Tag Archive | "Mobile Devices"

Walkingspree Touts Expansion to its SaaS Platform

WalkingspreeWalkingspree, a corporate wellness firm based in San Antonio, announced today additional expansion to its (SaaS) Software as a Service platform providing its clients “enhanced options with greater flexibility.”

In short, Walkingspree’s mobile and web-based platforms now connect with Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Watch, Withings, UnderArmour Band, Basis Peak, Jawbone, Misfit, and Xiaomi Mi Band.

The SaaS company additionally connects Android Wear watches like Sony SmartWatch, LG Watch Urbane, Moto 360, Huawei Watch, Asus ZenWatch, Tag Heuer Connected and Fossil Q Founder.
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Smart Watches and APIs: Expanding Opportunities

ABI Smartwatches Expected to 'Trump' mHealth Wearables for Integration into the 34 Billion Smart Home MarketThe following is a guest contributed post from Harry Wang, Director Research at Parks Associates.

Parks Associates consumer research reports 11% of U.S. broadband households with children have a smart watch, and 16% plan to buy one by mid-year 2016. Ten percent of Spanish broadband households own a smart watch, followed by 8% in the UK, 7% in Germany, and 6% in France.

The expansion of mobile device platforms to wearable form factors is creating many opportunities for developers to build services and applications for wearables in the smart watch space. APIs play a key role in developing these apps.

The smart watch’s easy access makes it a great mobile device to act as a remote control for smarthome features such as turning on lights remotely, closing garage doors, adjusting thermostat settings, and many more features. Some of the key challenges in implementing these features are the relatively low processing power of smart watches compared with smartphones. Additionally, the small size of the screen makes user interaction difficult for setting up complex scenarios and workflows.

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mHealth Summit 2015: Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA) Honors Walgreens

mHealth Summit 2015: Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA) Honors WalgreensmHealthWatch learned from the floor of the 2015 mHealth Summit that the Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA) has presented Walgreens with its first Digital Health Innovation Award today during the 7th annual mHealth Summit.

Walgreens is recognized as the first retail pharmacy to launch mobile telemedicine strategies. The award was accepted by Adam Pellegrini, Walgreens divisional vice president of digital health.

At Walgreens, Pellegrini leads the development of new products, services and drives digital medication adherence, deploying best-in-class digital innovations around mHealth, wearables, telemedicine and remote monitoring.
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The American Academy of Pediatrics Reconsiders Position on Smartphones, Tablets

The American Academy of Pediatrics Reconsiders Position on Smartphones, TabletsMaybe a little bit isn’t so bad.

That seems to be the new opinion of The American Academy of Pediatrics when it comes to mobile device usage among children.

“A new study,” USA Today reports, suggests  that nearly “one in four parents is using a mobile device to put their young children — sometimes their very young children — to sleep.”
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Smartphone Proliferation May Assist with Wider mHealth Adoption

Smartphone Proliferation May Assist with Wider mHealth AdoptioncomScore, a media measurement and analytics company, has just released data from comScore MobiLens and Mobile Metrix.

comScore’s data reports key trends in the U.S. smartphone industry for August 2015.

Apple ranked as the top smartphone manufacturer with 44.1 percent OEM market share, while Google Android led as the #1 smartphone platform with 51.7 percent platform market share. Facebook ranked as the top individual smartphone app.

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Leading Social Network for Doctors Welcomes Mexican and Spanish Physicians

Leading Social Network for Doctors Welcomes Mexican and Spanish PhysiciansSERMO, a leading social network for doctors (with nearly 470,000 members in seven countries), has just announced its latest international expansion.

The move in question, we’re told, opens the platform’s doors to 260,000 Mexican and 232,000 Spanish doctors.

SERMO is the largest global social network exclusively for physicians available now in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, the UK and the US.

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Teladoc Services Enter New Market

Teladoc Services Enter New MarketOn Wednesday, Teladoc — billed as the nation’s first and largest telehealth provider — announced its long-awaited arival in a new market.

Idahoans will now have access to the company’s “high-quality, cost-effective telehealth services.”

In a move to create increased access to health care services, the Idaho legislature passed the Idaho Telehealth Access Act in April 2015, reestablishing telemedicine access by allowing a physician and patient to connect via a two-way audio and visual interaction.
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