Seniors make up a growing portion of the population in the U.S., and many express a desire to stay in their homes as they get older. 

Technology can help them thrive as they age, said panelists at CES 2023 on Thursday. But the digital health market needs to consider accessibility and usability to ensure those devices can make a difference.

“Seniors are more mobile, they’re more active in their lives. So mobile PERS [personal emergency response systems] versus just a panic button at home becomes really essential,” said Yaniv Amir, president of Essence USA, which offers security and remote care technology. “The other trend, like any other age group, is wearables. So you can see people are looking for wearables that can give them wellness with the panic button solutions.”

But devices like the Apple Watch or Fitbit trackers aren’t just targeted toward seniors, and that’s an important distinction, said

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New Year’s resolutions have become a bit of a joke.

Folks in the health and fitness industry get frustrated with clients desperate to shed holiday weight gain, only to ghost them in February.

Gym goers feel annoyed when their normal routine is interrupted by the January rush. (C’mon, line-ups for the squat rack?!)

And then there’s the media, reminding us every year that New Year’s resolutions are a one-way ticket to Failure Town.

But turns out, this isn’t necessarily true.

There’s something called the “fresh start effect,” and it’s real.

Research shows the fresh start effect can help clients:

  • Take a chance to try again at something they’ve nearly given up on
  • Renew their interest when they get bored
  • Move forward with more confidence and motivation than before

In this article, we’ll show you why the fresh start effect works. Plus, we’ll provide five simple methods you can use with

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ASX-listed health tech firm CardieX announced its subsidiary, medical technology company ATCOR, will partner with AI-enabled health tech company Invaryant to conduct joint clinical research on maternal health and cardiovascular disease.  

Invaryant’s health platform will integrate digital vascular biomarkers gathered from ATCOR’s SphygmoCor arterial technology, which measures the central aortic pressure waveform, to allow for closer patient monitoring of risk factors associated with hypertensive disorders. 

Georgia-based Invaryant will also utilize the CONNEQT Pulse, which measures central blood pressure, to obtain multiple arterial health indicators. Health analytics platform CONNEQT is another subsidiary of CardieX. 

“It’s exciting to see patient-driven technologies expand and enhance decentralized clinical trial outcomes. The ATCOR and Invaryant partnership will integrate the best in personalized vascular biometric monitoring with Inara’s advanced AI and machine learning [Invaryant’s AI bot platform] to help educate patients about their vascular health and improve patient-reported outcomes. I’m excited to leverage our combined technologies

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Leaders in the digital health space told MobiHealthNews their predictions about investors’ priorities in the coming year and what companies will need to watch out for.  

Following 2021’s expansive investments and the decrease in funding in 2022, alongside significant layoffs, stakeholders expect funders to be more selective in 2023 – scrutinizing companies’ business models and considering whether they’ve demonstrated they can improve patient outcomes.

Mark Luck Olson, CEO of RecoveryOne

“A tightening capital market will punish those healthcare disruptors that grew at all costs and failed to maintain basic financial discipline. New venture investment will disproportionately go toward players that have established product-market fit, compelling outcome evidence, strong EBITDA margins, and have grown enough to have line-of-sight to profitability.

“Employers and health plans alike will rationalize their portfolio of digital health solutions, pruning those that fail to generate sufficient engagement, or who can only be delivered as stand-alone, monolithic solutions.”

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As 2022 draws to a close, MobiHealthNews asked digital health executives about the biggest surprises and most noteworthy events that took place over the past year.

While the economic environment proved more challenging for startups, leaders noted several major deals particularly by large retail players and argued that consolidation could be a bigger trend next year. 

Guillaume de Zwirek, founder and CEO of Artera (formerly WELL Health)

“Though not surprising, the market downturn was a noteworthy event this year. Even when you spot a market bubble, you often don’t know when it will burst. Another noteworthy trend is how retailers are moving aggressively to reshape their businesses and provide care for large populations. Examples: Walgreens with VillageMD, CVS with Signify Health, Best Buy with Current Health and Amazon with One Medical.”

Russell Glass, CEO of Headspace Health

“Point solutions across virtual care, and in particular, virtual mental

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