March 22, 2013
Philips eICU system
Kalorama Information released a report this year on remote patient monitoring, stating that the US market increased from $8.9 billion in 2011 to $10.6 billion in 2012, an increase of 19 percent. Kalorama's numbers looked at what the New York-based research firm calls "advanced remote patient monitoring", which it defines as technologies that have wireless or remote...
November 12, 2012
EarlySense, Inc., an Israeli-based company with a U.S. subsidiary in Waltham, MA, announced a $15 million funding round today. The $15 million brings the company's total funding to $46 million, CEO Avner Halperin told MobiHealthNews.
EarlySense manufactures under-mattress sensors and remote monitoring systems for patient beds. EarlySense monitoring is wireless and contact-free; no sensors are...
June 18, 2012
Boston Scientific's Latitude NXT, a wireless remote patient management system that works with a handful of the medical device company's pacemakers, has officially launched in Europe where a hospital in Italy implanted a Latitude-enabled pacemaker in a heart patient. The patient received an Ingenio SR pacemaker and a home-based wireless communicator. Latitude NXT is still pending FDA review for...
March 26, 2012
According to a new report from GBI Research, the global patient monitoring devices market will hit $8 billion in 2017, up from $6.1 billion in 2010. The firm pegs the device market's CAGR at about 4 percent for the next five years. GBI notes that advancements in wireless and sensor technologies are driving the patient monitoring devices market.
GBI also points to the typical trends that continue...
March 1, 2011
Proteus Biomedical's Raisin Personal Monitor
Think there’s not enough evidence to prove the efficacy of wireless, home-based patient monitoring?
Robin Felder, associate director of clinical chemistry and toxicology and a pathology professor at the University of Virginia, disputes that notion. Felder likes to cite a 2007 paper in the Journal of Telemedicine and e-Health. That paper showed a 74...
November 10, 2010
This week at the mHealth Summit in Washington DC the West Wireless Health Institute unveiled its first engineering prototype, Sense4Baby, which leverages wireless health technology to measure fetal heart rate and uterine contractions. The prototype aims to monitor both maternal and fetal wellbeing anytime, anywhere.
“Sense4Baby is an evolution in standard cardiotocography, which typically...
October 5, 2010
The HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has awarded Cedars-Sinai Medical Center LA plus a consortium of five University of California medical schools $9.9 million to determine the efficacy of using wireless and telephone care management to reduce hospital readmissions for heart failure patients.
UCLA is leading the consortium in the three-year grant for the study called, "Variations in...
April 21, 2010
The FDA announced today that it has cleared Proteus Biomedical's wireless, adhesive sensor technology Raisin, which can track and record a patient's heart rate, physical activity, body position and other biometrics. Raisin then transmits the data via Bluetooth to a PC or mobile device. Proteus explains that the Raisin device is worn just like a bandaid.
Raisin, however, is just one part of the...
December 15, 2009
Close to 70 percent of parents with children who have Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes had a "very positive" review of a mobile phone glucometer prototype that Partners Healthcare's Center for Connected Health developed. More than 50 percent of the parents expressed interest in signing up for a service that includes such a device, according to result from an online survey. Nearly 30 percent of parents...
November 16, 2009
San Diego, California-based start-up Triage Wireless has changed its name to Sotera Wireless as part of an agreement with Inverness Medical Innovations, which markets products under the Triage brand.
Triage Wireless, now Sotera Wireless, has close ties to Qualcomm and is developing continuous, non-invasive blood pressure monitoring technology with arterial-line accuracy and without the need for...