This device will automatically enter how much you chew

 Eating too much? A Dartmouth researcher thinks he may have a solution for all those who hate manually writing into an app all the foods they eat throughout the day — a wearable system that detects how much you chew and enters it for you. Read More

HuMoTech’s robotic feet make it easier to test drive a bunch of different prosthetics

 There are white boards lining the walls covered in complex formulas and earlier iterations of the company’s robotic leg are scattered in pieces on and underneath tables. You can practically chart the company’s half-decade of development with a quick look around the room, from Caputo’s 2010 PhD work on robotic feet to its first product offerings: a pair of devices designed to… Read More

Withings is now Nokia

 Nokia announced at Mobile World Congress back in February that it would be sunsetting the Withings brand this summer. After giving fans of the French connected health device maker sufficient time to mourn, the brand name is finally officially being removed from its existing product lines. All Withings products will be branded Nokia from here on out.  The transition will be marked by a few… Read More

Light-sensitive bacteria could save you during a heart attack

Heart attacks are frightening by themselves, but they're made worse by the potential for lasting damage. Even a brief interruption to blood flow could permanently destroy vital tissue that keeps your heart beating as usual. However, there might be…

ClassPass secures $70 million Series C led by Temasek

 ClassPass, the subscription service that for fitness classes and gyms, has today announced the close of a $70 million Series C funding round led by Temasek. Existing investors such as Acequia Capital, CRV, General Catalyst, GV, M13 and Thrive also participated in the round.
According to the press release, ClassPass has doubled its member base in the past year and has now grown to 35 million… Read More

New FDA policies could hasten approvals of ‘lower risk’ health tech

The FDA is making an effort to keep up with the digital world. The commissioner of the FDA said in a statement yesterday that the agency would be outlining ways to streamline the regulation of digital health devices.

Other grocery stocks plummet as Amazon buys Whole Foods for $13.7B

 Amazon scared investors away from competing grocery stores today when it acquired Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. Wal-Mart, Target, Costco, Kroger, and more all saw their share prices sink dramatically. Amazon’s ecommerce empire, sophisticated trucking distribution network, advanced technology, and deep pockets could all help Whole Foods run circles around its old-fashioned rivals. As… Read More

CNBC: Apple wants the iPhone to manage your medical history

Apple has been working on a hush-hush project that would make your whole medical history more accessible, according to CNBC. The tech titan reportedly wants to turn your iPhone into a repository for every diagnosis, lab test result, prescription, hea…