CES 2013

By Neil Versel July 31, 2013
Aging in place and disease management technology developer Ambio Health has gained FDA 510(k) regulatory clearance for its flagship Ambio Remote Health Monitoring System. The system, first introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, essentially adds wireless capability to standard home health monitors and automates data collection. Stamford, Connecticut-based Ambio is now free to sell...
By Neil Versel January 14, 2013
Independa, the San Diego-based developer of telehealth products for senior care and aging in place, has made its flagship Integrated CloudCare suite commercially available on LG televisions and its Angela social engagement platform on Samsung touch-screen tablets. Additionally, Independa also will be looking for resellers of its products, the company announced at last week's Digital Health Summit...
By Brian Dolan January 11, 2013
This was the first year that personal emergency response service (PERS) provider Philips Lifeline setup a booth at the massive Consumer Electronic Show, where it launched GoSafe, a cellular-enabled, mobile version of its popular Lifeline PERS service. For the past few years companies like MobileHelp, GreatCall, Verizon, AT&T, Lifecomm, SecuraTrac, Vesag and others have announced or...
By Brian Dolan January 10, 2013
While the healthcare-focused break out sessions organized by CES and the Digital Health Summit's speakers managed to steer the event's health conversation away from the shiny new gadgets that dominate the event's massive exhibit hall, CES 2013 is, ultimately, an event about devices. And -- as has been the case for the past two years -- health devices of various kinds found their way into the...
By Neil Versel January 10, 2013
Verizon Communications is offering a top prize of $1 million for the most powerful healthcare innovation using the company's mobile, video and cloud technology. CEO Lowell McAdam announced the availability of the award Wednesday, as part of a $10 million challenge across three industries – also including education and sustainability – during his keynote address at International CES in Las Vegas...
By Jonah Comstock January 9, 2013
iHealth Labs, a California-based subsidiary of China's Andon Health is expanding its line of iOS-enabled wireless health peripherals, the company announced at CES Las Vegas this week. The company will be adding a wireless blood glucometer and a wireless pulse oximeter to their product offerings, though FDA clearance is still pending for both devices. iHealth currently makes blood pressure...
By Neil Versel January 8, 2013
The Beam Brush, touted as the first toothbrush connected to a mobile app, officially hit the market on Monday, with consumer and professional offerings as well as a gamification aspect. Beam Technologies, of Louisville, Ky., is selling the manual brush with embedded brushing sensor and Bluetooth radio, for $49.99. A free companion app for Android or Apple iOS tracks brushing habits, including...
By Jonah Comstock January 7, 2013
The BodyMedia Core 2 Armband, with "jewelry-like" customization. This weekend at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, BodyMedia announced the Core 2 Armband, a smaller, more streamlined version of the company's wearable tracker. Although the Core 2 (about the size of an iPod Nano) is considerably smaller than the existing FIT armband, lately famous for its use on the newest season...

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