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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 Aditi Pai May 6, 2015
Japanese medical device company Omron Healthcare has unveiled two new smartphone-connected devices, a blood pressure monitor and a weight scale. These offerings are designed to be used as part of a telemedicine program -- the products are listed on Omron's new Global Telehealth Portal website, which launched this month. "These easy to use devices allow chronically ill patients the freedom to...
By Jonah Comstock March 19, 2015
Japanese medical device company Omron Healthcare, which has been marketing digital thermometers and blood pressure monitors for over 50 years, just launched its first smartphone-connected activity tracker, along with a new app that tracks fitness data and integrates with Apple Health. The Alvita Wireless Activity Tracker, a Bluetooth-enabled clip-on activity tracker, records steps, distance, and...
By Jonah Comstock December 18, 2014
AliveCor launched its new third generation smartphone-connected EKG device, a model that is both slimmed down and considerably cheaper than its predecessors. The device will sell for $74.99, compared to the previous model's $199 price tag, and is 50 percent thinner and 40 percent lighter. "The new AliveCor third generation device is a lower-profile consumer design," Cindy Donohoe, vice president...
By Brian Dolan March 5, 2014
Last week South Korea's health regulatory agency, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS), announced that it would review the latest version of Samsung's Galaxy phone -- the S5 -- to determine whether the device, which includes a built-in heart rate sensor -- should be regulated as a medical device. According to a local media report from Yonhap, the agency defines medical devices in a similar...
By Jonah Comstock June 24, 2013
The Center for Connected Healthcare at Partners HealthCare in Boston has announced that it will begin integrating data from its home remote monitoring devices directly into Partner's electronic health record system. Patient data including blood pressure, weight and blood glucose data will be transmitted to the Center's remote monitoring database, but, unlike previously, that data will now be...
By Brian Dolan July 6, 2010
By the end of this year, the total market for handheld devices in healthcare will reach $8.8 billion, according to a new report from Kalorama Information. The market is expected to grow 7 percent , the firm's recent report: "Handhelds in Healthcare: The World Market for PDAs, Tablet PCs, Handheld Monitors, & Scanners" predicts. Total sales for patient monitoring tools hit $5.3 billion last...
By Brian Dolan September 9, 2009
The largest mobile operator by subscribers, NTT DoCoMo, might bring its brand to the U.S. and offer DoCoMo wireless service over T-Mobile USA's or AT&T's network, according to reports in Japan Today and Japan Times. The reports claim that the carrier is interested in launching its advanced mobile Internet services for the U.S. market. The news broke just a few days after NTT DoCoMo announced...