James Rosewell writes:
Any healthcare solution involving some component of mobile technology seems to come under the banner mHealth. A solution that captures information about diabetes sufferers' blood sugar levels via prompted text messages and relays this information to a physician would be considered mHealth. Providing feedback to the diabetes patient about a change in dosage following review by the physician makes the solution even better. Linking devices that automatically monitor blood sugar levels and dispense insulin involving a remote computer and physician to monitor the real-time situation moves the solution on a level still. All these examples show how mobile technology can be used to improve quality of life.
Unified communications provider Daisy Group plc has agreed to acquire rival telecoms supplier SpiriTel in a deal that values SpiriTel at £27.3m. SpiriTel itself is no stranger to consolidation, having acquired 12 businesses in the last four years.
O2 UK is offering the new motion-sensitive Kinect for Xbox 360 video gaming device in selected stores as part of a Christmas upgrade package for its customers.
This week's edition of The Fonecast takes its regular look at the biggest news stories affecting the UK mobile industry, from Symbian's dramatic reorganisation to Facebook's location-based ambitions. In addition we talk to Peter Gradwell, founder of Gradwell Mobile, about the way his company puts fixed-line numbers on mobile phones.