Bluetooth

By Brian Dolan 06:42 am April 14, 2010
Wireless tools continue to roll out in hospitals: Aerohive and others have enabled a wireless infrastructure at Riverside Health Care's facility that enables providers to conduct bedside registration and order entry. Nurses conduct bedside documentation drug administration by using tablet devices. The facility also outfitted its nurses and health care professionals with handheld units that...
By Brian Dolan 06:07 am April 7, 2010
Ever since Johnson & Johnson company Lifescan demonstrated a prototype iPhone app and Bluetooth-enabled glucometer at Apple's World Wide Developers Conference last year, the personal medical device market has buzzed about connecting blood glucose meters to smartphones. Lifescan's was a prototype that Apple asked them to whip up in a few weeks, and a similar product offering from the company...
By Brian Dolan 05:22 am April 5, 2010
A recent article in BusinessWeek chronicled the health related activities of Spanish mobile operator Telefonica and French mobile operator Orange, which include connected knee braces, emergency alerts, location tracking, remote monitoring of pacemakers and connecting glucometers via Bluetooth. Remote monitoring knee braces: Telefonica is working with Barcelona's Hospital de la Esperanza on a knee...
By Brian Dolan 04:39 am January 19, 2010
Juniper Research analyst Anthony Cox writes that a forthcoming report from the research firm predicts that the number of machine-to-machine and embedded devices worldwide will increase to nearly 412 million by 2014. Cox writes that number "represents the tip of the iceberg of its future potential." The analyst's blog post wonders if M2M will drive the next 5 billion wireless connections. While...
By Brian Dolan 12:27 am January 14, 2010
For many years I avoided the Consumer Electronics Show. Too big, I was told. Too much noise -- not enough news. With my focus on the wireless industry at the time, this advice was mostly true -- for many years CES was not an event where companies made wireless-related news. Then -- seemingly suddenly -- CES became one of the most popular places to launch mobile phones, announce new mobile...
By Brian Dolan 05:14 am January 12, 2010
Anthem Blue Cross, the trade name for Blue Cross of California, announced plans last week to work with wireless health company Ideal Life on a pilot program for congestive heart failure (CHF) patients called CARE (Congestive Heart Failure Ambulatory Remote monitoring and Engagement). Ideal Life is providing its wireless body weight scales for in-home use in an effort to leverage remote monitoring...
By Brian Dolan 06:40 am 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...
By Brian Dolan 07:06 am December 30, 2009
Entra Health Systems, an applied healthcare technology developer, is powering a mobile phone-based diabetes management service recently launched on Australian wireless operator Telstra's network. The service is called the Telstra Diabetes Management Online Service in Australia, and it includes Entra's MyGlucoHealth Wireless meter, Bluetooth technology and the user's mobile phone. Entra is calling...
By Brian Dolan 06:48 am December 30, 2009
Halo Monitoring, a developer of wireless health remote monitoring technology, announced a deal with A&D Medical this past week. The partnership builds on Halo's myHalo web-based personal health monitoring system by including Bluetooth-enabled weight scales and blood pressure cuffs. Halo Monitoring announced its product nearly one year ago at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas: myHalo...
By Brian Dolan 11:34 am December 17, 2009
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group, which develops technical specs and evangelizes Bluetooth technology, announced today the formal launch of Bluetooth Low Energy, a part of the Bluetooth 4.0 specification. Bluetooth Low Energy has already garnered the support of the Continua Health Alliance, a consortium of more than 220 companies working on interoperability for personal medical devices and...