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By Neil Versel May 21, 2012
Screenshot from a Senseye demo video (click to watch on YouTube) A Danish startup company that lets people control mobile devices and computers with their eyes has won the innovation challenge at the largest health IT conference in Europe. The company, Senseye, has developed a software algorithm that uses the front-facing camera on a smartphone, tablet or PC and an add-on or built-in infrared...
By Brian Dolan March 9, 2012
Ginger.io, a behavioral analytics company that spun out of the MIT Media Lab, announced this week that mobile health startup, Pipette, will be folded into Ginger.io. The company adds both Pipette's software and its two founders. Notably, Pipette was a part of the San Francisco-based Rock Health incubator program, where it developed mobile health offerings that enable hospitals and care teams to...
By Neil Versel January 12, 2012
Ford Motor Co. is building on its in-car health monitoring initiative by teaming with Microsoft and Healthrageous to research how people can monitor their health and promote wellness with connected devices while in their vehicles. The companies are taking advantage of the spotlight at the massive 2012 International CES trade show in Las Vegas this week to show off a prototype called "the car that...
By Chris Gullo December 19, 2011
Microsoft released an official mobile app for its HealthVault PHR platform last week for smartphones running the company's Windows Phone 7 operating system. The free app allows users to quickly input medical information such as immunizations and allergies to the cloud-based service, view graphs charting blood pressure and glucose readings, review insurance information and family medical history,...
By Brian Dolan December 8, 2010
Healthrageous officially launches its mobile app h!GO: Healthrageous, a personalized connected health technology company that spun out of Boston-based Partners Healthcare earlier this year, announced the official launch of its new mobile app, h!GO, which aims to help users shed unhealthy habits and embrace healthy lifestyles. The app also aims to aid in the effective self-management of blood...
By Brian Dolan August 5, 2010
Back in the 1990s, Kenneth Seymens was the senior manager of Apple's Medical Informatics Group. Seymens directed an initiative at Apple that developed native Macintosh clients for health IT systems. His team partnered with 120 medical schools to develop the medical apps for Macs, but they soon migrated their efforts over to Apple's first handheld device, the ill-fated Newton, a personal digital...
By Brian Dolan August 3, 2010
Gates to discuss mHealth: Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft and Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has agreed to keynote the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health's second annual mHealth Summit taking place in Washington D.C. this November. Gates will discuss the mobile health opportunity in developing markets. He joins media mogul Ted Turner as a keynote speaker at this...
By Brian Dolan March 3, 2010
For the past two years, Microsoft's HealthVault group has been busily assembling a suite of personal medical devices that connect to its personal health information platform. Just this week the FDA's top medical device reviewer, Donna-Bea Tillman, announced her plans to step down in order to take a position with Microsoft's regulatory and policy group, according to a report from the Associated...
By Brian Dolan 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...
By Brian Dolan February 4, 2010
It's a simple question: Do mobile health tools require a doctor's prescription? Or will the main driver for mHealth services bubble up from consumers and patients largely without care providers weighing in? Throughout the keynote sessions at the mHealth Initiative's event in Washington D.C. this week, the focus was squarely on care providers' adoption of mobile technologies, their integration to...