April 6, 2020
Google is taking its coronavirus support efforts one step further with the launch of its COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports web tool late last week.
Similar to the way Google Maps displays whether certain businesses or public places are busy at certain times of day, the resource aggregates anonymized location tracking data from mobile devices to identify large-scale behavior trends.
January 15, 2014
San Diego-based Dexcom, a maker of continuous glucose monitors, has filed for a patent for a system that would integrate a smartphone with a Dexcom device, detailing some of the features such a device might have.
"The present embodiments harness a wide variety of capabilities of modern smartphones, and combine these capabilities with information from a continuous glucose monitor to provide...
May 27, 2010
Winston Wang, Director of Strategic Innovation of the T-Mobile Creation Center, told the standing room only crowd at Stanford University's Mobile Health 2010 that he joined T-Mobile to bring a "Silicon Valley" mentality to the carrier. Within the carrier's creation center, which is developed alongside design firm IDEO four years ago, Winston and his team aim to push T-Mobile to develop and offer...
December 23, 2009
By Laurie Orlov, Founder, Aging in Place Technology Watch
It's the end of the year and time for that wrap-up of the indicators from 2009 that will drive trends for 2010 -- what it all means -- more analysis on another day.
1. Location-aware tech enables more info, greater safety. GPS became even more useful in 2009. Verizon replaced its Chaperone service with Family Locator, The Alzheimer's...
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...
August 24, 2009
If your smartphone has a compass built-in, a camera and GPS, then it may soon offer "augmented reality" applications, which overlay information onto the phone's screen while the camera is being pointed at a particular object or location. A Wikipedia article may pop up if the phone is pointed at the Washington Monument. A link to a person's Facebook page may appear when the phone's camera is...
August 21, 2009
By David Doherty
Forget about remote monitoring, wearable sensors, NFC/RFID, smartphones, software apps, GPS, mEHR's, video messaging, 3G video calling and SMS. These are part of a wave that is without a doubt advancing, but the evidence of successful mHealth applications can already be found throughout the healthcare system:
Urgent Care: For over a decade emergency medical services around the...
August 11, 2009
Point-of-care educational videos iPhone app: Houston-based Blausen has introduced its Blausen Human Atlas 2.0 iPhone app. The company created the app with help from CodeMorphic, an iPhone application developer. The app provides 3D videos for point-of-care education for 150 common medical conditions and treatments. More
Fitness - most resilient GPS market in tough economic times? Location-based (...
April 21, 2009
We have written about A.D.A.M.'s Symptom Navigator application for the iPhone in the past, but now the company has developed an iPhone application that combines symptom navigation, first aid info, GPS-enabled local listings for care centers (with maps and directions) and an upcoming feature called Health Talk, which aims to connect consumers with experts to share thoughts about health topics. The...
April 21, 2009
David Van Sickle, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholar in the Department of Population Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is developing a GPS add-on for asthmatics' inhalers to map where and when environmental exposures cause asthma symptoms. When detected the device will alert users and encourage them to puff on the "rescue inhaler."