July 15, 2019
Patients who enrolled in a physical activity trial enjoyed a long-term benefit of fewer cardiovascular events and bone fractures up to four years after the intervention was completed.
According to a new review of these patients’ routine primary care records published in PLoS Medicine, the data support further rollout of pedometer-based walking programs among older adults, even if the intervention...
January 14, 2015
Camera rental startup Lumoid recently launched a health and fitness device rental service so that people can try out different wearables before deciding which one they want.
Lumoid founder Aarthi Ramamurthy told MobiHealthNews in an email that the decision to expand into wearables from photo and video equipment came entirely from the customers.
"We asked our customers what other products they'd...
February 14, 2014
Sports and fitness features not only dominate the wearables market, but continue to drive adoption, according to a report from ABI Research.
Activity tracking, which includes simple step counting as well as more advanced tracking of specific types of movement, was the most popular feature of wearable devices in 2013 -- 16 million wearable devices with this functionality were shipped. After...
August 31, 2011
Silicon Valley-based startup Striiv announced plans for its dedicated portable fitness device -- of the same name -- which encourages users to exercise with virtual worlds and real-world fund raising.
The Striiv device is a standalone pedometer (no mobile phone required) that can hang on a keychain or attach to a belt. Its sensors are able to differentiate between walking, running, climbing...
May 12, 2010
"Healthy behavior. Everyone. Everyday. Everyway." That's the ambitious mantra that the Center for Connected Health's spinout, HopSkipConnect has adopted as its company's mandate, according to CEO Rick Lee during a presentation here at the Wireless Life-Sciences Alliance event in La Jolla, California.
While the startup is still in a stealth mode of sorts, Lee sketched out some of the company's...
January 20, 2010
BBC covers text message reminders for epilepsy patients: The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN), has begun offering a new service to help patients remember to take their meds through text message reminders. More
Patent for handheld ECG: NewCardio secured a U.S. patent for 12-lead handheld ECG monitoring device, CardioBip: "Patients can carry the CardioBip with them and use it...
November 11, 2009
Best Buy announced today that 40 of its stores in the U.S. have begun offering personal health solutions devices like pedometers, Bluetooth-enabled weight scales and blood pressure monitors.
"New technologies are emerging daily to help people plan, monitor, and enhance their health and fitness activities," Best Buy stated in its press release. "Yet finding the ways and the time to stay fit and...