Bluetooth

By Brian Dolan 06:38 am March 27, 2009
This past week Sensium, the Zigbee Alliance, ANT+, Bluetooth Low Energy, BodyLAN (used in Nike+) and Z-Wave each presented their short range wireless technologies to the Continua Health Alliance at a summit in Barcelona, Spain. The technologies are candidates for the radio technologies selections that the Alliance is making for its Version 2 guidelines. Continua is looking to add guidelines for...
By Brian Dolan 01:04 pm March 20, 2009
After this week's big announcement from Apple that the iPhone will soon be able to connect to medical devices via Bluetooth, we thought it'd be a good idea to check-in with the Continua Health Alliance, which is working to ensure interoperability for connected personal medical devices. Earlier today, mobihealthnews caught up with Continua Health Alliance President David Whitlinger to discuss the...
By Brian Dolan 12:00 pm March 18, 2009
Following up on yesterday's top story: Apple's iPhone 3.0 update, which included a number of mHealth implications, we caught up with LifeScan's Director of Communications Dave Detmers today. Detmers discussed the company's demo at Apple's event yesterday and fleshed out the background story on its Bluetooth-enabled blood glucose monitor that synchs up with the iPhone 3.0 OS. LifeScan is a Johnson...
By Brian Dolan 09:24 am March 17, 2009
As I predicted last week, Apple announced this afternoon new features of the iPhone OS 3.0 platform that will enable a new host of mobile health applications, devices and services. Today's event at Apple's headquarters included speakers from LifeScan, a Johnson&Johnson company, as well as advanced functionality for connecting accessories like medical devices via USB and Bluetooth (Continua,...
By Brian Dolan 10:33 am March 4, 2009
Remember the iShoe? Last summer a NASA intern and MIT graduate student invented an insole with sensors that monitored and transmitted information about a person's balance, which provided for an early warning system before someone falls. At the time iShoe was in a pilot phase with about 60 trial users, but now, according to OhioHealth, which is testing the technology, iShoe will commercially...
By Brian Dolan 10:55 am January 31, 2009
Last month at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, NEC Philips debuted a DECT watch phone intended for use in healthcare and hospitality sectors. This week mobihealthnews caught up with NEC Philips Unified Solutions Manager of Marketing Communications Robert van Amerongen and the company's Business Manager for Mobility Solutions Bert van Koelen to discuss the device's CES launch,...
By Brian Dolan 10:54 am January 31, 2009
Last month Nokia introduced a handset package called the N79 Active, which includes a Bluetooth heart rate strap from Polar and an updated version of Nokia's Sports Tracker application. The device, which debuted at the Consumer Electronics show last month in Las Vegas, includes an N79, 4GB of onboard memory, the Polar-powered Bluetooth strap and heart monitor all for €375 ($500). Last week...