Category Archives: mHealth

Event: Sensors in Medicine 2014

According to the pre-event information for Sensors in Medicine 2014 “sensor applications in medical diagnosis are growing at an astonishing rate.  Twenty five years ago, these applications were limited to laboratory measurement of blood gases and electrolytes.  Today biosensors are … Continue reading

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Bupa and ITU to collaborate on m-Health

Bupa, the UK based private health insurance and hospitals company and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) announced on Tuesday that they are to collaborate on a four-year international m-Health initiative called “Be Healthy, Be Mobile”. The programme, led by ITU and … Continue reading

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Event: Smart Healthcare: technology revolutions in delivering healthcare

This event looks at telehealth, exploring its continuing evolution into mobile health and discussing  practical examples of implementation. The speakers will look at the technology needed both in providing communications and in technology requirements for patients’ homes. There are also … Continue reading

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FDA action on mobile apps and knock on effect in Europe

The US Food and Drug Administration’s Christy Foreman recently addressed a commitee of the US Congress on the subject of regulating mobile health apps. Following draft guidance issued by the FDA in 2011 FDA is now working on a regulatory … Continue reading

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Benefits of Telehealth

A report on the BBC website today makes a quick roundup of some key items from the current UK telehealth scene: the WSD and the recent BMJ article on it, 3ML, O2 Help at Hand and Vodafone mHealth. It gets … Continue reading

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New market research on telehealth

GlobalData have released a new report on the telehealth market predicting a global telehealth market of $32.5 billion by 2018, rising from an estimated $13.2 billion in 2011. The full press release on the report is available on the Golbal … Continue reading

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Bluetooth Low Energry leads to mobile phone based telehealth

Bluetooth is known for its high power drain. Now a new version of Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is allowing snesors to work up to an year on a button cell, making it suitable for health sensors like blood pressure … Continue reading

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Can we learn from this Kenyan example?

When the Kenyan government wanted to track infectious diseases in order to better control them and report to WHO, using mobile phone technology seems an obvious answer considering their ubiquitous use. Then they did what most governments  do – spoke … Continue reading

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Telehealth implementation in Bristol

Another telehealth announcement hot on the heels of the Stonoway one reported recently. NHS Bristol has commissioned a home telehealth system that uses a specially programmed mobile phone which prompts LTC patients to complete a questionaire or take readings such … Continue reading

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mHealth report from Cambridge University

Cambridge University’s Centre for Science and Policy has published a 120-page report called Mobile Communications for Medical Care following its 6-month China Mobile sponsored project investigating mHealth as an example of how mobile communications is contributing to global sustainable development. … Continue reading

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