December 19, 2014

smartphones

Bluetooth Chipset Shipments for Health & Fitness is Set for Growth

Posted by: | Posted on: June 15, 2013
ON World recently projected a 500% increase in the adoption of mobile sensing health and fitness products in the next five years. Bluetooth Smart will be central to this growth…

At CES it’s Chips not Gadgets That Hold the Most Promise for mHealth

Posted by: | Posted on: January 10, 2013
Health and wellness sensors and apps are well represented at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week. According to show organizers, more than 220 companies are demonstrating health…

More Than 90 Percent of US HC Providers Using Smartphones, European Docs Catching Up

Posted by: | Posted on: December 21, 2012
A new study pegs the percentage of health care professionals in the US who own a smartphone at 91% in 2012, up from 81% in 2010. Smartphone ownership among their…

One-third of Americans Use Cell Phones for HC Info

Posted by: | Posted on: November 10, 2012
According to Pew Internet and American Life Project, almost a third (31%) of cell phone owners have used their phone to look for health information, up from 17% two years…

JNJ Enters Digital Health Market

Posted by: | Posted on: October 15, 2012
Johnson & Johnson is hoping to strengthen its relationship with its customers through a suite of mobile technologies that promote medical compliance. The initial version of Care4Today launched in July…

Spector of FDA Regulatory Oversight Haunts mHealth App Market

Posted by: | Posted on: July 12, 2012
Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, who heads the division of the FDA that regulates medical devices, has indicated that some medical apps will certainly be subject to FDA approval in the future.…

Devicemaker Launches mHealth Enabled Smartphone

Posted by: | Posted on: July 5, 2012
Israeli device company LifeWatch Technologies has moved beyond medical apps and wireless monitors with its latest product the LifeWatch V, an android-based phone that can monitor vital signs.  (7/5/2012) Read…

Most Wireless Medical Monitors Still Rely on Landlines

Posted by: | Posted on: July 5, 2012
While implantable wireless monitoring devices are cutting edge technologies in most respects, most still rely on the 100-year old wired telephone infrastructure to upload data to the clinicians.  With more…