Archive for the ‘mHealth’ Category

Insect-Inspired Eyes Could Benefit Robotic and Ambient Assisted Living Applications

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Often sitting at the bottom of the food chain, insects need to survive in a hostile environment, always watching out for predators. Their compound eyes are a useful tool. Consisting of thousands of smaller eyes (ommatidia), each pointing in a slightly different direction, compound eyes provide a large viewing angle ...

Mobile World Congress 2013: The Doctor Is Definitely In

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Guest blog from Jeroen Gaudissabois: If Mobile World Congress 2013, held in Barcelona from 25 to 28 February 2013, made one thing clear, it is that soon we will all be doctors to some degree. Wireless technologies such as Bluetooth Smart are increasingly consumerising  healthcare. Over the past few years, we ...

Mobile Healthcare Market to Grow Tenfold by 2018

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

According to a recently released report by healthcare industry analysts GlobalData, mobile health devices that allow patient consultation and monitoring, among other benefits, are surging in popularity as the spread of smartphones and tablets expands. The latest research published in Telehealth and Telemedicine – Global Opportunity Assessment, Competitive Landscape and Market ...

Digital Health: What Is It Good for?

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Paul Sonnier, founder and Curator of the 12,000-member strong Digital Health group on LinkedIn has initiated a poll on digital health that is worthy of some attention. Sonnier writes: “Since the overarching health benefits derived from the rapidly increasing utilisation of digital technologies . . . converging with health and healthcare ...

Inventors Develop Prototypes for Health Apps During 24-Hour Hackathon

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

[caption id="attachment_27983" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="The winning team, Line HQ, developed an app for urine tests"][/caption] A team who developed an app capable of generating data from urine won first prize in the Health Hack Day, which took place last week in Stockholm. During the event, 10 different teams competed to develop ...

Mobile Health Market Forecast to Reach US$23 Billion by 2017

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

Mobile technology is destined to play a significant role in the global healthcare market, and GSMA, a body that represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, has the numbers to back up that claim. Revenue in the mHealth space could reach the tidy little sum of US$23 billion by ...