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Withings Acquisition a Done Deal

Withings Acquisition a Done DealNokia announced Tuesday that it has closed the acquisition of Withings S.A. earlier than had been anticipated.

“Through this acquisition, originally announced on April 26, 2016, Nokia Technologies has established a new Digital Health business unit led by Cédric Hutchings, formerly CEO of Withings, who reports to Ramzi Haidamus, president of Nokia Technologies,” a statement emailed to MMW reads.

The Digital Health business unit combines the talented employees from Withings and experts from the preventive health and patient care teams in Nokia Technologies. The new business unit builds on the pioneering work of Withings, offering a family of award-winning digital health products designed to fit seamlessly into people’s lives, empowering them to make smarter decisions about the health and wellbeing of themselves and their families.

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Nokia to Acquire Withings in Digital Health Powerplay

Nokia to Acquire Withings in Digital Health PowerplayAccording to a new report from VRJournal, Nokia made it official on Tuesday. The company is acquiring Withings, a leader in the connected health revolution.

The deal, which will likely close in the third quarter of this year, is worth a reported $191 million.

“We have said consistently that digital health was an area of strategic interest to Nokia, and we are now taking concrete action to tap the opportunity in this large and important market,” Rajeev Suri, president & CEO of Nokia was quoted in a statement emailed to VRJournal.

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Withings Talks Home Health Tech Innovation at mHealth Summit 2014

Withings Talks Home Health Tech Innovation at mHealth Summit 2014On Monday, mHealthWatch caught up with Arielle Carpenter, Senior Marketing Manager at Withings North America, to discuss her company’s remarkable accomplishments this year and what’s on tap for the health tech innovator in 2015.

MHW: Please tell us a little bit about Withings’ participation in the mHealth Summit this year. What are your company’s goals at the Summit?

Carpenter:  Withings has a booth in the mHealth Summit Exhibit Hall and our USA President, Philippe Schwartz, is participating in two panels on the wearable tech industry and the latest mHealth technologies. After an exciting year of launching five new connected health devices, we are looking forward to sharing our product portfolio with the mHealth community and look ahead at what’s next for the industry in 2015.  The best part of the conference is meeting people interested in partnering with our brand and our goal is to create as many new connections as possible in the connected healthcare space.

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Aetna Says CarePass Can Help Consumers Gain Control of Their Health

carepassAetna’s CarePass platform, opened to developers early last year, has now launched for consumers.

“We’re excited,” says Martha Wofford, head of CarePass at Aetna. “I think it will help people get control of their health and wellness data and make living a healthy life a little more convenient. That’s our hope.”

Wofford and her team provided a demonstration of the impressive new CarePass platform for mHealthWatch last week.

“We have a strong belief at Aetna that people are fundamentally different and we need a broad array of tools to help people live a healthier life and that we can bring to them some of the best apps that are out there in one place and make it as convenient as possible,” Wofford says.

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mHealth: iPhones to Provide Mobile Means for Monitoring Blood Pressure

In what is proving to be yet another example of how closely intertwined the burgeoning mHealth industry is with Apple’s most popular mobile products, the FDA has now formally given the green light to a company named Withings (a French start-up that designs, develops, and industrializes connected devices), which has pioneered an iOS blood pressure monitor.

The product is now shipping in the US.

According to the description made available in FDA’s formal clearance, “The Withings Blood Pressure Monitor… is a noninvasive blood pressure measurement [system] intended to measure the systolic and diastolic blood pressures and pulse rate of an adult individual, over age 18, at home by using a non-invasive technique in which an inflatable cuff is wrapped around the upper arm.”

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