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...
May 6, 2015
Japanese medical device company Omron Healthcare has unveiled two new smartphone-connected devices, a blood pressure monitor and a weight scale.
These offerings are designed to be used as part of a telemedicine program -- the products are listed on Omron's new Global Telehealth Portal website, which launched this month.
"These easy to use devices allow chronically ill patients the freedom to...
June 24, 2014
On Friday the FDA issued a draft guidance document that revealed the agency intends to further deregulate medical device data systems (MDDS) and some medical image transfer systems. The FDA wrote that these types of devices are so low risk that they won't be regulating them at all.
Examples of health software platforms that have class 1 medical device clearance as an MDDS includes Validic's...
March 21, 2014
By Brian Dolan
Four years ago a keynote speaker at the American Medical Informatics Association meeting in Washington D.C. made a provocative prediction about the near-future importance of patient generated health data:
"I think it's not that bold to say that in five years the kind of things I was showing you are going to put us in a position where the vast majority of information that a doctor...
September 10, 2013
With the launch of a revamped 4.0 version of its flagship app, WebMD has begun to execute on a strategy that Bill Pence, the company's EVP and CTO, laid out for MobiHealthNews earlier this year. Based on my March discussion with Pence and a recent interview with Todd Zander, WebMD's VP of Mobile and Emerging Media, the longterm vision for WebMD is to create an app and web experience that includes...
September 9, 2013
iSonea, the Maryland-based startup working on smartphone-based asthma monitoring, says it will launch its AirSonea connected hardware device in Australia prior to launching in the US.
The company's AirSonea product, which builds on the company's previous device, the Wheezometer, uses a proprietary sensing method the company calls Acoustic Respiratory Monitoring to monitor an asthma patient's...
July 11, 2012
Asthmapolis announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted its asthma sensor and companion software 510(k) clearance. The company's device is a sensor that sits atop (most) inhalers used by patients who have asthma or COPD. The sensor transmits data to a companion app on the user's mobile phone every time the inhaler is used. The app can then track the time and...
June 5, 2012
Maryland-based asthma device company, iSonea, makers of the Wheezometer device, recently offered up its first smartphone app, AsthmaSense for iPhone, iPad and Android users. The first iteration of AsthmaSense includes journaling features, medication and testing alert reminders, emergency services contact information, and the ability to share data with caregivers and providers.
Future versions of...
March 5, 2012
Last week NantWorks, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong's growing collection of health startups, acquired wireless health remote monitoring company Boston Life Labs for an undisclosed sum. Boston Life Labs, which will now be called NantCare, joines NantWork's NantHealth division. Boston Life Labs developed a number of devices that aimed to bring connectivity to existing medical devices, similar to Qualcomm'...
February 23, 2012
Few companies working in mobile health have made more news in recent days than AirStrip Technologies. Two weeks ago the remote monitoring app company announced an investment from Qualcomm Life Fund. A week later it announced an investment from HCA and plans to expand its deployment of AirStrip Cardiology throughout that health system's hospitals. This week AirStrip announced an anticipated deal...