April 28, 2017
The American Telemedicine Association’s conference in Orlando, held earlier this week on April 24 and 25, hosted several partnership announcements, product launches and technology evolutions. Read on for MobiHealthNews’s roundup:
Stratus Video, which has made a name for itself with its video-based language interpretation services through everyday technology like tablets and smartphones, has been...
September 9, 2016
Two of the biggest disclosed acquisitions this year were Nokia's $191 million acquisition of Withings and iHealth's $100 million acquisition of eDevice. There are some similarities in those two deals, which both happened in Europe and both seem to catapult consumer-facing device companies into the B2B world and the hospital space. But there are some differences too: One represents an outside tech...
September 9, 2016
This year is shaping up to be a big one for acquisitions, if not for the money (many are for undisclosed amounts) but for sheer volume. We’ve seen 30 so far, and with a little over three months to go, 2016 may well end up eclipsing 2015’s total of 37 deals. Rather than just list the companies, we've broken them down into different categories based on who the acquirer is, to try to outline some...
September 8, 2016
The rumors were true. Apple is ditching the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 in favor of headphones that connect via the lightning adapter or wirelessly via Bluetooth. The company argues that the headphone jack is ancient technology whose time has come and that omitting it allows for a thinner and more waterproof device. Critics are upset that they won't be able to use their existing headphones...
September 6, 2016
iHealth Labs, the connected device subsidiary of Andon Health with offices in Paris and Mountain View, California, has acquired Bordeaux, France-based eDevice for $106 million (98.33 million euros). eDevice is a longtime European provider of back-end infrastructure that connects remote monitoring devices to hospitals and healthcare providers.
"eDevice is an amazing company and together, we will...
August 17, 2016
More and more, direct-to-consumer wearables companies are moving into business-to-business healthcare markets. It's not exactly a surprising move -- the potential for consumer technology to encourage healthier lifestyle choices is a core thesis of digital health, and one that could have big implications for healthcare as it faces a rise in chronic conditions. Nonetheless, over the course of the...
November 3, 2015
iHealth Lab has commercially launched a new version of its smartphone-connected blood pressure monitor, one that will run patients just $39.99. iHealth's two existing blood pressure monitoring options cost $79.95 and $99.95 respectively.
The new device, called iHealth Ease, uses a traditional upper-arm cuff and a docking cradle. It measures the user's blood pressure three times and then averages...
October 27, 2015
Fitness tracking device developer Garmin has unveiled its first smart scale, called Index Smart Scale, to help its users track weight and related metrics.
Garmin is notably late to the smart scale market. Other consumer-focused companies, like Withings, have offered smartphone-connected weight scales since 2009.
“The Index Smart Scale is an exciting addition to the Garmin lineup,” Garmin Vice...
September 15, 2015
Mountain View-based iHealth Lab, subsidiary of China’s Andon Health, has unveiled a new connected scale, called iHealth Core: Wireless Body Composition Scale (HS6), as well as an upgraded version of the companion app, iHealth MyVitals. The new scale is designed to help people with chronic conditions like obesity and hypertension manage their health.
"iHealth is changing the way that people track...
March 16, 2015
Washington DC-based Babyscripts, which offers a "Mommy Kit" that includes its pregnancy app and partner connected health devices, has inked a deal with Reiter, Hill, Johnson & Nevin (RHJN), an OBGYN private practice in DC.
RHJN employs 17 physicians and five nurse practitioners.
The provider will equip its patients with a kit, called Mommy Kit, that includes a smartphone-connected weight...