January 20, 2012
The Duofertility Reader
Late last year the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared Duofertility, a computerized basal body temperature thermometer developed by Cambridge Temperature Concepts, with a 510(K). Cambridge Temperature Concepts developed the device, which is intended for use in measuring and recording basal body temperature as an aid in ovulation prediction to aid in conception,...
January 19, 2012
In recent months a number of deals, acquisitions, service and product launches have led to a growing discussion around the mobile health opportunities for pharma companies. There seem to be three big ones vying for the top.
Is it adding connectivity to clinical trials?
Earlier this month research analyst firm Cutting Edge Information (CEI) published a report that suggested pharma companies look...
January 13, 2012
Proteus Biomedical's Raisin system, which Helius is based on.
UK-based retail pharmacy chain Lloydspharmacy has inked an exclusive deal with Proteus Biomedical to launch Proteus' first commercial product, Helius, an offering that includes sensor-enabled pills, a peel-and-stick sensor patch worn on the body, and a mobile health app. The patch records when a pill is ingested, tracks sleep patterns...
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 19, 2011
The DEMO conference in California last week featured three mHealth startups, according to a report from PC World.
First off is Lumoback, a system that aims to correct poor posture using a wearable patch, which measures about two inches long and is powered by a lithium-ion battery. The user wears it on the lower back. The sensor transmits posture data via Bluetooth to a smartphone app on the user'...
August 25, 2010
Sorry, the iPhone isn't revolutionizing medicine... yet: A Business Insider commentary piece argues that the real future growth will be in physician centered apps for both the iPad and iPhone. The report includes interviews with McKinsey & Co. as well as an academic at Columbia University. Memorable quote: "But for now, the most widely used health apps are 'faddy' wellness apps, according to...
July 7, 2010
Honolulu, Hawaii-based Kai Medical received 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration to market an updated version of its wireless respiratory rate monitor, Noncontact Respiratory Spot Rate Check 200. Kai claims that currently approaches for measuring respiratory rate are difficult, which leads this vital sign to be inaccurately measured, infrequently measured or inconsistently...
May 12, 2010
The West Wireless Health Institute announced a partnership today with GE Healthcare to jointly work on a variety of educational, technical and research initiatives related to wireless health. The WWHI noted that its technology and education partnerships are based on the mutual exchange of ideas, technical assistance and expertise -- but do not include the exchange of funds. Therefore, assumedly,...
January 20, 2010
Wearable Information Networks (WIN) Human Recorder, a Japanese startup, just brought a wireless ECG sensor service to market, according to a report in Japanese news portal Nikkei. WIN's Human Recorder system collects data from a lightweight wireless sensor attached to the user's chest that transmits data wirelessly to a mobile phone or PC.
The Human Recorder system is capable of measuring ECG...