March 21, 2013
According to a new report by research firm ON World, 18.2 million health and wellness wireless sensor networks (WSNs) will be shipped worldwide in 2017, generating $16.3 billion in annual revenue. That's up from 1.7 million shipments and $4.9 billion in revenues in 2012.
Between 2012 and 2017, the firm reported, health and wellness WSNs that are wearable, implantable, or otherwise mobile-enabled...
March 19, 2013
Last week MobiHealthNews broke the news that sleep tracking and coaching company Zeo had closed up shop and was looking for a buyer. With more than 600 shares on Twitter and dozens of comments, it's already one of our most discussed articles of the year. There were many worthwhile comments on our story, below are a few of our favorites from MobiHealthNews readers. These were edited for typos and...
March 12, 2013
Since late last year it has been something of an open secret in some digital health circles that Newton, Massachusetts-based sleep monitoring and coaching company Zeo was winding down its operations and searching for a buyer. At least one investor was making veiled references to the company running out of money during various question-and-answer periods at the mHealth Summit in Washington DC last...
April 2, 2012
San Francisco-based digital health incubator Rock Health announced plans to expand with a new program in Boston set to kickoff this June, according to the Boston Globe's tech columnist Scott Kirsner. Unlike the five-month long spring and fall programs that Rock Health offers in San Francisco, the Boston program's duration will be three months: June to August. While the programs have different...
November 9, 2011
Bam Labs aims to make health monitoring easier for people while they sleep. Notably, the company's sensor is not wearable, but it tracks heart rate, breathing, and movement during sleep, and the company says it can even diagnose sleep apnea -- all from a mattress pad located beneath the user.
MedGadget notes that the Bam Labs device was designed by former Apple employees. It is intended for use...
September 26, 2011
Zeo unveiled the Zeo Sleep Manager Mobile this week, the next iteration of its sleep monitoring offering, which connects Zeo's sleep phase monitoring headband directly to iOS and Android devices without the need for a bedside monitor.
MobiHealthNews has anticipated Zeo's plans to transmit directly to smartphones since May of last year.
The name of Zeo's new device offers a clue about the company'...
September 13, 2011
Investment trends, design challenges, top apps, and tablets for clinicians are often discussed in mobile health circles. This month Technology Review has put together a series on e-medicine, which included a focus on mobile health this week. Here's a quick round-up of their coverage so far:
First up is TR's trend piece on investment challenges facing healthcare startups. "The usual reason HIT...
September 8, 2011
iHealth told MobiHealthNews this week that it plans to launch two new products, the iHealth Digital Scale and iBaby Monitor. A separate company called iBaby, a partner of iHealth's, created the baby monitoring device.
The products join iHealth's BP3 Blood Pressure Monitoring System as competitors to Withing's connected device offerings.
The iHealth Digital Scale records and uploads a users'...
August 4, 2011
Fitness app maker RunKeeper has added eight new partners to its Health Graph, which it announced today in a blog post. According to the company, hundreds of apps are in the process of integrating with Health Graph.
The Health Graph API, which launched as an alpha release this June, allows users to aggregate data from the RunKeeper mobile app with other health and tracking services to provide a...
August 3, 2011
GravityEight, a web-based platform for personalized wellbeing, announced this week a partnership with MedHelp to lead its online health channel. MedHelp will provide tools and applications for GravityEight’s health channel, which has already used the open APIs of wireless sensors like Nike Plus, the Withings Body Scale, and the Zeo Personal Sleep Coach to integrate their user data.