The device, also called OxiWear, attaches to the ear and can be worn 24 hours per day to measure oxygen saturation levels, called SPO2, and to detect when they begin to drop.
OxiWear announced it successfully closed a pre-seed funding round at $1.25M, oversubscribed above its goal of $750,000. OxiWear is a medtech and sportstech startup company developing an ear-wearable pulse oximeter for 24-hour, continuous oxygen monitoring, and low-oxygen alerting.
Medtech and sports tech startup OxiWear announced today that it closed an oversubscribed pre-seed funding round at $1.25 million. Arlington, Virginia–based OxiWear develops a wearable pulse oximeter that delivers 24-hour continuous oxygen monitoring and low-oxygen alerting. The $1.25 million in funding comes in at half a million more dollars than expected for the pre-seed funding […]
Lake Nona’s resident accelerator for wellness and athletic research startups has announced its next wave of promising companies. Of all 495 applicants, only the top 1% were selected to participate in the program, and leAD is thrilled to see these groups develop to their full potential under their wing.
The hills of Georgetown posed a particular and potentially deadly challenge for Shavini Fernando (G’18). She lives with severe pulmonary hypertension due to Eisenmenger’s Syndrome, and doctors recommended against living alone or in areas with lots of hills and steps. While she was on campus, she experienced several cardiac arrests due to sudden drops in […]
leAD Lake Nona Sports & Health Tech Accelerator, an initiative of Adi Dassler’s grandchildren, has announced the 6 startups selected to participate in its second cohort. The accelerator is the result of a partnership between Berlin-based leAD Sports & Health Tech Partners and Lake Nona, a living lab community in Orlando.
The leAD Lake Nona Sports & Health Tech Accelerator has selected six promising sports and health tech startups from around the world for its 2021 cohort. The leAD Lake Nona Sports & Health Tech Accelerator is a joint venture between leAD Sports & Health Tech Partners, the leading sports and health tech investment platform inspired by sports industry […]
In 2017, while a graduate student at Georgetown University, Shavini Fernando’s heart suddenly stopped beating. “I was working, and my friend started to scream that my entire face was blue,” said Fernando, who now lives in Arlington. “It didn’t even take one minute. I couldn’t breathe and my heart stopped.”
Human life is something we take for granted. We often confuse the quantity with the quality; we think of the number of years that we can live here on this earth without spending much time thinking how we can contribute to humanity. We feature below an interview with an exceptional young person who has turned […]
The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) GAP Funds has invested in OxiWear and its ear-wearable device designed to continuously monitor blood oxygen levels in people with pulmonary hypertension (PH) and alert them when levels fall below safe thresholds.