Samsung

By Aditi Pai 09:05 am April 29, 2015
Samsung has released an app for people with Alzheimer's called Backup Memory, which was developed by employees of Samsung Electronics Tunisia (SETN). SETN Marketing Manager for Mobile Products Azer Jaafoura led the project. “We wanted to make life easier for Alzheimer’s patients as well as their caretakers, but we were initially unsure of how to go about doing this,” Jaafoura said in a statement...
By Jonah Comstock 08:56 am April 15, 2015
Samsung S Health apps Partners HealthCare has announced a partnership with Samsung Electronics to co-develop mobile health solutions. Initially, the Boston-based integrated health system will work with the electronics giant to create chronic condition management software. Partners will launch a clinical trial of the new software in June. A press release from Partners indicates a focus on...
By Jonah Comstock 08:16 am February 18, 2015
Samsung's Gear Fit. With the Apple Watch launch, and its potential to upend the wearables market, a few months away, Canalys reports that the current market leader for "smart wearable bands" -- any wristworn device that can run third-party applications -- is Samsung. Meanwhile, the "basic wearable band" market, which Canalys defines as wearables that can't run apps, is still led by Fitbit. The...
By Jonah Comstock 07:39 am January 28, 2015
Rumors have surfaced that Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S6 will feature a number of interchangeable phone covers that will provide different functionality to users, including a case with built-in health sensors, PhoneArena reports. The original report comes from Polish blog Android.com.pl, which writes that the S6 will come with various phone covers or cases that will connect to the phone and offer...
By Jonah Comstock 09:07 am January 22, 2015
Despite denials from both companies involved, rumors continue to circulate, based on reports from Reuters and the Financial Post, that Samsung wants to buy -- or at least acquire a majority stake in -- BlackBerry. Analysts have speculated on a number of reasons the bid might be in Samsung's interests, from an increasingly competitive smartphone market to BlackBerry's extensive patent database,...
By Jonah Comstock 09:37 am January 20, 2015
EarlySense, an Israeli company which makes a passive and contactless bedside monitor that continuously measures respiration rate, heart rate, and motion, has raised $20 million, with $10 million constituting a strategic investment from Samsung. Welch Allyn, which licenses EarlySense's sensor, also contributed, as did other existing investors Pitango Venture Capital, JK&B, Proseed and Noaber...
By Jonah Comstock 05:26 am January 8, 2015
It's looking increasingly like Baltimore, Maryland-based athletics apparel company Under Armour wants to give Apple HealthKit a run for its money. At CES, the company announced a partnership with Android device maker HTC as well as a new app for integrating other fitness apps and devices called UA Record. "Mobile innovation has completely changed people’s lives in recent years, making us more...
By Jonah Comstock 06:27 am December 23, 2014
Samsung Canada has partnered with Autism Speaks Canada to launch "Look At Me", an Android tablet app designed to help children with autism improve their eye contact and social skills. The app will be available for free on Google Play for various Samsung Galaxy Tab, Note, and Zoom devices. Samsung is also launching The Look At Me Project, an initiative to give away 200 free tablets to Canadian...
By Jonah Comstock 09:50 am December 8, 2014
Samsung launched its open access development platform, which include SAMI on the software side and SimBand on the hardware side, last month. The challenge for the consumer electronics company now is to get a critical mass of developers on board with the platform to drive consumer adoption. "Our vision at Samsung is to empower people, to improve their lives through our digital health platform,"...
By Aditi Pai 08:45 am October 14, 2014
Cigna has developed a digital health coaching program, called Cigna Health Matters, that offers mobile tools, social media engagement, gamification, and web-based incentives. The program is available for Cigna's 14 million US members on employer health plans. “Cigna Health Matters integrates the latest insights and practices of the sociology of engagement, motivation and rewarding behavior change...