November 3, 2014
Philips has finally launched its cellular-enabled, mobile personal emergency response system (mPERS) device GoSafe, which was first announced at CES 2013 with an expected launch of March 2013.
"The tools and technology Philips Lifeline has developed enable people to have greater independence while managing their own health care," Philips Lifeline General Manager Kimberly O'Loughlin said in a...
October 14, 2014
Philips has unveiled a prototype system, consisting of a wearable sensor and connected software suite, to monitor patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. Philips worked with Radboud University Medical Center in the Netherlands to develop the system.
The sensor used to demo the prototype was the FDA-cleared HealthPatch sensor from Vital Connect, a peel and stick device that...
October 3, 2014
Philips received FDA 510(k) clearance for two of its telehealth applications, eCareCoordinator and eCareCompanion. Both apps are part of a Philips program called Philips Transition to Ambulatory Care (eTrAC), which aims to reduce hospital readmissions by providing patients with the tools to make their transition to the home.
“The FDA clearance of the Philips eCareCoordinator and eCareCompanion...
August 26, 2014
Philips Lifeline, the electronics giants' longstanding personal emergency response brand for seniors, has launched its first-ever app that acts like an mPERS. The Philips Lifeline response app will allow seniors to one-touch call the same response center that handles other Lifeline products via their smartphone from anywhere.
“Today’s seniors are active and they deserve a mobile solution that...
August 5, 2014
Makers of EEG tracking headband devices have pitched the devices with a number of different use cases: as a biofeedback device to help the user manage stress, as a controller for gadgets, or as a quantified self device for assessing sleep. Now Philips Healthcare and Accenture have teamed up to show off the possibility of using one such device, the Emotiv Insight Brainware, to help patients with...
June 3, 2014
According to a new study, users of Philips Respironics' SleepMapper app were 22 percent more adherent to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy than non-users.
SleepMapper is an app and website platform from Philips for patients with sleep apnea who are already using CPAP therapy, which involves a face mask that blows air into a patient's upper airway while she sleeps. The system,...
April 3, 2014
Philips Lifeline, Royal Philips' personal emergency response system (PERS) division, has officially launched its HomeSafe cellular PERS, which it quietly rolled out a few months ago.
"The HomeSafe Wireless offering addresses the needs of our seniors who do benefit from in-home PERS but have increasingly begun to drop their landlines, which means they were not able to be served with PERS in their...
January 13, 2014
Vocera Communications announced this week that it had acquired alarm management company mVisum for $3.5 million. Vocera has yet to respond to a request for additional comment.
Notably, in April 2013 mVisum settled a lawsuit filed by competitor AirStrip Technologies, which alleged mVisum had infringed on its patents for remote monitoring of patient medical data on smartphones. As part of the...
November 5, 2013
Intel-GE Care Innovation's QuietCare resident monitoring system has received FDA 510(k) clearance as a Class I device. The QuietCare system is a network of infrared motion sensors placed in a senior living facility, which sends data to a Care Innovations server. An algorithm on the server analyzes motion data for potentially urgent situations such as falls and for significant changes in the user'...
September 12, 2013
Crowdfunding is alive and well in mobile health. Just a few months after Scanadu's record-breaking presale, a number of mobile and digital health companies continue to turn to Indiegogo and Kickstarter to fund projects. Over the last few months, MobiHealthNews has written about Emotiv, Beddit, uCheck, and Eclipse.
EEG-tracking headset Emotiv still has three days left in its campaign, but the...