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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of November 3, 2013

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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With a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Computer Systems Research program, researchers from Clemson University and Dartmouth College launched the Amulet project to develop computational jewelry to support mobile health applications.  Read Original Content

People living with cystic fibrosis, growth hormone deficiencies and acne were among the most likely to report using their smartphones to find health information in a new survey from Manhattan Research.  Read Original Content

A survey, conducted by Harris Interactive online last week between October 17-21, 2013 among a nationally representative sample of 2,014 U.S. adults, provided new data related to the use of activity trackers, mobile apps and other tools to monitor health and wellness, including physical activity, nutrition and sleep.  It found that the majority of consumers (56 percent) have never used any type of mobile health tracking device, app or website.  Read Original Content

Verivo is a leading provider of enterprise mobility software. Verivo helps companies accelerate their business results. Its unique technology empowers teams to build, deploy, manage and update their mobile apps -- rapidly and securely. Verivo’s mobility platform is used by hundreds of companies in numerous industries, worldwide. This newsletter is sponsored in part by Verivo.

Ninety-five million Americans are now using mobile phones for health information or tools, according to Manhattan Research's Cybercitizen Health U.S. 2013 study. The U.S. mobile health audience jumped 27 percent from 75 million people a year ago.  Read Original Content

TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Mobile Health Solution market to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 42.40 percent over the period 2012-2016.  Read Original Content
Cigna and Seoul-based Samsung have entered into a multi-year agreement to “co-develop health and wellness-related features built into Samsung’s S Health on Samsung’s major smart mobile devices,” the companies said in a media release. The partnership will initially be focused on “delivering health-related tips and articles” through Samsung’s smartphone and tablet health app.  Read Original Content

Global mHealth apps market is estimated to be valued at $6.6 billion in 2013 and expected to reach $20.7 billion by 2018 at a healthy compound annual growth rate of 25.5 percent, according to ResearchAndMarkets.  Read Original Content

According to the finding of a new report on mobile health apps by IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, over 50 percent of health apps are downloaded less than 500 times.  Read Original Content

According to the World Health Organization, 360 million people globally and 38 million people in the U.S. suffer from some form of hearing loss. Nine out of ten cases can be treated with technology. Smartphones are making it possible for low cost, scientifically-validated mobile apps to augment or potentially replace established technology. An expanding list of “smart hearing apps”, most freemium or priced less than $3.99, have been published in the iOS app store in the last year including EARs by Ear Machine and BioAid.  Read Original Content

A bipartisan bill was introduced in the U.S. Congress called the Sensible Oversight for Technology which Advances Regulatory Efficiency (SOFTWARE) Act, which would provide regulatory clarity regarding mobile medical applications, clinical decision support, electronic health records and other health care-related software.  Read Original Content

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