Internet of Things

By Heather Mack July 10, 2017
London-based Drayson Technologies, a healthcare IoT company, is getting a high profile gig and funding to help build out and commercialize digital health tools for the University of Oxford and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  Under a five-year, Strategic Research Agreement, the three entities will join forces to develop digital health products based on research from Oxford...
By Bill Siwicki June 26, 2017
Healthcare security professionals have their hands full with protecting Internet of Things devices from attacks. There are many ways to safeguard IoT devices in healthcare. But infosec pros can benefit from the sometimes-overlooked methods of protection, which security experts point to as high-value tactics against hackers. “IoT devices are clearly becoming pervasive, and when it comes to...
By Bill Siwicki May 12, 2017
The Internet of Things has the potential to provide significant financial value for healthcare providers and payers over the next three years, a new study from consulting firm Accenture found. And the inability of many healthcare executives to understand how the IoT can be used could cause them to risk substantial cost savings. The report found 73 percent of healthcare executives say the IoT is...
By Tom Sullivan March 23, 2017
DX: Hospital executives and IT pros might as well get used to those initials, which analyst house IDC and some others use to refer to "digital transformation." While DX is not an entirely new concept, IDC just projected that the overall DX market will blast off toward $20 trillion in short order, representing more than 20 percent of GDP. Global GDP, that is. IDC determined that fewer than 5...
February 28, 2017
The majority of healthcare organizations will adopt Internet of Things technology by 2019, according to a study from networking provider Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. Currently, 60 percent of healthcare organizations worldwide have introduced IoT into their facilities, which will increase to 87 percent by 2019, the study found. The healthcare industry is the third most advanced in...
January 25, 2017
Despite major IoT attacks last year, and even though most organizations are extremely concerned about getting attacked, the majority are doing nothing to prevent these attacks, according to Arxan's 2017 Study on Mobile and IoT Application Security Report, independently conducted by the Ponemon Institute. The majority of organizations are instead zeroing in on what is viewed as the biggest threat...
By Jonah Comstock October 25, 2016
K4Connect, a Raleigh, North Carolina-based maker of an Internet-of-Things platform for older adults and people with disabilities, raised $8 million in a new round of funding led by Intel Capital. RGAx, a subsidiary of the Reinsurance Group of America, also contributed as did Traverse Venture Partners. Returning investors include Sierra Ventures, Stonehenge Growth Equity, Lowe’s Corporation and...
By Bill Siwicki October 19, 2016
Seventy-eight percent of business professionals, including healthcare executives, believe the threat from the so-called Internet of Radios will increase in the next 12 months, according to a new study from Bastille Networks Internet Security, a vendor of enterprise threat detection technology and services. The Internet of Radios is the collection of Internet of Things, mobile, medical and other...
By Jonah Comstock October 21, 2015
Last night, Misfit launched its first new version of the Shine activity tracker. The Shine was Misfit's original product when the company launched in 2012. The Misfit Shine 2 will have a very similar look and price point to the original Misfit Shine, but adds a number of new features including some that reflect the company's recent focus on using its wearables as controllers for other smart...
By Brian Dolan September 15, 2015
This week Accenture published the results from its annual Accenture Technology Vision 2015 survey, which includes responses from more than 1,000 executives in developed and developing markets across various industries, including more than 100 from the life sciences. Some 70 percent of the life sciences executives surveyed said that the next generation of digital health platforms will not be led...