Wellcore unveils fall detection, activity monitor

WellcoreOne in three people 65-years-old and older fall each year, and more than 300,000 hip fractures occur each year, mostly caused by falls, according to the Centers for Disease Control. What's more: one in five people die within a year of breaking their hip. Existing devices that aid those who fall enable them to call for help after the fall, in other words, once the damage has been done.

CTIA to FCC: Network neutrality threatens mHealth

The wireless association CTIA put together a series of video interviews and presentations focused on wireless health for their Wonder of Wireless (WoW) series. The wireless health focused segment includes an interview with MedApps, an interview with CTIA President Steve Largent about wireless trends for 2010, a presentation on carriers' needs for additional spectrum because of wireless health, and a story about a woman whose life is saved by her cell phone.

Report: Apple tablet to ship in March

Apple plans to demo its long rumored multimedia tablet device later this month, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal that cites anonymous sources. The WSJ's sources say that Apple plans to ship the product come March but that has not been finalized and may change. The report also speculated that the tablet device will have a 10- to 11-inch touch screen.  One source told the WSJ that Apple was tinkering with two different finishes for the tablet, which might indicate two different versions of the device.

LifeSync buys Motorola remote monitoring patents

According to a report from the Associated Press just before the holidays, Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based LifeSync Holdings bought a number of medical patents from Motorola. According to the AP, LifeSync purchased the Besson Patent Portfolio and various other patents that enable wireless monitoring of patients from Motorola.

The companies did not disclose the terms of the deal.

MedApps Receives Certifications to Market in Europe and Canada

Scottsdale, Arizona - December 29, 2009 - MedApps, Inc. a leading innovator in Mobile Wireless Remote Patient Monitoring announced today that it has successfully completed a thorough assessment of its Quality Management System (QMS) and received ISO 13485:2003 and ISO 9001:2008 certification from Underwriters Laboratories (UL), the independent regulatory body that evaluates products and sets safety standards throughout the world.