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Companies Find Ways of Expanding IoT Usage

Wind River, www.windriver.com, a provider of software for intelligent connected systems, has chosen Axeda Corporation, www.axeda.com, to drive the expansion of its capabilities for its product portfolio, which includes its IoT (Internet of Things) software platform.

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Home-Healthcare Software on the Rise

A report issued by global market research and consulting company MarketsandMarkets, www.marketsandmarkets.com, projects the home-healthcare software market to hit $6.4 billion by 2018, with a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 13.4% between 2013-2018.
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KU’s WellCar to Get Moving

Ford Motor Co., www.ford.com, has donated a Transit Connect to assist the University of Kansas, www.ku.edu, with its WellCar program, which is designed to bring medical care to patients in rural areas.

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Emergency Notifications with Connected Devices

It only takes a few second for an emergency to occur. Emergencies can happen anywhere, and at any time. It is for this reason that loved ones need to be notified within a timely fashion. With unexpected situations occurring on school campuses, malls, and other public venues, companies are developing software systems that will immediately alert students, staff, and consumers with up to the minute information about safety instructions and other procedures.

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Connected Health Devices Promote Wellness

One benefit of connected-consumer health devices tends to be increased patient engagement. For instance, when health data is available and accessible, it helps remove the “out of sight, out of mind” mentality. When consumers see their own health, fitness, or wellness data in front of them, it’s easier to be proactive instead of reactive on a day-to-day basis.

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Agreement Delivers Health Data at the Point of Need

If there was ever a good use case for M2M solutions that can improve safety and dramatically reduce costs, it’s in healthcare. The ability to monitor patients both within a medical facility, such as a hospital, and outside of a medical facility has already begun to change the way health providers deliver care in an increasingly connected world.

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Smart Pill Dispenser Looks for Backers

In an effort to make simpler the process of taking one’s medicine as prescribed, Italy based Hi Pills, www.hipills.com, is ready to launch what it believes is a revolutionary pill dispenser.

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Health Providers Turn to M2M

When industry players discuss growth opportunities in M2M, healthcare is one area that’s nearly always mentioned. Because data has the power to transform many facets of the healthcare paradigm, it’s just a matter of time before the way mainstream society consumes health services is forever changed—and enhanced—as a result of M2M technology and connected devices and solutions.

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Wearables: What’s the Word?

In M2M and IoT (Internet of Things), if you’re staying still, you may as well be moving backward. This is because the pace of innovation in numerous markets continues to surprise even those entrenched in the space. The market for wearables is one area poised for an incredible growth spurt. In the health and fitness sector especially, wearable devices are set to change the status quo in the not-so-distant future.

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Gemalto M2M Solution Enables Next-Generation mHealth

Amsterdam, May 20, 2014 – Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces its Cinterion® M2M technology is providing wireless cellular connectivity for the next-generation of pill dispensers. Developed by MedMinder and wirelessly enabled by Gemalto, the advanced mHealth device for convenient patient use tracks medication intake, sends medical alerts, orders refills and improves prescription compliance. The new, innovative dispenser enhances communication between patients and caregivers, improving the overall well-being, independence and peace of mind for patients.

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Companies Find Ways of Expanding IoT Usage

Home-Healthcare Software on the Rise

KU’s WellCar to Get Moving



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Gemalto M2M Solution Enables Next-Generation mHealth

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