May 17, 2016
ARC Devices will go to market with its forthcoming connected, contact-free thermometer via partnerships with telehealth vendor VSee and remote patient monitoring company Ideal Life.
Boca Raton, Florida-based ARC Devices launched its digital infrared thermometer, called InstaTemp, last fall. But the current version of the device isn't connected -- it displays temperature readings on a screen on...
January 15, 2014
Paraplegics walk with the help of robotic exoskeletons. Refugees from a natural disaster given remote care in a temporary health center. Patients with multiple chronic diseases are warned before they suffer a heart attack. Potentially deadly drug interactions prevented.
These are just some of the ways in which digital health can save lives, attendees at the Digital Health Summit at International...
October 24, 2013
Today, Verizon Wireless announced the launch of its Converged Health Management system, which was cleared by the FDA in August. The Converged Health Management system consists of a wirelessly connected home health monitoring hub similar to Qualcomm Life's 2net hub or Alere Connect's remote monitoring system.
Verizon will sell the device to self-insured employers, insurance companies, hospitals,...
August 7, 2013
Ideal Life's Blood Pressure Cuff
Verizon Wireless' plans for an FDA-cleared mobile health platform focused on chronic disease management and other health conditions has been in the works for some time. The software platform, officially called The Verizon Wireless Converged Health Management (CHM) Device has just secured Class II 510(k) clearance from the FDA this month. Once it commercially...
October 11, 2011
Sprint and Ideal Life extended their partnership this week with the launch of Ideal Life's remote monitoring kiosks for high-volume settings (schools, living centers, physician offices and health clinics) using Sprint's wireless network.
Ideal Life's M2M kiosk measures blood pressure, weight, blood glucose levels and other biometric readings. Last November, the company launched a similar program...
July 20, 2011
Screenshot from Independa's Angela tablet
Welcome to the world of private-label and single-purpose tablet computers for healthcare. Less feature-packed and powerful than the segment-leading iPad, these lower-cost computers are being positioned by at least two companies as control panels for remote and home monitoring systems.
Back at the beginning of the year, at the International CES show,...
July 13, 2011
The eighth annual Healthcare Unbound conference revealed a tension in the m-health marketplace between cutting-edge technology and ease of use.
According to Yan Chow, director of innovation and advanced technology for Kaiser Permanente, there are more than 9,000 health-related smartphone apps on the market right now, most segmented by phone operating system. But, noted AT&T Mobility's...
July 28, 2010
The Wall Street Journal published a feature on wireless health services and devices that payers across the country are currently piloting, including a note that in January Humana "will launch a program to track heart patients' vital signs wirelessly and link them up via video to chat with nurses if appropriate."
Perhaps the most interesting trend highlighted in the WSJ report is video chats...
April 29, 2010
$1.2B ending to the Palm scuttlebutt: Hewlett-Packard announced plans to acquire Palm for about $1.2 billion in cash. The Wall Street Journal summed the deal up nicely: The deal ends "the scuttlebutt about what would happen to the once-pioneering smartphone maker, [which] has come onto hard times as others have surpassed Palm's presence in the sector." Perhaps the medical industry more than...
April 27, 2010
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has teamed up with Ideal Life to pilot a wireless remote monitoring system that aims to help users better manage their high blood pressure. The Center for Research and Education on Aging and Technology Enhancement (CREATE) will direct the program, which is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute on Aging.