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By Brian Dolan 09:45 am August 3, 2011
"Personal wellness is like the green tech movement," said Jef Holove, recently appointed CEO of Basis, in an interview with MobiHealthNews earlier this summer. "I believe it is one of the most important trends of our time, both on the individual level as well as a societal level." "Regardless of your stance on it, the current national debate on healthcare has dramatically increased awareness of...
By Brian Dolan 07:28 am June 8, 2011
RunKeeper unveiled this week a new feature called the Health Graph, which allows users to aggregate data from the RunKeeper mobile app with other health and tracking services. Health Graph will allow users to see a unified view of workout data, social interactions, diet, and sleep habits in the aim of tracking and improving ones overall health and fitness. The data is presented in charts and...
By Brian Dolan 01:29 am August 13, 2009
As summer draws to a close the once budding wireless health industry now has a substantial crop of statistics to pick through thanks to a number of recent surveys and research reports just published by various firms. Here's a look at wireless health by the numbers: Wearable wireless sensors are set to grow to more than 400 million devices by 2014, according to ABI Research. A recent survey from...
By Brian Dolan 06:30 am August 12, 2009
According to a recent survey of K-12 teachers conducted by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and Polar, 51 percent of teachers said technology increases student motivation during physical education classes. The survey also found that 59 percent of teachers said that technology helps teachers better communicate with the school and district administrators about...
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...