Articles about Health
2014 was another great year in the mobile space with Android dominating the smartphone space and Matthew Miller's top stories.
Kevin and Matthew still enjoy chatting about mobile technology after eight years of podcasting. Listen to the show and let them know what you want to hear in 2015.
Orion Health turns the key on its population health management solution delivering data between Blue Shield California and Cal INDEX.
Alzheimer's Australia together with Opaque Multimedia has created a virtual dementia experience to educate people on what it's like to live with dementia.
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With the help of SAP HANA, Germany's largest Statutory Health Insurer created a industry solution to optimize patient health.
The venture capital arm of the Internet giant just published a slew of big numbers intended to impress the tech community through its annual report released this week.
Research by wearable healthcare platform startup Vivametrica indicates that activity trackers can help to deliver effective health benefits for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis.
Pivotal Living has removed the cost barrier to helping improve your life through activity tracking. Matthew was impressed by the Pivotal Tracker 1 and thinks everyone should give it a try.
The Sony SmartWatch 3 earns a permanent spot on Matthew's wrist thanks to its ability to serve as an activity tracker, smartwatch, and GPS fitness device.
The Queensland government has said that it will be taking legal action against IBM to make it pay for the malfunction that occurred in the state's health payroll in 2010.
The Dubike could navigate, monitor riders' health, and allow them to build up their own social networks.
Early trading sees shares in the health software developer lift from NZ$5.70 to NZ$6.60 after its NZ$125 million IPO.
The data collected by our life trackers shows trends in activity and if an accident causes a degradation in activity then that data may serve to justify compensation.
Mobile healthcare and B2B are two crucial areas that will fuel Samsung's future growth, the company says.
The Microsoft Band is a data collection machine and with the ability to select your tile interface, it can do as much or as little as you want it to.
The Pivotal Tracker 1 and Pivotal Living app allow you to track your daily activity and provide you with data to improve your life.
Sony's SmartWatch 3 includes technology not present in any other Android Wear device, which makes it useful now and into the future.
Most Android Wear devices only show the time after separating from an Android phone. The new Sony SmartWatch 3 includes integrated GPS, NFC, and Wi-Fi, as well as offline music playback.
The wearable market continues to develop with activity trackers and smartwatches available in prices ranging from $50 to $300 or more. Matthew offers up six wearables across the pricing spectrum for you to consider.
Microsoft launched the Microsoft Band late at night, but it turns out they may have delivered one of the best values in wearable technology to date. Matthew has spent the last three days running, walking, and sleeping with it.
Activity trackers are important pieces to improving your health. Misfit hit it out of the park with the $50 Flash and it may be my last activity tracker.
I enjoy running with music, but I do not enjoy messing around with earbuds on my run. BlueAnt's newest wireless headphones meet my requirements while looking and feeling great.
When you workout and listen to music, there is nothing as frustrating as earphones that fall out. Decibullz solved that with their custom mold earphones.
Garmin recently rolled out updates to its low and mid-range line of fitness watches. One integrates life tracking while the other adds smartphone connectivity.
Activity trackers are useful when they provide date tracking with little to no effort on your part. Garmin succeeded in bringing a tracker with all the basics in a device that doesn't ever need to be charged up.
Chest strap heart rate monitors are uncomfortable and tend to move around. The Mio Link is comfortable and effective.
Samsung greatly improved upon their Galaxy Gear with these two new wearable products. However, sleek designs and solid functionality still doesn't mean overwhelming popularity for this evolving area of the mobile world.
Jawbone recently released its 3rd-generation UP band that brings wireless syncing capability to iOS devices. With its open UP platform the UP24 is one of the top activity trackers available today.
The wearable tech industry is booming and GPS watches are a large part of that growth. People enjoy tracking statistics of their workouts and sharing that data, TomTom allows you the most flexibility on where that data gets shared.
There are many competitors in the life tracking health monitoring industry and EB Sports Group is launching a new line with long battery life and smartphone syncing capability.
Hospital stays are rarely relaxing - but at Mountain View's El Camino Hospital, robots run errands, communication devices keep noise to a minimum and patient beds help translate doctors' orders. ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das takes a tour of one of the most technologically advanced medical facilities in the world.
At a talk in front of students at UC Berkeley, Microsoft Chairman and philanthropist Bill Gates discusses the world issues he plans to work on during the next 20 years. He says his priorities are in developing vaccines for disease and improving health care for the poor.
At the Web 2.0 Summit in San Franicsco, U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra talks about IT changes that need to be made to the current health care system. He believes one of the biggest areas of waste is the money spent on billing within the system, with 17 cents of every dollar going towards medical billing. He says his department is working on solutions to reduce these costs.
At a Churchill Club event held at the Computer History Museum in Menlo Park, Calif., the United States’ CTO, Aneesh Chopra, describes his plan to invest in security infrastructure upgrades to help create a more efficient and smarter health care system.
At JavaOne in San Francisco, Calif., James Gosling, creator of Java, and Christopher Boone, CEO of Visuvi, demonstrate new image search software powered by Java that analyzes information based on content of the image. The software is currently being used in the medical field. For example, health care professionals are able to compare images that may or may not have cancerous cells and then make a relevant diagnosis.
ZDNet Senior Editor Sam Diaz talks about Research In Motion's recent praise from UBS analyst Jeffrey Fan and whether his notes are merited. Diaz believes the company's successful first-quarter was due to some special promotions and that the second quarter will be a better gauge of RIM's long-term health as competition in the smartphone market heats up.
At a Churchill Club event, All Things Digital's Kara Swisher shows CNET News Editor in Chief Dan Farber some new tech ideas for the holidays. Swisher demonstrates Wii Star Wars Lightsabers, a talking first-aid gadget by SafetyMate, and a robotic Elvis that you can sing along with karaoke-style.
At the AlwaysOn GoingGreen conference in Sausalito, Calif., J. Craig Venter says going from food to fuel--corn to ethanol--is taking resources in the wrong direction. He discusses oil palm and the jatropha genome as future fuel possibilities, and talks about algae as a way to convert carbon back into a useful chemical.
At the Intel Developers Forum in San Francisco, company Chairman Craig Barrett explains how, by collaborating with teachers and doctors around the world, technology can improve lives. Demonstrated are an inexpensive digital whiteboard created from a Wii, and a cell phone that can read bar codes on a health ID card.
At the LinuxWorld conference in San Francisco, McKesson CIO Randal Spratt explains why his company deploys its health care applications on Linux. He says these applications are scalable, affordable on tight hospital budgets, and reliable--making better patient care possible.
The best of ZDNet, delivered
- 1 Garmin Forerunner 15 and 220 reviews: Lightweight and powerful fitness and life tracking
- 2 Misfit Flash and Technical Tee hands-on: Affordable and convenient life tracking
- 3 Jawbone UP24 review: Make each day better wirelessly
- 4 Garmin Vivofit review: Captures all your data, never needs charging, syncs wirelessly
- 5 Is RF exposure from Wi-Fi routers hazardous to your health?