July 23, 2013
Mountain View, California-based Biosense Technologies, maker of the uChek smartphone-enabled urine analysis system, has already had a busy year.
Its cofounder appeared onstage at TED. Its uChek system was held up as an example of FDA's lack of enforcement in a Congressional hearing in March. The FDA subsequently took the rare action of sending the company a warning letter about uChek that...
June 21, 2013
Last week, Withings commercially launched Pulse, an activity tracker, which the company first announced at CES in January. The tracker is available for pre-order at $99.95 from the company's website.
Pulse is unique among activity trackers in that it can auto-detect when you start running and as the name suggests it can measure your pulse. Nike+ FuelBand is rumored to get a similar pulse...
March 12, 2013
After almost exactly four years, Johnson & Johnson company LifeScan has announced the launch of a Bluetooth-enabled glucose meter and companion iPhone app similar to the one the company showed off on-stage at an Apple World Wide Developer's Conference in 2009 for the launch of iPhone 3.0. As MobiHealthNews exclusively reported following the Apple presentation, the LifeScan demonstration was...
January 17, 2013
Silicon Valley-based startup Glooko announced two new executive hires this week and that its MeterSync Cable and Logbook iOS app received Class II FDA Clearance 510(k). The company appointed Rick Atlinger, who previously served as a vice president at Intuit Health, as its first CEO. Glooko co-founder Yogen Dalal filled in as interim CEO since the startup's founding. Altinger launched Intuit's...
September 11, 2012
Minneapolis-based Preventice announced this week that the FDA had cleared its remote monitoring device for patients with cardiac arrhythmias, the BodyGuardian Remote Monitoring System, with a 510(k) clearance. Preventice developed the system with its partner Mayo Clinic and licensed technology from Proteus Biomedical's partner Avery Dennison for the peel-and-stick sensor.
BodyGuardian is a small...
August 22, 2012
San Diego-based Sotera Wireless announced this week that the FDA had given its 510(k) clearance for the full version of its WiFi-enabled ViSi Mobile patient monitoring system, a part of which received an FDA clearance this past March. The full system enables care providers to review near real-time transmissions of patients vital signs no matter if their patients are in their beds or walking...
June 13, 2012
We are getting closer to the day when a smartphone app can detect atrial fibrillation in patients at high risk of a stroke or heart failure.
Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass., have submitted an application to the Food and Drug Administration for 510(k) approval of an Android app that can pick up subtle changes in skin color by scanning blood vessels, thanks to an...
April 3, 2012
About a year ago we noticed a YouTube video demo of a DIY project: An infrared thermometer iPhone peripheral. While it appears to be a separate effort altogether, Germany-based Medisana is making some noise this week about the planned launch of ThermoDock. The device is available for pre-order in the UK for about US $96.
Here's the pitch over at online shopping site Firebox: "Forget old-fashioned...