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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of May 11, 2014

The Mobile Health News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to mobile health that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends.

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The market for mobile health monitoring and diagnostics was worth $650 million in 2012, according to a new report from Transparency Market Research.  Read Original Content

Most fitness apps don't incorporate scientifically tested motivational tools. Instead, the most popular fitness apps emphasize teaching consumers how to perform the exercise, found a new study from Penn State University published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.  Read Original Content

If wearing a smartwatch isn't your thing, emerging mHealth jewelry accessories – developed by researchers at Clemson University and Dartmouth College – may prove a better fit, at least for those striving to track fitness, vital signs and other healthcare concerns all at once.  Read Original Content

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Samsung will conduct a health-related event in San Francisco on May 28. The event will come a week ahead of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, where the company is expected to reveal a further push into the fitness market. Read Original Content

The global Patient Monitoring Devices Market will reach $22,173.8 million by 2018 growing at a compound annual growth rate of 5.5 percent during the forecast period 2013-2018, according to Markets and Markets.  Read Original Content
The U.S. healthcare system could reduce costs by nearly $200 billion over the next 25 years by using remote monitoring technology in patients with congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and chronic wounds or skin ulcers, says a report from the Center for Technology and Aging.  Read Original Content

LifeMap Solutions, Inc., a medical technology startup focused on creating innovative mobile health products and services powered by big data, announced an initial $5 million seed round led by parent company LifeMap Sciences, Inc.  Read Original Content

Consumer-focused health technology companies raised $398 million from 103 investment deals in the first quarter of 2014, according to a report from Mercom Capital Group.  Read Original Content

An experimental smartphone application devised by a University of Michigan research team monitors subtle changes in the voices of patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder and identifies mood changes.  Read Original Content

Researchers at the University of British Columbia are extending the growing trend of digital health to the womb with a project aimed at delivering prenatal education by text to moms-to-be that can’t attend classes.  Read Original Content

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