Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Connected Health Newsletter Archives: April 2014


Wearable device market growing faster than overall M2M: Orange
Growth in the market for wearable devices that can be used to monitor a user’s heath and fitness continues to outstrip that in the overall M2M industry, according to Emmanuel Routier, the vice president of M2M for French telecoms giant Orange.

Facebook agrees takeover of Moves developer ProtoGeo
Social media giant Facebook has agreed a takeover of health and fitness tracking specialist ProtoGeo Oy, whose Moves app gives it an entry point into the burgeoning market for health monitoring services.

IoT, wearables adoption boosts ARM earnings
UK-based chip designer ARM says rising interest in Internet of Things and wearable-device technologies helped it deliver impressive growth in sales and pre-tax profits for the first quarter of the year.

Wearables experience hurt by use of smartphone tech: ABI Research
Smartphone components are finding their way into new wearable devices used for tracking a user’s health and fitness, according to a new study from ABI Research, with a detrimental impact on the user experience.

WheribleGPS launches ultra-small tracker for remote monitoring
M2M device maker WheribleGPS has launched a new cellular and GPS tracking device that is small enough to suit a variety of needs, including remote monitoring of adults with health concerns.

Mobiquity urges health professionals to promote monitoring technology
Although 70% of people now use apps on a daily basis for the monitoring of calorie intake and physical activities, only 40% share data and insights with their doctors, according to a new survey from Mobiquity.

Axial launches BlackBerry version of patient engagement app
Mobile app developer Axial Exchange says its patient engagement app is now available for BlackBerry 10 smartphones and that Indonesia’s Siloam Hospital Group has become one of the first providers to introduce the service.

Commdex unveiled as latest partner of M2M Spectrum Networks
M2M Spectrum Networks has revealed Commdex as its latest partner on the build-out of a US network dedicated to M2M and Internet of Things services.

European Commission launches mobile health consultation
The European Commission has launched a mobile health consultation aimed at finding ways of improving the health of Europeans through the use of gadgets including smartphones and remote-monitoring devices.

ThingWorx supports animal health monitoring for Vital Herd
M2M platform developer ThingWorx has won a deal to support a remote monitoring service aimed at improving the health and nutrition of farm animals.

Texas Instruments establishes IoT partner ecosystem
Semiconductor company Texas Instruments has set up what it calls an “ecosystem” of cloud service providers targeting the Internet of Things (IoT) opportunity.

Cognizant to help HTH expand mobile health offerings
Cognizant and HTH Worldwide have teamed up to develop new mobile health technologies that will allow their members to manage healthcare needs more effectively when traveling abroad.

GE Healthcare to acquire CHCA in industrial internet push
GE Healthcare is to acquire analytics provider CHCA in a move it claims will lead to better outcomes for patients in operating rooms and further aid the development of its industrial internet strategy.

CloudVisit and I Do App form mobile health partnership
Healthcare IT players CloudVisit Telemedicine and I Do App have formed a new mobile health partnership aimed at developing new “all-in-one” telemedicine and home health devices.
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Ineda secures $17 million in funding for wearable tech development
M2M chipmaker Ineda Systems has secured $17 million in funding from a number of investors, including Walden-Riverwood, Samsung Catalyst Fund, Qualcomm and IndusAge Partners.
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Philips launches home medical alert service
Dutch tech giant Royal Philips has launched a new medical alert service in the US that will notify emergency services if a user has fallen within his or her home.
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Welltok acquires mobile health player Mindbloom
Welltok has acquired mobile health app developer Mindbloom in a move aimed at expanding its capabilities in the fast-developing telehealth sector.
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Orange Cameroon to launch connected health service
Mobile operator Orange Cameroon is set to launch what it describes as a “preventive medical service” in collaboration with the country’s Ministry for Health.
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IMS Health could raise $1.36 billion in IPO: Reuters
Healthcare IT player IMS Health is expecting to price its initial public offering at between $18 and $21 a share, which would value the company at $6.97 billion, according to a report from Reuters.
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Fitness, mobile-health gadgets rated popular wearables in Nielsen survey
Fitness bands and mobile health gadgets were rated as two of the three most popular types of wearable device in a recent survey conducted by Nielsen.
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