Tag: Wireless Health

Echo Therapeutics announces positive clinical trial results of its Symphony® Transdermal CGM system

mHealth Research Daily, with Tim Bredrup In efforts to improve the tracking and trending of glucose in patients with diabetes, Echo Therapeutics is developing the Symphony tCGM system; a non-invasive, wireless, transdermal continuous glucose monitoring (tCGM) system and the Prelude® SkinPrep System for transdermal drug delivery. A feasibility study was designed to evaluate the performance […]

Researchers describe smartphone platform to monitor elderly patients with chronic conditions

mHealth Research Daily, with Tim Bredrup The need for continuous remote health monitoring is growing, especially amongst elderly patients that suffer from chronic diseases and heart conditions. In efforts to address this need, Informaticists in Portugal have proposed a system that relies on remote sensor monitoring combined with mobile and wireless computing devices. In this […]

Unconnected medical devices will soon become obsolete, conversation with Qualcomm Life VP Rick Valencia #mHS11

As was covered recently, Qualcomm’s 2net Platform looks poised to make a major impact on medical device connectivity and allow for the creation for new kinds of health applications and businesses. One great example which shows the power of allowing application developers to “outsource” end-to-end connectivity is the Macaw app. It aggregates data from multiple types […]

The patient’s dilemma: big companies won’t allow disruptive innovation in health care #mhs11

During one of the mHealth Summit’s final “super sessions”, entitled The New Wireless Paradigm in the Medical Device Industry, Tom Watlington, CEO of San Diego-based startup Sotera Wireless, stuns a crowd full of mHealth enthusiasts when he calls out the big boys (Phillips, Medtronic, SAP) for intentionally stifling innovation directly to their faces. Bravo Mr Watlington.

Emergency Medical Technologies Wriskwatch effective as a wrist-worn cardiac arrest monitor

Emergency Medical Technologies (EMT) recently published the first in man, prospective, single-blinded, phase I study to evaluate a novel, watch-based pulse detection device in the journal Heart Rhythm. The sensor used in the study is EMT’s Wriskwatch(tm), which has the look and feel of a normal wristwatch, but acts as both a motion sensor and a pulse sensor designed to identify a patient in cardiac arrest, and features built-in fall detection and panic button.