Internet of Things

05:21 pm 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 02:12 pm 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 03:45 pm 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 06:09 am 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 12:02 pm 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...
By Jonah Comstock 10:42 am July 30, 2015
The App Association Executive Director Morgan Reed Yesterday the US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee held a hearing about the Internet of Things, and though the conversation was broad and far-reaching, mobile health and healthcare connectivity did hold some floor time. Both Morgan Reed, executive director of ACT The App Organization and Gary Shapiro, CEO and President of the...
By Aditi Pai 09:43 am July 2, 2015
More than 40 percent of US broadband households are interested in receiving medical alerts via a smartphone or another connected platform, according to a report from Parks Associates. The report, called Smart Home Platforms for Health, assesses the potential for smart home platforms to support connected health offerings. “About 10 percent of US broadband households have some type of smart home...
By Aditi Pai 11:32 am January 28, 2015
Jawbone, maker of the Jawbone UP activity tracker, has launched an online marketplace for some of the apps and devices that connect to the company's UP tracker. None of the devices require an UP for use, however. At launch the marketplace is selling six devices and five apps. "Members of the UP community are currently able to connect their UP accounts to dozens of devices and partner apps that...
By Brian Dolan 08:20 am January 28, 2015
This week the Federal Trade Commission published a report focused on privacy and security issues related to the massive Internet of Things (IoT) trend, which includes the growing number of connected health devices. The report summarizes the discussions that took place at an FTC-hosted workshop in November 2013, and it also includes recommendations for the industry from FTC's staff, which they put...
By Brian Dolan 06:25 am January 21, 2014
Google got the digital health community talking in the past few weeks as its meeting with the FDA first emerged in reports sparse on details. Soon after the company announced its Google[x] team's project for glucose sensing contact lenses, which more than one MobiHealthNews reader has panned as a non-starter. Perhaps even more interestingly, the company's high-profile acquisition of smart...