February 5, 2016
Apple shipped 12 million Apple Watches last year, according to Canalys. The research firm estimated that Apple Watch shipments made up about two thirds of all shipments in 2015. Samsung had the second largest number of shipments followed by Pebble and Huawei.
Canalys also reported that shipments for what it calls "basic bands" reached 37 million last year. Fitbit led the category followed by...
November 12, 2013
SuperBetter, a popular health and wellness game.
Three trends are driving players in the healthcare space -- especially insurers -- toward gamification, according to a recent report by consulting firm ICF International: the trend toward value-based care, the increasing role of the patient as consumer, and the millennial generation as desirable health insurance customers. A fourth trend, the...
March 16, 2011
The biggest news this week in mobile healthcare might have nothing at all do with healthcare—at least not directly. Microsoft apparently giving up on the Zune music player, admitting what everyone else has known for years, that Apple’s iPod reigns supreme in the realm of digital music.
Why is this relevant to healthcare? You may have heard some news recently about the introduction of another...
November 18, 2009
Research analyst firm Gartner put together a top ten list of mobile services for 2012 and mobile health monitoring services made the list at number five:
“Consumer mobile applications and services are no longer the prerogative of mobile carriers,” Sandy Shen, research director at Gartner stated in a company release. “The increasing consumer interest in smartphones, the participation of Internet...
May 6, 2009
Computerworld recently published a skeptical overview of the wireless medical applications that various hospital groups are adopting. The article included some interesting scoops: CardioNet competitor LifeWatch had about 35,000 patients hooked up to its mobile phone-based heart arrhythmia monitor in 2007 and just 120,000 users now; Methodist Healthcare System is rolling out AirStrip Technologies...