November 18, 2014
Singapore-based RingMD launched its first app this week, an Android app designed to connect patients anywhere in the world to doctors anywhere in the world -- although for now the doctors are mostly based in Singapore.
"Basically, when it comes down to healthcare and really just the world in general these days you have to think global from day one," CEO Justin Fulcher told MobiHealthNews. "And we...
June 5, 2014
A number of digital health apps in the Google Play store send unencrypted information over the internet and use of third party services, according to a graduate thesis from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign student Dongjing He.
Before conducting the study, He formulated three questions. The first was what are the potential "attack surfaces" for Android digital health apps? The second,...
April 1, 2014
Withings has secured FDA 510(k) clearance for its previously announced Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor and it has launched the device in the United States.
As announced at CES 2014 in January, the blood pressure cuff is similar to the one Withings released in 2011, but adds Bluetooth connectivity and Android support (the previous device was iOS-only and had to be plugged into the Apple device)....
March 27, 2014
Runtastic announced an update to its flagship app and that it has had 70 million worldwide downloads, 30 million of which are registered users. The updated app includes a hydration tracking feature that wasn't in earlier iterations of the app.
“We need to continue moving beyond simply tracking and aggregating data,” Florian Gschwandtner, CEO of Runtastic, said in a statement. “The hydration...
March 20, 2014
Remote patient monitoring company HealthInterlink received FDA 510(k) class II clearance for Beacon 2.0, a mobile-centric software system that integrates data from various home health devices. Beacon was previously cleared as a class I medical device (MDDS). HealthInterlink plans to begin commercialization of the device in the US immediately.
Beacon 2.0 works on tablets, smartphones and via...
March 13, 2014
Corvallis, Oregon-based Kannact has raised $3 million in its first round funding from undisclosed angel investors. The company is working on an Android tablet-based home care and remote patient monitoring system called Gladstone.
CEO Krishna Rao told MobiHealthNews that the funding will go to feasibility testing and development of the product, which has so far only been deployed in pilots. The...
December 2, 2013
Sensor startup Misfit Wearables announced that it has added Android support for its Misfit Shine activity tracker, just six months after dropping Android support from its original launch. According to the company, Shine will now work with any phone that both runs Android 4.3 or higher and has Bluetooth Smart connectivity, including Samsung Galaxy S4 and Note 3, the Google Nexus 4 and 5, and the...
November 13, 2013
During the third quarter of 2013, Android accounted for 81 percent of all smartphone shipments worldwide compared to 12.9 percent of iOS smartphone shipments, according to a report from the International Data Corporation (IDC). This is a new milestone for Android, which has been surpassing iOS shipments for a few years now. Some apps, like Basis Band's connected app, went to the Google Play store...
November 7, 2013
When Apple announced the inclusion of the M7 motion co-processor with the iPhone 5s, MobiHealthNews asked fitness tracking startups to respond to the news. "You can expect that we’ll be incorporating these improvements in a meaningful way as we go," RunKeeper CEO Jason Jacobs told MobiHealthNews at the time. "Stay tuned.”
Now Runkeeper has made good on that assertion. For iPhone 5s users, the...
November 7, 2013
Motorola Solutions, the enterprise communications vendor created when the former Motorola Inc. split in two in 2011, has released two mobile devices designed specifically for healthcare use.
The Schaumburg, Ill.-based company on Tuesday announced the general availability of the MC40-HC, a touch-screen, smartphone-like mobile computer for healthcare environments and the SB1-HC, a wearable, thin-...