March 21, 2012
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While the medical field has been a steady but slow growth market for chip makers, a recent report over at Chip Design claims that one segment of the medical market, remote patient monitoring, is picking up momentum. Broadcom, IMEC, Qualcomm, Intel, TI, Toumaz and other are angling to compete with new multimode wireless chips.
While adoption is still low, the race...
February 6, 2012
For a number of years now NASA Ames scientist Jing Li has been hard at work developing what Gizmodo recently called the "greatest phone accessory of all time." The tech publication had an exclusive look Li's gadget, a postage-sized chip with 32 nanosensor bars, each made up of a different nano-structure material that can respond to different chemicals in different ways. The chip requires about 5...
December 14, 2011
Northern Arizona's Flagstaff Medical Center (FMC) announced this week a collaboration with Qualcomm, Verizon, the NIH, and Zephyr Technology on a remote monitoring program for some of its patients with congestive heart failure (CHF). The collaboration, called Care Beyond Walls and Wires, will use technology from each of the companies. The NIH is acting as an adviser.
Flagstaff's program will...
December 1, 2011
This week MobiHealthNews offered up a complimentary report, Mobile Social Fun: Games For Health, which we produced in collaboration with independent analyst Bonnie Feldman. Any one who has attended a mobile health event this past year has likely noticed the increasingly common talk of health gaming, gamification, game mechanics, and so on. It's quickly becoming the go-to strategy for startups...
November 9, 2011
Scanadu, a San Francisco-based startup founded in January that aims to develop a handheld diagnostic device similar to the Star Trek Tricorder, has raised $2 million from a number of angel investors, including Playfish co-founder Sebastien De Halleux, according to TechCrunch. The company is in the process of hiring biomedical engineers, developers, and artificial intelligence specialists in...
September 8, 2011
Qualcomm has partnered with Life Care Networks and the Community Health Association of China to launch a mobile health project in underserved communities in China to provide prevention services and care services for cardiovascular diseases. The project, which is part of Qualcomm's Wireless Reach initiative, will make use of China Telecom's 3G network.
According to the World Health Organization,...
August 30, 2011
Chicago-based ConversePoint announced this week its plans to develop a communications platform for the healthcare industry. The company offered few details about the platform, but says it will use Qualcomm technology and support multiple mobile communication standards, carriers, and devices.
ConversePoint website states that "messages from multiple peer points such as personal computers,...
July 25, 2011
Telecom giant Qualcomm has been one of the drivers of the wireless health trend these past few years, but this month the company has demonstrated its commitment by organizing a fitness challenge for a couple dozen Qualcomm employees.
The Qualcomm Wireless Fitness Challenge (QWFC), which started earlier this month, features 32 Qualcomm employees divided into four teams....
June 16, 2011
Marty Cooper, the inventor of the modern cell phone, has on occasion credited the fictional TOS Communicator device, featured in the 1960s television series Star Trek, as inspiration for the mobile phone. While the mobile phone has served as the de facto platform for most mobile health services today, yet another device from the very same popular science fiction series could inspire a new...
April 25, 2011
Example dermatology app for iPad: Logical Images' VisualDX
Patients outnumber doctors close to 2000 to 1 in Egypt, according to Khaled Bichara Group CEO of Orascom Telecom.
With that figure in mind, doctors in Egypt are using mHealth technology to provide 'teledermatology' to patients in low income areas who have not had access to specialists in the past. The pilot program launched as a...