Chris Gullo

January 13, 2012
Skip Fleshman, a Managing Partner at Asset Management Ventures, shared a few tips for those mobile health startups looking to become more that just "one-trick pony" developers of successful apps. In order to capitalize on their real potential and become a long-term, viable business, Fleshman has a few lessons learned to share based on his firm's investments in a number of health startups,...
January 11, 2012
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to develop a mobile app that helps it collect information and send out alerts about adverse reactions to experimental medications prescribed during public health crises. The agency realized the need for such an app during the 2009 H1N1 (swine flu) outbreak. The need for the app became apparent while the FDA was handling 2009's H1N1 influenza...
January 11, 2012
At CES this week Independa announced plans to bring its health and social engagement platform, Angela, to senior communities through a pilot with LG Electronics' US-based R&D subsidiary, Zenith. The company also demonstrated a version of Angela that runs on iPhones and iPads -- up until now the software has been available from Independa on 10-inch and 22-inch tablets running Microsoft Windows...
January 10, 2012
iHealth Lab made an unexpected move this week at CES: It unveiled the iHealth Smart Glucometer, which attaches to the iPhone the same way Sanofi's iBGStar device does. iHealth Lab announced more than just the glucose meter: It also unveiled a Bluetooth-enabled version of its Blood Pressure Dock and a new design for its Wireless Body Fat Scale. The company expects to begin shipping each of the...
January 10, 2012
Fitbit unveiled its first product outside of wearable activity monitors this week at CES: the Aria WiFi Smart Scale, a connected weight scale similar to Withings' WiFi scale offering. The Aria scale measures weight, body fat percentage, as well as BMI and uploads the data via the user's home WiFi network to Fitbit's online portal. The device is expected to launch in late April and will retail for...
January 9, 2012
At CES this week Basis previewed its online portal, a dashboard for its upcoming Basis B1 band wrist-worn device. The dashboard displays the information collected by the device, including calories burned, steps taken, and hours slept, which it also rolls into a number of "points" for an overall index number (out of 100). In a new demo video posted just before CES kicked off this week, Basis CEO...
January 9, 2012
Singapore-based Zensorium unveiled Tinke, an iPhone peripheral pulse oximeter device, at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) this week. Tinke is a compact device that measures blood oxygen levels, respiratory rate, and heart rate. It connects to iOS devices via the Apple device's dock connector. Zensorium told Forbes that the device will cost about $100 and should be available for iPhone users in...
January 6, 2012
iTriage, a popular medical app According to a recent report from Frost & Sullivan, in 2015 the market for mobile health applications will be about $100 million bigger than the market for remote patient monitoring. Frost estimates that mobile health apps will reach $392 million in 2015, while remote patient monitoring will hit $294.9 million. Frost estimates that mobile health apps earned...
January 5, 2012
Walt Mossberg, technology columnist for the Wall Street Journal, broke the news this morning that Telcare's cellular-enabled blood glucose meter will become commercially available next week. (Assumedly timed to launch at CES, the big consumer tech event in Las Vegas.) Mossberg, who has Type 2 diabetes, also gave the device an overall positive review with very few caveats. Telcare BGM is a 3G-...
January 4, 2012
A small healthcare provider in Utah has saved $500,000 over the past year and reduced employee travel time 70 percent using a mobile EMR app, according to a report in ZDNet. First Choice Home Health & Hospice of Utah, used the Allscripts EMR for Windows 7 smartphones and saved half a million dollars and hours of travel time for remote clinicians. First Choice serves 400 patients in four...