Sensor for glaucoma and other mobile health news

By: Brian Dolan | Jul 7, 2010        

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WellAware SystemsWiFi Infusion pumps for MA hospital: Milford Regional Medical Center (MRMC), a nonprofit, acute-care facility in Milford, Massachusetts, has deployed Aruba’s HIPAA-compliant 802.11n Wi-Fi networks for telemetry monitoring, voice communications, and guest access. The network supports 150 wireless Baxter Sigma infusion pumps. Future apps include hospital-wide Spectralink and ASCOM voice communication systems. More

Bluetooth 4.0 is live: Bluetooth 4.0 including the much anticipated Bluetooth Low Energy has been officially published now — first products to ship in the fourth quarter of this year. Personal health devices are a chief use case for Bluetooth LE, which was adopted by interoperability group, the Continua Health Alliance. More

Wireless sensor for glaucoma: STMicroelectronics said it would develop and supply a wireless MEMS sensor that acts as a transducer, antenna and mechanical support for additional read-out electronics in a breakthrough platform developed by Swiss company Sensimed AG. This solution will enable better management of glaucoma patients via earlier diagnosis and treatment that is optimally tailored to the individual patient. More

New CTO at WellAware: WellAware Systems, a developer of wireless, wellness monitoring solutions for care providers appointed Jeff Segal as Chief Technology Officer. More

Health benefits ID card iPhone app: Health benefits company Priority Health just launched a mobile ID card app for iPhone users that provides members with access to an electronic version of their ID card. BlackBerry and Android versions of the app to launch in the coming months. More

5 billion mobile subscriptions by year-end: ABI Research predicts that we will cross the five billion mobile subscriptions mark by the end of 2010. Currently there are about 4.8 billion connections. Developing markets in Africa and the Asia-Pacific region will provide the most growth, according to ABI. More

Health apps 20,000 foot view: Wide-ranging feature on health related mobile phone apps with great insights from Stanford’s BJ Fogg, health economist Jane Sarasohn-Kahn and Partners HealthCare’s Dr. Joseph Kvedar. More

3G Doctor et al: Mobile video calling and mobile health. More

Meridian-iTriage: iTriage app developer Healthagen continues its customer acquisition spree: Meridian Health is onboard. More

Dell Health: Dell puts hopes in healthcare. More

Real-time, wireless clinical monitoring piloted at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. More

GlowCap-Partners: More on the GlowCap pilot conducted through Partners HealthCare in Boston. Kvedar’s takeaways: More