Medically proven: Turkcell’s mHealth device shows significant health benefits in diabetes study

Turkey’s company Turkcell and Turkey’s oldest academic institution Istanbul University has announced the initial results of a medical diabetes study carried out with mobile health solution Turkcell Healthmeter. The study is among the first known global examples of an operator-developed mobile health product that has successfully produced significant health benefits in a scientific research carried

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This Week: Apple Watch, cyberwar, Gartner mansions, Rhino bracelets and wearable tech pays

You never now what’s coming next in this business. Jeremy Cowan’s week in the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications has included wearable tech for payments, Ralph Lauren shirts, Apple Watches, global cyberwarfare, and the size of the average Gartner’s gaff.

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Wearable band shipments rocket by 684%, but are privacy and fashion issues still slowing adoption?

According to the latest device shipment estimates, the wearable band market grew 684% worldwide in the first half of 2014 compared with the first half of 2013. If true that’s impressive growth, writes Jeremy Cowan, but wearable technology could see even bigger growth if it wasn’t for key concerns around fashion and privacy.

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The Internet of Things powers healthcare anywhere

(Blog) Minnetonka, MN, USA. August 29, 2014 — Fitbits, UP bands, connected scales — so many of us (including me, says Jeff Liebl of Digi International) use wearables and devices that collect information from our bodies. The editors of Wired Magazine coined the phrase “quantified self” back in 2007.  The ability to collect and transmit

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Logic PD invests in WellClub™ to improve patient behaviour and lower chronic care costs

Logic PD, a product innovation and realisation company specialising in developing connected electronic devices, has invested in and formed a strategic partnership with WellClub, a web- and mobile-based behavioural coaching company.

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Numerex receives 2014 M2M Telehealth Award

Numerex, announced that the HeartAssistRemote™ Monitoring System powered by Numerex recently received a 2014 M2M Telehealth Award from M2M Evolution Magazine.

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Orange and TAPcheck® join forces to develop connected objects in the healthcare sector

TAPcheck®  specialises in the production and distribution of healthcare and wellness products. Due to the integration and hosting of its healthcare and wellness applications on the Orange Business Services Flexible Computing platform, TAPcheck® is now in a position to make its health products connected.

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Continua expands presence in China and is joined by new Associate Director, Hector Lui

Portland, Oregon, July 8, 2014 – Continua has announced that it is expanding its presence in China, to enhance business development opportunities for its members and promote personal connected health devices and solutions in this important market. Continua also announced that Hector Lui, President, Medipromos, has been named Associate Director, Continua China.

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Security features based on existing specifications can enhance IoT security and privacy, says GlobalPlatform

June 30, 2014 – GlobalPlatform, the organisation that standardises the management of applications on secure chip technology, has published a white paper examining how GlobalPlatform Specifications can address the key privacy and security concerns for the deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) or machine-to-machine (M2M) devices.

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Medical device vendors make moves as mHealth market heats up

In June 2014, M2M research firm Berg Insight will publish its latest market research report on mHealth and home monitoring, which provides a global view on the use of connected medical devices in the delivery of professional healthcare services.

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Sprint teams with Samsung, Under Armour and MapMyFitness to boost health and fitness technology

Chicago, Illinois, USA. (BUSINESS WIRE) — Sprint is stepping up its presence in the growing health and fitness markets, and has announced the launch of an exclusive device from Samsung Telecommunications America and a collaboration with health and fitness companies Under Armour and MapMyFitness to offer mobile solutions.

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The Gemalto, Cinterion Advanced M2M Module Allows for Secure mHealth

Today, there are digital health programs delivered through mobile devices and facilities using Point of Care to Improve Healthcare Delivery, mentioned Intel Corporation in the Health IT Solution Brief.

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Home health market soars as medical providers seek to cut costs

Medical providers’ efforts to reduce costs by taking a more holistic approach to healthcare will spur a doubling in the global market for home health technologies in the coming years, according to IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS).

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The Personal Connected Health Alliance launches to improve health through connected technologies

Washington D.C., USA, April 22, 2014 – The Personal Connected Health Alliance  has been launched to represent the consumer voice in personal connected health. It has been established as an international non-profit organisation by Continua Health Alliance, mHealth Summit and HIMSS. 

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Libelium launches BLE module to connect Waspmote with smartphones and tablets for remote monitoring

IoT Asia, Singapore; Redwood City, USA; and Zaragoza, Spain. April 22, 2014 — At the Internet of Things conference and exhibition in Singapore Libelium has launched a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) module that connects Waspmote sensor nodes to smartphones, tablets, and other BLE-compatible iOS and Android devices. The Waspmote sensor nodes can connect with smartphones and tablets for remote

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Continua Health Alliance 2014 Design Guidelines: first global interoperability standards ratified by ITU

Beaverton, Oregon, USA – Continua Health Alliance has announced the availability of its most recent 2014 Design Guidelines. Continua is an international non-profit multi-stakeholder group, and the leading organisation convening global technology industry standards to develop end-to-end, plug-and-play connectivity for personal connected health.

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