October 2, 2017
According to a new survey of 500 Medicare plan members, 77 percent of Medicare beneficiaries have used digital health tools. Yet just nine percent of respondents indicated that their health plan integrated data from those tools.
Looking specifically at the 70 percent of beneficiaries with one or more chronic conditions, just eight percent said digital health tool data was used by their health...
January 7, 2014
iHealth's not yet FDA-cleared wearable ECG device
Mountain View, California-based iHealth Lab, a subsidiary of Chinese medical device company Andon Health, showed off three new smartphone-enabled, wearable health devices at CES in Las Vegas this week: a blood pressure monitoring vest, an ambulatory ECG device that sticks to the wearer's bare chest, and a wristworn pulse oximeter device.
July 5, 2012
Japanese telecom NTT Docomo is teaming up with medical equipment manufacturer Omron Healthcare to launch a new wireless and mobile healthcare venture.
The newly formed Docomo Healthcare will provide wireless links to various Omron devices, including blood-pressure cuffs, sleep monitors and body composition scales, allowing consumers to upload personal data to the cloud via smartphones. The data...
November 11, 2009
Best Buy announced today that 40 of its stores in the U.S. have begun offering personal health solutions devices like pedometers, Bluetooth-enabled weight scales and blood pressure monitors.
"New technologies are emerging daily to help people plan, monitor, and enhance their health and fitness activities," Best Buy stated in its press release. "Yet finding the ways and the time to stay fit and...