May 13, 2010
Tuesday, around 3 in the morning, San Diego Padres pitcher Tim Stauffer used his iPhone to self-diagnose (correctly!) his appendicitis. While Stauffer was upstate in San Francisco for an away game, the MobiHealthNews team was down in San Diego for the Wireless Life-Sciences Alliance event.
On the first day, the WLSA Investors' Summit, TripleTree and the alliance awarded three companies I Awards:...
May 12, 2010
The West Wireless Health Institute announced a partnership today with GE Healthcare to jointly work on a variety of educational, technical and research initiatives related to wireless health. The WWHI noted that its technology and education partnerships are based on the mutual exchange of ideas, technical assistance and expertise -- but do not include the exchange of funds. Therefore, assumedly,...
May 10, 2010
Was the first quarter of 2010 an important one for mobile health?
When the number of deals tracked for a given industry during one quarter comes close to the total number for the previous year, it’s clear that industry is ramping up. Mobile health is that industry. In our 2009 year-end report, MobiHealthNews chronicled just over 70 deals and partnerships that took place between industry partners...
March 23, 2010
After the What's Next Boomer Business Summit a group of some 50 representatives from aging technology firms met up for the first open meeting of the Aging Technology Alliance, also called AgeTek. The group originally formed in Janurary after the Silvers Summit at the Consumers Electronics Show in Las Vegas. What's particularly interesting about AgeTek is that its board of advisors are decidedly...
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...
January 13, 2010
By Laurie Orlov, Founder, Aging in Place Technology Watch
How CES is it? So by today, the press folks at the Consumer Electronics Show must have quite the headache from the racket and flashing displays. The Las Vegas onslaught of new electronics has been described in the NY TImes as a 'Deluge of Devices for Reading and Surfing', but I like Engadget's more playful term -- 'crapgadget' for...
January 11, 2010
During Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacob's keynote at CES Friday, co-presenter Dr. Eric Topol, CMO of the West Wireless Health Institute, introduced a Swedish startup's mobile health maternity service, Mobile Baby.
Because of portable ultrasound devices like GE's Vscan, "people are going to be doing their own ECHOs and sending them to their doctors in the not too distant future, but that's going to require...
January 11, 2010
At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Friday, Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs invited onstage Dr. Eric J. Topol, chief academic officer of Scripps Health and chief medical officer of the West Wireless Health Institute (WWHI), to discuss the wireless health trend. (Qualcomm is a key supporter of the WWHI.)
Topol's talk included mentions of a half dozen different wireless health devices including...
January 8, 2010
Adidas announced new features for its miCoach offering at a press event here at the Consumer Electronics Show 2010 in Las Vegas. miCoach, a connected fitness device and platform, competes with Nike+iPod/iPhone, Fitbit and a number of other simpler fitness devices like Philips' DirectLife. Adidas added miCoach Pacer and miCoach Zone to its connected fitness line. Here's how the company describes...
January 7, 2010
The International 2010 Consumer Electronics Show kicked off this week with a flurry of news, but come Saturday a portion of the CE industry's attention will be focused on connected health devices and services at the Digital Health Summit co-located at the event.
Despite the event season's early start, however, wireless health companies have already begun making news in the New Year: