Google mHealth Wearables

Google to acquire Fitbit in $2.1 billion deal

Source: Fitbit Fitbit has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Google for $7.35 per share in cash, valuing the company at a fully diluted equity value of approximately $2.1 billion. “More than 12 years ago, we set an audacious company vision – to make everyone in the world […]

Wearables

IDC Report Finds That Hearables Are The New Wearables

IDC has released its data from the Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker which found that global wearable device shipments grew 85.2% in the second quarter of 2019 (2Q19) totalling 67.7 million units.   One of the most rapidly growing wearables categories was earworn devices, otherwise known as hearables, which accounted for 46.9% of the overall […]

Health Wearables

Mercy Virtual Creates a New mHealth Care Model

The world’s first virtual care center, Mercy Virtual, is experimenting with an mHealth patch, which will allow doctors to monitor a patient’s vitals at home. The telehealth hospital, based in St. Louis, has been using VitalConnect’s VitalPatch sensor and Vista Solution for over a year now, allowing physicians to monitor up to eight biometric signs […]