WLSA Convergence Summit

By Brian Dolan 03:21 am May 31, 2012
We first encountered plans for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) in early 2010, when many of the center's goals were laid out in a 25 page (mostly mobile) health-focused chapter of the FCC's National Broadband Plan. With the passing of the Affordable Care Act, Congress allocated $10 billion through the year 2019 to fund the creation of what was then called the CMS Innovation...
By Brian Dolan 03:18 am May 29, 2012
Icke presenting at WLSA By Padma Nagappan Cambridge, Mass.-based MC10 co-develops products in wearable sensing for sports, fitness and wireless health, working closely with partners. Its first commercial products will debut later this year in partnership with Reebok, while others that use the company's Biostamp smart sensing sticker will be available next year. MC10 is capitalizing on the fact...
By MHN Staff 04:07 am May 24, 2012
Photo Credit: Paul Savage Photography By Padma Nagappan Venture capitalists have begun to see interest in leveraging wireless healthcare technology from different quarters, including Starbucks, Procter & Gamble, retailers and even PepsiCo. Explaining why PepsiCo was participating at the WLSA Convergence Summit in San Diego this Wednesday, Physic Ventures partner Andy Donner said the company...
By MHN Staff 03:42 am May 24, 2012
Photo Credit: Paul Savage Photography By Padma Nagappan Misfit Wearables, the wearable computing start-up with $7.6 million in funding, founded by Sonny Vu and Sridhar Iyengar, co-founders of AgaMatrix, and former Apple CEO John Sculley, has kept mum on what it's developing. During his presentation at the WLSA Convergence Summit in San Diego this week, Vu didn't reveal any secrets, but rather...
By MHN Staff 02:57 am May 24, 2012
Photo Credit: Paul Savage Photography By Padma Nagappan David Sayen, regional administrator for the western states with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, recalled meeting Rob McCray, president and CEO of WLSA back in 2006 when the iPhone was not even out yet: "Rob talked about wireless technology and I wondered 'what's this guy talking about?'" Sayen recalled during his keynote...
By Brian Dolan 06:54 pm May 11, 2011
At the Wireless Life-Sciences Alliance Convergence Summit this week, BodyMedia CEO Chris Robins told attendees that the company would soon announce a deal with Panasonic to bring real-time results from BodyMedia fitness devices to Panasonic televisions. Robins said the results would display as a picture-in-picture setup onscreen while BodyMedia users work out in front of the TV. Robins did not...