wellness apps

By Aditi Pai October 2, 2014
The mobile health market is expected to be valued at $6.7 billion by the end of 2014, according to a report from research firm Visiongain. London-based Visiongain defines mobile health as "the practice of medicine and health services, through mobile devices" and analyzed smartphone and tablet apps for its report. Apps included in the report range from free apps all the way to premium apps that...
By Jonah Comstock November 15, 2012
This week saw launch announcements for three activity trackers: Jawbone's UP, Fitbit One, and pre-orders for Misfit Wearables' Shine. But even the best tracking data doesn't always lead to the behavior change necessary for sustained weight loss. That's where Retrofit comes in. Retrofit, a year-old start-up formerly known as Strong Suit Wellness, announced an $8 million round of funding this week...
By Neil Versel March 28, 2012
A recent article in the Baltimore Sun about a series of mobile health studies underway at Johns Hopkins University referenced a person familiar to many a MobiHealthNews reader: Susannah Fox, the healthcare research guru at the Pew Internet & American Life Project. According to Fox, about 10 percent of U.S. adults who have cell phones – and nearly every adult in the country has one these days...
By Neil Versel February 2, 2012
It's come up again. "I am studying the wireless healthcare market and wanted to understand if there is any difference between wireless healthcare and mobile healthcare (m-health) market," reads the question on the popular LinkedIn Wireless Health group's message board. Some of the responses are expected, others are, shall we say, interesting: "Generally, m-health uses mobile cellular technology,...
By Brian Dolan September 8, 2010
According to a new PricewaterhouseCoopers survey, about 40 percent of 2,000 consumers are willing to pay for a mobile health monitoring device like a scale, blood pressure cuff, glucose meter or heart rate monitor, but only if the price is right. The Wall Street Journal learned that of the 800 consumers that are willing to pay, 64 percent would only pay for the device if it cost less than $50....
By Brian Dolan June 3, 2010
Mobile fitness app companies RunKeeper and DailyBurn are working to integrate sleep data from personal sleep coach company Zeo into their fitness tracking apps. RunKeeper and DailyBurn are the first apps to take advantage of Zeo's new open API, which enables developers to include a number of sleep-related metrics from Zeo, including total sleep time, amount of deep sleep, amount of REM sleep,...