February 1, 2018
The road to FDA clearance for medical devices may change radically in the next year.
Last summer, initial discussion began around implementing a pre-certification program for medical device companies, which would allow certain companies that the FDA has deemed responsible and safe in their development to build products without each new device undergoing the FDA clearance or approval process....
January 11, 2018
At CES 2018 this week, Samsung Electronics America and MobileHelp, a maker of home and wearable medical alert devices, announced a collaboration that would bring mobile personal emergency response capabilities to Samsung Gear S3 smartwatches.
Called MobileHelp Smart, the devices integrate MobileHelp’s platform into a modified version of Samsung’s watch, taking advantage of its fitness-monitoring...
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...
October 26, 2017
Samsung has announced the latest spin-out companies to come through its C-Lab program, and two of the seven are mobile health companies: a phone overlay for people with presbyopia and a glucometer that attaches to a phone and uses its camera to analyze glucose levels.
Samsung Electronics’ C-Lab in South Korea is an internal incubation program that first started in 2012 to help inspire a more...
October 19, 2017
The Thrive Innovation Center in Louisville, Kentucky opened today. The Center is a nonprofit dedicated to showcasing new aging in place technologies in partnership with tech companies like Samsung, CDW Healthcare, Lenovo, and Aruba, as well as a number of aging tech startups.
"We really wanted to create a center that was more of an experiential center, not a tradeshow floor," CEO and Executive...
October 11, 2017
Health2047, the American Medical Association-backed technology innovation enterprise, is working with pharma company Celgene to create a new healthcare information transfer system. As part of the deal, Health2047 is developing a new data transfer protocol for healthcare, focused on security, trustworthiness, and connectivity. More.
Samsung recently announced two interesting partnerships...
September 28, 2017
Health app scammer fined $320,000. Belle Gibson, an Australian health blogger who faked brain cancer to promote her cookbook and app The Whole Pantry, has been fined $320,000 ($410,000 in Australian dollars) by her government. In addition to lying about having brain cancer — and about curing it with the diet she was selling — Gibson also promised to make a number of charitable donations with the...
September 26, 2017
Just two months after announcing the applications for its pre-certification program pilot, the FDA has announced the nine companies that will be participating. The list includes major tech companies Apple and Samsung; health tech companies Verily, Pear Therapeutics, Tidepool, and Phosphorus; pharmaceutical companies Roche and Johnson & Johnson; and Fitbit — an interesting inclusion insofaras...
September 18, 2017
Medtronic has received FDA clearance for a new implantable pain management device that can be programmed wirelessly via a Samsung tablet.
The Intellis system is designed to treat chronic pain by delivering neurostimulation at the spinal cord. Using a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, the patient's caregiver can adjust the neurostimulation according to a workflow designed by Medtronic called Evolve.
September 12, 2017
Consumer electronics maker Huawei has partnered with mCareWatch, an Australian aging in place technology company, to include additional health monitoring and alert capabilities with the Huawei Watch 2. The new software would extrapolate various health data from the fitness measurement tools of the 4G sim-enabled wearable and link these data to mCareWatch’s existing app platform, as well as to...