December 5, 2011
The future of mHealth is bright, according to West Wireless Health Institute vice chairman Eric Topol, who spoke this week at the opening keynote of the 2011 mHealth Summit. "This is a most momentous moment in medicine," he told the gathered audience. Topol's keynote discussion included current wireless medical products as well as future speculation that will leverage genomics with biosensor data...
October 13, 2011
ZocDoc's iPhone and Android Apps
As discussed in our recent report: State of the Mobile Health Industry: Q3 2011, the hubbub over the FDA’s proposed guidelines for mobile medical apps will likely be the most memorable event from these past three months. However, time will tell whether this was also the period during which investment into mobile health began to accelerate.
August 2, 2011
AliveCor, developer of the iPhone ECG, announced this week that it has raised $3 million in its first round of funding. The investment was funded by Burrill & Company, Qualcomm Ventures and the Oklahoma Life Sciences Fund.
The company plans to use the investment to expand its team, gain regulatory approval and market the device worldwide. AliveCor expects to commercially launch its iPhone...
January 17, 2011
AliveCor's iPhone ECG is not an FDA-approved medical device
Dr. David Albert is one of wireless medicine's old guards. As he puts it: "I did what AirStrip is doing 15 years ago with the first Nokia smartphone. I also have a patent that is probably the seminal patent for handheld ECGs, but GE owns that now since they acquired my company. I'm an old pro in this business."
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