February 15, 2018
This week Nokia Technologies announced both a strategic review of the digital health department and an update on its cost saving reduction plan, which could result in substantial layoffs. This comes not two years after Nokia created its digital health unit through the acquisition of French digital health company Withings for $191 million.
According to Nokia, however, the strategic review and job...
August 7, 2013
Ideal Life's Blood Pressure Cuff
Verizon Wireless' plans for an FDA-cleared mobile health platform focused on chronic disease management and other health conditions has been in the works for some time. The software platform, officially called The Verizon Wireless Converged Health Management (CHM) Device has just secured Class II 510(k) clearance from the FDA this month. Once it commercially...
June 29, 2010
European mobile operator Orange Austria announced that it has partners with Alcatel-Lucent and the Austrian Workers' Samaritan Association to launch a mobile health offering, called "healthe health package" in Austria. Healthe enables users to measure, track, and transmit their vital signs, including blood pressure and blood glucose, and send the data (automatically encrypted) through their...
February 16, 2009
Alcatel-Lucent announced a new program for vendor partners looking to make next-generation wireless devices with it, ng Connect. The initial phase of ng Connect will focus on five key areas: consumer media and entertainment, enterprise collaboration and e-health, automotive connectivity, digital signage, and computing experience. ng Connect aims to establish a "rich and diverse ecosystem" of...