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By Jonah Comstock January 13, 2016
Neurometrix has received FDA clearance for a new smartphone-controlled version of Quell, its wearable for pain relief, the company announced last week. Like its predecessor, the device will use nerve stimulation to treat chronic pain by sending signals to the brain that cause it to release natural opioids. It's worn around the calf. “This 510(k) further advances Quell technology by allowing the...
By Jonah Comstock January 7, 2016
Durham, North Carolina-based health data platform company Validic has announced a new technology at CES 2016 called VitalSnap. VitalSnap allows data from non-connected devices to be captured and digitized by using a smartphone's camera. “We’re excited to announce this innovative technology that will provide a strong stepping stone for connected health strategies across healthcare,” CEO Ryan...
By Jonah Comstock January 6, 2016
Today at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, IBM Watson Health announced a new partnership with Under Armour, as well as sharing new information about its partnership with Medtronic, announced last April. The Medtronic and IBM teams have been working on using Watson’s cognitive computing alongside data from Medtronic’s Carelink Connect system to predict hypo- and hyperglycemic events and give people with...
By Jonah Comstock January 6, 2016
The event once known as the Consumer Electronics Show, CES, is upon us once again, and once again we're ringing in the new year with a range of health and fitness device announcements from both established players and new upstarts. We've already reported this week on the latest from Fitbit and Withings, as well as Under Armour's new foray, with HTC, into connected fitness hardware. All that is...
By Jonah Comstock January 5, 2016
At CES this week Withings, which has recently focused on fitness its Activite watch series — unveiled a new medical device, Withings Thermo, a WiFi connected thermometer. Rather than being inserted in the mouth or armpit, Thermo measures temperature from the temporal artery on the die of the head. The user simply hold the thermometer next to their head or a child’s head and an array of 16...
By Jonah Comstock December 23, 2015
Every year in January at CES in Las Vegas, consumer electronics companies hype the products they hope to release in the year to come. But a lot can happen over the course of a year, and these devices don’t always find their way to market. For the past several years we’ve rounded up the health-related product announcements at CES, and last year we published our first “where are they now” roundup...
By Aditi Pai January 20, 2015
CES 2015 ended earlier this month, and like last year, a significant portion of the show floor was dominated by digital health products. Companies showed off a number of activity trackers, sleep devices, an oral health tracker, connected weight scales, and a few adhesive temperature devices. And also like last year, most of the products MobiHealthNews covered were demos, prototypes, and concepts...
By Jonah Comstock January 8, 2015
Qualcomm's 2net Hub Qualcomm Life announced two major partnerships at CES15 this year: one with pharmaceutical company Novartis and the other with pharmacy chain Walgreens. Novartis selected Qualcomm Life as a partner for its global Trials of the Future program, in which Novartis is endeavoring to use more mobile technology in its clinical trials and to provide connectivity for future Novartis...
By Jonah Comstock January 8, 2015
It's looking increasingly like Baltimore, Maryland-based athletics apparel company Under Armour wants to give Apple HealthKit a run for its money. At CES, the company announced a partnership with Android device maker HTC as well as a new app for integrating other fitness apps and devices called UA Record. "Mobile innovation has completely changed people’s lives in recent years, making us more...
By Neil Versel January 15, 2014
Paraplegics walk with the help of robotic exoskeletons. Refugees from a natural disaster given remote care in a temporary health center. Patients with multiple chronic diseases are warned before they suffer a heart attack. Potentially deadly drug interactions prevented. These are just some of the ways in which digital health can save lives, attendees at the Digital Health Summit at International...