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By Brian Dolan 08:27 am November 5, 2009
Two years from now mobile devices may look a lot like the touchscreen smartphones of today, according to a report in The New York Times, however, they will be as powerful as today's PC (personal computer) -- only much more personal. The Times interviewed esearchers from Nokia, MIT and Siri to get a sketch of what mobile devices will be capable of two years from now: Super sensors, tactile touch...
By Brian Dolan 04:17 am August 3, 2009
The Principal at Changeist, Scott Smith, recently discussed wireless health trends with mobihealthnews in an interview that covered everything from long term drivers of wireless health to wireless carrier liability. Smith has consulted with large consumer technology companies for the past 15 years, and most recently began identifying emerging tech markets for investment. Wireless health has...
By Brian Dolan 07:59 am July 8, 2009
Healthagen recently announced that it had extended the functionalities of its iPhone app iTriage to other smartphone platforms by optimizing its website for mobile browsers. While the company did not launch apps for each of these platforms, it noted BlackBerry, Android, Samsung, LG, Nokia, Palm, T-Mobile, Sony [Ericsson] and Motorola as some of the smartphone makers with devices that could now...
By Brian Dolan 05:12 am May 27, 2009
Nokia's Ovi Store, which is the mobile phone giant's answer to Apple's iPhone AppStore, launched yesterday, and it is severely lacking in medical, health and fitness applications. As we have noted recently, the iPhone now has more than 1,500 health-related applications. Granted, the AppStore had a couple years head start on Nokia, but the Finnish phone maker has taken its time and -- at first...
By Brian Dolan 07:15 am March 13, 2009
Here's a video (via MobileActive.org) that showcases Nokia's Data Gathering application for the E71. The video shows the Amazonas' State Health Department in Brazil using the devices and application to monitor and treat outbreaks of dengue fever. In developing markets one of the key problems for caregivers and public health workers is recording and managing data collection on health issues for...
By Brian Dolan 10:07 am February 17, 2009
Forum Nokia announced the winners of its global Calling All Innovators contest, which aims to incentivize the creation of mobile applications that help improve life on the planet: Out of some 1,000 submitted applications a mobile health application from Ghana took second place in the Emerging Markets category. mPedigree, from Ghana, lets users send a free text message to determine the quality of...
By Brian Dolan 05:34 am February 17, 2009
"We really see such a huge opportunity here," said Claire Thwaites, head of the Vodafone Foundation and United Nations Foundation partnership. "There are 2.2 billion mobile phones in emerging markets and such a low number of PCs [only 305 million]. The number of healthcare workers and hospital beds are very, very low too. Mobile networks, of course, can be deployed much more easily than can fixed...
By Brian Dolan 10:54 am January 31, 2009
Last month Nokia introduced a handset package called the N79 Active, which includes a Bluetooth heart rate strap from Polar and an updated version of Nokia's Sports Tracker application. The device, which debuted at the Consumer Electronics show last month in Las Vegas, includes an N79, 4GB of onboard memory, the Polar-powered Bluetooth strap and heart monitor all for €375 ($500). Last week...