May 6, 2014
Evanston, Illinois-based SwipeSense, which is developing a smart hand hygiene sensor, raised $1.7 million, according to an SEC filing. This brings the company's total funding to at least $2.5 million to date.
SwipeSense is a graduate of the accelerator Healthbox's first class, which was announced in December 2011. Healthbox helped fund SwipeSense's first round.
The company aims to eliminate...
October 18, 2012
Embedded Wireless Labs, a Dallas-based maker of a remote patient monitoring platform and a new mobile personal emergency response system (mPERS), has signed an exclusive deal with AT&T to add 4G LTE connectivity to its products.
AT&T will provide the ultrafast mobile data service for continuous monitoring of the elderly, people with chronic diseases and others recently discharged from...
June 25, 2012
Vyzin, maker of the VESAG mobile personal emergency response system (MPERS), has received three key certifications for its product, including the important CE Mark necessary to access European markets.
In addition to the CE Mark, Somerset, N.J.-based Vyzin also announced that the VESAG "mHealth watch" – which can be worn on the wrist or as a pendant – achieved Restriction of Hazardous Substances...
August 11, 2011
At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in 2010, a new startup named Wellcore launched a fall detection system for aging in place. This week Wellcore officially announced the launch of a new product called NewYu, a fitness monitor that can identify specific body movements and track fitness progress via an Android app. The device weighs less than an ounce.
Quite a pivot for a fall detection startup...
May 17, 2010
Samsung's $1B health investment: The second largest mobile phone manufacturer in the world, South Korea-based Samsung announced this week that it plans to invest about $20 billion in healthcare and green energy through 2020. That includes about $1 billion to develop and make electronic healthcare equipment. More
ZigBee certifies Freescale: Freescale Semiconductor today announced it has received...
February 12, 2010
Last December, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group released a new standard called Bluetooth Low Energy, which we noted at the time counts mobile health as one of its key use cases. Now, Broadcom, a $4.4 billion chipset company, has added to its portfolio a Bluetooth Low Energy chip, specifically for "very low power health and fitness sensors enabled by Bluetooth" to connect to consumers' mobile...
January 6, 2010
One in three people 65-years-old and older fall each year, and more than 300,000 hip fractures occur each year, mostly caused by falls, according to the Centers for Disease Control. What's more: one in five people die within a year of breaking their hip. Existing devices that aid those who fall enable them to call for help after the fall, in other words, once the damage has been done. Another...
November 17, 2009
Clearly wireless technologies' importance to the telemedicine industry is growing. Here's more evidence: The ZigBee Alliance and the American Telemedicine Association announced an agreement today to work together to evangelize ZigBee technology's use cases for the healthcare industry. ATA plans to promote ZigBee to a number of groups, including "traditional medicine, academic medical centers,...
September 23, 2009
Ed Zander's 15 years at Sun Microsystems culminated in 1999 when he became the company's President. In 2004 Zander joined Motorola as that company's CEO and Chairman until he stepped down early in 2008. Now, a year later, Zander has surfaced as a board member at ZigBee-enabled wireless asset tracking start-up Awarepoint, which focuses on healthcare facilities. With his attention turned to...
September 13, 2009
Augmented reality meets next generation screen technology meets personal health: "A contact lens with augmented-reality powers would take personal health monitoring several steps further, Parvis said, because the surface of the eye can be used to measure much of the data you would read from your blood tests, including cholesterol, sodium, potassium and glucose levels." (People are getting excited...