IHealth

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iHealth Labs Inc. is a company based in Mountain View, California. It is a subsidiary of the Tianjin-based, Chinese manufacturing company Andon Health, one of the largest OEM health technology manufacturers in China.[1] iHealth Labs was founded by Yi Liu on December 1, 2010 and has offices in Europe (Paris), and Asia (Beijing). The company is known for its wireless devices that can measure vital signs such as blood pressure, heart rate, and blood sugar levels. All of iHealth's devices are Bluetooth or WiFi enabled (with the exception of the iHealth Align) and are compatible with Apple and Android devices[2]

History

iHealth Labs was founded on December 1, 2010 by Yi Liu at Mountain View, CA. iHealth is a moderately sized company with around 20-30 employees in its US office. There are other iHealth offices located in Paris, France and Beijing, China (managed by Yi Liu).[3]

Funding and Collaborations

Funding

On September 19, 2014, iHealth Labs received $25 million in Series A funding from the Chinese company Xiaomi, one of the world largest manufacturers of smartphones.[4]

Collaborations

On September 29, 2014, iHealth Labs announced that it had collaborated with Apple Inc. by combining its iHealth’s MyVitals App with Apple’s [Health (Application)]. As a result, all of iHealth’s apps can now be integrated directing with Apple’s Health App.[5] Fifteen vital readings can now be carried over including: blood glucose, blood pressure, heart rate, steps walked, distance, active calories, sleep analysis, weight, BMI, body fat, lean body mass, and oxygen saturation [Missing 3]. These vitals can then be selectively shared with certain people including family members, friends, and doctors.

Media

On May 5, 2014, iHealth's products were featured on the Dr. Oz show in a segment describing the importance of measuring blood glucose levels.

iHealth has sponsored organizations like the American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association by donating a variety of their products to races and awareness walks. iHealth has also donated $3 (BG5) or $1.70 (BG1) to the American Diabetes Association for every device that was sold during November (Diabetes Awareness Month) (either BG5 or BG1).[6]

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