taking of high-quality images and the provision of immediate analysis […]

Afon Technology unveils wearable, non-invasive blood glucose sensor

photo credit: Afon Technology New images have been released of the world’s first real-time, non-invasive, wearable blood glucose sensor. The device, designed to be placed inside the user’s wrist, uses bluetooth to send glucose level information to a companion app that displays the wearer’s blood glucose trends and reports high or low glucose levels and […]

Lifelight® partners with Open Telehealth to optimise Population Health Management platform

Lifelight and Open Telehealth (OTH.io) announced the beginning of a promising partnership that will result in the integration of Lifelight’s vital signs monitoring into OTH.io, a comprehensive and robust remote patient monitoring (RPM) platform for healthcare professionals that enables remote access to care for thousands of patients worldwide. In the wake of the pandemic and […]