Wearable

Movano Health Takes on OURA with Evie, Its New Medical Grade Smart Ring Designed for Women

  Since its founding in 2018, Movano Health, has been focused on the development of healthcare solutions that bring medical-grade, high-quality data to the forefront of consumer health devices. Now the company is taking on Oura with Evie, a smart ring has been specifically designed for women. The wearable provides users with medical grade health data, and personalized health insights delivered through…

Fitness and Health Tracker WHOOP Identifies a Novel Pregnancy Digital Biomarker to Screen for Premature Birth

WHOOP has uncovered a new pregnancy digital biomarker for noninvasive prescreening for premature birth. In the United States, preterm birth is the second leading cause of infant mortality and 35.8% of all infant deaths are preterm-related. In a new study in peer review led by WHOOP Senior Vice President of Data Science & Research, Emily Capodilupo, WHOOP analyzed the physiological data of 241 pregnancies and found that…

Oura Is Launching a Study to Understand Physiological Changes during the Menstrual Cycle

Oura, the company behind the famous Oura Ring that recently celebrated the sale of its 1,000,000 ring and is values at $2.5B, is teaming us with Inception Fertility, a North American fertility services provider for a research study that observes the physiological changes that occur throughout the menstrual cycle. Oura’s smar ring combines advanced sensor technology with an easy-to-use mobile app to…

Bellabeat Seeks FDA Approval for Its Ivy Health Tracker

2021 was an exciting year at Bellabeat. About a year ago the company first launched the pre-sale for Ivy, the newest addition to its family of health trackers and successor to Bellabeat’s Leaf, which according to the company had sold more than 2.2 million times at the time of the announcement. Last fall Ivy finally started to ship receiving somewhat mixed reviews…

The Ava Bracelet May Be Covered Through Your Employee Benefits

Essential Takeaways If you have fertility benefits through your employer, there’s a good chance Ava Fertility is a covered benefit. If you have benefits through Carrot and Ava Fertility is covered, you can get it here. If you have benefits through Maven Wallet and the Ava bracelet is covered, log in to your Maven account to check and learn how to claim…

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…