mobile health metrics

By Aditi Pai 07:35 am August 21, 2013
Health and fitness "enthusiasts" still prefer the iPhone to the iPad, according to a Flurry survey of 44,295 users. The iPod touch was not included in the survey. App data services company Flurry currently measures activity on 397 million active iOS devices. The data came from apps with Flurry’s data-collecting software installed. For this survey, sampled in May, Flurry assigned "Personas" to...
By Jonah Comstock 11:44 am July 10, 2013
Slava Rubin, CEO of Indiegogo, and Greg Sebasky, Chairman of Philips North America. Philips has announced an innovation contest to give a total of $100,000 out to five startups creating technology to improve health and wellness. But companies that compete stand to get a lot more than the $60,000 grand prize: the Innovation Fellows Competition is being conducted in partnership with Indiegogo,...
By Aditi Pai 12:59 pm June 19, 2013
A large percentage of Americans want access to health services from their smartphone, but more want it through their laptop or desktop, according to a recently published survey conducted by Harris Interactive and HealthDay. This survey included responses from 2,050 adults who answered the questions online. The survey asked how interested the respondents were in communicating with healthcare...
By Brian Dolan 04:00 am May 30, 2013
Each year technology analyst and Kleiner Perkins investor Mary Meeker shares her take on the state of the internet, the adoption rates of various technologies, and her predictions for the coming years. These days, this sweeping presentation often takes place at The Wall Street Journal's AllThings:D conference, and it serves as a pulse check of sorts for those in tech circles. This year Meeker...
By Jonah Comstock 01:19 pm May 16, 2013
Sports and fitness monitors, including wearable sensors and running and cycling computers, will hit 56.2 million global shipments in 2017, up from 43.8 million this year, according to IMS Research. Over the five years, the research firm predicts 252 million units will ship. IMS Research's sports and fitness monitor category includes "fitness and heart-rate monitors, sports and running computers,...
By Jonah Comstock 07:52 am May 13, 2013
Over the last three years, tablets have taken the world of healthcare by storm. Manhattan Research's "Taking the Pulse" survey saw tablet adoption among physicians rising from 30 percent in 2010, to 62 percent in 2011, to 72 percent in 2012. Adoption will continue to ramp up as the opportunities to use tablets in the hospital increase, not just for doctors but for nurses, hospital administrators...
By Jonah Comstock 08:49 am May 3, 2013
Although disposable body-worn wireless medical sensors have barely begun to see usage in healthcare, research firm ABI is predicting they will rise to prominence very quickly. By 2018, ABI analysts say, disposable Medical Body Area Network (MBAN) sensor shipments will hit 5 million. Previously, ABI reported that 160 million wireless wearable health devices, of which disposable sensors are a sub-...
By Brian Dolan 03:45 am April 30, 2013
As we do at the end of every quarter, this month MobiHealthNews published our State of the Industry report for Q1 2013. The report not only includes a round-up of the mobile health startups that received investments during the first three months of the year, but also a collection of all the deals and partnerships MobiHealthNews reported on during those months. Our newest quarterly report kicks...
By Jonah Comstock 01:57 pm April 18, 2013
Manhattan Research shared a few more numbers from its annual "Taking the Pulse" online research survey of 2,950 physicians in a webinar this week. The numbers showed that smartphone, desktop and laptop use has leveled out among physicians while tablet adoption has risen to 72 percent, up from 62 percent last year. The 62 percent number was a surprise for Manhattan last year, more than doubling...
By Jonah Comstock 11:27 am April 15, 2013
Microsoft HealthVault is one way patients can track health data. Seventy percent of doctors report that at least one patient is sharing some form of health measurement data with them, according to Manhattan Research's annual "Taking the Pulse" online survey of 2,950 practicing physicians. Self-tracking is a budding area of research for pollsters -- it was the headliner metric for the Pew...