Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Israeli Minister of Industry, Trade and Labor visits Aerotel at MWC 2011

Shalom Simhon, Israeli Minister of Industry, Trade and Labor, visited Aerotel Medical Systems at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011 in Barcelona, Spain.

Aerotel's booth at MWC 2011
Simhon was among the hundreds of participants, who came to visit Aerotel and get a demonstration of the company's Mobile Health and Telemedicine Solutions.

The total number of people visiting Aerotel's booth rose in comparison to last year and included senior officials from large telecom companies, system integrators and distributors.

"The main reason for our great success this year is the growing interest of cellular companies and eHealth solution providers in the field of mobile health," said Ofer Atzmon, VP Business Development and Marketing at Aerotel. "This, together with careful planning and meeting scheduling by the Israel Export Institute and Israel's commercial attaches allowed us to meet a large number of potential clients and partners in a relatively short time."

mHealth was one of the areas that received most attention at the MWC. Like Aerotel, most mHealth solutions presented at the show where device centered rather than smartphone-based.

Overall, more than 60,000 visitors from 200 countries attended MWC, marking a record for the mobile industry’s premier event. The four-day conference and exhibition attracted executives from the world’s largest and most influential mobile operators, software companies, equipment providers, Internet companies and media and entertainment organizations, as well as government delegations.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Aerotel to present mHealth solutions at MWC 2011

Aerotel Medical systems will showcase its mobile health (mHealth) and other telemedicine solutions at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011, which will be held in Barcelona, Spain.
The main innovations to be presented by Aerotel at Hall 2, booth 2C12 (Israel National Pavilion), include:

  • Wireless homecare hub - Connect-Cell, a highly flexible wireless homecare hub for chronic patient monitoring and disease management.
  • Wireless ECG - HeartView Personal hand-held 12-lead ECG monitor with Bluetooth connectivity.
  • Mobile-CliniQ - a mobile phone application that enables remote monitoring of various health parameters.
  • GeoSkeeper - a personal GPS location and tracking system. traditional social alarm systems.
In addition, Aerotel's Connect-Cell wireless hub powered by the CINTERION MC55i module, showing the measurement of blood pressure by patients with remote web interface consultation, will be demonstrated by Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, at Hall 8 - Stand 8A102.

"The mobile health market is developing very fast, as health care providers worldwide finally recognize that real-time mobile communication is a powerful tool in meeting the challenge of today's ailing healthcare system," said David Rubin, Aerotel Medical Systems President and CEO. "This understanding contributes to the growing interest in Aerotel products that use the existing wireless networks and are both safe and easy to use for both medical teams and for the patients themselves."

Friday, February 4, 2011

Report: Revenues of US digital health sector to surpass $5.7 billion by 2015

Sales of digital health technology solutions and services in the US will exceed $5.7 billion in 2015 compared to only $1.7 billion in 2010, according to a report issued by research company Parks Associates.

The income growth is forecasted to be fueled by chronic-care monitoring solutions, senior aging-in-place services, and connected wellness and fitness apps and programs. Perks said in its Delivering Quality Care to the Digital Home: 2010 Update that the projected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for the industry for the next five years will be 27%.

The authors noted that mobile broadband will be a key growth driver as many emerging health devices and services rely on high-speed connectivity to track vital signs or enable interactive features.

"The digital health industry has many subsectors, and near-term growth will be uneven across these segments," said Harry Wang, director of Parks Associates' health research team. "Adoption of chronic-care monitoring will grow slowly, and medication management and senior fall-detection programs will expand at above-average rates. The real engines of growth in this industry will be mobile care solutions and tracking applications."

Wang noted that political impasse over the new healthcare law could delay investment in new technologies and create funding challenges for new business models. "To move forward, this industry needs smart entrepreneurs and visionary industry leaders and a regulatory and reimbursement system amenable to innovative, effective, and cost-saving technology advances."