December 11, 2012
At times, text messages seem to be the uncelebrated workhorse of mobile health, especially when you compare SMS to health apps in terms of the amount of attention each gets.
While the potential for smartphone apps is still great, adoption across all mobile phone users in the US for apps has remained flat at about 10 percent for the past three years. Once these apps find tighter integration with...
October 2, 2012
The West Health Institute announced that it has developed technology to aid physical therapy professionals and patients using Microsoft's Kinect for Windows motion tracking platform. The application leverages Microsoft's Kinect for Windows motion camera and a Windows 7 personal computer and provides interactive feedback and educational materials to help providers improve patient adherence to...
August 2, 2012
As expected, Ford has announced the launch of the first mobile health app to connect to certain Ford models via the car company's Sync AppLink platform: IMS Health's Allergy Alert app, which is powered by data from IMS Health's Pollen.com site. MobiHealthNews attended Ford's media event in May 2011 when the car company unveiled its research pilots focused on mobile health. At the time the company...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...