November 20, 2017
UnitedHealthcare members who participate the insurer's UnitedHealthcare Motion employee wellness program, will now be available to use Samsung and Garmin trackers in addition to Fitbit devices.
“Our members are consumers and they have relationships and affinities to brands and we want to be supportive of that,” Paul Sterling, vice president of emerging products for UnitedHealthcare, told...
November 15, 2017
The FDA has recently cleared a second generation of Qualcomm Life’s Capsule Vitals Plus, a connected monitoring product. Capsule Vitals Plus records medical device data and continuous vital signs monitoring. It then analyzes the information at the patient's bedside.
“As a fundamentally connected monitor evolved from Capsule’s approach to connectivity and experience in nursing workflows, Vitals...
October 27, 2017
5G mobile networks may be years away, but that hasn’t stopped mobile health players from salivating over its potential — and perhaps for good reason. A newly released report from Qualcomm and the University of California, Berkeley suggests that the technology will become a “substantial enabler” of the future’s personalized health care ecosystem, and within healthcare alone will have a sales...
September 30, 2017
Qualcomm Life is working with electronics company Benchmark to create low-cost, disposable biometric patches that will help hospitals to monitor patients inside and outside the hospital.
“Basically, we’ve had demands from a lot of different customers for a lower-cost connected disposable patch sensor technology to use for a number of different cases and a number of different reasons,” Qualcomm...
April 18, 2017
Dublin, Ohio-based Monitored Therapeutics, Inc. (MTI) has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its connected spirometer, GoSpiro. The device, which calculates diagnostic-quality air capacity measurement, was designed specifically for use in a non-clinical setting. As calculations are performed inside the device, GoSpiro can work with any smartphone, tablet or computer without the need for separate...
April 14, 2017
Compared to the time between now and Star Trek's 23rd Century, 2012 isn't too long ago. But it’s been long road for the teams of engineers who participated in the Qualcomm-backed Tricorder X Prize competition. There was immediate interest when the challenge to build a real-life Tricorder – a handheld medical scanner as depicted in Star Trek – was first announced at CES at 2012, with 255 teams...
August 30, 2016
Qualcomm Life and Boehringer Ingelheim have announced that they will work together to develop the next generation of Boehringer's Respimat connected inhaler. Propeller Health, which developed the original connected inhaler for Boehringer, will continue to work with Boehringer to at least market the existing version of the device.
"The overall goal for Boehringer Ingelheim is to create health...
May 25, 2016
Medtronic announced that it will work with Qualcomm Life to develop a new generation of smaller, affordable continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) for people with Type 2 diabetes, the companies announced today.
Currently, CGM devices are mostly prescribed for people with Type 1 diabetes, while those with Type 2 are more likely to use discrete finger-prick glucometers. However, this new partnership...
March 1, 2016
UnitedHealthcare has partnered with Qualcomm subsidiary Qualcomm Life to launch a new mobile-enabled wellness program, called UnitedHealthcare Motion. The program is designed for UnitedHealthcare members and their covered spouses who are enrolled in high-deductible health plans.
“UnitedHealthcare Motion brings together wearable technology, telemedicine and wellness incentives to empower employees...
January 21, 2016
According to a report in Bloomberg, GlaxoSmithKline is in talks with Qualcomm to create a new joint venture to develop medical technology. Financial Times added in its report that the JV could be worth up to $1 billion.
Very little information about the prospective partnership is available, but it makes sense for both companies: Qualcomm has already teamed up with both Roche and Novartis on major...