The Dario, which will work with both iPhones and Android devices, is launching in New Zealand first, then in Australia, Italy and the U.K.
Cellular One is connecting its customers directly with doctors via Skype and Facetime as part of a larger effort from the Competitive Carriers Association to bring telemedicine to rural communities.
Scanadu wants to put the resources of a doctor’s office in the palm of your hand, and has raised $10.5 million to do so. It’s also beginning FDA trials for its Scanadu Scout diagnostic device.
From smart watches to devices that monitor health, wearables are hot items on the market today. In the latest GigaOM Research podcast, Michael Wolf and Jody Ranck discuss wearable’s place in the fitness and medical industries, challengers to growth, and the role of data.
Host: Adam Lesser
Speakers: Michael Wolf and Jody Ranck
- The market for wearables in connected health: Medical versus Fitness
- Potential for wearables in health care and research
- Smart watch potential
- Could the smartphone get disrupted as the key input/communications interface?
- Kinect, hearing aids, and the possibility of wearables that provide social context
- Regulatory challenges, privacy and the need for reliable research data for wearables in health care
WebMD and Qualcomm are partnering up to help consumers sync and analyze data from wireless health and fitness devices.
A report from the GSMA and PricewaterhouseCoopers estimates that mobile health could save developed countries $400 billion in 2017. Here are four uses of mobile technology that could help make that happen.
In a study released Thursday, the Pew Internet & American Life Project reported that more than half of smartphone owners consult their devices for medical information and one-fifth of them say they have downloaded a health app.
Health-related tweets are on the rise and Twitter wants healthcare marketers to pay attention. This year, the company said, tweets about health are up 51 percent. But even as it makes inroads in health, Twitter offers a few caveats.
Former executives from mobile gaming company ngmoco are set to launch Mango Health, a San Francisco-based health startup focused on developing mobile applications that use game design principles to help consumers improve and manage their health.
Innovation and investment in mobile health apps continue to grow but health tech experts say the vast majority of mobile apps fail to engage consumers and the category as a whole has yet to win over doctors.