September 18, 2012
Quick Note: On October 4th, the Mayo Clinic and Preventice will be joining MobiHealthNews for a free online event discussing the imminent and inevitable rise of remote patient monitoring. RPM is without a doubt one of the cornerstones of digital health -- don't miss out -- free registration right here.
What is the mobile network operator’s role in mobile health? That is a question that has been...
July 5, 2012
Japanese telecom NTT Docomo is teaming up with medical equipment manufacturer Omron Healthcare to launch a new wireless and mobile healthcare venture.
The newly formed Docomo Healthcare will provide wireless links to various Omron devices, including blood-pressure cuffs, sleep monitors and body composition scales, allowing consumers to upload personal data to the cloud via smartphones. The data...
December 2, 2010
In case you haven't heard the mobile phones available in Japan are very different from what's common in the US. That's true for one of the newest phones unveiled by Fujitsu -- the F-01C, which happens to be the very first mobile phone to receive certification from the Continua Health Alliance. The F-01C is waterproof, touch screen phone featuring a HD video camera, a 13.2 megapixel camera, an "...
November 24, 2010
Future plans for WellDoc? WellDoc has considered "including glucometer technology in cell phones and vice versa, as well as using location-based information to suggest menu items at nearby restaurants that would best suit a person's current blood sugar," according to this interview. Wireless Week
If you're concerned about efficacy, this is worth a read: Why remote patient monitoring is over-hyped...
May 18, 2010
Japanese mobile operator NTT Docomo just announced a new health and wellness service, called i-Bodymo, that is set to launch on its network next week. Docomo describes i-Bodymo as a mobile health support service that includes a full suite of wellness applications.
i-Bodymo enables users to monitor their daily physical activity and food intake, which is used to provide health tips and advice to...
February 17, 2010
World Economic Forum turned attention to wireless health: At the World Economic Forum last month, a number of wireless health start-ups were among the speakers. One was Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs whose team has uploaded this video about the wireless health opportunity. Word has it that the WEF's telecom group will have wireless health as a focus this year. Video
Japanese operator to leverage...
September 9, 2009
The largest mobile operator by subscribers, NTT DoCoMo, might bring its brand to the U.S. and offer DoCoMo wireless service over T-Mobile USA's or AT&T's network, according to reports in Japan Today and Japan Times. The reports claim that the carrier is interested in launching its advanced mobile Internet services for the U.S. market.
The news broke just a few days after NTT DoCoMo announced...
March 4, 2009
David Doherty over at the 3G Doctor blog has an extensive round-up on mHealth news, launches and product demos from the Mobile World Congress show that took place in Barcelona last month. Key finding: mHealth solutions for the developing markets dominated the event's mHealth buzz (probably because of the mHealth Alliance announcement), while developed market solutions took a backseat. Doherty had...