Vocera -- known for its wireless badge form factor communication devices for hospital settings -- announced the first shipment of its new device: the Vocera smartphone. The company jointly developed the smartphone with Motorola, but Vocera said the device offers the same one-touch, voice user interface of the Vocera communications badge.
UK-based Toumaz Technology has commercially launched its Sensium Life Pebble vital sign wireless monitoring device after attaining a CE mark. The monitoring system is now available in the European Union and other countries that have adopted the CE standard for certified medical devices.
The West Wireless Health Institute has tapped engineer Mehran Mehregany as the institute's executive vice president of engineering and chief of engineering research, which makes Mehregany responsible for planning and implementing engineering research and academic initiatives.
Mehregany will serve as Executive Vice President of Engineering and Chief of Engineering Research
mHealth in Latin America: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) launched a program to generate mobile phone-based services for the lower income populations in Latin America and the Caribbean. The services will address poverty problems, including health, education, social protection, employment and business, according to the IDB. Around 80 percent of the region’s population, or 460 million people, has a mobile phone, while almost 50 percent of them have incomes of less than $300 a month.
Earlier this month at the Body Computing Conference in Los Angeles, Boston Scientific showed off a concept iPhone app, called Latitude Connected, that is currently focused on cardiac rhythm care management, but its full range of functions enable physicians to access patient records, monitor implanted devic
Keas co-founder and COO George Kassabgi and Business Development Manager Lindsey Volckmann discussed the recent launch of Keas, an online health platform that works with care providers to offer Care Plans to offer users personalized action plans that empower patients to take control of their health. That's the plan, anyway.
Some estimates peg about 50 percent of health care problems on bad genetics or accidents, the Director of the Connected Health Center, Dr. Joseph Kvedar noted during his closing remarks at the Connected Health Symposium in Boston on Wednesday.
During a wireless health-focused session at the Connected Health Symposium in Boston this week, the panelists from Verizon, WellDoc, GenerationOne and Sensei had some memorable quotes and bits of wisdom that often stood out as best practices or interesting comments. Below is a rundown of some of the more helpful aphorisms from the event:
Carriers eye connected health at home and on-the-go