August 13, 2013
Last week AliveCor, which offers the FDA-cleared iPhone-enabled Heart Monitor (formerly called the iPhoneECG), appointed board member and Khosla Ventures operating partner Euan Thomson as interim CEO. Just five months ago the San Francisco-based company announced the appointment of its previous CEO Dan Sullivan, a longtime medical device industry executive and entrepreneur, who has now left the...
March 26, 2013
Viewers of CNN's "The Next List," which Sunday featured Dr. Leslie Saxon and her Center for Body Computing at the University of Southern California, got both a lesson in what is possible in medicine today and a preview of what's coming in the near future.
The half-hour program highlighted some of the work Saxon, chief of cardiovascular medicine at USC's Keck School of Medicine, is doing at the...
July 2, 2012
The Nike+ fitness tracking system, likely the largest connected fitness network in the world, is going built-in and social. And, according to the sneaker giant, it's "Game On, World."
For the first time, Nike is embedding its fitness-tracking sensor into the insoles of its athletic shoes, starting with the Hyperdunk+ basketball shoe, the Lunar Hyperworkout+ trainer for women and LunarTR1+ trainer...
June 11, 2012
San Francisco-based AliveCor, which has developed the iPhoneECG and iCard ECG, electrocardiogram peripheral devices for smartphones, has raised $10.5 million in its second round of funding. New investor Khosla Ventures led the latest round of funding along with return backer Burrill & Company. Existing investors Qualcomm Life Fund and Oklahoma Life Sciences Fund also contributed. AliveCor,...
May 21, 2012
New Jersey-based healthcare system Meridian Health's joint venture, iMPak Health announced its next low-cost mobile health device, a Near Field Communication (NFC) enabled credit card sized ECG device that pairs with NFC-enabled smartphones and tablets. iMPak, which Meridian co-founded with Swedish technology vendor Cypak, said the device, called RhythmTrak, works with Android devices today and...
November 18, 2011
In the last week, 250 apps published to the health and medical categories of Apple's AppStore. By our count, 134 belonged to the health & fitness category, while 116 were found in the medical category of the AppStore.
We found eight apps of those 250 that launched this week to be noteworthy. They include offerings from three big name consumer brands, one from a well-known medical association...
July 22, 2011
Inventors have created a number of medical device peripherals that attach to mobile phones in recent years. This past week we wrote about an iPhone peripheral LED light that illuminates flourescent ink "tattooed" under a person's skin to detect sodium levels or blood glucose levels. In years past we've covered peripherals that transform inexpensive mobile phones into microscopes, mini eye exam...
February 28, 2011
Each week the MobiHealthNews team picks a "quote of the week" (QOW) that we include in our free weekly newsletter. Since it's the end of the month, here's a roundup of the past two months' QOWs. Some are important for the content of the quote -- others are important simply because the person speaking is recognizing the potential of mobile health. US President Barack Obama, for example, recognized...