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515 Million mHealth Sensor Shipments Projected for 2017


515 Million mHealth Sensor Shipments Projected for 2017With every passing day comes a new headline professing the ways in which mobile sensing technologies are revolutionizing healthcare.

But we may have only scratched the surface of how these low-cost patient-centered solutions with real-time patient to doctor monitoring capabilities will balloon in the coming years.

This week, ON World, a global research firm, projected a lofty spike in mHealth sensors by 2017.

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“Electronic Skin” Tech Provides Breakthrough For Wearable, Remote Patient Monitoring


A new remote monitoring technology recently developed by healthcare researchers promises to seamlessly integrate the body with the surrounding electronic world via sensors that act as so-called “electronic skin.”

The technology, originally created to provide less obtrusive medical monitors for premature babies and other special-needs patients, has vast potential for integrating computers into the human body.  When coupled with smartphone apps, direct data connections to physicians and other digital healthcare systems, the potential to improve real-time and preventative care is extraordinary.  “This is a huge breakthrough,” says nanoengineer Michael McAlpine of Princeton University. “This goes beyond Dick Tracy calling someone with a cell phone on the wrist. It’s having the wrist itself house the device so it’s always with you.”

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What Google’s Motorola Acquisition Could Mean to the Company’s mHealth Play


In a recent InformationWeek article, several analysts debated what Google’s acquisition of Motorola could possibly mean for the future of the search giant’s healthcare play, especially after the shutdown of its Google Health service just two months ago.

Google likely still sees the massive potential in digital and mobile healthcare services and even though its acquisition of Motorola is primarily aimed at gaining control of the hardware necessary to help Android continue taking over the world — both on mobile devices and set-top boxes — the infrastructure it’s building is ripe for a new and strategic mobile healthcare play.

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