🐦 #042: Getting your steps in - it's all fun and games

Hey friends,

This week, emojis and games show promise in improving health and wellbeing, the vaccine passport announcement has led to a further one million downloads of the NHS App, and could information about your gut health really just be a flush away?

News Bites 🥪

🤸‍♀️ Fitness and health management app Noom raises $540m(!) in Series F funding

👍 Rhithm, a wellbeing app for young adults that uses emojis to assess users, has raised $4mn

👨‍💻 Leaps by Bayer, the impact investment arm of pharma giant Bayer AG, leads $90m Series B funding in Ada Health

🌈 Doctor On Demand and Grand Rounds Health acquire Included Health to improve care among LGBTQ+ communities

🛂 The NHS App has been downloaded over one million times since vaccine passport announcement

👾 Gamification showing promise in improving physical activity levels among adults with uncontrolled diabetes

… and finally

💩 Scientists at Duke University have developed the ‘Smart Toilet’ for analysing bowel health

What to Listen to 🔊

The Healthtech Podcast: The Story of IBM Research with Neuroscientist Sara Berger

This week, James is joined by Sara E. Berger, Research Staff Member and Cognitive & Behavioral Neuroscientist at IBM Research…

StartUp Health NOW Podcast: Linking Clinical & Technical Worlds with Yauheni Solad

Dr. Solad, Medical Director of Digital Health at Yale New Haven Health shares his wisdom on how startups can collaborate with large health systems…

Opportunities 💰

1️⃣ NHSX have recently published a list of updated job opportunities