wireless health

By Brian Dolan December 3, 2009
"I am not going to dwell on the technology," Cambridge Consultants' Paul Williamson promised during his presentation at the Mobile Healthcare Industry Summit in London this week. "The technology is not a true barrier since [the technology] is relatively low-cost already." Williamson then presented what he called an admittedly "simplistic" analysis of what could and should motivate various groups...
By Brian Dolan December 2, 2009
GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric, has acquired remote monitoring company Living Independently Group for an undisclosed sum. LIG's key product is still in development: QuietCare is an infrared sensor system that monitors seniors activity throughout the day and sends alerts to caregivers if seniors appear to need assistance. GE Healthcare acquired a minority stake in the New York-based...
By Brian Dolan December 1, 2009
"The question is not whether governments should use mobile health," Vodafone Group CEO Vittorio Colao declared, "it is how" they should use it. Colao's keynote presentation kicked off Informa's Mobile Healthcare Summit here in London. Vodafone group counts more than 315 million people as its wireless customers, which includes Vodafone subsidiaries all around the world. Vodafone also owns a...
By Brian Dolan November 30, 2009
Asim Choudhri, MD, a physician in the neuroradiology division at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore presented a study that investigated whether iPhone applications can improve upon acute appendicitis diagnoses. Choudhri presented his findings at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. "The goal is to improve the speed and accuracy of medical diagnoses as well as to...
By Brian Dolan November 30, 2009
Intel just announced that thanks to a grant from the NIH, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing will conduct a study that examines whether Intel's Health Guide device can positively impact outcomes for congestive heart failure patients in Baltimore City, Maryland. The touch screen, at-home Health Guide device will allow the patients to monitor their condition, to learn about theirs and related...
By Brian Dolan November 25, 2009
University of Washington's Babak Parviz believes that the future platform for wireless health will be the contact lens -- that's right, the same ones we visually impaired people wear to improve our vision. If Parviz succeeds contacts will do a lot more than just improve vision (even though they will be able to do that a whole lot better, too.) Here's the opportunity in Parviz's own words: "The...
By Brian Dolan November 25, 2009
Medical publishers team up to create smartphone app platform for other health companies: HealthDay and Complemedia’s MedicinePhone platform will provide clients in a variety of health fields the opportunity to develop their own branded smart phone applications, which can target specific information and news to medical and health professionals. "The MedicinePhone platform is helping us expand our...
By Brian Dolan November 25, 2009
Remote wireless cardiac monitoring company LifeWatch has announced a new offering for diagnosing sleep apnea: NiteWatch. The company expects to make the service commercially available during the first quarter of 2010. Unlike its closest competitor, CardioNet, LifeWatch uses an actual smartphone as the gateway for its cardiac monitoring system -- the company has an exclusive carriage agreement...
By Brian Dolan November 23, 2009
It's the week of Thanksgiving here in the U.S. -- a holiday that typically includes over-indulging on turkey, root vegetables and pie followed by a short food induced coma. 'Tis the season, but for those who would like to keep track of their calories this week, there are plenty of smartphone applications to help you do so. Here's a quick run-down of apps available for various smartphones -- some...
By Brian Dolan November 23, 2009
Verizon is working with a hospital in New Jersey to build a collaboration service that allows specialists to conduct video consultations via mobile devices, according to a report from Telephony. The report did not name the hospital the service provider is working with: "Also coming are even more mobile capabilities, including taking video collaboration down to the mobile device. For instance,...