January 9, 2013
iHealth Labs, a California-based subsidiary of China's Andon Health is expanding its line of iOS-enabled wireless health peripherals, the company announced at CES Las Vegas this week. The company will be adding a wireless blood glucometer and a wireless pulse oximeter to their product offerings, though FDA clearance is still pending for both devices.
iHealth currently makes blood pressure...
December 17, 2012
Masimo, a medical device maker founded in 1989, has released a commercially-available iOS-enabled pulse oximeter called the iSpO2. Pulse oximeters, which have long been a core product of Masimo, measure blood oxygen level and pulse rate by shining light through the fingertip and measuring the absorption of different wavelengths.
The product is not FDA cleared and doesn't have a CE Mark, because...
January 9, 2012
Singapore-based Zensorium unveiled Tinke, an iPhone peripheral pulse oximeter device, at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) this week. Tinke is a compact device that measures blood oxygen levels, respiratory rate, and heart rate. It connects to iOS devices via the Apple device's dock connector.
Zensorium told Forbes that the device will cost about $100 and should be available for iPhone users in...
October 27, 2011
ConnectedHealth device partner: Entra Health Systems
There's another new player in the burgeoning world of home-based connected health, and it's called, well, ConnectedHealth. The Singapore-based company is slowly entering the US market with a wireless platform for connecting customized, Continua-certified home monitoring devices.
ConnectedHealth and partner Sovran, an Oakland, Calif., company...
August 4, 2009
The Continua Health Alliance just certified two new Bluetooth-enabled medical devices for interoperability: San Jose-based A&D Medical's Bluetooth blood pressure monitor and weight scale. Continua's stamp of interoperability means that the devices will work with other Continua certified products, which enables users to know at the point of purchase that their medical devices will be able to...
June 9, 2009
What's old is new again? Continua Health Alliance certified Nonin's Bluetooth-enabled fingertip pulse oximeter as the first, interoperable wireless health device. Nonin's USB-enabled pulse oximeter was the very first (and only other) Continua-certified device.
The news runs counter to claims made by the Continua Health Alliance's Rick Cnossen, who chairs the alliance's technical working groups:...
June 5, 2009
The FDA announced today that wireless remote monitoring system HealthPAL, which MedApss developed, has received 510(k) clearance, according to an email from the company.
HealthPAL is the small, portable dedicated device that MedApps uses to collect data from connected glucose meters, blood pressure monitors, pulse oximeters and weight scales. The data is then sent over a secure server to an...
April 27, 2009
You can expect the Continua Health Alliance to announce two new certified products by next week, Rick Cnossen, chairman of the alliance's technical working group, told attendees at the American Telemedicine Association event here in Las Vegas. Cnossen said that one of the products will also be the first Bluetooth-enabled Continua-certified product to hit the market. So far, Continua has only...
March 20, 2009
After this week's big announcement from Apple that the iPhone will soon be able to connect to medical devices via Bluetooth, we thought it'd be a good idea to check-in with the Continua Health Alliance, which is working to ensure interoperability for connected personal medical devices. Earlier today, mobihealthnews caught up with Continua Health Alliance President David Whitlinger to discuss the...