mHealthNews Nanowear gets FDA clearance for cardiac-monitoring clothing 2016-12-05T21:45:08.000000Z New York City-based Nanowear has received FDA clearance for SimpliECG, a "remote cardiac-monitoring undergarment". This is the first clearance for the company, which has been in talks with the FDA since 2015, according to a press release. Verily launches Liftware Level, a smart spoon to counteract uncontrolled movements 2016-12-05T21:17:35.000000Z Verily -- the Alphabet spinoff formerly known as Google Life Sciences -- has launched a new smart spoon that recognizes uncontrollable or unsteady hand movements at all times and automatically compensates, enabling people to eat without spilling. Are wearables on the decline or poised for a comeback? 2016-12-05T20:54:48.000000Z It's been a rough couple of weeks for wearables. Yesterday, Lenovo announced it was abandoning its Moto Androidwear line indefinitely, with head of global product development Shakil Barkat saying "wearables do not have broad enough appeal for us to continue to build on it year after year,” according... Study finds AR helps reduce phantom limb pain in people with amputations 2016-12-05T20:29:07.000000Z For people who have had an amputation, the phantom pain they experience in the missing limbs is as real as any other pain. However, treating pain at a source that is no longer there has long baffled scientists, and many existing therapies, including the use of implantable nerve stimulators or medica... Sunovion taps Empatica for Phase 4 drug trial -- and two other digital health projects targeting epilepsy 2016-12-05T19:51:49.000000Z Marlborough, Massachusetts-based pharma company Sunovion will use the Empatica Embrace, a wearable device for seizure detection, in a phase 4 clinical study of Aption, a drug meant to reduce seizures in people with epilepsy. MedNet Solutions raises $16.5M for clinical trial support platform 2016-12-05T19:20:13.000000Z Minnetonka, Minnesota-based MedNet Solutions, which makes a software platform that allows non-technical researchers to set up, deploy and manage clinical studies, has raised $16.5 million in funding in a round led by Arrowroot Capital. Existing as well as new investors also contributed, including Co... UK genetic testing company DNAFit launches Elevate to match workout, diet with genetic profile 2016-12-02T21:34:29.000000Z London-based genomics company DNAFit has launched Elevate, an online training platform that incorporates users’ genetic information to create personalized workout plans. Medici raises $24 million for doctor-facing telemedicine platform 2016-12-02T21:07:21.000000Z Austin, Texas-based Medici, a recently launched telemedicine startup, has raised $24.2 million according to an SEC filing. The company confirmed that it has raised a funding round, although it wouldn't confirm the amount or name the investors. According to CEO and founder Clinton Phillips, the fundi... Health improvement app Quealth completes validation study of dementia risk assessment 2016-12-02T20:58:47.000000Z UK-based roadtohealth, which makes a health improvement app called Quealth, has announced it has completed a clinical validation study of the dementia risk assessment tool within the app. Open source wearable Angel shuts down 2016-12-02T20:25:27.000000Z Angel, a company that has been working since 2013 on an open source wearable tracker that could be programmed for different use cases, has shut down the project and, likely, the company.