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By Heather Mack July 7, 2016
Investment in digital health for the first half of 2016 has reached $3.9 billion, breaking funding records and showing a robust market that is expected to continue growing, according to a midyear report by digital health network and accelerator StartUp Health. The report found the first half of 2016 to post the largest mid-year total on record for the industry, besting both last year's $2.9...
By Jonah Comstock January 21, 2015
A Dublin, Ireland-based company, Kinesis, has found that its QTUG system, which uses app-connected wearable sensors to assess fall risk, could be valuable for evaluating multiple sclerosis, too. Studies have found the technology to be 10 to 20 percent more accurate than existing methods for detecting falls. Kinesis, a spin-off of Dublin's TRIL Centre for aging technology research, launched last...
By Brian Dolan December 9, 2013
Qualcomm Life Fund's Jack Young More than $4 billion has been invested in digital health startups in the past three years, Qualcomm Life Fund's director Jack Young told attendees at HIMSS' Venture+ event at the mHealth Summit this week, and that means those investors are expecting a total return of about $15 billion in the next five to seven years. Young said the excitement in digital health...
By Neil Versel September 27, 2013
Louis Burns, CEO of Intel-GE Care Innovations since the joint venture launched in early 2011 and, before that, head of Intel's Digital Health Group, will retire at the end of the year, Roseville, Calif.-based Care Innovations announced Thursday. Taking his place will be former Humana executive Sean Slovenski, who brings a background in behavior change and wellness to the three-year-old maker of...
By Jonah Comstock May 28, 2013
Clinical results from the New Cities Foundation pilot study A 2012 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report suggested that in the years to come, US mobile health development would trail developing countries like South Africa, India, and Brazil, and another PwC report predicted a $46.6 million health app market in Brazil by 2015. That Brazilian market has been the focus of a lot of attention lately,...
By Jonah Comstock January 14, 2013
GE Healthcare and StartUp Health announced a partnership last week to offer GE mentorship and support to a new class of ten consumer health companies. Startups in the three-year program will be enrolled in the StartUp Academy along with about 65 other companies, but will also receive additional benefits like a dedicated GE executive mentor and access to a "virtual commercial laboratory" to test...
By Chris Gullo September 6, 2011
Enterprise software behemoth SAP is developing an EMR app for hospitals, according to a report over at ZDNet. The company plans to make the app commercially available at the end of October. An Android version is set to follow sometime next year. SAP unveiled the app, which has been in development for the past three months, during a webinar that was broadcast last week. The EMR's feature set...
By Brian Dolan December 23, 2009
By Laurie Orlov, Founder, Aging in Place Technology Watch It's the end of the year and time for that wrap-up of the indicators from 2009 that will drive trends for 2010 -- what it all means -- more analysis on another day. 1. Location-aware tech enables more info, greater safety. GPS became even more useful in 2009. Verizon replaced its Chaperone service with Family Locator, The Alzheimer's...
By Brian Dolan November 17, 2009
Medgadget got the inside word from GE on its newly unveiled Vscan device, which is a wireless ultrasound device that is about the size of a mobile phone. GE also recently announced that clinical trials are currently underway in hospitals in Spain and Italy. Medgadget acquired a list of some of the specifications about the device: Vscan will cost less than $10,000; it will have about one hour of...
By Brian Dolan September 21, 2009
Paolo Bonato holds many titles: Director of the Motion Analysis Laboratory at Boston’s Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital; assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School; chair of the 2008 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) Technical Committee on Wearable Biomedical Sensors and Systems. Bonato's work focuses on technology like wearable...