Connected Living

Mobilising the Internet of Things

Connected Living comes of age

– read the latest report on M2M by GSMAi

The GSMA Embedded SIM Specification

– A New SIM for M2M

Connected Life

The next five years in Asia

IoT Connection Efficiency

Establishing guidelines for how machines should communicate via the mobile network in the most intelligent and efficient way

Future IoT Networks

Establishing common capabilities among mobile operators to enable a network that supports value creation for all stakeholders

Remote M2M Provisioning

Uniting all stakeholders behind a single, common and global specification to accelerate the growing M2M market

IoT Business Enablers

A sustainable M2M environment that enables operators to unlock the consumer and business benefits of the IoT
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Connected Living

The GSMA Connected Living programme is an initiative to help operators add value and accelerate the delivery of new connected devices and services in the Machine to Machine (M2M) market. This is to be achieved by industry collaboration, appropriate regulation, optimising networks as well as developing key enablers to support the growth of M2M in the immediate future and the Internet of Things (IoT) in the longer term.

Our vision is to enable the IoT, a world in which consumers and businesses enjoy rich new services, connected by an intelligent and secure mobile network.

 

Connected Living News

Fitbit launches native app for Windows 8.1 smartphones

29 July 2014 @ 8:27 pm, Activity tracker company Fitbit launched a native app for Windows 8.1 that integrate data from a user’s Fitbit device via Bluetooth. The company said they are the first company to offer an app for Windows 8.1 that directly syncs to a digital health device. The app has most of the features th...

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BlackBerry scoops up secure voice and text maker

29 July 2014 @ 6:49 pm, Mobile communications vendor acquires a German company that offers highly-secure anti-data theft, voice and text, and anti-eavesdropping technology....

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Study: iPad-based HIV prevention game increased adolescents’ knowledge of the disease

29 July 2014 @ 4:04 pm, Children who played iPad-based HIV prevention game PlayForward: Elm City Stories knew more about HIV risk than those that played other video games, according to an oral abstract on a randomized control trial of 198 adolescents presented at the AIDS conference this week. The mean age of children ...

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Researchers use iPhone tracking app in yearlong microbiome study

29 July 2014 @ 4:01 pm, A new longitudinal study of the microbiome from researchers at Harvard and MIT demonstrates how the ubiquity of a smartphone enables research that would have been much more difficult previously. In the study, two patients tracked a number of health factors on an iPhone app for a year and also took s...

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Mobile-enabled weight loss company for kids Kurbo Health raises $5.8M

29 July 2014 @ 3:22 pm, Palo Alto, California-based Kurbo Health, which is developing a mobile-enabled program aimed at preventing childhood obesity, has raised $4 million new funding in addition to the $1.8 million we reported on in May. The round was led by Signia Ventures and other investors include Data Collective, Be...

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FTC Warning: Apps Threaten Health Data Security, Privacy

29 July 2014 @ 3:00 pm, Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill, speaking in Washington last week, expressed concern about the way apps on smartphones and mobile devices are siphoning sensitive health …...

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PhysIQ raises $4.6M to commercialize its digital health analytics platform

29 July 2014 @ 2:58 pm, Naperville, Illinois-based PhysIQ raised $4.6 million in a round led by LionBird for its digital health analytics platform. This brings the company’s total funding to $5.6 million. “What we’re bringing to market is a personalized analytics approach to monitoring physiology,”...

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Study: Rewards boost enrollment, but not sustained engagement

29 July 2014 @ 2:54 pm, Rewards-based systems work to bring people into an online health management program, but they don’t do much to encourage sustained engagement, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Internet Medical Research. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Toronto i...

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Proteus Digital Health raises another $52 million for sensor-enabled pharmaceuticals

29 July 2014 @ 2:47 pm, Digital medicine company Proteus Digital Health has raised an additional $52 million from undisclosed investors following a whopping $120 million raise the company announced just last month. That brings Proteus’ latest round of funding — its seventh — to $172 million. By our count...

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Is it time to create a Mobile Health Administration?

29 July 2014 @ 2:36 pm, There's been intense effort over the past several years to try to determine the best regulatory approach when it comes to mHealth technology. Thousands of hours have been spent in meetings, conferences, hearings and conversations, all in a quest to figure out how best to protect patients, foster...

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