September 21, 2010
French pharmaceutical company Sanofi Aventis announced that it has tapped medical device maker Agamatrix to create blood glucose meter plug-in for Apple's iPhone called iBGStar, during a presentation at the European(Association for the Study of Diabetes conference. According to the companies, the meter could be the first medical device plugin to connect to Apple's iPhone.
While Johnson &...
July 9, 2010
Salem, New Hampshire-based Agamatrix already has a popular diabetes management app available for iPhone users: The WaveSense Diabetes Manager app currently has 50,000 users, according to a report over at DiabetesMine. Like many diabetes apps, Agamatrix's requires users to manually enter glucose data. That could change soon.
Agamatrix believes that its WaveSense Jazz meter could become the first...
June 29, 2010
European mobile operator Orange Austria announced that it has partners with Alcatel-Lucent and the Austrian Workers' Samaritan Association to launch a mobile health offering, called "healthe health package" in Austria. Healthe enables users to measure, track, and transmit their vital signs, including blood pressure and blood glucose, and send the data (automatically encrypted) through their...
June 2, 2010
In early April, Nokia greenlit a new diabetes app, MyGlucoHealth, for its Ovi app store -- now, the app's developer, Entra Health System announced that worldwide downloads for the free app total more than 150,000. The free MyGlucoHealth App allows Nokia handset users to upload and manage blood glucose readings using the MyGlucoHealth Wireless meter, however, it can also stand alone as a blood...
April 8, 2010
The week that was in wireless health includes developments across a number of topics: business model (Best Buy again), devices (iPad, more), policy (mHealth in health reform), interoperability (WiThings?), innovation (Nokia made a big move), and much, much more. Here are some highlights from the week:
iPad, iPad, iPad. Let's start with the iPad since that's been struggling for some attention...
April 7, 2010
Ever since Johnson & Johnson company Lifescan demonstrated a prototype iPhone app and Bluetooth-enabled glucometer at Apple's World Wide Developers Conference last year, the personal medical device market has buzzed about connecting blood glucose meters to smartphones. Lifescan's was a prototype that Apple asked them to whip up in a few weeks, and a similar product offering from the company...
April 8, 2009
The more than 140 attendees at the eWEEK Presents: Healthcare and IT Wireless session at the CTIA event in Las Vegas last year, edified the claim that wireless health stole the show last week.
"While many industries are making cutbacks, healthcare is one industry that promises resilience and strength. In particular, mobile devices promise a world of new applications for patients and medical...
March 12, 2009
April is a big month for wireless medicine events and the mobihealthnews team will be at all the big ones: CTIA Wireless, BodyNets09, HIMSS, World Healthcare Congress, Health 2.0 and ATA 2009. If you'll be attending any of these events and would like to meet up, be sure to send me an email. If you'll be at CTIA Wireless, don't miss the session I helped put together on wireless medicine... details...