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...
February 15, 2010
In Barcelona, Spain right now much of the world's wireless industry is gathering for the Mobile World Congress event. This year there has been a noticeable uptick in news surrounding mHealth -- ahead of the announcements the GSM Association's Chief Marketing Officer published a contributed piece to the Financial Times that highlights the mHealth opportunity:
The greatest impact that wireless...
February 9, 2010
Not surprisingly, Microsoft Research is investigating how to integrate mobile health projects running on Windows Mobile powered phones into the company's personal health information platform, HealthVault. The company's director of technology strategy for Asia, Eric Chang, told PC World in a recent interview:
"One of those projects, an application called MyLife for Windows Mobile phones, could...
January 14, 2010
By Bradley Merrill Thompson, MBA, JD
(I would like to thank Dr. Deepak Ayyagari of Sharp Laboratories of America and Dane Stout of the Anson Group for their comments on a draft. The views expressed, right or wrong, are only the author’s and should not be attributed to the commenter’s.)
At the risk of insulting my new friends in Silicon Valley, I submit that traditionally-unregulated IT companies...
January 5, 2010
Juniper Research analyst Anthony Cox believes that 2010 sees mHealth iniativies "shaping up": "It may still be early days for mHealth to provide a consistent (and significant) revenue stream to operators, but don’t write it off just yet," Cox writes over at Juniper Research's blog. "The launch by Vodafone’s CEO Vittorio Colao of its mHealth business unit could be coming at a time when the mobile...
January 5, 2010
The wireless association CTIA put together a series of video interviews and presentations focused on wireless health for their Wonder of Wireless (WoW) series. The wireless health focused segment includes an interview with MedApps, an interview with CTIA President Steve Largent about wireless trends for 2010, a presentation on carriers' needs for additional spectrum because of wireless health,...
December 11, 2009
Wireless bed sensor startup raises $535K: During the past year Roanoke, Virginia-based startup Wireless Medcare has raised $535,000 in capital to develop Vivatrak, a wireless sensor that attaches to a patient's bed. Vivatrak monitors patient movement to prevent bed sores or to prevent falls if a patient attempt to get up without assistance. The startup's founders say the need to raise $1.5...
December 10, 2009
By David Doherty, 3G Doctor
At Informa's Mobile Healthcare Industry Summit in London last week, Thierry Zylberberg, General Manager Health Business at France Telecom gave an important lesson to wireless carriers and retailers as to how they can profit from mHealth today, as he revealed details of the Mondial “Care & Assistance” option being offered on contract and prepaid tariffs in France....
December 8, 2009
By Christine Chang, Healthcare Technology Analyst, Ovum
mHealth: The Buzzword of 2009
The 2009 healthcare technology buzzword was ‘mHealth,’ or mobile health. Ovum has seen a moderate, but steadily increasing interest in mobile health over the year as the phrase began appearing with increasing frequency in the media and at conferences. Unlike the last healthcare IT buzzword, real time radio...
November 17, 2009
Microsoft has launched awards for mobile health solutions in Africa: “We propose to demonstrate the potential of mobile phones to enable the delivery of healthcare-related services on the African continent. We invite Africa-based researchers to apply for grants of cash to conduct one-year studies. Successful proposals will use Microsoft technologies and may also employ the capability of a mobile...