Consumers, not telehealth patients, will drive adoption of wireless medical devices, says IMS Research

Wellingborough, UK. May 22, 2012 — IMS Research predicts that consumers’ self-monitoring health devices, rather than those used in managed telehealth systems, will provide the largest opportunity for wireless technologies over the next five years.

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Etisalat Mobile Baby wins Global Mobile Award

29 February 2012, Mobile World Congress, Barcelona –Etisalat Mobile Baby wins Global Mobile Award

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GSMA research predicts mHealth market to be worth US$23 billion by 2017

The GSMA has announced that mobile technology will play a significant role in the provision of healthcare services globally and predicts the growth of the mHealth market will lead to a revenue opportunity worth US$23 billion by 2017.

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New Wi-Fi baby monitoring system allows parents to listen to baby from their smartphones

Belkin, a global provider of consumer electronics, and Evoz, creator of health and wellness technologies for parents, has announced a joint venture to create products that will give parents the ability to use any smartphone as a baby monitor.

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2.2 million patients remotely monitored in 2011

According to new a research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, around 2.2 million patients worldwide were using a home monitoring service based on equipment with integrated connectivity at the end of 2011.

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Medical Centre uses smart phones to monitor heart patients at home

Flagstaff Medical Centre, Arizona USA (FMC) has enrolled its first patient into a ground breaking new program, Care Beyond Walls and Wires, an initiative that will extend the care of patients beyond the walls of the hospital or doctor’s office.

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Parents to keep tabs on baby with wirelessly connected pyjamas

If you’re tired of losing sleep because you can’t take your eye off of the baby monitor, some much needed rest is on the way. AT&T and Exmovere have announced an agreement to wirelessly enable Exmovere’s patented biosensor baby pyjamas, Exmobaby.

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Qualcomm launches mobile health company and new cloud medical data platform

Qualcomm has announced a new subsidiary, Qualcomm Life, to focus on remote health management, and a new cloud platform called 2net for transferring biometric data.

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M2M – A look at the opportunities and challenges ahead

Stratecast, a Division of Frost & Sullivan, WeDo Technologies and Aricent consider the opportunities and challenges being presented by the the rapid acceleration in the M2M sector.

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Cisco HealthPresence brings advanced telehealth capabilities to providers and patients

Cisco has announced the general availability of the newest version of Cisco HealthPresence® technology, an advanced care-at-a-distance platform that connects patients and clinicians via high-definition video, audio, medical devices and collaboration tools.

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Asia-Pac to dominate connected device market fuelled by Chinese growth, says GSMA

Mobile Asia Congress, Hong Kong. November 16, 2011 — The Asia-Pacific region is expected to dominate the connected device market, largely as a result of growth in China, says the GSMA. In partnership with Machina Research,

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Etisalat service allows family and friends to see foetus photographs

UAE telecoms provider Etisalat has introduced a service that allows expecting parents to share ultrasound scans of their foetus with family and friends. Called Mobile Baby, the service also enables remote medical diagnostics.

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US Air Force sponsors ‘smart skin’ development for medical monitoring

The development of low power electronics and devices that are wearable, epidermal, edible or even implantable, will be debated at the IDTechEx event in Boston, USA next month. One company involved, MC10, of Cambridge, Massachusetts is heading efforts to commercialise the technology dubbed ‘smart skin’.

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RF Monolithics extends distribution deal with Avnet into Asia

RF Monolithics has expanded its distribution agreement with Avnet Electronics Marketing from its current North and South America to cover most of Asia. Avnet distributes RFM products

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How wireless M2M communications will help alleviate a stressed UK healthcare system

The UK’s healthcare system is already stretched and faces a considerable challenge of achieving £20bn worth of efficiency savings by 2014-15. Government-driven reforms will add to this pressure,

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Telehealth market set to soar, claims report

The world market for telehealth is set to exceed US$1bn by 2016 and could jump to $6bn in 2020, according to a report from InMedica, the medical electronics market research group within IMS Research.

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