Consumer

By Brian Dolan August 18, 2009
MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn.--Families in Ohio and Pennsylvania who use Healthsense's state-of-the-art eNeighbor® remote monitoring to help care for elderly relatives with Alzheimer's disease or dementia say the technology has enabled them to keep their loved ones safe at home for longer and delay placing them permanently in secured memory care units. They also credit the Healthsense technology with...
By Brian Dolan August 17, 2009
eHealthInsturance goes mobile: Mountain View, California-based eHealthInsurance launched their mobile site late last week: www.ehealth.com. The public company is offering Individual, Family and Short-term health insurance products through its new mobile site. While shoppers for the Individual and Family plans can look up coverage details, create and account and start an application, they still...
By Brian Dolan August 14, 2009
Verizon Wireless recently sent out a press release promoting their mobile health and fitness applications, some of which have been around for a number of years: Bones in Motion, Diet Fitness Diary, The Pill Phone, Healthy Body and Howcast. The applications are available for select Verizon Wireless phones and can be downloaded directly to the phone via the Media Center/Get It Now portal. Unlike...
By Brian Dolan August 14, 2009
BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Aug. 12 -- Summer is ending and there is no better time to begin healthy habits. Verizon Wireless customers can access multiple applications that help them stay healthy and in shape using their wireless phones. Applications Bones in Motion records running, cycling and walking activities using GPS with maps, speed, distance, elevation, splits and calories. Save activities to...
By Brian Dolan August 14, 2009
Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Vitality announced the commercial availability of its wireless Internet-enabled pill caps product, GlowCaps, which fit popular prescription bottles and help remind people to take their medications on time. GlowCaps are now available on Amazon.com for $99. As the name suggests, GlowCaps use light and sound to signal when it is time to take medications, the product...
By Brian Dolan August 14, 2009
Vitality Internet Connected "GlowCap" Prescription Packaging Now Available on Amazon.com CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--Vitality, developer of the intelligent pill caps called GlowCaps, today announced the availability of Internet connected GlowCaps on Amazon.com. GlowCaps fit popular prescription bottles available at retail pharmacies. A wireless chip inside GlowCaps helps remind people to take medications...
By Brian Dolan August 12, 2009
Mobihealthnews recently caught up with HealthVault's Senior Global Strategist George Scriban to discuss how HealthVault fits into the wireless health discussion. Can mobile application developers synch their apps directly to HealthVault? Will Windows Mobile create apps that integrate to HealthVault? How does a medical device maker enable its users to send information to HealthVault? Scriban...
By Brian Dolan August 12, 2009
With growing concerns among parents and policymakers about the rise in childhood obesity - heightened by the recent CDC report showing that obesity rose 37% between 1998 and 2006 - approximately two-thirds of middle and high school physical education teachers say that health-related fitness is the primary focus of their programs, according to a new survey conducted by the National Association for...
By Brian Dolan August 11, 2009
Point-of-care educational videos iPhone app: Houston-based Blausen has introduced its Blausen Human Atlas 2.0 iPhone app. The company created the app with help from CodeMorphic, an iPhone application developer. The app provides 3D videos for point-of-care education for 150 common medical conditions and treatments. More Fitness - most resilient GPS market in tough economic times? Location-based (...
By Brian Dolan August 10, 2009
Application developer company Ringful announced that its newest application, Asthma Journal, is now available for the iPhone platform. The company also claims it's the first app to integrate with the Google Health personal health record. The application is free. Asthma Journal enables uses to track and report whether they are wheezing, coughing or tight in the chest. The user also tracks the...

Editor's Pick