May 18, 2015
Research firm Tractica predicts that worldwide unit shipments of clinical and non-clinical connected wearable patches will grow to 12.3 million per year by 2020. Last year, annual shipments were just 67,000. The market for such connected patches, Tractica predicts, will hit $3.3 billion per year.
Tractica describes the category as including "patches, tattoos, or small devices that are affixed to...
January 29, 2015
Toumaz, a developer of low-power wireless systems, made $1.1 million (750,000 pounds) off the first deployments of its SensiumVitals healthcare monitoring technology according to the company's annual trading update. That's up from just $90,000 (60,000 pounds) last year.
SensiumVitals is a peel-and-stick sensor that continuously monitors vital signs, including temperature, heart rate, and...
May 3, 2013
Although disposable body-worn wireless medical sensors have barely begun to see usage in healthcare, research firm ABI is predicting they will rise to prominence very quickly. By 2018, ABI analysts say, disposable Medical Body Area Network (MBAN) sensor shipments will hit 5 million. Previously, ABI reported that 160 million wireless wearable health devices, of which disposable sensors are a sub-...
November 7, 2012
Toumaz Sensium Digital Plaster
Toumaz Ltd., a British maker of wearable medical sensors, has begun the first U.S. pilot of its SensiumVitals disposable "digital plaster" at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., in conjunction with Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong's California Capital Equity.
Working through Toumaz US, a joint venture backed by UCLA surgeon and billionaire investor Soon-Shiong...
April 18, 2012
Verizon Communications has inked a deal with Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong's NantWorks to collaborate on a series of initiatives, beginning with an integrated information infrastructure that improves the treatment of cancer by equipping healthcare providers with the most up-to-date treatment protocols for specific cancer conditions right from their mobile devices. This first collaboration is called the...
September 8, 2011
Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong announced that NantWorks is the name of the company that he has been building through a series of acquisitions over the past few years. Following the sales of two companies Soon-Shiong founded -- American Pharmaceutical Partners (sold 2008) and Abraxis BioScience (sold 2010) -- he has invested more than $400 million dollars in acquisitions, according to a NantWorks press...
July 11, 2011
The FDA has cleared UK-based Toumaz Limited's Sensium Digital Plaster with a 510(k). The device is a small, low power body-worn sensor that continuously monitors vital signs, including temperature, heart rate and respiration rate.
Toumaz also announced the formation of a joint venture with Dr Patrick Soon-Shiong's California Capital Equity (CCE). The JV will be called Toumaz US and will sell and...
April 14, 2011
In the short three months since 2011 began already investors have announced or disclosed to the SEC nine investments in various mobile and wireless health startups. More than a year ago we tallied up the 15 venture capital deals announced during all of 2009. Clearly investment in mobile health and interest has come a long way since then -- this year also saw the planned launch of Rock Health Fund...
February 14, 2011
Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, the executive director of the UCLA Wireless Health Institute and recent acquirer of GlowCaps maker Vitality, has made a strategic investment in Toumaz, which is developing low cost, ultra-low power wireless technologies for a number of verticals including medical monitoring and internet-connected consumer devices. The wireless technology that Toumaz is building is called...
August 4, 2010
During a panel session I moderated last week, Parks Associates Director of Mobile & Health Research Harry Wang shared a number of metrics and industry trends with attendees at the second annual World Congress Mobile Health Summit in Boston, Massachusetts.
Wang began by breaking down the wireless health industry into three specific categories based on the type of wireless technology used: Body...