October 1, 2009
Prevention is at the heart of much of the national health reform discussion, but it all starts with fitness and wellness -- that's true for the emerging wireless health industry, too.
"Many believe that one of the earliest areas of wireless health that will really pop is the fitness and wellness side of it," Rob Mesirow, Vice President of the wireless association CTIA told MobiHealthNews in an...
September 30, 2009
Fitbit, a wireless-enabled, fitness and calorie tracking device became commercially available this week. The device, which is small enough to clip on to the user's clothing, uses an internal motion detector to track the wearer's movement, sleep and calorie burn during both the day and night. The device costs $99.
Fitbit provides users with metrics like: Amount of steps you took today, miles...
August 12, 2009
According to a recent survey of K-12 teachers conducted by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and Polar, 51 percent of teachers said technology increases student motivation during physical education classes. The survey also found that 59 percent of teachers said that technology helps teachers better communicate with the school and district administrators about...
July 23, 2009
According to a recent report from ABI Research, wearable wireless sensors are set to grow to more than 400 million devices by 2014. The research firm believes demand will come from professional healthcare, home healthcare and sports and fitness markets, but each market will develop at different speeds and support different applications.
ABI estimates that the sports and fitness market represents...
April 14, 2009
Chris Hall has a helpful post on CrumpleItUp that lists eleven iPhone applications that put a "dietician in your pocket" and help track calories and more advanced analyic tools. Here's Hall's list, which is organized by cheapest to most expensive app:
1. Lose It! (Free) Distinguishing feature: Set daily calorie budgets and track your progress. 2. Sensei for Weight Loss (Free to Members)...