GOQii Is A Fitness Band Which Comes With A Personal Coach

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2014 kick started with introduction of an array of wearable technology ranging from a bluetooth connected toothbrush to contact lens that measures your glucose level. Other wearable technology devices like smartwatches and fitness bands have been in the market for some time now. To compete with the fitness tracking market which is gradually becoming crowded, India entrepreneur Vishal Gondal has launched GoQii...
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Apple Looking To Foray Into Mobile Health With ‘Healthbook’ App

Healthcare technology is believed to be a an important market in 2014. The year saw a series of product launches that could help users keep a better track of their health using a toothbrush, a contact lens and also a fitness tracker band. Also, lets not forget the series of mobile apps on app stores that offer you all the possible information from your heart beat rate to calorie loss and so on.Today,...
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High Smartphone Usage Directly Proportional To Poor Fitness Levels: Study

As Smartphones continue to be an integral part and parcel of a user’s life, the range of functions that can be performed using these handheld devices are increasing. Various operations and actions can be seamlessly accomplished right at the tip of one’s hand. However as long as these devices continue to mark an important presence in our lives, Smartphones have the possibility of increasing behavior...
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HealthKart Gets $14 Million In Funding From Intel and Sequoia Capital

Healthkart, the Indian e-commerce portal focused on selling health, fitness and beauty products seems to have received its series B round from Intel Capital and Sequoia Capital. According to NextBigWhat, the amount raised is $14 million. The split is rumored to be $8 million from Intel and the rest from Sequoia.There has been no official announcement as of now but there has been no emphatic denial...
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BSEL Acquires Majority Stake In Ojus Healthcare

Birla Shloka Edutech Ltd (BSEL), part of the Yash Birla Group, has acquired 51.1% stake in healthcare service provider Ojus Healthcare. As part of the acquisition, Company Secretary Vijay Mishra and Head of Operations Sunil Abraham from BSEL have joined Ojus’ Board of Directors. Ojus healthcare operates clinics in southern India with primary focus on residential, school & corporate healthcare....
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PharmaSecure Deploys Automated Medicine Authentication Service Called psConnect

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To counter the growing menace of counterfeit medicines, PharmaSecure is launching psConnect. Touted as the first mobile health (m-health) platform, the technology allows consumers to verify whether the medicines they have purchased, are genuine or not. Source: Forbes.com How does the system work? Though still in its nascent stage, the company prints a randomly generated alphanumeric code onto the medicine...
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Health Insurance Starts Selling Briskly In The Virtual World

People looking for health insurance have begun to trust online portals for their needs. Owing to some nifty advertising & a growing internet savvy population, insurance companies are now realizing the benefits of selling health insurance policies only. Until recently, life & other kinds of insurance policies were getting all the attention & subsequently the customers in the virtual world....
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Medical Consultancy Now Online; Simpler Healthcare Or A Dangerous Trend?

Yet again healthcare online is into news where  Digital revolution have realized the importance of it.Online Medical stores are not new, but specialized & specific medical devices are now readily available. Sites like Healthkart.com, Health-shoppe.com etc. now offer devices ranging from simple BP monitors to Nebulizers & even mechanized wheel chairs. But sites like Infibeam, Ebay have...
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Indian-Origin Doctor To Make App For Disease Awareness: The Future Of Medicine?

Dr. Arun J SanyaIndian-origin American hepatologist, will soon launch an application providing information about Liver Disorders.Mobiles are being rapidly used to share information across a wide variety of subjects. No longer are they restricted to calls & SMSs. Companies are regularly using them for developmental & diagnostic roles too. As mobiles keep evolving, consumers gain access to...
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OrraHealth Focuses On Seamless Medical Connectivity

OrraHealth has come to the help of specialists visiting multiple clinics to offer their expertise. The Application christened OrraHealth was recently launched by Acroseas Global Solutions to help physicians record & offer prescriptions right off their iPhones. The application though presently available for iOS, will soon be launched for Android as well.The medical profession is witnessing phenomenal...