Agamatrix Nugget

By Brian Dolan May 2, 2012
In recent years Apple stores began selling fitness devices other than those offered by long time partner Nike+. The company also added Withings' WiFi-enabled scale to its store shelves. Soon followed iHealth's iOS Blood Pressure Monitor dock and more. This week Cupertino's retail stores have begun selling Sanofi's iBGStar device, the first FDA cleared iPhone-enabled blood glucose meter....
By Brian Dolan April 12, 2012
PositiveID announced this week that its cellular-enabled iGlucose mobile health system, which adds cellular connectivity to a handful of commercially available glucose meters, is now available for pre-order. It expects to commercially launch the device sometime during this quarter. The company also claimed to be in the process of rolling out pilot programs with health insurers and home-healthcare...
By Brian Dolan December 7, 2011
This morning on the last day of the mHealth Summit, Dr. William Maisel, the deputy director and chief scientist of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health told attendees that today the FDA had cleared the first iPhone glucose meter. Maisel made the comment off-handedly, according to MobiHealthNews contributing editor Neil Versel, who was in attendance. Maisel also did not name the...
By Brian Dolan November 30, 2011
According to a new report from UK-based Juniper Research, the number of downloads for health-related apps in 2012 will total 44 million by the end of next year. The research firm also predicts that the number of health app downloads will jump to 142 million by 2016. Considering the Apple AppStore only launched about three years ago (mid-2008), a prediction for app downloads five years from now is...
By Chris Gullo October 4, 2011
PositiveID announced this week that its iglucose diabetes management system will be used in a study sponsored by Sanofi and the American Medical Directors Association Foundation (AMDA). PositiveID's iglucose system pairs with compatible blood glucose meters to wirelessly submit readings to a diabetes management portal, which can then by viewed via electronic logbooks and aggregated into trend...