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By Jonah Comstock September 24, 2015
Merck Sharpe and Dohme (MSD), the UK subsidiary of US pharma company Merck and Co., has partnered with Wayan Open Future, a digital startup accelerator run by Spanish telecom company Telefonica to create a new digital health accelerator focused on preventative health. Called Velocity Health, the new accelerator will offer a group of startups $48,800 (32,000 pounds) in funding plus an additional $...
By Jonah Comstock July 29, 2013
UK-based mobile operator O2, a subsidiary of Telefonica, has discontinued two of its mobile health offerings in the UK. By the end of 2013, the company will stop supporting consumer-facing emergency response service Help at Hand and provider-facing remote patient monitoring service Health at Home. MobiHealthNews reported on the launch of these two offerings just a few months ago, in mid-March,...
By Jonah Comstock March 18, 2013
UK mobile operator O2, a subsidiary of Telefonica, recently announced two new mobile health programs: Help at Hand, an emergency response system sold directly to consumers, and Health at Home, a telehealth system marketed to providers. Help at Hand is a monthly subscription service for people who are self-sufficient and mobile, but have a condition where loved ones might worry about them falling...
By Neil Versel August 8, 2012
It's one thing to detect the telltale stiffness, tremors, spasms and loss of muscle control of Parkinson's disease with wireless sensors, as Great Lakes Neurotechnologies is doing with its Kinesia HomeView system. It's another to add automatic medication administration to this type of technology. A multi-country project funded by the European Union aims to do just that. Researchers in Spain,...
By Brian Dolan April 5, 2010
A recent article in BusinessWeek chronicled the health related activities of Spanish mobile operator Telefonica and French mobile operator Orange, which include connected knee braces, emergency alerts, location tracking, remote monitoring of pacemakers and connecting glucometers via Bluetooth. Remote monitoring knee braces: Telefonica is working with Barcelona's Hospital de la Esperanza on a knee...