Wearable

Femtech Pioneer Elvie Adds New Funds Bringing its Series C to £70M

After announcing its Series C this past July, U.K.-based femtech company Elvie has now added to the round bringing the total raised to £70M. The new funds come from the co-founders of Blume Equity, as well as existing investors IPGL, Hiro Capital and Westerly Winds. The previously announced Series C was led by BGF, Blackrock and Octopus Ventures. The company plans to…

Why Wearables Company Bellabeat Is Investing $10M in Solutions and Research Targeting Postnatal Depression

Bellabeat, known for its wearable fitness trackers has recently announced that the company plans to invest $10M in research and solutions addressing postnatal depression this year. This investment is a call to action and aims to bring more attention to postnatal depression as well as incentivize institutes, companies, and clinics in the space to look for viable, holistic health solutions regarding the…

Babytech Company Owlet Goes Public

Owlet, a company building a connected and accessible nursery ecosystem that brings technology and vital data to modern parenting, today announced that it has completed its business combination with Sandbridge Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company. The business combination and concurrent private placement, which were approved by Sandbridge’s stockholders at its special meeting held on July 14, 2021, provide over $135…

Launched: Brilliantly Warm, an App-Controlled Warming Wearable for Women who Have Had Breast Implant Reconstruction after Mastectomy

Brilliantly Warm, the app-controlled warming wearable for women who have had breast implant reconstruction after mastectomy is now available for pre-order. The device is made up of a warming pad that gets placed directly against the skin between the breast mound and undergarment. Brilliantly founder & CEO Kristen Carbone started the company in 2017 trying to solve a problem for herself. Her…

OvuSense Manufacturer Fertility Focus Announces the Launch of OvuFirst, a New Skin-Worn Sensor for Ovulation Tracking

Fertility Focus, the manufacturers of the OvuCore and OvuSense Pro family of fertility monitoring solutions, today announces the launch of OvuFirst, a unique patented sensor designed to measure skin temperature, providing women with an understanding of when to try and conceive naturally, and enabling them to determine what issues they may have trying to conceive. OvuFirst is targeted at women who wish…

Thermal Wellness Company Embr Labs Launches Wave 2, a Wearable Wristband and App Designed to Improve Physical and Emotional Wellbeing

Like a lot of great inventions, Embr Labs got started somewhat on accident in 2013, when co-founders Matt Smith, David Cohen-Tanugi and Sam Shames met at MIT’s Material Science department. The three were working together on a project at a laboratory in Boston. Outside it was a sunny and warm day, yet inside the lab everyone was wearing hoodies and jackets freezing…

Ava Launches a First Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Its Fertility Tracking Sensor Bracelet in Real-time, Pre-Symptomatic Detection of COVID-19

Ava, a digital healthcare company that focuses on women’s reproductive health, announced today it will be launching the first study of its kind to test whether a wearable device can detect a COVID-19 infection in real-time and alert people to get tested or self-isolate prior to showing symptoms. While other studies to date (including the COVI-GAPP study Ava announced in April 2020) have  examined the feasibility of…

Launched on Kickstarter: NOVA H1 Is the World’s First Audio Earring

We know, we know.. This isn’t exactly healthcare related, but we thought this was a cool product and we were thrilled to see the team behind NOVA H1 Audio Earrings blow past their Kickstarter goal within hours last week. Friends, have a look at the first clip-on earphones on the planet. The earrings are fully packed with the latest technology embedded in real…