The World Economic Forum has named Japan-based Mobile Healthcare, and it's Lifewatcher product, as a 2009 Technology Pioneer [.PDF]. The company, which develops real-time mobile health solutions for preventing and managing diabetes, obesity and other lifestyle-related illnesses became one of the 34 technology visionaries - full list Here - to be honoured at the 2009 World Economic Forum. The honourees, each recognized as being at the forefront of technology and innovation, were selected by the Forum from 320 finalists from around the world through a stringent review process by a 44-strong team of global experts.
Mobile Healthcare has been selected as a winner of the Red Herring 100 Global Award. This list of the best 100 privately held companies in the world recognizes those that play a leading role in technology innovation around the globe. The company has been getting a lot of attention for it's LifeWatcher application and we are pleased to note that WWJ spotted the significance of this story - video interview here - way back in 2003. Congrats!
Red Herring Magazine awarded Mobile Healthcare Inc., a Japan-based global healthcare solutions provider offering real-time mobile solutions in the areas of chronic and lifestyle disease management, the Red Herring 100 Asia 2007 Award. Winners were selected from a pool of more than 500 applicants and nominations based in 16 countries including China, India, Japan, Singapore, Korea, Australia and Vietnam.
This article via IHT, related to using the cameraphone as a diet device, is getting some major attention around the web this week. The product and service offering described there sounds very much like LifeWatcher from Mobile Healthcare Inc. which we first covered here on WWJ back in Aug. of 2003 including a video interview with the company CEO James Nakagawa.
After more than three years years in R&D, Tokyo-based Mobile Healthcare Inc. today announced the commercial launch of 'Lifewatcher,' a new disease management service that operates over mobile phones and the Internet. According to the company, Lifewatcher is a comprehensive, patient-centric, mobile disease self-management system for diabetes, obesity, and other lifestyle-related disease sufferers. It is critical for diabetes sufferers to track key health indicators such as blood sugar, blood pressure, calorie intake, exercise and their weight. WWJ posted a video interview with company president James Nakagawa on the then-under-development service in 2003.
A good interview with James Nakagawa on Japan Today; Diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases in Japan, but you don't have to spend ages in a doctor's waiting-room anymore to learn how to manage the affliction. Lifewatcher, a revolutionary service from Mobile Healthcare Inc, now provides a daily disease self-management system via your cell phone. He appeared on-camera with WWJ in Aug. 2003 video Here.
While there's gobs of money being made with mail, ring tones, screen savers, mobile coupons, Hello Kitty downloads, and other wireless entertainment services, at least one startup is trying to bring a little mobile convenience to a hitherto largely unexploited area: the burgeoning healthcare market. If you've got a chronic disease (think diabetes) that requires hour-to-hour management for issues such as dietary intake, calorie counting, or vital sign monitoring and input, Tokyo-based Mobile Healthcare Inc. thinks that using your keitai is an obvious solution. But the challenges include not only technology and patient education, but also convincing Japan's hidebound, ultraconservative health system that mobicare makes sen
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