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Health

A closer look at Mirror

By | Brynn Putnam, Gadgets, Health, mirror, Startups, TC

At Disrupt SF, CEO Brynn Putnam demoed and launched Mirror, a smart gadget that sits on your wall and offers virtual fitness classes. The $1500 device can be paired with a monthly subscription to let the user browse fitness classes, mark their progress, and follow along with other Mirror users. The idea here is that […]

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Naya Health, once a promising breast pump startup, now leaving customers in the dark

By | Babies, breast pump, Gadgets, Health, naya health, Startups, TC

With their loud noises and hard plastic flanges, breast pumps are the bane of many a new mother’s existence. Founded in 2013, Naya Health is one of the most notable tech startups working on a better pump. But the company’s support site is now shutdown and it’s stopped updating its social media accounts. In a […]

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Juul files lawsuit against other e-cig makers for patent infringement

By | e-cigarettes, fda, Gadgets, Government, Health, juul, juul labs, TC

Juul Labs today filed a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) claiming that several organizations are infringing on Juul Labs’ patents. Juul has asked the ITC to halt the importation, distribution and sale of these products in the U.S. In all, eighteen entities are listed within the complaint as having infringed Juul […]

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Spire Health Tags are now on Apple’s shelves

By | ambient intelligence, Apple, apple store, california, fitbit, Gadgets, Hardware, Health, iOS, Software, spire, Startups, TC, ubiquitous computing, wearable devices, Wearables

Spire’s Health Tags, the dark and tiny devices you stick on your clothes to gather all sorts of health data from your steps, heartbeat and stress levels is now available at your local Apple Store. The company started out with a breath tracking device to detect when you are feeling tense and help calm you down. […]

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Not to be overshadowed by the Apple Watch, AliveCor announces a new 6-lead ECG reader

By | AliveCor, Apple, Apple Watch, Atrial fibrillation, ceo, fda, Gadgets, Health, heart attack, medicine, TC, Vic Gundotra, Wearables

Apple’s announcement last week of a Watch with an FDA-approved ECG reader to track heart health looked to be the undoing of original ECG reader company AliveCor. But, to prove it still has a hearty pulse, AliveCor tells TechCrunch it is coming out with a “never-before-seen” 6-lead electrocardiogram (ECG), pending FDA approval. In a care […]

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