Connected Health Newsletter Archives: March 2014
Apple to launch Healthbook fitness monitoring app with iOS 8: report
Apple appears to be planning an assault on the fast-growing market for health and fitness tracking, with reports that it is readying an application called Healthbook for launch with iOS 8, the next version of its mobile operating system.
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Google releases Android for wearables
Internet giant Google has released a version of its Android operating system that has been designed for use with wearable devices, including gadgets that monitor a user’s health and fitness.
Vodafone and AstraZeneca form mobile-health partnership
Vodafone has announced a mobile-health partnership with pharmaceuticals giant AstraZeneca aimed at improving healthcare for patients with cardiovascular conditions.
Sprint, Techstars back mobile health startups
US operator Sprint has teamed up with Techstars to provide support to ten mobile-health-related startups from Australia and the US.
Proteus picks UK for 'smart pill' production and testing (Reuters) -
A U.S. biotech company pioneering tablets containing edible embedded microchips that can tell if patients have taken their medication is to establish its first international manufacturing site in Britain.
Azoi launches mobile health-monitoring device
Tech startup Azoi has launched a new health-monitoring device that can be embedded within a mobile phone case to measure key vitals like blood pressure, heart rate and temperature.
Indian medical electronics market will be worth $11.7 billion in 2017: Frost & Sullivan
Valued at $6.5 billion in 2013, India’s medical electronics market will grow to be worth as much as $11.7 billion by 2017, according to new research from Frost & Sullivan.
Hearing-aid apps pump up the volume, double as headphones
(Reuters) New Smartphone apps that link to hearing aids are helping people with impaired hearing to pump up the volume on their devices or to use them as headphones to stream phone calls, YouTube videos and music.
Mobile health to generate $49 billion in revenue by 2020: study
The global market for mobile health services is expected to generate more than $49 billion in revenues by 2020, up from just $2 billion in 2012, according to a new study from Grand View Research.
Gemalto provides connectivity for Vignet’s smart-health hub
M2M player Gemalto has revealed it is providing wireless connectivity for a next-generation “smart health and wellness” hub developed by Vignet.
Medgate to launch mobile health service with Swisscom
Swiss telemedicine player Medgate is to launch a new mobile health service in partnership with telecoms incumbent Swisscom.
AMC launches mobile platform, telehealth conferencing
Telehealth player AMC Health is ramping up its offerings with the launch of a new mobile platform and telehealth conferencing system, aimed at allowing healthcare providers to offer services to patients in the home.