May 9, 2017
Digital stethoscopes found useful in neonatal care. A new study in the British Medical Journals shows that a digital stethoscope (specifically, CliniCloud’s digital stethoscope) showed promise for assessing newborn babies’ heart rates. The device proved reasonably accurate compared to a 3-lead ECG, particularly when babies weren’t crying, the circumstance in which heart rate would normally need...
October 1, 2013
Wearable connected device revenues will grow to more than $6 billion in 2018, according to new findings from ABI Research. The survey tracked four areas: sports, fitness and wellness; home monitoring devices; remote patient monitoring; and professional (on-site) healthcare.
Of the four markets, sports, fitness and wellness was the largest, always producing at least half the revenue over the...
September 10, 2013
Sweden-based Doro has announced a partnership with French device company Withings. Owners of Doro's new smartphone, Liberto 810, will be able to get certain Withings products at a discount. The companies plan to bring a similar offering to the United States by as early as next year.
Doro, which specializes in making phones for seniors, aims to demonstrate that combined with an adapted smartphone...
February 20, 2013
Global telehealth vendor Robert Bosch Healthcare Systems announced a partnership with GreatCall, which offers mobile health and personal safety technology for seniors. The goal of the partnership is to "develop and market an innovative line of mobile telehealth and mHealth solutions," according to a release from the companies.
"The partnership combines Bosch's evidence-based telehealth solutions...
November 19, 2012
The Doro Secure 740, Doro's new 3G smartphone
Doro, the Swedish company that makes mobile phones specifically designed for seniors, has announced a partnership with Bosch Healthcare to expand Bosch's European telehealth network to include a mobile phone-based component.
Up until now, Bosch's telehealth offering in Europe has been in the home, Doro CEO Jerome Arnaud told MobiHealthNews....
August 31, 2011
Swedish telecom Doro announced this week the acquisition of tele-assistance company Birdy Technology for $1.87 million (1.29 million EUR). Of that sum, EUR 0.61 million is cash to non-executive shareholders and EUR 0.68 million is 241,543 Doro shares to Birdy Technology CEO Xavier Corbin, in exchange for his shares in Birdy Technology. As part of the deal, Corbin will work for Doro for at least...
July 23, 2011
While the year is little more than halfway through, 2011 has already seen at least ten acquisitions for mobile health companies. Here's a roundup of memorable ones:
Soon-Shiong Buys Vitality-GlowCaps: In February pharma entrepreneur and billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong acquired Vitality, the company that developed GlowCaps. Vitality CEO David Rose stated in the company press release that while...
July 13, 2011
Doro, a Swedish telecom company that creates easy to use mobile devices for seniors, has acquired Prylo SAS, a France-based Android developer, reports InvestInEU. The purchase price for the company was 1.35 million EUR. The news comes shortly after Doro competitor GreatCall, which offers the senior-focused Jitterbug mobile phone service, announced its first smartphone app: MedCoach for the iPhone...
May 22, 2009
Swedish consumer electronics company Doro has been targeting the senior market with easy-to-use devices since 1974, and began offering easy-to-use mobile phones in the Fall of 2007. As a result, the company has a lot to teach the wireless health industry, which needs to find ways to successfully engage the older demographic since remote wireless monitoring has the potential to greatly impact that...