Consumer

By  Brian Dolan 04:50 pm August 12, 2009
Mobihealthnews recently caught up with HealthVault's Senior Global Strategist George Scriban to discuss how HealthVault fits into the wireless health discussion. Can mobile application developers synch their apps directly to HealthVault? Will Windows Mobile create apps that integrate to HealthVault? How does a medical device maker enable its users to send information to HealthVault? Scriban...
By  Brian Dolan 06:09 am August 12, 2009
With growing concerns among parents and policymakers about the rise in childhood obesity - heightened by the recent CDC report showing that obesity rose 37% between 1998 and 2006 - approximately two-thirds of middle and high school physical education teachers say that health-related fitness is the primary focus of their programs, according to a new survey conducted by the National Association for...
By  Brian Dolan 10:34 am August 11, 2009
Point-of-care educational videos iPhone app: Houston-based Blausen has introduced its Blausen Human Atlas 2.0 iPhone app. The company created the app with help from CodeMorphic, an iPhone application developer. The app provides 3D videos for point-of-care education for 150 common medical conditions and treatments. More Fitness - most resilient GPS market in tough economic times? Location-based (...
By  Brian Dolan 05:27 am August 10, 2009
Application developer company Ringful announced that its newest application, Asthma Journal, is now available for the iPhone platform. The company also claims it's the first app to integrate with the Google Health personal health record. The application is free. Asthma Journal enables uses to track and report whether they are wheezing, coughing or tight in the chest. The user also tracks the...
By  Brian Dolan 08:29 pm August 7, 2009
David Kirchhoff, Weight Watchers' president and CEO announced yesterday that Weight Watchers will soon submit an iPhone application to Apple in an effort to provide "convenience and information on demand to further [members'] weight-loss success and to further modernize the Weight Watchers' brand." Weight Watchers is one of the most recognizable brands in the consumer health industry, but do they...
By  Brian Dolan 05:28 am August 7, 2009
Weight Watchers for iPhone: "We are in the final stages of development of a new iPhone application which we will be submitting to Apple for final approval later this month," David Kirchhoff, president and CEO of Weight Watchers announced during the company's investors' call this week. "Our Weight Watchers Online and Monthly Pass subscribers will have free access to a full, robust suite of...
By  Brian Dolan 09:40 am August 5, 2009
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. (Sarrafzadeh is also a founder of MediSense.) MediSens plans to use the real-time wireless monitoring technology to develop body monitoring systems that help diabetic patients with peripheral...
By  Brian Dolan 09:17 am August 5, 2009
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-...
By  Brian Dolan 05:17 am August 5, 2009
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....
By  Brian Dolan 04:45 am August 5, 2009
New Business Model Creates Win/Win Proposition For Content Providers and Consumers - Aug 04, 2009 Sunnyvale, California - August 4, 2009- mBlox, the world's largest mobile transaction network, today announces the launch of its cross operator Free to End User (FTEU) message service in the US. mBlox's FTEU service enables businesses to communicate with consumers using SMS text messages which are...