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Mobile Medicine

The BCI 3180 Pulse Oximeter is an example of health tech monitoring devices that are transforming medicine and patient care. The portable device delivers 30 hours of on-screen pulse rate trending and pulse strength for patients with cardiopulmonary disorders who need careful monitoring. The device measures how much Oxygen is in a patient’s blood stream and is typically used after surgery, in a hospital’s intensive care unit, or at home.

The… Continue

Added by Joyce Pellino Crane on May 11, 2009 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Healthcare Thought Leaders Predict the Impact of Technology in a New Report by Trender Research

Amidst major policy reforms, industry luminaries and a focus group of everyday people are optimistic that technology can substantially reduce costs and improve patient care.

Westford, MA, — Trender Research™ Inc. (, a market research and consulting firm that combines expert analysis with the voice of everyday people, announced a new Trender Thought Leaders report for the healthcare industry. The… Continue

Added by Brian Mahony on June 8, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

USDA Telemedicine Grants Announced

USDA announced that 111 projects for $34.9 million in grants will to go to 35 states to increase to expand access to healthcare services in rural areas. The funding will be provided through USDA's Rural Development's Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program (DTL). The program's goal is to help expand telecommunications, educational resources, and computer networks throughout rural communities. The funds are part of USDA's annual budget.

Some of the specific funding examples… Continue

Added by Joyce Pellino Crane on December 4, 2009 at 7:18pm — No Comments

Telemedicine Device Market to Reach $3.6 Billion According to New Study

The market for telemedicine devices and services will generate $3.6 billion in annual revenue within five years, a new study claims. The study by the Silver Spring, Md.-based research firm Pike & Fischer, says mobile-services companies, such as AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and… Continue

Added by Joyce Pellino Crane on December 4, 2009 at 6:59pm — No Comments

IBM, City of Bolzano, Italy, and TIS Innovation Park to Develop Smarter City The city of Bolzano chooses IBM to enable new solutions for citizens

(IBM press release)

BOLZANO, Italy - 23 Sep 2009: The City of Bolzano, Italy and TIS Innovation Park have entered into a strategic initiative with IBM (NYSE: IBM), with the aim of creating a smart city.

Bolzano, capital of South Tyrol in northern Italy, is the fifth Italian city to choose IBM to identify and design a new model for a sustainable city through a range of digital solutions. During the next few months a pilot project will be implemented for remote health… Continue

Added by Joyce Pellino Crane on October 16, 2009 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Family Friendly Technology Needs-My Two Cents

On the note of family freindly technology, I would like the following wish list:

1-The ability to read my childrens cell phone text messages and be emailed or text'd when a x rated word is used.

Accidentally, I found some poor unforunate girl's texts to my son that showed her efforts to enlighten my son on things of the sexual matter. He said she was this "nasty" girl who won't stop texting him and he ignores her. I had to send her a text asking her to leave my son alone… Continue

Added by Ellen Bonner on February 4, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

A New Application for Managing Diabetes: WellDoc System Promises Cost Savings

(Listen to the accompanying podcast: “Impact! A New Approach for Patients with Diabetes”)

Managing diabetes is a fulltime challenge that requires patients to track their blood sugar levels on an ongoing basis.

Typically, patients visit an endocrinologist once every three months for monitoring. But this approach has done nothing to stem the devastating results of the… Continue

Added by Joyce Pellino Crane on July 27, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Are Medical Devices the Best Bridge to Wide-Scale Consumer Robotics?

In my ongoing research, one of the challenges that stands out for consumer robotics is the cost/benefit of any new robotics device or application. Robotics is one of extremes. On one hand very expensive industrial and military robots enjoy success, while smaller scale consumer robots get squeezed by cost issues into toys.

Medical robots may be a way… Continue

Added by Brian Mahony on August 26, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

True V.R.

My favorite subjects back in school were Literature/History and Technology.  Both these subjects really allow one to express in written form ideas that can turn something considered rather small into something big.  Technology on the other hand, takes these ideas and helps shape it in the physical, material world.  After all, technology (even in its rudimentary form) was, and still is, a way and means that gave shape and form to abundance and prosperity (in the right hands of…


Added by Savio Clemente on June 4, 2017 at 1:11pm — No Comments

RIM launches Blackberry App World at CTIA 2009 in Las Vegas

RIM has thrown it's phone, oops, its hat in the ring for application stores by launching Blackberry App World at the CTIA 2009 event that's being held in Las Vegas. Here's what they have to say about Blackberry App World:

Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today launches BlackBerry App World™, a new on-device application store for BlackBerry smartphones. At launch, BlackBerry App World brings together a broad mix of personal and business applications for users to… Continue

Added by Dan Kusnetzky on April 1, 2009 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Pure Networks Speed Meter Pro

As a father of three I have assumed many roles, one of them is ‘IT Dad’. While supporting an average of five computers on the wireless home network I have developed a keen sense for when things are going well, …or not. I have learned that there is an unmistakable sound that almost always coincides with a computer or network problem. It sounds something like this, “Daaaaaad, something is wrong with my stupid computer”.

This is when the troubleshooting and interrogation commence. I ask the… Continue

Added by Michael Whalen on June 1, 2009 at 11:26am — No Comments

Podcast: Roku’s Internet Video Player— It’s Not Just for Netflix Anymore

In our continuing podcast series on Internet video, we spoke with Roku’s Tim Twerdahl, Vice President of Consumer Products. A little over a year ago, Roku’s Netflix Player was spun out of an internal development effort and launched the first version of its Internet Video player in May of 2008. Since then it has become clear that the box, originally named the “Netflix Player by Roku” can be a platform for a range of… Continue

Added by Brian Mahony on April 15, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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