Photo Credit: Richard Eldridge/US Air Force
August 29, 2018
Philips Healthcare is turning its attention to military technology, as the Andover, Massachusetts-based company announced this morning that it would be entering into a non-exclusive patent licensing agreement with the US Air Force Research Laboratory for its Battlefield Airmen Trauma Distributed Observation Kit (BATDOK) system, for an undisclosed sum.
The technology employs wearable sensors that...
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-...
March 13, 2013
Medication adherence is a huge problem, and it's one that seems solvable. People fail to take the pills prescribed to them for many reasons, but one of the biggest is forgetfulness, especially among elderly patients who take a lot of medications and can easily become confused.
Pillboxes have always been the go-to technology to improve adherence, whether it's a simple Monday-through-Friday...
January 28, 2013
Companies like BodyMedia, Fitbit, and Withings provide wearable trackers for customers to gather data about their health as they live their everyday lives. British company Equivital, whose CEO Anmol Sood appeared at CES on a panel with CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta, is focused on using wearable body monitors in extraordinary situations. Australian firefighters and space jumper Felix Baumgartner are...
October 25, 2011
Remote patient monitoring devices have the fastest growing yearly revenue of any medical device sector, according to market research firm Kalorama Information's new report, "Remote and Wireless Patient Monitoring Markets." From 2008 to 2010, the growth rate was an impressive 23 percent, and according to the report, revenue is expected to double in the next four years.
"It is unusual to see over...
August 17, 2010
Royal Philips Electronics has signed on as an anchor investor in Gilde Healthcare III, a new venture capital fund with a target size of about $250 million that is focused on early and growth stage healthcare technology companies in the US and Europe. The fund will focus on startups that have a patient-centric approach to healthcare delivery, meaning they champion patient experience as well as...
July 28, 2010
IBM, General Electric, Philips and other large tech firms have lobbied the FCC for at least the past year to allow wireless medical devices to use a range of wireless spectrum (2360MHz to 2400MHz) for vital sign monitoring. A recent report from Bloomberg, however, revealed that aircraft maker Boeing uses that range of spectrum to test the safety of its planes.
Plane safety vs. wireless health...