Sotera Wireless, Inc. announced on October 10th that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the company’s patented continuous, non-invasive blood pressure (cNIBP) technology. cNIBP makes up a vital component of their ViSi Mobile wireless patient monitoring system. The ViSi Mobile System is a wrist-worn monitor that measures all core patient vital signs: cNIBP, heart [...]
Farzad Mostashari stepped down from his post at the Office of the National Coordinator for IT (ONC) on October 5th. Dr. Mostashari first joined ONC in 2009 and took over as national coordinator in 2011. He has since increased federal efforts to boost patient engagement and improved health care through the establishment of Meaningful [...]
CNBC’s documentary “Rise of the Machines” calls sensor technology and their ability to “talk” to each other and to us, a technical revolution that is transforming the way we travel, treat disease, and live our daily lives. The use of sensors is at the forefront of healthcare innovation; diagnostic sensors have the ability to monitor [...]
WLSA Congratulates Fitlinxx on the announcement of their partnership with SparkPeople, the largest online weight-loss and fitness community, providing its 15 million users with nutrition, health and fitness tools. By combining the Spark with the nutrition tracker, workouts, articles, recipes, and supportive community of SparkPeople, users now have a comprehensive program and device to help reach [...]
WLSA Member Isansys Lifecare Limited, the provider of complete real-time physiological patient data services and systems, today announces the general availability of its CE-marked Patient Status Engine™ – the world’s first plug-and-play continuous wireless vital signs monitoring system complete with clinical apps that can be customised for individual needs. The approved patient digitisation platform is being deployed in a number of leading hospitals and is now commercially available to enable unprecedented insights into the clinical status of one, or hundreds, of patients.
Janssen Healthcare Innovation, a division of Johnson & Johnson, launched their Care4Today™ Mobile Health Manager, version 2.0 – a free, secure, two-way messaging platform, mobile app and website that helps users stay on schedule and keeping up with their medication.
The Indiegogo campaign will run for an additional 30 days. Last week, Scanadu passed the $1M milestone on Indiegogo. Given the current pace of funding on Indiegogo, Scanadu is confident it will become the most funded campaign in Indiegogo history. They are just $200k short now and with the extension believe they can get there.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is under pressure to decide how it will regulate mobile health applications. While the FDA demurs on issuing its final guidance over which medical and consumer health apps come under its jurisdiction, developers are operating in a state of confusion. Read more.
Atlanta, GA – June 21, 2013 – Sharecare, the leading online health and
wellness engagement platform founded by Jeff Arnold and Dr. Mehmet Oz, is a Bronze
winner in the 34th Annual Telly Awards for “HealthMakers 250: Conversations on the Leading Edge.”
Withings has released the Pulse, the first activity tracker incorporating heart rate and automatic run detection. The Pulse also tracks distance, steps taken, calories burnt and the quality of sleep. To read more on this new heart rate monitor please Click Here.