Every day more than 3.5 billion are sent. Some 1 trillion were exchanged throughout last year. Yes, the humble 160 character text message remains a considerably popular means of communication.
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.
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 announced today that MediSens Wireless, a wireless healthcare start-up, has obtained an exclusive license from UCLA on patented technology developed by UCLA professor Majid Sarrafzadeh and his team.
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.
Text 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.
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Diabetes management tools just got a step closer to medical device interoperability.
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' 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.