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US Military Tests an mHealth Wearable for Remote, Battlefield Care

October 11, 2018 - A U.S. Navy base in Virginia will soon be testing an mHealth wearable designed to link remote healthcare providers in disaster zones or battlefields with more experienced specialists. Developed by researchers at Purdue University, the System for Telementoring with Augmenting Reality (STAR) digital health headset uses augmented reality (AR) technology to give healthcare providers at a...


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Can mHealth Wearables Replace Opioids in Treating Chronic Pain?

by Eric Wicklund

mHealth wearables that focus on pain relief are finding validation as an alternative to opioids. SPR Therapeutics, the Cleveland-based developer of a digital health platform for treatment of acute and chronic pain, has received $10...

Choosing the Right mHealth Devices For a Pediatric Telehealth Program

by Eric Wicklund

Pediatricians see telehealth as an opportunity to replicate the office exam at home – a more comfortable environment for both the child and the parents. But the success of the virtual visit hinges on capturing accurate patient...

US Army to Use Fitbits in RPM Pilot Program at 2 Military Hospitals

by Eric Wicklund

The US Army will be using more than 500 Fitbit activity trackers in a remote patient monitoring program at two military hospitals. The US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA) is budgeting almost $81,000 to purchase the...

West Coast Hospitals Get FDA Grant for Pediatric mHealth Support

by Eric Wicklund

A consortium of West Coast children’s hospitals and universities is getting more than $6 million from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to continue research and development of mHealth and telehealth technology for children. The...

Fitbit, Blue Cross Blue Shield Launch Connected Health Partnership

by Eric Wicklund

Fitbit has forged another mHealth partnership in its bid to make the fitness wearables a staple in connected health programs. The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association has announced that it will include Fitbit in its Blue365 health and...

UCSF Studying mHealth Data to Predict Post-Operative Recovery

by Eric Wicklund

Researchers at the University of California in San Francisco have launched a project to determine whether data gathered from mHealth wearables can help clinical outcomes for people who have undergone hip or knee transplants. The connected...

UK’s Bolton Hospital is Replacing its Pagers With mHealth Devices

by Eric Wicklund

A UK hospital is replacing pagers with an mHealth device that allows doctors and nurses to communicate with each other and check on each patient’s health status. Royal Bolton Hospital, part of the National Health Service’s...

FDA Approves Smartphone-based mHealth Platform For Urinalysis Tests

by Eric Wicklund

In yet another sign that smartphones are becoming mHealth diagnostic tools, federal officials have approved a digital health platform that enables users to test their urine on a smartphone and share that data with their doctor. The U.S....

HHS Is Looking For mHealth Devices That Can Diagnose Influenza

by Eric Wicklund

Federal officials are hoping to head the upcoming flu season off at the pass with an mHealth device that would allow consumers to test themselves at home for the influenza virus and connect with a care provider via telemedicine for...

Doctors Use mHealth to Screen Cancer Survivors for Heart Problems

by Eric Wicklund

An mHealth device that measures heart function could potentially save the lives of childhood cancer survivors at risk of developing heart problems later in life. Researchers at the Childhood Cancer Survivorship Clinic at City of Hope in...

FDA Approves mHealth Wearable for Opioid Withdrawal Treatment

by Eric Wicklund

Federal regulators have approved an mHealth wearable that fits around the ear and is designed to help people going through opioid withdrawal. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s 510(k) premarket approval of the Drug Relief aural...

FDA OKs mHealth Version of Neurorehabilitation Therapy Platform

by Eric Wicklund

Federal regulators have approved a mobile health version of a neurorehabilitation therapy system that uses gamification to motivate patients undergoing therapy. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given its OK for US distribution of...

mHealth Finds a Place for Fitbit in Remote Patient Monitoring Research

by Eric Wicklund

Consumer-grade mHealth wearables are finally beginning to make their mark in remote patient monitoring programs. Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and UCLA are reporting that a Fitbit activity tracker can be used in some RPM...

Fox Foundation to Use mHealth Wearables in Parkinson’s Research

by Eric Wicklund

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research is launching a project to gather mHealth data from more than 800 people living with Parkinson’s through a wearable. The foundation is partnering with Verily Life Sciences,...

KU Medical Center, Garmin to Analyze mHealth Value in Wearables

by Eric Wicklund

The University of Kansas Medical Center is partnering with Garmin to study how wearables can be used in mHealth programs. Garmin, a Swiss company with a US headquarters in Kansas City, develops a number of fitness and activity devices...

With Google Glass, Sutter Health Sees mHealth Success in Workflows

by Eric Wicklund

While the disastrous commercial launch of Google Glass is now a distant memory, one of northern California’s largest health systems is seeing strong success with the enterprise version of the mHealth smartglasses. And officials are...

Security Fears Outweigh Benefits in Mobile Device Management Report

by Eric Wicklund

A global survey of health system executives finds that mobile devices are driving patient satisfaction and experience across the enterprise – yet less than half of those decision-makers aren’t confident in the security of the...

Can An mHealth Kit Improve Outcomes in Workers Comp Treatment?

by Eric Wicklund

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is participating in a study to determine whether an mHealth kit containing wearables and a pair of virtual reality glasses can help people suffering from work-related injuries recover more quickly and without...

NHS Grant Targets an mHealth Device for Point-of-Care Diagnostics

by Eric Wicklund

Houston’s Rice University is getting $10 million to develop an mHealth diagnostic device that uses light-sensing technology to diagnose and monitor health conditions. The grant from the National Science Foundation aims to create a...

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