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By Brian Dolan November 16, 2009
SAN DIEGO, Nov. 16 -- Triage Wireless(TM), Inc., a medical device company developing a new generation of vital signs monitoring technology, today announced it has changed its corporate name to Sotera Wireless(TM), Inc. effective immediately. The decision to change the Company's name arose from a settlement with Inverness Medical Innovations, Inc., which markets certain diagnostic products under...
By Brian Dolan November 16, 2009
CGM start-up raises $3M: Echo Therapeutics, which is developing a needle-free, non-invasive, wireless, transdermal continuous glucose monitoring system and and a system for transdermal drug delivery, raised $3 million in additional capital by selling common stock to accredited and institutional investors. More Medtronic points to studies lauding CGM: “It’s very exciting to see the evidence unfold...
By Brian Dolan November 13, 2009
HIStalk interviewed Voxiva Co-Founder, Chairman and President Paul Meyer this week and the result was a sprawling conversation that covered mobile phones' roles in healthcare today. Of course, the interview also included some discussion about the wireless health service, Text4Baby, that Voxiva and its partners have been quietly working on -- interestingly, Meyer told HIStalk that the "initiative...
By Brian Dolan November 12, 2009
AllOne Health announced that its pilot with the U.S. Army, called mCare, has facilitated more than 5,000 messages to the 100 "wounded warriors" participating in the program. The participants are U.S. veterans with traumatic brain injuries who typically need constant follow-ups and continuing medical care. The Army and AllOne plan to expand the number of participants to 10,000 wounded warriors....
By Brian Dolan November 12, 2009
By Michael Foley, Ph.D., executive director, Bluetooth SIG With 20 million devices in the marketplace today, Bluetooth technology is already the de facto wireless standard for health and fitness devices. Whether the device is a defibrillator, weight scale, heart rate belt, glucose meter or a Wii Fit Balance Board, manufacturers have been enthusiastic in choosing Bluetooth technology as their...
By Brian Dolan November 12, 2009
TripleTree recently announced the availability of its latest research report: Wireless and Mobile Health Report, a follow-up to its classic Telemedicine 2.0 report from 2007, which we still reference because of its helpful categorization of the wireless health market. TripleTree's latest report is likely to be even more useful (and it's free -- register for a copy here.) While previous reports...
By Brian Dolan November 12, 2009
This past week was a big one for wireless health -- on all fronts. Here's how the week's news broke down: Clinicians: Mt. Sinai and Mayo Clinic each forged ahead with wireless remote monitoring tools and patient-facing mobile applications. A team at Mt. Sinai worked on a pilot program with with wireless health start-up CareSpeak that used text message reminders to increase the rate of adherence...
By Brian Dolan November 12, 2009
Earlier this month the Babyforyou.net.ua team was on-site at the TEDMED conference in San Diego and the Foundation for the NIH's mHealth Summit in Washington, D.C. where we met with a number of wireless health lumiaries, including Contagion Health's Jen McCabe; Frontline SMS:Medic's Josh Nesbit; West Wireless Health Institute's Gary West, Mehran Mehregany and Dr. Eric Topol; and Qualcomm's Don Jones...
By Brian Dolan November 11, 2009
The GSM Association announced a partnership with the University of Manchester in the UK to establish an m-Health Innovation Centre in the city of Manchester. The center will have a UK focus, according to the two groups. The center aims to promote healthier lifestyles and early intervention to better health outcomes. From the release: "The Manchester m-Health Innovation Centre will conduct...
By Brian Dolan November 11, 2009
11th November 2009, London, UK:* The GSMA, which represents the interests of the worldwide mobile communications industry, today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Manchester to establish an m-Health Innovation Centre in Manchester, which will act as a UK focus for m-Health activity. The goal of the GSMA’s m-Health initiative is to foster innovative...

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