New data from Juniper Research has forecast that over 1 in 10 American households will own a consumer robot by the end of the decade, up from under 1 in 25 this year. At this early stage in the market, shipments are expected to be dominated by so-called ‘task’ oriented robots assigned to take over household chores, such as lawn mowing or vacuum cleaning.
New research from market analysts, Juniper Research, has found that annual revenues from connected healthcare and fitness services will approach $2bn by 2019, nearly 6 times the $320m value estimated for this year.
Atlanta, Munich, Berlin – Sharecare, a digital health and wellness engagement platform founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz and Jeff Arnold, has acquired Feingold Technologies, a developer of innovative technologies that analyse and understand human mindsets and behaviours.
The inaugural HX360 event has announced the addition of the HX360 Innovation Challenge, taking place at the 2015 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition. The Innovation Challenge will identify, highlight and recognise digital health, healthcare IT and IT-enabled healthcare services companies that are making the most significant contributions to improving patient experience relative to [...]
The most innovative wearables worldwide have been selected by the international jury of the WT Wearable Technologies Innovation World Cup. More than 500 developers and innovators from around the globe submitted their market-ready wearable solutions in the Sports & Fitness, Healthcare & Wellness, Gaming & Lifestyle, Safety & Security, and Smart Clothing categories. The 22 [...]
Healthcare professionals across the globe are turning to wireless technology to improve healthcare practices as they struggle to overcome the challenges faced by national healthcare systems.
BlackBerry Ltd and NantHealth, a cloud-based information technology provider combining science and big data to transform healthcare, have announced the launch of the next generation of the NantHealth HBox, a portable medical device that captures and transmits secure medical data between the patient, doctor and hospital. To power the new mobile HBox, NantHealth selected technology from QNX [...]
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and telecommunications operator Orange have announced a new alliance to develop innovations in mobile health (mHealth) at the Global mHealth Forum in Washington, DC. These mHealth innovations will help treat and care for people in developing countries across Africa.
Despite the overwhelming evidence of the benefits of digital health over the traditional analog services, we have seen significant barriers to adoption that have resulted in what I refer to as the Ten Paradoxes of Digital Health. This article will address the Engagement Paradox.
The International M2M Council (IMC), has announced that Aeris Communications, a Silicon Valley-based machine-to-machine (M2M) technology and service provider, has become the latest member of the new trade association and will also be joining the IMC Board of Governors. The IMC mission is to increase the number of M2M communications technology driving the growth of Internet of Things (IoT) [...]
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