The M2M Zone Pavilion at CeBIT is a single space in which network operators, application designers, hardware manufacturers, and end-users of Machine-to-Machine communication technology congregate to make a dynamic presence. By working and showcasing in one designated area, people most interested in your products and services can find you easily and conveniently. This is especially critical at a massive trade event like CeBIT, which draws audience from important-but-disparate M2M vertical markets like automotive, energy, and healthcare.
The two conference sessions addressed questions about enterprise applications in the exploding field of M2M, or the Internet of Things. Moderated by Beecham Research CEO Robin Duke-Woolley, the sessions covered topics such as Long Term Connectivity, Small Vs Large Deployments, and Customer Service.
A U.S. biotech company pioneering tablets containing edible embedded microchips that can tell if patients have taken their medication is to establish its first international manufacturing site in Britain.
Privately held Proteus Digital Health (Redwood City, CA, USA), which is working with drugmakers including Novartis and Otsuka, said on Monday the new site would employ some 200 skilled staff and serve as a hub for the emerging digital medicine industry.
Tech startup Azoi has launched a new health-monitoring device that can be embedded within a mobile phone case to measure key vitals like blood pressure, heart rate and temperature.
Branded Wello, the device incorporates powerful sensors that allow users to track important data about their personal health on a daily basis.
Valued at $6.5 billion in 2013, India’s medical electronics market will grow to be worth as much as $11.7 billion by 2017, according to new research from Frost & Sullivan.
The market-research company expects the Indian market to receive a boost from a combination of factors, including the burgeoning population and higher middle-class incomes.
Government schemes to provide basic healthcare facilities in rural parts of India have also driven the adoption of medical equipment based on a convergence of electronics, IT and telecoms.
New smartphone apps that link to hearing aids are helping people with impaired hearing to pump up the volume on their devices or to use them as headphones to stream phone calls, YouTube videos and music.
About 36 million American adults have some hearing loss, according to the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. But only a fifth of people who could benefit from a hearing aid wear one.
Israeli start-up LabStyle Innovations Corp on Tuesday launched a mobile-phone glucose meter for diabetics to monitor their blood sugar levels.
Called Dario, the meter plugs directly into a smartphone and has a software application that gives real time recording and analysis of blood sugar readings.
The product is initially being launched in New Zealand, Italy, Australia and the United Kingdom. It will at first be available for Apple's iOS and later for Google's Android platform.
The Obama administration said on Friday Verizon Communications Inc's Terremark unit will remain under contract as host of the federal website HealthCare.gov to better ensure a smooth end to Obamacare's open enrollment period on March 31.
Deutsche Telekom is busy showing off its M2M expertise at this week’s CeBIT show in Hannover, Germany just days after unveiling plans for a restructuring of its IT business that will prioritize the sale of standardized M2M services, among other off-the-shelf IT products.
In a strategy update last week, chief executive Timotheus Hottges said the operator would also look to address opportunities in Germany’s small and medium-sized enterprise sector, with the aim of generating €600 million from the sale of IT products in this market between now and 2018.
Telefonica Germany and Software AG are claiming to offer a ‘one-stop-shop’ for M2M services, meaning customers can obtain everything they need from a single point of contact and speed up their M2M deployments.
Showing off their joint solutions at this week’s CeBIT IT tradeshow in Hannover, Germany, Telefonica and Software AG (Darmstadt, Germany) said their M2M partnership would offer connectivity, hardware, applications and hosting to customers in a range of industries.