PositiveID partners with RFID maker for body sensors: PositiveID Corp. (OTC:PSID) is expanding its "Wireless Body" platform. The company is partnering with Malaga, Spain-based RFID Solutions to develop a continuous temperature-sensing microchip to integrate with the embedded bio-sensor system.
AT&T launches healthcare IT division: AT&T Inc. (NYSE:ATT) formed a health information technology division. The company estimates that the HIT market to be worth nearly $34 billion. The ForHealth division will focus on developing and delivering telehealth, cloud computing and wireless monitoring devices, according to amednews.com. Revenues from AT&T’s healthcare businesses generated about $4 billion in 2009.
Instant Heartrate now available for iPhone: The free heartrate monitor Instant Heartrate is now available for Apple’s (NSDQ:AAPL) iPhone 4. The app uses the phone’s camera to measure your heart rate. The application detects how the color of your finger changes when blood flows into it, much like the way a pulse oximeter works.
WACOM has been making touch devices longer than Apple: WACOM has been building input tablets for various applications long before the arrival of the “touch generation.” At RSNA 2010 the company showed off some of its offerings that are applicable to the medical world.
A weekly roundup of new developments in wireless medical technology and mHealth, by MedGadget.com.