The global market for clothing and accessories with embedded health-monitoring gadgets such as heart rate monitors and running speed sensors is expected to grow to 170 million devices by 2017, according to a new market study by GigaOM Pro.
Specialists at a hospital in Japan have treated more than 160 stroke patients remotely--using smartphones and Twitter accounts.
Specialists gave high marks for quality to inner-eye photos taken with an ocular camera that were transmitted to them via iPhones, according to a new study, opening up the potential to more quickly diagnose and plan treatment for more obvious eye conditions with mobile devices.
Smartphones and ultra wide band (UWB) technology will be key to a new system to provide indoor support for the blind being developed by Japan's National Institute of Information and Communications Technology and Fujitsu.
Physicians' use of mobile devices appears to be on the rise, while confidence that electronic medical records can improve patient care is slightly down, according to the results of a new survey conducted by health practice reference company The Little Blue Book.
More family physicians (67 percent) are using smartphones these days, compared to 55 percent at the same time in 2012, according to a Canadian survey by Ontario-based research firm Prism Healthcare Intelligence.
Give patients money, coaching and a mobile phone and you just might be able to get them up off the couch and eating better. That's the upshot of a recently published study in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
Canadian cable and Internet provider Rogers Communications just hooked up with U.S.-based Exmovere to step into the mHealth market.The two companies will soon be selling Exmovere's "Exmobaby" pajamas, which have embedded sensors to measure infants' temperature and movements, in Canadian retail outlets.
Health apps continue to hit the market in droves, promising your patients faster weight loss, reduced blood pressure, improved cardiac health. But the true Holy Grail of mobile health--getting...
As "Bring Your Own Device" continues its march into healthcare--remember Aruba Networks' recent data showing 85 percent of hospitals allow BYOD--CIOs like Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's John Halamka continue to adapt their security policies to control a myriad of devices and security settings.