October 15, 2014
San Diego, California-based GreatCall, the company that makes smartphones and flip phones for seniors, has partnered with Rite Aid to distribute Great Call products in more than 4,000 Rite Aid pharmacies. In addition, as an extra facet to the partnership, the Touch3, GreatCall's current smartphone model, will now come with the Rite Aid pharmacy app pre-loaded.
“Today’s older adults are redefining...
January 8, 2014
GreatCall has launched an app, GreatCall Link, at CES, which connects those who use GreatCall's personal emergency response service 5Star with their family members. GreatCall Link is available on Android and iOS.
Later in January, the company says it will expand the service to link to Jitterbug Plus and Jitterbug Touch 2 users who also have the option of using 5Star right from their phones....
December 2, 2013
Happtique, subsidiary of the Greater New York Hospital Association’s for-profit arm GNYHA Ventures, announced the first apps in its registry, which came from 10 companies that paid to have their apps go through the certification process. The launch happened almost two years after Happtique first announced its plans to create a certification program.
The apps in Happtique's group ranged from...
August 30, 2013
GreatCall announced the launch of Jitterbug Touch 2, its second generation smartphone offering for older Americans. GreatCall's Jitterbug phones offer simplified user interfaces, cheaper data plans, and built-in health apps, all specifically geared to the older, less tech-savvy demographic.
The company, which recently partnered with Bosch Healthcare, launched the Jitterbug Touch in October 2012....
August 20, 2013
Y-Combinator-backed Amulyte made news last week when the Canadian startup launched its senior monitoring system, offering the elderly an on-the-go device connected to a companion app. Features of the device include a help button, fall detection, and activity tracking, while the app offers phone, email and text notifications.
Amulyte founder Jaclyn Konzelmann wrote on the company's website about...
March 14, 2013
Don't look now, but we may have our next hot spot in mobile health: mobile personal emergency response systems, or mPERS.
You're probably waiting for me to come down hard on the expected gold rush from venture capitalists and entrepreneurs who see dollar signs in our aging population. Nope. Come and get it, I say.
"Players in the market will enter from the security, [wireless] carrier, remote...
February 20, 2013
Global telehealth vendor Robert Bosch Healthcare Systems announced a partnership with GreatCall, which offers mobile health and personal safety technology for seniors. The goal of the partnership is to "develop and market an innovative line of mobile telehealth and mHealth solutions," according to a release from the companies.
"The partnership combines Bosch's evidence-based telehealth solutions...
November 19, 2012
The Doro Secure 740, Doro's new 3G smartphone
Doro, the Swedish company that makes mobile phones specifically designed for seniors, has announced a partnership with Bosch Healthcare to expand Bosch's European telehealth network to include a mobile phone-based component.
Up until now, Bosch's telehealth offering in Europe has been in the home, Doro CEO Jerome Arnaud told MobiHealthNews....
September 18, 2012
Quick Note: On October 4th, the Mayo Clinic and Preventice will be joining MobiHealthNews for a free online event discussing the imminent and inevitable rise of remote patient monitoring. RPM is without a doubt one of the cornerstones of digital health -- don't miss out -- free registration right here.
What is the mobile network operator’s role in mobile health? That is a question that has been...
August 2, 2012
This week a new San Francisco-based startup, Mango Health, which is developing a medication adherence app with social gaming elements, announced that it had scooped up $1.45 million in venture funding. Investors include Floodgate Fund, First Round Capital, Steve Anderson with Baseline Ventures, Zynga co-founder and CEO Mark Pincus and Square COO Keith Rabois, according to GigaOM.
A handful of...