Lockheed Martin has introduced a wireless automatic identity technology allowing its customers to track munitions and other assets in harsh and sensitive environments.
The technology – developed in collaboration with Visible Assets – uses magnetic fields to track assets in locations that are unsuitable for traditional radio frequency technologies.
Samsung Electronics unveiled a new smartwatch and fitness band along with the latest version of its Galaxy smartphone on Monday, demonstrating how the battleground for innovation is shifting from the hand to the wrist.
The world's biggest smartphone maker set a trend less than six months ago for wearable devices that link to mobile handsets with its Galaxy Gear watch, which has seen rivals like Sony (Tokyo, Japan) and Huawei (Shenzhen, China) follow in its wake.
Qualcomm’s mobile health subsidiary Qualcomm Life has unveiled details of new technology partners as it looks to develop an ecosystem for the emerging mobile health market.
Mobile health players Medixine (Espoo, Finland), Next Step Citizen (Esbjerg, Denmark) and PARI (Starnberg, Germany) have all joined its 2net platform, aimed at broadening the availability of mobile health services.
South Korea’s Samsung Electronics is to work with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) on developing digital health technologies aimed at reducing the number of preventable illnesses.
As part of the tie-up, the two organizations are to establish a new research center they are calling the UCSF-Samsung Digital Health Innovation Lab, which will be located at UCSF’s Mission Bay campus in San Francisco.
Researchers and technologists will be able to use the center for trials of emerging mobile health technologies.
AT&T and Emerson have teamed up to develop “smart” mobile workstations that will allow healthcare providers to access treatment information and update patient medical records more easily.
The telecoms giant is working with InterMetro, a subsidiary of manufacturing giant Emerson (St Louis, MO, USA) that specializes in storage and transport products for the food service, commercial and healthcare industries.
The two companies plan to combine AT&T’s (Dallas, TX, USA) M2M services with wirelessly connected mobile workstations developed by InterMetro.
Toshiba Corp plans to spend billions of dollars on mergers and acquisitions to boost annual sales in its healthcare division to 1 trillion yen ($9.78 billion) by March 2018, President Hisao Tanaka said on Thursday.
The Japanese conglomerate sees healthcare as key to its growth. It aims to raise the sector's revenues by 50 percent to 600 billion yen in the business year to March 2016 and wants its operating profit margin to reach over 10 percent within the same period.
Sales of mobile connected health devices – such as blood pressure monitors and personal weighing scales – are taking off in Europe, according to new data from GfK.
The market-research company said sales of mobile-connected blood pressure monitors in Britain, France, Germany and the Netherlands were 42% higher last year than in 2012.
Meanwhile, sales of connected personal weighing scales were up by 88%.
China is now outspending the US on the installation of smart-grid technology, investing as much as $4.3 billion in 2013, according to new research from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).
Much of China’s spending last year went on the rollout of some 62 million smart meters, bringing the total number it has deployed to just less than 250 million.
German telecoms incumbent Deutsche Telekom has launched a pilot smart-city project in the Italian city of Pisa that includes the provision of smart-parking and intelligent lighting services.
The operator expects the technology to help reduce carbon emissions and energy expenses.
It says drivers hunting for parking spaces are responsible for as much as 30% of traffic in big cities, and that more efficient management of street lighting could reduce electricity costs by up to 70% and maintenance costs by as much as 10%.
Lebanese authorities are trying out smart-metering technology from Itron as part of efforts to improve the country’s energy distribution network.
State electricity utility Electricite du Liban and distribution service provider KVA anticipate deploying more than 1.2 million smart meters across Lebanon – in what would be the largest smart-metering deployment in the Middle East so far – should a pilot prove successful.