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 […]

Veri announces seed round of 4 million USD for further development of its solution to tackle metabolism issues

Earlier this month, Finnish healthtech Veri announced the successful closing of its 4 million USD seeding round. The round was led by PROFounders, and closely followed by Lifeline Ventures, Accel with angel investors like Johannes Schildt (CEO and co-founder of Kry/Livi) and Kristian Ranta (CEO and co-founder of Meru Health). While the round also includes […]

FitBit and Diabetes UK join forces to raise health awareness through a three-year partnership

The wearable tech company and leading diabetes charity will work closely together to raise awareness of the importance of a healthier, more active lifestyle.  Focusing on how such a lifestyle can play an important role in the prevention of type 2 diabetes and the management of all types of diabetes, the duo will collaborate on […]

Digital Innovation in Healthcare: What Are The Next Steps?

With the arrival of Covid-19 in the UK in early 2020, the healthcare sector has faced an urgent need for digital innovation which has also led to the adoption of new rules and regulations within the industry. The NHS and private hospitals immediately adapted to advanced technologies, which would otherwise have taken years to implement. In […]

Nine Lessons Learned on Digital Health For 2020

With 2020 thankfully behind us, we are ready to welcome the new year, which seems to be one of enormous potential for digital health. Although the past year has been mainly devoted to COVID-19 and its impact throughout the world, there have been other important developments, many of which were a direct (positive) result of […]

Samsung Announces Launch of ECG And Blood Pressure Measurement Smartwatch Features to Be Available In 31+ Countries

A much-anticipated update to the Samsung Health Monitor application will activate these features on the Galaxy Watch3 and Galaxy Watch Active2 from February 4 for selected markets. By taking measurements that move beyond the usual heart rate, Samsung is going ahead with the steady implementation of blood pressure measurement and ECG monitoring on its consumer […]

First Blood Pressure Bracelet On The Market Introduced By Swiss Startup

Having the upper hand over companies such as Fitbit, Apple and other technology giants, Aktiia launches the very first blood pressure bracelet. The young Swiss-based company is also the first to obtain permission to sell a smart device that measures blood pressure. Earlier this month, the company announced that it had obtained authorisation to affix […]

CES 2021 : The Most Promising Innovations In Health Devices, Software And Technologies

CES, with its decades-long history of extravagant conventions, did no take over Las Vegas this year, but instead digitised this year’s event, fully adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic by replacing crowded conference rooms, live speeches and late-night parties with state-of-the-art virtual chats allowing people from all over the world to join the big names in […]