December 2, 2011
CareFusion released its Nicolet EEG (electroencephalography) Wireless Amplifier this week, a device that captures high-resolution brain wave data and transmits it wirelessly to a monitoring computer. The device received FDA 510(K) clearance this past April.
The Nicolet (pronounced "nick-oh-lay") EEG Wireless Amplifier is a portable unit, intended for hospitals, clinics, emergency vehicles and in-...
February 23, 2011
"Assurance is the number one fear for new wireless sensor companies looking to work in the hospital environment," Ed Cantwell, a new Senior Vice President at the West Wireless Health Institute, told MobiHealthNews in an interview on-site at the HIMSS event in Orlando, Fla. Cantwell said that the four principles of assurance are coverage, signal strength, capacity, and certainty.
"We continue to...
September 22, 2010
This past week I served as co-chair of the second annual Mobile Healthcare Industry Summit in London. Fresh off a red-eye flight into London Tuesday morning, I joined Qualcomm’s Vice President of Healthcare Don Jones on-stage to conduct a one-on-one interview for the more than 100 attendees present. Jones outlined a number of strategies for mobile health startups, batted away a number of oft-...
September 15, 2010
Half empty or half full? First of all, if 40-something percent of consumers are willing to pay for mHealth services -- that's a good thing, right? Does anyone really have a problem with only 40 percent of consumers buying their mHealth service? Second of all, mobile health still has a raison d'etre: Improving health outcomes and saving the system money. Some reporters are missing that point,...
June 17, 2010
The West Wireless Health Institute (WWHI) made three big announcements today from its Open House in La Jolla, California: The Gary and Mary West Foundation have donated an additional $25 million to the institute, the Carlos Slim Health Institute is now a partner of the WWHI, and CareFusion, Cisco and Medtronic have joined its roster of Technology and Education (T&E) partners.
To date, the...
February 28, 2010
Amir Jafri, COO, West Wireless Health Institute
The West Wireless Health Institute (WWHI) announced that former Cardinal Health executive Amir Jafri has joined the Institute as its chief operating officer (COO) and former UN Foundation executive Mitul Shah has joined the WWHI as its senior director of programs and partnerships for engineering. Jafri begins immediately, while Shah will take his...
November 2, 2009
UK-based wireless body area monitoring company Toumaz has begun a clinical trial of its peel-and-stick body monitoring system, Sensium, at London's St. Mary's Hospital. The trial is sponsored by Toumaz's U.S. partner CareFusion.
Toumaz's Sensium wireless band-aids continuously monitor patients' vital signs, including skin temperature, heart rate and respiration.
Toumaz founder Chris Toumazou...