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By Brian Dolan February 16, 2010
The number of gateways used in telehealth applications will increase to more than 1 million in 2014 and to about 3.6 million in 2018, according to a new report from InMedica, a division of IMS Research. While InMedica does not define what a "gateway" is in its press release, Medical Connectivity Consulting's Tim Gee presented on wireless body area networks and gateways at the Medical Connectivity...
By Brian Dolan February 16, 2010
WELLINGBOROUGH, U.K.--A new report from InMedica (www.in-medica.com), on the world market for telehealth, forecasts that the number of gateways used in telehealth applications will increase to over one million in 2014 and to around 3.6 million in 2018. The initiatives taken by governments and private healthcare providers to increase reimbursements and reduce the legal and liability issues will...
By Brian Dolan February 16, 2010
Sleep respironics system wins GSMA award: At the GSM Association's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, Philips and Cinterion won an award for best embedded mobile offering for their System One, mHealth respironics sleep therapy service. More New Manhattan Research report on consumer health finds news content trumps social media: "With all the changes in media and healthcare, we think it...
By Brian Dolan February 15, 2010
According to the ITU, the number of global mobile phone users hit 4.6 billion at the end of 2009, and it will reach 5 billion by the end of 2010 thanks to growth in mobile users in the developing market largely spurred by mobile health and mobile banking services. ITU announced its prediction at the Mobile World Congress event currently taking place in Barcelona, Spain. “Even the simplest, low-...
By Brian Dolan February 15, 2010
Strong global mobile cellular growth predicted across all regions and all major markets Barcelona, 15 February 2010 — After reaching around 4.6 billion mobile cellular subscriptions by the end of 2009, ITU expects the number of mobile cellular subscriptions globally to reach five billion in 2010, driven by advanced services and handsets in developed countries and increased take-up of mobile...
By Brian Dolan February 15, 2010
In Barcelona, Spain right now much of the world's wireless industry is gathering for the Mobile World Congress event. This year there has been a noticeable uptick in news surrounding mHealth -- ahead of the announcements the GSM Association's Chief Marketing Officer published a contributed piece to the Financial Times that highlights the mHealth opportunity: The greatest impact that wireless...
By Brian Dolan February 15, 2010
After a few months of anticipation, GE Healthcare has announced the commercial availability of its handheld ultrasound device, Vscan, which has secured clearance from the FDA, the CE Mark from the European Union, and a Medical Device License from Health Canada. The company said it is now available in the U.S., Europe, India and Canada. To be clear: GE's Vscan is not a wirelessly connected device...
By Brian Dolan February 15, 2010
MILWAUKEE, Feb 15, 2010 -- GE Healthcare today announced the availability of Vscan, a new, pocket-sized visualization tool developed to provide physicians with imaging capabilities at the point-of-care. Roughly the size of a smart phone, Vscan houses powerful, ultra-smart ultrasound technology that provides clinicians with an immediate, non-invasive method to help secure visual information about...
By Brian Dolan February 15, 2010
In an on-site interview at the TED conference in Palm Springs, California, Mashable discussed the future of mobile technologies with Henry Tirri, Senior Vice President and Head of the Nokia Research Center. While the interview covers a number of topics, Tirri did admit he was bullish on the wireless health opportunity: "I think there’s a natural continuum from biosensors — we already have...
By Brian Dolan February 12, 2010
Last December, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group released a new standard called Bluetooth Low Energy, which we noted at the time counts mobile health as one of its key use cases. Now, Broadcom, a $4.4 billion chipset company, has added to its portfolio a Bluetooth Low Energy chip, specifically for "very low power health and fitness sensors enabled by Bluetooth" to connect to consumers' mobile...

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