September 10, 2013
Stamford, Connecticut-based Ambio Health, a company developing a low-cost platform for connecting home medical monitors, has raised a third angel round of $525,000. The money comes from mostly existing angels and one new investor, CEO Kevin Jones told MobiHealthNews. With its previous two raises, the company's total funding comes to $2 million since the company was founded in 2011.
March 27, 2013
Sensiotec, an Atlanta-based startup that's developing contactless remote patient monitoring technology, raised $1 million from investor George Harris. Harris, a former leveraged buyout specialist introduced to the company by chief medical officer Dr. Neal Templeton, will also join the company's board, CEO Robert Arkin told MobiHealthNews in an email.
The round brings Sensiotec's total funding to...
June 25, 2012
Vyzin, maker of the VESAG mobile personal emergency response system (MPERS), has received three key certifications for its product, including the important CE Mark necessary to access European markets.
In addition to the CE Mark, Somerset, N.J.-based Vyzin also announced that the VESAG "mHealth watch" – which can be worn on the wrist or as a pendant – achieved Restriction of Hazardous Substances...
January 25, 2012
The West Wireless Health Institute (WWHI) and the Carlos Slim Health Institute (CSHI) kicked off a research study in Mexico that aims to track the impact mobile health and connected devices have on maternal health in the state of Yucatan in Mexico. The technologies used in the study are part of a "Wireless Pregnancy Remote Monitoring Kit," developed by WWHI and CSHI.
The first phase of the...
September 8, 2010
Mobile operator Telenor Norway is currently testing aging in place technologies, including wireless-enabled motion sensors and pill boxes, according to a post on the operator's corporate site. The pilot system alerts patients' caregivers so they can intervene and provide assistance when needed.
Lilly Ann Stenvold, mHealth researcher at Telenor Corporate Development, has worked on telemedicine...
July 28, 2010
The Wall Street Journal published a feature on wireless health services and devices that payers across the country are currently piloting, including a note that in January Humana "will launch a program to track heart patients' vital signs wirelessly and link them up via video to chat with nurses if appropriate."
Perhaps the most interesting trend highlighted in the WSJ report is video chats...
June 29, 2010
At the Veteran Affairs House Committee's hearing on using wireless technologies to improve healthcare in rural communities, AirStrip Technologies CEO Cameron Powell's testimony included a preview of the remote monitoring company's forthcoming product launch:
"AirStrip is also about to go to market with its next product line, AirStrip Critical Care and Cardiology," Powell stated in his testimony...
June 23, 2010
Must-read article on implantable, connected heart failure devices: The New York Times has a must-read article on connected, implantable devices for heart failure. Among the many highlights: "The devices can cost as much as $30,000. Do patients with defibrillators make up for some of that expense with fewer hospitalizations or doctor visits? A study using a similar device, made by Medtronic,...
May 25, 2010
Zucker Hillside Hospital in Glen Oaks, New York is working with Proteus Biomedical to pilot the "intelligent medicine" company's edible sensor for certain mental illnesses, according to a report from Scientific American.
"We're interested in determining patients' sleep patterns," John Kane, head of schizophrenia research at Zucker Hillside Hospital in Glen Oaks, N.Y. Kane. "For certain mental...
May 11, 2010
Medtronic recently announced a new cellular accessory for its M-Link, which provides cardiac device patients the ability to send information stored in their implanted devices to their clinics via the CareLink Network. The new accessory would enable that transmission to take place over a cellular network instead of through the user's landline phone connection.
“The M-Link cellular accessory is...