Android

By Heather Mack August 17, 2016
Online drug and clinical information database PEPID has launched a redesigned app, available on Android, that offers clinical decision support tools for healthcare professionals. The app, called simply PEPID, is the company’s largest mobile release since its initial application hit the market in 2010. It offers a selection of tools for healthcare professionals including access to clinical...
By Jonah Comstock November 24, 2015
Deborah Estrin ResearchKit is finally coming to Android. Or at least, ResearchStack, a comparable and compatible research framework for Android devices is coming to Android. The project is being developed by Open mHealth and Cornell Tech, led by Deborah Estrin and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Android development shop touchlab is doing the design and implementation along with...
By Jonah Comstock September 15, 2015
The ACT device paired with a previous phone. LifeWatch, a Swiss remote cardiac monitoring company that has been connecting to mobile phones since 2009, has received FDA clearance for a new version of its Ambulatory Cardiac Telemetry (ACT) system that will run on Android devices. Currently, the system runs on Microsoft Windows phones. Patients use the mobile software to answer a couple...
By Jonah Comstock June 3, 2015
The Dexcom Follow Android App Diabetes management software company Glooko will add its first two continuous glucose monitor and pump integrations into its offering: Dexcom's G4 CGM and Insulet's OmniPod Insulin Management System. The company announced in March that it would begin to incorporate pumps and CGMs into its system, including those from Medtronic, an investor in Glooko's latest $16.5...
By Jonah Comstock March 11, 2015
Apple's ResearchKit has only just been announced, and most agree that the project has tremendous potential to improve medical research. Being able to tap anyone with a smartphone as a potential low-time-commitment research participant could make research trial recruiting cheaper, easier, and lead to larger, more representative samples. But will ResearchKit be able to tap anyone with a smartphone...
By Jonah Comstock November 18, 2014
Singapore-based RingMD launched its first app this week, an Android app designed to connect patients anywhere in the world to doctors anywhere in the world -- although for now the doctors are mostly based in Singapore. "Basically, when it comes down to healthcare and really just the world in general these days you have to think global from day one," CEO Justin Fulcher told MobiHealthNews. "And we...
By Aditi Pai June 5, 2014
A number of digital health apps in the Google Play store send unencrypted information over the internet and use of third party services, according to a graduate thesis from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign student Dongjing He. Before conducting the study, He formulated three questions. The first was what are the potential "attack surfaces" for Android digital health apps? The second,...
By Jonah Comstock April 1, 2014
Withings has secured FDA 510(k) clearance for its previously announced Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor and it has launched the device in the United States. As announced at CES 2014 in January, the blood pressure cuff is similar to the one Withings released in 2011, but adds Bluetooth connectivity and Android support (the previous device was iOS-only and had to be plugged into the Apple device)....
By Aditi Pai March 27, 2014
Runtastic announced an update to its flagship app and that it has had 70 million worldwide downloads, 30 million of which are registered users. The updated app includes a hydration tracking feature that wasn't in earlier iterations of the app. “We need to continue moving beyond simply tracking and aggregating data,” Florian Gschwandtner, CEO of Runtastic, said in a statement. “The hydration...
By Aditi Pai March 20, 2014
Remote patient monitoring company HealthInterlink received FDA 510(k) class II clearance for Beacon 2.0, a mobile-centric software system that integrates data from various home health devices. Beacon was previously cleared as a class I medical device (MDDS). HealthInterlink plans to begin commercialization of the device in the US immediately. Beacon 2.0 works on tablets, smartphones and via...