Nokia

By Heather Mack July 18, 2016
Withings, the Paris-based health device maker that is now part of Nokia Technologies – announced the availability of Thermo, a WiFi connected temporal thermometer and app. Thermo is available exclusively at US Apple stores and Withings.com. The device is FDA-cleared as an over-the-counter medical device. Originally announced at CES in January, Thermo is billed by Withings as an accessible,...
By Jonah Comstock June 22, 2016
Less than a month after completing its acquisition of connected health company Withings, Nokia Technologies has signaled its intention to pursue not just the direct to consumer space, as Withings did, but also the regulated clinical device space. Today Nokia Technologies announced that it would work with Helsinki University Hospital (HUS) and the University of Helsinki to develop new technologies...
By Jonah Comstock June 7, 2016
Withings, the connected health device company that was recently acquired by Nokia Technologies, has launched a new connected scale, the Withings Body Cardio.  The company's original wireless scale was, of course, Withings' first product, launching in 2009. Since then the company has added activity trackers, blood pressure monitors, sleep sensors, and a thermometer to its product line, as well as...
By Jonah Comstock April 27, 2016
Ramzi Haidamus, President of Nokia Technologies, describes the company’s pending $191 million acquisition of Withings as a “reverse takeover”. “Nokia is paying the bill, but it’s really Cedric [Hutchings, CEO of Withings] and his team that will come into Nokia and run the whole show,” Haidamus told MobiHealthNews. “All our digital health efforts inside the company will report to Cedric and his...
By Jonah Comstock April 26, 2016
Nokia Technologies will acquire French connected health device maker Withings for $191 million (170 million euros). Withings, which makes smartphone-connected weight scales, blood pressure cuffs, activity trackers, and, recently, thermometers, has raised $34 million to date, with the latest being a $30 million round in 2013. As we wrote last month, Nokia has been searching for a new focus area...
By Jonah Comstock March 21, 2016
Perennial digital health dabbler Nokia could be headed for a major push in the space, according to recent remarks made by Nokia Technology President Ramzi Haidamus. Haidamus joined Nokia in 2014, around the same time the company sold its mobile phone business to Microsoft. For the past year and a half, he's been trying to work out the company's post-phone strategy. Today the company launched a $...
By Chris Gullo September 21, 2011
Arogya World, a US-based non-profit, announced a collaboration with Nokia at the 2011 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting this week on an SMS-based diabetes prevention program in India. The program aims to raise awareness about diabetes and its prevention through text messages and hopes to reach one million consumers in rural and urban India over the next two years. A consortium of...
By Brian Dolan August 2, 2011
Entra Health Systems, creator of MyGlucoHealth,  announced last week that it has received Health Canada's Therapeutic Products Directorate (TPD) clearance for the sale of its Bluetooth-enabled glucose meter in the country. MyGlucoHealth meters and test strips will be available for purchase in Canada immediately. The device secured FDA clearance and a CE Mark in 2009. MyGlucoHealth also launched...
By Brian Dolan July 12, 2010
Meridian Health, a not-for-profit group of hospitals in New Jersey, has teamed up with wireless technology firm Cypak to form a joint venture, called iMPak, which is focused on creating wireless health monitoring devices and services. iMPak aims to launch a number of reliable, low cost, easy to use solutions based on Near Field Communications (NFC), embedded sensors, and storage capabilities from...
By Brian Dolan June 2, 2010
In early April, Nokia greenlit a new diabetes app, MyGlucoHealth, for its Ovi app store -- now, the app's developer, Entra Health System announced that worldwide downloads for the free app total more than 150,000. The free MyGlucoHealth App allows Nokia handset users to upload and manage blood glucose readings using the MyGlucoHealth Wireless meter, however, it can also stand alone as a blood...