LifeSignals has introduced the Life Signal Product platform, a family of semiconductor chips optimized to enable the development of mobile and wearable applications in medical and health monitoring for life-critical applications.Read More
Two years ago, a handful of Apple employees dreamed up a device that would take the company beyond the world of healthcare apps, and into healthcare products. That device isn’t the Apple Watch, at least not yet. Instead, it seems to be a device whose function could very well be rolled into future Apple Watch devices down the line. Apple applied for a patent for said device in a listing that became public today, and it looks... underwhelming.Read More
A game-changing wearable device may help transform stroke rehabilitation. Developed at Northwestern University, the stretchable sensors stick to a patient’s skin. The electronics move with the body and report health statistics, including sleep quality, muscle activity, and heart function.Read More
Using a "smart” thermometer connected to a mobile phone app, University of Iowa researchers have successfully demonstrated that they can track influenza activity in real time at both population and individual levels, and in the process accurately predict flu activity as much as three weeks in advance.Read More
Evidation Health and Brigham and Women's Hospital have launched an mHealth program to collect and analyze digital health data from sensors in wearables and smartphones to help people dealing with chronic pain.
Fitbit has announced plans to acquire Twine Health, giving its consumer-facing mHealth platform health and wellness coaching tools that could attract health systems and payers looking to improve patient engagement.Read More
Researchers led by the University of Utah Health have developed an online interactive app to help motivate patients with type 2 diabetes to be more physically activity in order to better manage their chronic condition.Read More
As our population continues to age, providers, patients, and their families will continue to struggle with how best to assess and help frail geriatric patients. The Essential Frailty Toolset (EFT) helps providers tease out the association between frailty and surgical mortality.Read More
Apple's new iOS upgrade will enable users to collect EMR data from 12 national health systems on their iPhones and iPads. The mHealth integration gives patients an easier pathway to managing their health data.Read More
Apple is reportedly working on an ECG sensor for the Apple Watch, a move that would give the wearable a stronger mHealth platform and possibly bridge the gap between clinical uses and consumer engagement.Read More
The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) All of Us Research Program will be using Fitbit devices for a pilot study to gain better insights into the influence of behavioral, biological, and environmental influences on health.
A slew of powerful cyberattacks this past year unveiled frightening vulnerabilities of some of the world’s most vital communications networks, and showed the potential risk that healthcare organizations will face from this point forward.Read More
Worldwide spending on the Internet of Things is forecast to reach $772.5 billion in 2018, an increase of 15 percent over the $674 billion that will be spent in 2017, according to a new report by International Data Corp.Read More