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By Brian Dolan January 11, 2010
Bedford, Massachusetts-based MicroCHIPS recently announced another $16.5 million in venture capital. The company is developing an implantable medical device that will deliver drugs inside the body. This third round of funding brings the company's total funding to just north of $70 million, according to the company. InterWest Partners joined previous investors Polaris Venture Partners, Flybridge...
By Brian Dolan January 11, 2010
During Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacob's keynote at CES Friday, co-presenter Dr. Eric Topol, CMO of the West Wireless Health Institute, introduced a Swedish startup's mobile health maternity service, Mobile Baby. Because of portable ultrasound devices like GE's Vscan, "people are going to be doing their own ECHOs and sending them to their doctors in the not too distant future, but that's going to require...
By Brian Dolan January 11, 2010
At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Friday, Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs invited onstage Dr. Eric J. Topol, chief academic officer of Scripps Health and chief medical officer of the West Wireless Health Institute (WWHI), to discuss the wireless health trend. (Qualcomm is a key supporter of the WWHI.) Topol's talk included mentions of a half dozen different wireless health devices including...
By Brian Dolan January 8, 2010
Remote monitoring of fitness, sleep, vital signs and pregnancy puts health care in the hands of consumers LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8 / -- Dr. Eric J. Topol, chief academic officer of Scripps Health and chief medical officer of the West Wireless Health Institute (WWHI), will join Qualcomm chairman and CEO Dr. Paul E. Jacobs during Jacobs' keynote at International CES on Friday, January 8, 2010, to...
By Brian Dolan January 8, 2010
Adidas announced new features for its miCoach offering at a press event here at the Consumer Electronics Show 2010 in Las Vegas. miCoach, a connected fitness device and platform, competes with Nike+iPod/iPhone, Fitbit and a number of other simpler fitness devices like Philips' DirectLife. Adidas added miCoach Pacer and miCoach Zone to its connected fitness line. Here's how the company describes...
By Brian Dolan January 7, 2010
miCoach makes running accessible to all runners creating personalized fitness plans based on individual information and goals LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- adidas, a global leader in running, today kicked off its worldwide New Year's Resolution to help you become a better runner with the launch of the miCoach training platform. At a launch event at the company's Las Vegas Sport Performance...
By Brian Dolan January 7, 2010
New from CES: Jitterbug, the mobile phone service for people who want very simple and easy-to-use phones and services, has added a new offering to its Services Store: the Jitterbug Wellness Call. The service aims to "help people feel better by providing them with proven techniques for relaxing, motivating and their overall well-being," according to the company. Jitterbug also announced a...
By Brian Dolan January 7, 2010
San Diego, Calif. – January 7, 2010 – Jitterbug, the leader in delivering easy-to-use, innovative wireless services to people who seek simplicity, today announced that the company has become a proud supporter of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® movement. To show its full support, Jitterbug is donating $500,000 to the American Heart Association to help raise awareness so women...
By Brian Dolan January 7, 2010
San Diego, Calif. – January 7, 2010 – Jitterbug, the leader in delivering easy-to-use and innovative wireless services to people who seek simplicity, today announced the Jitterbug Wellness Call, a new service designed to help people feel better by providing them with proven techniques for relaxing, motivating and their overall well-being. This exciting new program joins a growing portfolio of...
By Brian Dolan January 7, 2010
The International 2010 Consumer Electronics Show kicked off this week with a flurry of news, but come Saturday a portion of the CE industry's attention will be focused on connected health devices and services at the Digital Health Summit co-located at the event. Despite the event season's early start, however, wireless health companies have already begun making news in the New Year: Wellcore, a...

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