August 2, 2013
After BenJarvus Green-Ellis, then of the New England Patriots, wore a specialized chin strap from Battle Sports Science to measure how hard he was hit during Super Bowl XLVI in February 2012, MobiHealthNews described the presence of mobile health as "stealthy." During a grueling cycling tour in Europe planned for September, the technology will be front and center.
As many as 100 riders will be...
May 9, 2013
Numbers don't lie, but some substance abusers do.
That's why treatment facilities and researchers are increasingly turning to digital health tools – sometimes augmented with nurse case managers – to help recovering alcoholics and drug users kick their habits and stay clean long after discharge from treatment programs.
For example, as attendees of the American Telemedicine Association annual...
March 26, 2013
Viewers of CNN's "The Next List," which Sunday featured Dr. Leslie Saxon and her Center for Body Computing at the University of Southern California, got both a lesson in what is possible in medicine today and a preview of what's coming in the near future.
The half-hour program highlighted some of the work Saxon, chief of cardiovascular medicine at USC's Keck School of Medicine, is doing at the...
November 1, 2012
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Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston will conduct a clinical trial of wearable health monitoring devices from Zephyr Technology to monitor pregnant women as they give birth, then quickly roll the system out to a hospital in Uganda in an effort to stem high infant mortality.
Mass General's Center for Global Health is testing Annapolis, Md.-based Zephyr's BioHarness...
June 23, 2011
AT&T has inked a deal with Zephyr Technology to embed cellular connectivity in the company's next generation Zephyr BioHarness, which measures critical vital signs including ECG, heart rate, breathing rate, and skin temperature. Notably, disaster relief crews used the current iteration of the BioHarness in the rescue of the trapped Chilean miners last year. The information gathered by the...