U.S. home-based wireless healthcare market: $4.4B in 2013

GE According to a recent report from Parks Associates, the U.S. market for wireless home-based healthcare applications and services will grow at a five-year cumulative annual growth rate of over 180% and become a $4.4 billion industry in 2013. The report points to healthcare reform from the Obama Administration as one driver of adoption in wireless home-care technologies.

Parks Associates: Wireless home-based healthcare $4.4B industry in 2013

DALLAS, Aug. 5 -- The U.S. market for wireless home-based healthcare applications and services will grow at a five-year cumulative annual growth rate of over 180% and become a $4.4 billion industry in 2013, according to Wireless Healthcare: Analysis & Forecasts.

UCLA welcomes startup to new incubator space at California NanoSystems Institute

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-stage research and accelerate the commercial translation of technologies developed at UCLA.

Free to end user text messages: An mHealth opportunity

mBloxText 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.

Shorts: Kaiser; WSJ on Wireless Health; ANSI on RFID

Kaiser Permanente's innovation centers: The Sacramento Bee has a feature on Kaiser Permanente's various innovation centers, which test a number of wireless health technologies. The San Leandro center, for example, is outfitted with patient rooms, mock-ups of workstations, operating rooms, and a "living room" that includes demonstrations of home health products.

"By 2015, the home will become the hub of care," said KP Senior Technology Manager Sean Chai. More

Cambridge Consultants technology enables A&D Medical to launch the two latest wireless Continua Certified devices

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. Enabled by Vena, A&D's blood pressure monitor and weighing scales are amongst the first wireless Continua Certified devices to be made commercially available.