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By Chris Gullo 08:26 am August 16, 2011
The market for Wi-Fi healthcare services will grow to $1.34 billion by 2016, according to a new report by ABI Research. The report, “Wireless Technologies in Professional Healthcare,” examines the expanding size of the global market for Wi-Fi hardware and services. According to ABI Research, Voice over Wi-Fi and RTLS (real-time location systems) will be joined by “medical body area networks” (...
By Brian Dolan 05:03 pm June 15, 2011
According to a new report from ABI Research, wearable wireless sensors for fitness and wellbeing will surpass 80 million devices by 2016. This figure will eclipse other wireless sensors markets, including professional and home healthcare monitoring. In its report, ABI notes a range of factors will influence the uptick in devices: wireless protocol standardization, new device availability, as well...
By Brian Dolan 04:56 am September 9, 2010
As if on cue, the Northeast is already feeling a little cooler. That's right, goodbye summer. While it sure didn't seem like anyone working in the mobile health industry took any days off this summer (so much news!), for the lucky few that did manage to unplug for a bit, we put together this recap of mHealth happenings from the month of August: August 2: FDA clears WellDoc for diabetes management...
By Brian Dolan 02:47 am August 19, 2010
Recent weeks have brought a new flurry of mobile health-related metrics from established research firms as well as from deployments of mobile health services and devices. Here's the redux: ABI Research reported this week that mobile data services for health care will grow to $7.7 billion worldwide by 2014. These services include non-voice and non-WiFi mobile services. The figure means that...
By Brian Dolan 01:40 pm August 18, 2010
Mobile data services for health care will grow to $7.7 billion worldwide by 2014, according to a new report from ABI Research. Specifically, the estimate includes cellular data services and not WiFi. The healthcare industry will account for 10 percent of all global mobile data revenue by 2014. Accessing mobile data services, text messaging and mobile email are the key applications driving...
By Brian Dolan 03:24 am August 12, 2010
ABI Research recently noted that the healthcare industry's adoption of WiFi has grown 60 percent in the past year: Well, Sunnyvale, California-based Ruckus Wireless can testify to that. Ruckus announced 15 new medical facilities had recently deployed its Smart WiFi technology. Ruckus says its customers are using Smart WiFi to transmit electronic medical records, handle IP-based video applications...
By Brian Dolan 11:19 am July 7, 2010
WiFi Infusion pumps for MA hospital: Milford Regional Medical Center (MRMC), a nonprofit, acute-care facility in Milford, Massachusetts, has deployed Aruba's HIPAA-compliant 802.11n Wi-Fi networks for telemetry monitoring, voice communications, and guest access. The network supports 150 wireless Baxter Sigma infusion pumps. Future apps include hospital-wide Spectralink and ASCOM voice...
By Brian Dolan 06:32 am June 23, 2010
According to a new report from ABI Research, the healthcare industry's adoption of WiFi has increased by 60 percent during the past 12 months. ABI reported that cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) and wearable wireless sensors have also seen significant growth over the past year, but the firm did not provide any stats to back up that trend claim. Wireless local area networks (WLAN), real time...
By Brian Dolan 08:24 am April 14, 2010
Revenues from remote patient monitoring services that use mobile networks will rise to $1.9 billion globally by 2014, according to Juniper Research's recent report, "Mobile Healthcare Opportunities: Monitoring, Applications & mHealth Strategies 2010-2014." Juniper's prediction is not the first to tackle the question of the mobile health industry's opportunity in the next four years, but like...
By Brian Dolan 05:37 am February 12, 2010
Last December, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group released a new standard called Bluetooth Low Energy, which we noted at the time counts mobile health as one of its key use cases. Now, Broadcom, a $4.4 billion chipset company, has added to its portfolio a Bluetooth Low Energy chip, specifically for "very low power health and fitness sensors enabled by Bluetooth" to connect to consumers' mobile...