Chris Gullo

October 25, 2011
Remote patient monitoring devices have the fastest growing yearly revenue of any medical device sector, according to market research firm Kalorama Information's new report, "Remote and Wireless Patient Monitoring Markets." From 2008 to 2010, the growth rate was an impressive 23 percent, and according to the report, revenue is expected to double in the next four years. "It is unusual to see over...
October 25, 2011
The past year has seen the arrival of a number of new fitness gadgets including Jawbone's Up, Wellcore's NewYu, Fitbit's Ultra, and Basis' Band. It's about time that one of the fitness gadget industry's incumbents answered back. This week Garmin did. It made its first move into the world of mobile fitness apps. Garmin unveiled its first mobile fitness app, Garmin Fit, for iPhone and Android this...
October 25, 2011
Numera announced this week the launch of a free iOS app, NumeraNET, for uploading health data collected from connected devices to an online portal. The app supports data collected from consumer weight scales, pedometers and blood pressure monitors via an ANT+ gateway, with more device support expected in the future. Numera recently launched Numera Social, a white-labeled platform for care...
October 25, 2011
Real-time patient monitoring startup Isansys Lifecare, a UK-based company founded by a former CEO of Toumaz, announced this week the opening of Isansys Lifecare Systems, an India-based venture that aims to capitalize on that country's emerging healthcare industry. The Bangalore-based company officially formed this past July. Isansys offers the Lifecare Platform, a web-based vital sign monitoring...
October 24, 2011
PharmaSecure announced this week a $3.9 million investment round led by ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt's Innovation Endeavors. Other investors included Gray Ghost Ventures, Healthtech Capital and the TEEC Angel Fund. Healthtech Capital lead a $200,000 investment round for PharmaSecure in September. In a post for MobiHealthNews in May, Healthtech founder Don Ross singled out Eric Schmidt when writing...
October 24, 2011
Personal location services device manufacturer GTX announced that its GPS-enabled shoes, developed for tracking seniors with Alzheimers, will be released later this month in the US. Aetrex Worldwide will sell the shoes, which will retail for $299. The GPS-enabled shoe received FCC clearance in September. The tracking service will be powered by GTX's partners Omnilink and the MedicAlert Foundation...
October 20, 2011
This morning at the Connected Health Symposium, a stirring panel discussion, entitled "Game Mechanics & Psychology: Designing Health & Wellness," was a highlight. The panel featured Catherine Frederico, a registered dietician and adjunct professor at Regis College, and Ben Sawyer, co-founder of the Games for Health Project. Audience member, Sonny Vu, former chairman of Agamatrix,...
October 19, 2011
iTriage: One of the relatively few health apps that boasts millions of users. Some 26 percent of US adults used their mobile phones to access health information in the past year, according to a new Cybercitizen Health study by Manhattan Research. The number has nearly doubled from the 12 percent reported in 2010. According to the study, looking up health information or reading health-related...
October 19, 2011
AT&T and Washington Hospital Center unveiled CodeHeart this week, a platform that allows cardiologists to view video and test results (an ECG, for example) of a patient in transit during critical care situations. The app, which was conceptualized by doctors at Washington Hospital, is available for desktops, tablets, and smartphones. According to the company, cardiologists can use the app to...
October 19, 2011
An upcoming efficacy study by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on the Text4Baby SMS service will make use of electronic health records (EHR) data, according to an announcement in the US Federal Register. Text4Baby is a free, SMS-based health information service for new and expectant mothers. Text4Baby launched in February of 2010 and currently has more than 190,000 subscribers...