Microsoft

By Aditi Pai October 30, 2014
Microsoft has officially launched a fitness-focused smart watch, called Microsoft Band as well as a new health tracking platform, called Microsoft Health. This announcement came just a week after another report leaked about the device. The product has been in development since 2010 when Microsoft launched the Kinect motion sensor for Xbox, Microsoft explains in a feature post. Microsoft Band, a...
By Aditi Pai October 21, 2014
Bing Health and Fitness Microsoft is set to unveil a health-focused smartwatch within the next few weeks, which will be available in stores in time for the holiday shopping season, according to a report from Forbes. Reports of Microsoft's rumored smartwatch first surfaced in July. At the time, publication Tom's Hardware reported that the smartwatch would have 11 sensors and use chips from...
By Jonah Comstock August 21, 2014
Microsoft is launching a major mobile health pilot along with mobile service provider TracFone Wireless and the Health Choice Network, a Miami-based company that manages a 17-state health IT network for community health centers. In the pilot, 100 Medicaid patients with Type 1 and 2 diabetes will be equipped with smartphones containing both health management tools and traditional smartphone...
By Jonah Comstock July 14, 2014
The new Kinect, the second generation of Microsoft's motion capture camera technology, has been making healthcare headlines for nearly a year now as a few select companies were able to tinker with prototypes. The version of the device that was connected to the Xbox One gaming console was made available back in November. But starting tomorrow, Kinect for Windows version 2 will be available...
By Aditi Pai July 2, 2014
Microsoft's rumored smartwatch is said to look like a thinner Nike+ FuelBand Microsoft plans to release its own smartwatch with 11 sensors as soon as October, according to tech news site Tom's Hardware. Tom's Hardware received its information from an unidentified source. The report from Tom's Hardware explains that the Microsoft smartwatch is using chips from Texas Instruments and Atmel. The...
By Brian Dolan June 12, 2014
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has committed to deploy at least 2,000 Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablets throughout its healthcare system. The system's clinicians will use the tablets as laptop replacements. The devices will be equipped with the healthcare facility's Convergence app, which sits atop its Cerner and Epic deployments and and also knits together many of its legacy hospital...
By Aditi Pai January 6, 2014
Redmond, Washington-based Heapsylon has partnered with shoe company Vivobarefoot to sell Heapsylon's Sensoria Fitness sensor-enabled "smart" socks and to further develop the product. The company says that all of the stores worldwide that currently carry Vivo's product will soon have Sensoria products in them, too. According to Vivo's website, there are nearly 500 such stores around the world. The...
By Jonah Comstock October 9, 2013
Mitchell Higashi, GE Healthcare's Chief Economist Big data is a powerful tool, but also one that should be used with caution, said presenters at the MIT Technology Review's EmTech event in Cambridge, Massachusetts. As data analytic tools become more and more powerful, new questions about privacy and security will emerge -- especially in healthcare. "We've said that this year, the next frontier...
By Jonah Comstock September 11, 2013
Mobile patient monitoring company AirStrip has partnered with Samsung to make its AirStrip One mobility software available on Samsung tablets, which run Android and Windows 8.1 operating systems. Adding a native Android tablet completes the operating system trifecta for the company, which has long worked with Apple and announced a partnership with Microsoft in July. "We're seeing more and more...
By Jonah Comstock September 10, 2013
We never really know where the next game-changing innovation will come from. The smartphone started out as just that -- a smarter phone. But when Apple opened up its API to developers, that open source project started to unlock the true potential of a handheld, connected touchscreen computer. Nowadays, the ability to make a phone call might just be the least important thing your smartphone does...