January 20, 2015
CES 2015 ended earlier this month, and like last year, a significant portion of the show floor was dominated by digital health products. Companies showed off a number of activity trackers, sleep devices, an oral health tracker, connected weight scales, and a few adhesive temperature devices. And also like last year, most of the products MobiHealthNews covered were demos, prototypes, and concepts...
December 1, 2014
South Korean technology company LG Electronics has received an FDA 510(k) clearance for something called "LG Smarthealth". The move indicates that LG might be playing catch-up with electronics competitor Samsung, which received a similar clearance for its S Health app last year.
While there is no reference to LG Smarthealth on the company's website, several of LG's G3 smartphones do sport LG...
June 18, 2014
LG's heart rate sensing earphones use technology licensed from Valencell.
Valencell, a Raleigh, North Carolina-based company that powers health and medical sensors in some wearable devices, most notably in sensor-equipped headphones, has raised $7 million in its third round of funding. The new round brings the company's total funding to $13 million, excluding an additional $3 million in grants...
May 13, 2014
South Korean technology company LG, which announced its Lifeband Touch fitness tracker and heart rate sensing earphones at CES this year, will launch those products next week, the company announced. The devices will be available exclusively from some Best Buy stores.
With the recent news of Nike FuelBand dramatically reducing the size of its hardware team and Fitbit still licking its wounds after...
January 8, 2014
CES is upon us again. According to the Boston Globe, the Las Vegas consumer electronics show is dedicating 40 percent more floor space to digital health than last year and more than 300 digital health companies are exhibiting. Whether or not those stats are illustrative, digital health is still a more popular topic at CES than it ever has been. And with more and more big companies like Sony and...
January 11, 2012
At CES this week Independa announced plans to bring its health and social engagement platform, Angela, to senior communities through a pilot with LG Electronics' US-based R&D subsidiary, Zenith.
The company also demonstrated a version of Angela that runs on iPhones and iPads -- up until now the software has been available from Independa on 10-inch and 22-inch tablets running Microsoft Windows...
June 26, 2009
By Russell Fox, Communications Practice, Mintz Levin
Wireless technology has long been a part of medical devices. The recent introduction of more sophisticated wireless phones and the deployment of wireless broadband networks has sparked the development of new "mHealth" (mobile health) applications and services that enable medical professionals to monitor patient data and help patients manage...
January 31, 2009
Last month at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, NEC Philips debuted a DECT watch phone intended for use in healthcare and hospitality sectors. This week mobihealthnews caught up with NEC Philips Unified Solutions Manager of Marketing Communications Robert van Amerongen and the company's Business Manager for Mobility Solutions Bert van Koelen to discuss the device's CES launch,...