May 17, 2010
Robert Miller, executive director of technical research at AT&T is showing off AT&T's "smart slippers" prototype here at ATA 2010 in San Antonio, according to a report in Healthcare IT News. We have written about Miller’s smart innersole project a number of times in the past: AT&T, Texas Instruments and New York-based start-up 24Eight have created smart innersoles that can tell how...
April 21, 2010
The ever evolving iVisit Mx suite of remote patient monitoring and disease management tools has just added a new partner: Ideal Life. The company brings blood pressure monitoring devices, heart rate monitors, connected body weight scales, and glucose meters to the iVisit Mx platform. iVisit already counts the Wound Technology Network, Diversinet, CellUCare, Gentag, Kai Medical and others as its...
April 1, 2010
Following up on the discussion from our Everywhere Healthcare event in Las Vegas, this week MobiHealthNews takes a look at the role wireless carriers or operators play in wireless health. Should you expect a Verizon branded glucometer any time soon? Will carriers like AT&T begin stocking connected health devices on their store shelves?
The carriers say: No.
Vodafone, Verizon Wireless and AT...
March 31, 2010
In Las Vegas last week at MobiHealthNews Presents: Everywhere Healthcare, our co-located event at CTIA Wireless, I hosted a panel that included representatives from Vodafone, AT&T, Verizon Wireless and Jitterbug. The topic: What is the role for wireless carriers in mHealth. The answers were varied but with only one exception they honed in on one conclusion: Carriers will not be selling...
March 24, 2010
While Vitality, the maker of GlowCaps announced this week that it had inked a deal with AT&T to provide cellular connectivity for its medication adherence service, the real news is that Vitality has tapped Telit for its embedded wireless module. (MobiHealthNews reported on Vitality's deal with AT&T more than six months ago -- revisit it here.)
Vitality GlowCaps illuminate, play a melody,...
February 3, 2010
AT&T Industry Solutions Practice Manager for Healthcare John Hamilton and Senior Healthcare Marketing Manager for Mobility Product Management Tammi DeVore provided details on hospital wide launches of iPhones at four care facilities in North America: Doylestown Hospital, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; and Mt. Sinai Medical Center (in Toronto, Canada). While we have written about each of these...
February 2, 2010
Working toward "m-Africa": One mobile health leader has three tenets for a successful launch in a developing market: Price innovation, product reengineering and process innovation and realignment are the "three Ps" for creating a model where global technology can be "made or incubated in a developing country, as well as supporting and stimulating local innovations in and sustainable technology...
January 20, 2010
Vitality, developer of medication adherence device GlowCap, announced during a 2009 company wrap-up video that "four of the top pharmaceuticals companies have committed to distribute their medications for hypertension, transplants and diabetes in GlowCaps."
Vitality's GlowCap offering is a medication reminder and compliance service: GlowCaps fit the standard pill container top as a lid that uses...
January 6, 2010
One 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. Another...
January 4, 2010
Wireless remote monitoring company MedApps announced that it has received ISO 13485:2003 and ISO 9001:2008 certification from Underwriters Laboratories (UL), which subsequently led to a CE Mark certification and CMDCAS approval, enabling the company to market its products throughout Europe and Canada.
To date, MedApps has secured two FDA clearances, various FCC certifications, AT&T and...