January 20, 2015
CES 2015 ended earlier this month, and like last year, a significant portion of the show floor was dominated by digital health products. Companies showed off a number of activity trackers, sleep devices, an oral health tracker, connected weight scales, and a few adhesive temperature devices. And also like last year, most of the products MobiHealthNews covered were demos, prototypes, and concepts...
August 27, 2014
This week France-based Withings began selling its sleep coaching system, Withings Aura, on its website and through Amazon for $299.95. After about one day of sales the Aura sold out, but Withings wrote that it would begin taking orders for the sleep tracker again in a few days. Aura was first revealed at CES in January when the company said it expected to begin selling it come spring.
February 6, 2014
Apple has added yet another person working in digital health to its iWatch team, according to a report in 9to5Mac. The company recently hired Roy J.E.M. Raymann from Philips Research, where he led various sleep-related studies. Raymann was a senior scientist at Philips Research who founded the Philips Sleep Experience Laboratory, a non-clinical sleep research lab. He also led projects related to...
January 17, 2014
This is the very first MobiHealthNews In-depth -- our weekly series of longer form journalism focused on industry trends, pressing issues, and important events. This week we rounded up some digital health-related takeaways from the massive International CES 2014 event that recently took place in Las Vegas. The event's original name, the Consumer Electronics Show, points to its core focus, but the...
January 15, 2014
The US Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT is slowing its rollout launch of a website meant to encourage patients to take a more active role in their own care.
ONC will wait until verifying that all the data on Blue Button Connector, a planned hub for consumers to find sources of health data to download as well as Blue Button Plus technology to facilitate it, is accurate,...
January 15, 2014
Paraplegics walk with the help of robotic exoskeletons. Refugees from a natural disaster given remote care in a temporary health center. Patients with multiple chronic diseases are warned before they suffer a heart attack. Potentially deadly drug interactions prevented.
These are just some of the ways in which digital health can save lives, attendees at the Digital Health Summit at International...
January 14, 2014
Last week, MobiHealthNews Editor Brian Dolan wrote a commentary entitled, "2014: Digital health's big year at CES?" Note the question mark.
Brian wrote that from Boston hours before the Digital Health Summit kicked off at International CES in Las Vegas. Having just covered the event myself in person, I can say the question mark still belongs.
Yes, there were more than 300 exhibitors on the almost...
January 8, 2014
CES is upon us again. According to the Boston Globe, the Las Vegas consumer electronics show is dedicating 40 percent more floor space to digital health than last year and more than 300 digital health companies are exhibiting. Whether or not those stats are illustrative, digital health is still a more popular topic at CES than it ever has been. And with more and more big companies like Sony and...
January 8, 2014
CES Flashback: After coming back from CES and the first Digital Health Summit co-located there four years ago, I wrote: "Perhaps in a few years we might be able to declare CES an event dominated by consumer health news — and those on the sidelines may find this to be a sudden event. The road to mass consumerization of wireless health devices, however, is much more complicated than those for other...
January 3, 2014
Ahead of CES in Las Vegas next week San Francisco-based Basis Science announced a new advanced sleep analysis feature for its wristworn, multisensor health tracker as well as a new Carbon Steel Edition of the device that it promises will fit more snuggly and look more premium than its more plastic predecessor.
The new Basis Carbon Steel Edition includes "polished chrome details and stretchable,...