December 10, 2009
UPDATE: Corventis and Speck have retracted the press release this story pulled from because of some inaccurate statements Speck's representatives made about the Corventis device. Here's Corventis' statement:
"Corventis and Speck worked together on industrial design concepts related to research prototypes for our wireless cardiovascular solution pipeline. Although our engagement has since...
December 7, 2009
Thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation, the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) held a meeting this year to establish projections for the arrival of various technologies, including wireless health devices. Here's what the group predicted:
In five years, a variety of wearable devices should interface wirelessly with assistive robots.
In 10 years, smaller-scale and lighter-weight...
October 26, 2009
The West Wireless Health Institute has tapped engineer Mehran Mehregany as the institute's executive vice president of engineering and chief of engineering research, which makes Mehregany responsible for planning and implementing engineering research and academic initiatives. He officially takes the post November 2.
Mehregany previously served as a faculty member at Case Western Reserve...
October 14, 2009
At the Body Computing Conference last week in Los Angeles, wireless health company Corventis demonstrated a concept iPhone app called Beating Heart, which the company created with the event's organizers. The app is a game that leverages Corventis' wireless "band-aid" sensor to transmit the players heart rate to the iPhone, which then can broadcast the heart rate over Twitter and Facebook or via...
September 14, 2009
Wireless remote monitoring and diagnostics solutions provider Corventis announced today that it has finished enrolling patients into its MUSIC (Multi-Sensor Monitoring in Congestive Heart Failure) program, which includes two trials: the MUSIC Asia (180 patients) and the pivotal MUSIC study (362 patients). The trials aim to develop and evaluate an algorithm to predict heart failure events....
July 23, 2009
During the winter, rabbits and squirrels are scarce so birds of prey need to focus on larger prey to survive. They hunt goats, antelopes and caribou. Fewer investments, bigger pay-offs.
Yes, it's July, but thanks to the current economy it's still winter for investors. While it may be sunnier in the emerging wireless health industry than elsewhere, recent events have helped your Taxonomist-In-...
June 23, 2009
According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, the West Wireless Health Institute will soon announce plans to conduct a clinical trial with Corventis, a remote heart monitoring company. Corventis makes use of a Band Aid-like wireless sensor-enabled patch that sends heart readings through Bluetooth to a patients' iPhone or BlackBerry. The data is then transmitted to a physician's office and...
June 2, 2009
Michael Goldberg of Mohr Davidow Ventures (MDV) is currently, actively pursuing start-ups in the personalized medicine sector, including companies that make use of wireless sensors to collect clinically-actionable data for point-of-care. Goldberg's firm recently invested in wireless remote monitoring company Corventis.
mobihealthnews recently had the opportunity to discuss MDV's interest in the...
April 21, 2009
The FDA recently approved a 15-centimeter wireless sensor that aims to reduce hospitalizations by automating early detection of heart failure. The waterproof sensor is attached to the patient's skin and transmits data to a mobile phone or similar device in the patient's pocket. The system monitors heart and respiration rates, patient activity, and accumulation of body fluid. The data is then sent...