Consumer

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...
By Brian Dolan August 7, 2009
David Kirchhoff, Weight Watchers' president and CEO announced yesterday that Weight Watchers will soon submit an iPhone application to Apple in an effort to provide "convenience and information on demand to further [members'] weight-loss success and to further modernize the Weight Watchers' brand." Weight Watchers is one of the most recognizable brands in the consumer health industry, but do they...
By Brian Dolan August 7, 2009
Weight Watchers for iPhone: "We are in the final stages of development of a new iPhone application which we will be submitting to Apple for final approval later this month," David Kirchhoff, president and CEO of Weight Watchers announced during the company's investors' call this week. "Our Weight Watchers Online and Monthly Pass subscribers will have free access to a full, robust suite of...
By Brian Dolan August 5, 2009
UCLA announced today that MediSens Wireless, a wireless healthcare start-up, has obtained an exclusive license from UCLA on patented technology developed by UCLA professor Majid Sarrafzadeh and his team. (Sarrafzadeh is also a founder of MediSense.) MediSens plans to use the real-time wireless monitoring technology to develop body monitoring systems that help diabetic patients with peripheral...
By Brian Dolan August 5, 2009
MediSens developing body monitoring systems for diabetes, balance issues UCLA's newly launched on-campus technology incubator at the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) has opened lab space to MediSens Wireless, a startup company that develops and manufactures personal body-monitoring systems for medical and health applications. The incubator program was established in March to nurture early-...
By Brian Dolan August 5, 2009
Text messaging (SMS) and premium SMS technology solutions provider mBlox announced a new offering today called Free to End User (FTEU) text messaging, that could create a clear go to market strategy for wireless healthcare companies looking to leverage text messages in their offerings. While virtually every phone has text messaging capabilities, not all end users have unlimited texting plans....
By Brian Dolan August 5, 2009
New Business Model Creates Win/Win Proposition For Content Providers and Consumers - Aug 04, 2009 Sunnyvale, California - August 4, 2009- mBlox, the world's largest mobile transaction network, today announces the launch of its cross operator Free to End User (FTEU) message service in the US. mBlox's FTEU service enables businesses to communicate with consumers using SMS text messages which are...
By Brian Dolan August 4, 2009
Cambridge Consultants' Vena platform enables A&D Medical to launch Continua Certified blood pressure monitor and weighing scales Cambridge Consultants has successfully deployed its Vena software platform for A&D Medical, one of the world's leading manufacturers of advanced measuring, monitoring, controlling and testing instruments, including the next generation of telehealth devices....
By Brian Dolan August 4, 2009
The Continua Health Alliance just certified two new Bluetooth-enabled medical devices for interoperability: San Jose-based A&D Medical's Bluetooth blood pressure monitor and weight scale. Continua's stamp of interoperability means that the devices will work with other Continua certified products, which enables users to know at the point of purchase that their medical devices will be able to...
By Brian Dolan August 4, 2009
SAN JOSE, CA -- 08/04/09 -- Furthering its legacy as a pioneer and innovator in telemedicine devices, A&D Medical today announced the release of the first Continua Certified(TM) blood pressure monitor and the first certified weight scale. The certification of these two Bluetooth® wireless technology products significantly increases the number of market-ready, interoperable devices available...

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