Continua Alliance

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 10:31 am March 16, 2009
ERBI Medtech and Cambridge Wireless recently published a report that recommended governments consider a dedicated frequency band for medical devices in order to boost confidence and stimulate uptake of wireless technology within healthcare environments. The report consolidated findings and discussions that emerged during a workshop the two firms held to determine issues facing technologists in...
By Brian Dolan 06:13 am March 12, 2009
Two Bluetooth powered cardiac monitoring devices made news today--and their approaches couldn't be further from each other. Also of note: Bluetooth is the wireless standard the Continua Alliance is working to make standard for wireless health devices. Vital Jacket: Vibrating T-Shirt monitors ECG Chile-based BioDevices has been featured in a number of places this week for its Vital Jacket product...
By Brian Dolan 10:48 am February 6, 2009
As of Tuesday Google Health was finally viewable from the mobile phone--now the company is really getting its mobile act together: The Continua Health Alliance, an industry group promoting compatibility between medical devices and online health systems, has teamed up with IBM to develop a set of interface tools for Google Health that will allow wirelessly-enabled medical devices like glucose...