July 31, 2014
Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is gearing up to get data from patients' consumer devices like Fitbit, Jawbone UP, or Withings weight scale into their EHR, according to CIO and emergency room physician Dr. John Halamka. Halamka says a number of factors make now the time for patient-generated data: devices have reached the maturity and ease of use needed to be a part of people's care...
June 21, 2013
Last week, Withings commercially launched Pulse, an activity tracker, which the company first announced at CES in January. The tracker is available for pre-order at $99.95 from the company's website.
Pulse is unique among activity trackers in that it can auto-detect when you start running and as the name suggests it can measure your pulse. Nike+ FuelBand is rumored to get a similar pulse...
July 9, 2012
iHealth's original Blood Pressure Cuff for iOS users
iHealth Lab, a subsidiary of China-based Andon Health, just received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for a wrist-worn, Bluetooth-enabled blood pressure monitor called the iHealth BP7 Wireless Blood Pressure Wrist Monitor that will connect with iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch devices.
The original iOS-enabled iHealth blood pressure cuff, which...
November 30, 2011
According to a new report from UK-based Juniper Research, the number of downloads for health-related apps in 2012 will total 44 million by the end of next year. The research firm also predicts that the number of health app downloads will jump to 142 million by 2016. Considering the Apple AppStore only launched about three years ago (mid-2008), a prediction for app downloads five years from now is...
October 18, 2011
iHealth announced this week the US availability of its wireless connected Digital Scale. The scale allows users to transmit their weight information via Bluetooth to iOS devices, where they can use a free app to track weight data over time with charts and graphs. The suggested retail price for the scale is $69.95.
MobiHealthNews broke the news about the device in September, along with an iHealth...
January 5, 2011
Withings, which developed the WiFi-connected weight scales WiScale, has announced two new products: a blood pressure monitor and a baby monitor that both connect to Apple devices, including the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Each device will feed collected data into their own respective apps. The Withings Blood Pressure Monitor helps users test, track, graph and share their blood pressure...