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Smartshoes Help Blind People Navigate

Smartshoes Help Blind People Navigate | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
We are truly living in the era of wearable revolution. Here is a new reason why. These smartshoes are connected to a smartphone and when the user tells the smartphone where he/she wants to get, bas...

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Dario offers a glucose meter and connected apps to help people with diabetes track their health

Dario offers a glucose meter and connected apps to help people with diabetes track their health | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
Dario offers a glucose meter and connected apps to help people with diabetes track their health.

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Technique Lets Doctors Measure Vital Signs with Just a Cell Phone Camera

Technique Lets Doctors Measure Vital Signs with Just a Cell Phone Camera | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
“ A remote heart monitoring device is only the latest innovation in telemedical technology and home healthcare.”
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AtHoc launches emergency alert system for home health caregivers

AtHoc launches emergency alert system for home health caregivers | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it

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Jawbone launches UP Coffee app to help users correlate sleep with caffeine

Jawbone launches UP Coffee app to help users correlate sleep with caffeine | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
“Jawbone, maker of the Jawbone UP activity tracker, launched an app today with a different take on sleep tracking. The app, UP Coffee, helps users regulate their caffeine intake and understand how caffeine affects their sleep.”
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This wearable device reads your brain waves. Is there a market for it?

This wearable device reads your brain waves. Is there a market for it? | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
“ The chief executive of the young Canadian company Interaxon, Garten sought to use brain-controlled interface technology -- a science fiction-like development that allows a device to be controlled by the brain's electrical activity -- in a wearable device. With Google's Glass and Nike's FuelBand leading the way, so-called wearables are expected to grow from an $8 billion (in annual revenue) market today to a $20 billion one by 2017, according to Futuresource Consulting. Using brainwaves to control them seemed like, well, a no-brainer. But Garten wanted to create something meaningful -- something that people would use every day. Not a gadget or novelty. So she watched and waited for the market to develop. Muse, the company's new $299 brainwave-controlled headband, will start shipping in May. With a splashy debut at this year's Consumer Electronics Show and what Garten reports as strong pre-orders from consumers and corporate employee assistance programs, the company's wait to go into hardware appears to be paying off. Garten and her two co-founders, Trevor Coleman and Chris Aimone, started their Toronto-based company in 2009 and spent its first three years creating experiences driven by technology based on electroencepholagraphy, or EEG for short. Whether it was a chair that levitated into the air as a person became more relaxed or giving several thousand visitors to the 2010 Olympic Games the chance to change the lighting on Toronto's CN Tower, Canada's Parliament Building and Niagara Falls, the company showed users that their minds could influence the world. MORE: Is wearable technology just for geeks? The company earned roughly a million dollars per year doing branded installations. More importantly, though, the efforts yielded insights into how people interacted with the technology, helping Interaxon better understand how to apply EEG tech to a consumer product. Garten described a day when someone came into the lab to do one of their user tests. "It was the first time we had really test-run the algorithm which could tell when you were focused and when you got stressed," she says. "There was a little bleep on the screen every time he got distracted. My heart sort of jumped every time I saw that bleep." Her team realized what they had to offer people was a way to learn to exercise control over themselves. For the last two years the team has largely shut down its demonstration and consulting operations to focus on developing Muse, a personal EEG device that sends readings to your phone or tablet. "Basically, [it] teaches you to calm your mind," Garten says. "With a calm mind, you can do more in life." Muse is shaped like a conventional headband, but it sits on your ears like eyeglasses and runs across your face, just above the eyebrows. It has seven sensors that collect data. Garten says the included application has activities on it that help to calm and settle the mind, such as before bed. Soon, it might also be helpful for noticing when your mind has wandered during a task. MORE: Nike+ Fuelband SE: What wearables should be The company has raised about $7.5 million to date, Garten says. It closed a $6 million round last year, on an offered $5 million. One of its investors is the actor Ashton Kutcher, who worked references to a company resembling Interaxon into an episode of the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men. Another part of their funding has come from an IndieGogo campaign, where it beat its $150,000 goal by $137,000. At this year's Consumer Electronics Show, people waited as long as an hour just to get a chance to try the Muse device. Garten estimated a 75% conversion rate for pre-order sales at the show. "As soon as people try it, they get it," she says. Muse is also already generating corporate sales. Garten declined to share specific figures but says that employee assistance programs are pre-ordering the device to help staff with stress, attention, and overall wellness. There may also be a market for inattentive children. Research from 2003 has shown that EEG based training can serve as a drug free alternative for treating ADHD. Still, similar devices didn't deliver. Zeo was a device that also took EEG readings of people to help them get better rest. The sleep industry is a $32 billion industry, and Zeo had $12.3 million in equity funding, according to a 2010 SEC filing. That's nearly twice what Interaxon has. But the company shut down. One reason it failed? Because the public didn't understand it. Less accurate sleep monitors that also measured other activities, such as the Fitbit or Jawbone's Up, undermined Zeo's market. User education, Garten says, is the biggest hurdle Interaxon faces. MORE: The third wave of computing There are a number of EEG products on the market, including those by the companies NeuroSky, Emotiv, and Mindwave. Garten believes that Interaxon is different because the company is vertically integrated -- even the algorithms, which are sophisticated enough to accommodate for different sleep patterns, moods, and sweat, are developed in house. Further research will extend its functionality, Garten says. "As we start to expand what Muse can do, those applications will be provided to Musers." Each headset will come with a software development kit to allow third-party developers to build upon that foundation. For professionals and creatives, the possibilities the technology creates could be game changing. Improving attention alone could be enough, but Microsoft's Head of Thought Leadership Kelly Jones recently wrote on Huffington Post that consumers are demanding technology that's "Intelligently On" -- technology that knows a movie is no time for a phone to ring and a software update notification that can wait until you've met your deadline. In other words, future technology ought to read your mind. Interaxon hopes that such a statement is as much literal as figurative. ”Posted in: electroencephalography (EEG), Interaxon, Muse, Wearables
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United Allergy Services Launches Mobile Healthcare App To Encourage Patient

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An Open Letter to Mobile Health App Developers and Their Funders | Center for Advancing Health

An Open Letter to Mobile Health App Developers and Their Funders | Center for Advancing Health | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it

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This iPhone case can read your blood pressure

This iPhone case can read your blood pressure | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
Wello slips onto your iPhone and reads a number of your vital signs including blood pressure, heart rate and temperature.
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Priceline founder: The world's next Facebooks will be healthcare companies

Priceline founder: The world's next Facebooks will be healthcare companies | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
Internet entrepreneur and TedMed chairman Jay Walker says the next tech billionaires will be created in the areas of health and wellness.
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What Makes a Mobile Health (mHealth) App Effective?

What Makes a Mobile Health (mHealth) App Effective? | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
Since the advent of the smartphone, the mobile health (mHealth) market has been growing steadily into a billion dollar industry and is projected to be $26B by 2017. This means that although there are currently around 17,000 ...
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Global Mobile Health Market Estimated To Reach $49B by 2020

Global Mobile Health Market Estimated To Reach $49B by 2020 | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
A report by Grand View Research estimates that the global mobile health market will grow at a rate of 49.7% between 2014 and 2020 and that revenue will reach about $49 billion in 2020, up from $1.2 billion in 2012.
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6 mHealth Startup Blunders That Will Kill Your Business

6 mHealth Startup Blunders That Will Kill Your Business | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
Creating mhealth solutions is challenging, but what are some startups mistakes to avoid? Here are 6 mhealth startup blunders that will kill your business.

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Could A Blood Test Predict When You Will Die?

Could A Blood Test Predict When You Will Die? | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it

Online quizzes that predict when you’re going to die were popular for a while, but now there is an actual test that could uncover your expiration date. 17,000 samples of blood from Finland and Estonia were tested to uncover which of 100 biomarkers were present in people that died within five years. Researchers turned up four specific biomarkers linked to a higher risk of dying from heart disease, cancer, and other illnesses.

The four culprits responsible for early death include albumin, alpha-1-acid glycoprotein, citrate, and the size of low-density lipoprotein particles. Albumin has already been linked to early death in the past, but the other three have been under the radar until now. Scientists made sure there there were no other contributing factors either, such as old age, obesity, cholesterol levels, or alcohol use, amongst others.



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CareBeacon looks to be Moves for mPERS

CareBeacon looks to be Moves for mPERS | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it

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The Advent Of Digital Health

The Advent Of Digital Health | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
“ From strategy+business By Saptarshi Sinha In the Affordable Care Act environment, healthcare providers have a real opportunity to transform the way they treat people. The objective? Delivering a better patient experience, with improved results, at lower costs. The key to this transformation is digital health technology. For patients, digital health solutions include everything from [...]”
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Leveraging mobile apps to keep up with massive amounts of medical literature

Leveraging mobile apps to keep up with massive amounts of medical literature | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
“ New mobile apps offer a new way of keeping up with medical literature. New possibilities may arise to enhance the speed and access to key articles”
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Phone device that 'sends' smells could help treat Alzheimer's

We are all familiar with "scratch-and-sniff" products. They have been around since the 1970s - mainly in the form of stickers. But these products are yesterday's news. Researchers have now created a device that could allow us to "text-and-sniff." It is called the oPhone. Created by David Edwards and colleagues at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences in Massachusetts, the oPhone enables odors - labeled "oNotes" - to be sent via email, tweet or text to other oPhones using bluetooth and smartphone attachments. Edwards, also a student at Michigan Technological University, says the technology may be useful in the world of health care - particularly for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and mental illness. The oPhone does not work like a normal cell phone. It does not transmit or receive sounds. Instead, the cylinder-shaped device consists of a set of disposable "oChips" that can store and emit hundreds of different odors for between 20 and 30 seconds. The fragrances are created by Marlène Staiger, an aroma expert at a laboratory in France called Le Laboratoire. She deconstructs the scents before capturing them in wax. The oPhone can text, tweet or email an array of scents via bluetooth and smartphone attachments. Image credit: Michigan Technological University."The oPhone works like a phone for odors. It delivers complex compositions of odors remotely and in a very personal intimate way, in the manner of a standard telephone. Only here the 'words' are aromas," Edwards told Medical News Today. "This is not just to deliver one odor, but to deliver a sequence of odors, as may happen when you enjoy a meal, or a walk through the forest, or a city." Edwards said that when the product first launches, the oChips will produce over 300 scents. But he added that one day, it could produce 50,000 or more. The oPhone is already being tested in conjunction with a coffee shop in Paris, France, called Café Coutume. The aim is to provide customers with a sensory experience. "Imagine you are online and want to know what a particular brand of coffee would smell like. Or, you are in an actual long line waiting to order. You just tap on the oNote and get the experience," explains Edwards. Potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease and mental disordersBut more importantly, Edwards says the oPhone could be used to help individuals who suffer from Alzheimer's disease, stress or mental disorders. At an exhibition in the UK last year, Edwards says he came across a man who had brain damage. As a result, he had lost his memory and his sense of taste and smell. He believes the oPhone could be used to help restore a person's memory. He told us: “ "We know that olfaction is a strong stimulator of memory, and of course tightly related to taste sensation. For those dealing with memory loss, or the chance of it, or for those dealing with recovery of mental function, the ability to deliver complex odor sequences coupled with visual signals is an exciting opportunity to improve mental health." ”The oPhone will be released to a limited audience for beta testing later this year, which will provide the research team with feedback before releasing a first commercial product at the end of the year. The team has created a company called Vapor Communications to help develop the technology further and raise investment.
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Wello One-Ups The Galaxy S5 With A Slim, Sensor-Laden Health Tracking iPhone Case | TechCrunch

Wello One-Ups The Galaxy S5 With A Slim, Sensor-Laden Health Tracking iPhone Case | TechCrunch | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it

The next war among smartphone makers will most likely be around health measurement, and the Wello is an iPhone accessory that recognizes that and wants to capitalize early. It offers iPhone users a heart rate monitor on their device, just like Samsung has built into the Galaxy S5, but it also offers up a lot more besides, including sensors to measure your ECG, blood pressure, blood oxygen, temperature, and more.

 


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(mHealth) Mobile Healthcare Market to Hit $9 Billion in 2014

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(mHealth) Mobile Healthcare Market to Hit $9 Billion in 2014
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Driven by the thriving ecosystem, the research estimates that the mHealth market will account for nearly $9 Billion in 2014 alone.
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Azoi announces launch of innovative mobile health monitoring device

Azoi announces launch of innovative mobile health monitoring device | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
Azoi, a technology company dedicated to helping people improve their lives, today announced Wello – an innovative health monitoring device embedded within a mobile phone case.
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TraveDoc, A Healthcare App For Travelers, Will Expand To The Middle East And South Asia

TraveDoc, A Healthcare App For Travelers, Will Expand To The Middle East And South Asia | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
If you get sick while traveling, TraveDoc, an Uber for healthcare that currently operates in Ghana and Singapore, wants to be your go-to app. This week,..
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MDwise Partners with TracFone Wireless and Voxiva to Enhance Member

MDwise Partners with TracFone Wireless and Voxiva to Enhance Member | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
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iWatch + iOS 8: Apple sets out to redefine mobile health, fitness tracking

iWatch + iOS 8: Apple sets out to redefine mobile health, fitness tracking | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
Apple has its sights set on another industry ripe for reinvention: the mobile healthcare and fitness world. Apple currently plans to release a new version of the iPhone operating system this year w...
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Secrets to a successful mHealth campaign

Secrets to a successful mHealth campaign | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
Secrets to a successful mHealth campaign
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