January 26, 2016
The European Commission has formed a working group that will create guidelines to evaluate the accuracy and reliability of health app data. The group’s first meeting will be in March.
This initiative, the European Commission explained, is a follow up to a consultation announced in April 2014 that asked digital health companies and others for help in identifying ways to encourage and regulate...
April 10, 2014
This week the European Commission announced a consultation -- similar to a public notice from the FDA here in the US -- that asks digital health companies and others for help in identifying ways to encourage and regulate mobile health, which the Commission defines as "ways to enhance the health and wellbeing of Europeans with the use of mobile devices, such as mobile phones, tablets, patient...
December 11, 2013
Researchers at a university in Greece are coordinating a European Union funded project, called Splendid, that leverages sensors to record the eating habits and activity levels of children and young adults to nudge them into making healthier decisions. The study is aimed at curbing the obesity epidemic and initially includes 200 high school aged students in Sweden. Another group in Netherlands...
August 20, 2012
New York City-based Philosys recently announced that it had received a European CE Mark for its Gmate Smart glucose meter, which connects to the iPhone and iPad via the devices' headphone jacks. Philosys noted that the CE Mark approval was a year in the making and so it aims to bring the device to market in Europe by the end of this year.
As Medgadget points out, since the device uses the Apple...