machine-to-machine

By Brian Dolan 02:08 am March 15, 2012
Boston Scientific Latitude Connected (Concept) iPhone app This week Boston Scientific announced that it had inked a deal with Vodafone Global Enterprise to develop mobile health monitoring devices that remotely provide physicians with real-time information about patients' cardiac health and other vital signs. The mobile health monitors will be cellular-enabled medical devices that patients use...
By Brian Dolan 06:32 am June 23, 2010
According to a new report from ABI Research, the healthcare industry's adoption of WiFi has increased by 60 percent during the past 12 months. ABI reported that cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) and wearable wireless sensors have also seen significant growth over the past year, but the firm did not provide any stats to back up that trend claim. Wireless local area networks (WLAN), real time...
By Brian Dolan 12:00 pm June 4, 2010
By Ben Rubin, CTO, Zeo Earlier this year, I spoke at MobiHealthNews' Everywhere Healthcare event at CTIA. One discussion at the event, called "Wireless Operators Eye Healthcare” was fascinating – and I asked an interesting question of the carriers, which I re-state below: Many devices in my life want to be connected. There are easily 10x and maybe 100x additional connection to be made. The ‘...
By Brian Dolan 12:14 pm February 17, 2010
According to a recent survey conducted by Accenture and sponsored by the GSM Association, consumers are not only interested in embedded devices and services, like connected health services, but many believe that using them would enrich their lives. Their research included results from an online survey which polled 1,005 early adopter consumers that own at least four networked devices and use...
By Brian Dolan 04:36 am February 2, 2010
Working toward "m-Africa": One mobile health leader has three tenets for a successful launch in a developing market: Price innovation, product reengineering and process innovation and realignment are the "three Ps" for creating a model where global technology can be "made or incubated in a developing country, as well as supporting and stimulating local innovations in and sustainable technology...
By Brian Dolan 04:39 am January 19, 2010
Juniper Research analyst Anthony Cox writes that a forthcoming report from the research firm predicts that the number of machine-to-machine and embedded devices worldwide will increase to nearly 412 million by 2014. Cox writes that number "represents the tip of the iceberg of its future potential." The analyst's blog post wonders if M2M will drive the next 5 billion wireless connections. While...
By Brian Dolan 08:05 am July 28, 2009
Verizon Wireless and Qualcomm announced a joint venture to provide advanced machine-to-machine (M2M) services, including wireless healthcare applications, devices and services. The as yet unnamed joint venture will be led by Steve Pazol, Qualcomm's VP of Global Smart Services. M2M is broadly defined as the market for devices that connect through wireless markets to each other, wireless sensors...