The Journal of mHealth Vol 1 Issue 3 (June 2014) - Page 15

Industry News Global Mobile Subscriptions Reach 7 Billion The mobile industry has scaled dramatically over the last decade. At the end of 2003, there were a little over one billion unique subscribers - one in six people had subscribed to a mobile service. By the end of 2013, according to the GSMA’s annual report, this figure had more than tripled and reached seven billion mobile subscriptions in April 2014. In the Mobile Economy, 2014, published last month, the GSMA reports that there will be a dramatic rise in the number of mobile connections (including handsets, tablets and machine-to-machine devices), with the number forecast to reach 11 billion by 2020. works will need to be smarter, responsive, modular, flexible, scalable, adaptable and open. The operator community will need to collaborate on the definition of common processes, guidelines and standards in the network space to meet the challenges and opportunities of the future. The mobile operator’s association has also identified four key growth areas that present both significant opportunities and benefits for consumers and provide clear opportunities for mobile operators: According to the report: “Operators should look to avoid fragmentation, guarantee interoperability of services and enable new business opportunities at a regional or global scale. Only through this collaboration will the industry be able to meet increasing demands for capacity and provide the level of service customers will demand as mobile networks play an increasingly important role in their everyday lives.” These areas are Personal Data, Digital Commerce, Connected Living and a further category, Network 2020. Network 2020 is shaped by the belief that mobile networks will be at the heart of the all-IP mobile broadband era, connecting devices and acting as the key interface between the physical and digital world. In order to be able to provide connectivity on a cost-effective and sustainable basis, mobile net- Continued from page 10 image-processing algorithms estimate the amount of blood contained on that surface and sends it back to the OR in real-time. Triton features an intuitive iPad interface, requires minimal training, and seamlessly integrates into existing surgical workflow. The system is fully HIPAA compliant. “We identified a critical unmet need for a fast and accurate way to estimate blood loss on sponges in the operating room,” said Siddarth Satish, Gauss Founder and Chief Technology Officer. “By leveraging the power of mobile devices in combination with our proprietary software we’re fulfilling that need with the potential to reduce unnecessary transfusions The report maintains that “mobile services will increasingly migrate into the Cloud to deliver on the promise of service access anytime, anywhere through any device; such services will be dependent on the availability of consistent high speed, low latency connections.” This leads to natural opportunities in 4G/LTE and making networks more “self- aware” and dynamically configurable, to cope with the increased traffic demand and also to provide the quality of experience customers expect. n and the associated costs and complications.” Ventures with Promus Ventures and Taube Investment Partners participating. The approval went through the de novo classification process, a regulatory path for some low- to moderate-risk medical devices that are not substantially equivalent to an already marketed device. Under the de novo petition review process the FDA reviewed data from two clinical studies that demonstrated the accuracy of the device. 1. “56 Facts About Blood and Blood Donation” Brookhaven Science and Technology 2. “Saving blood, saving money, saving lives” University of Florida Health Science Center 3. Shander, et al, 2010. Activity based costs of blood transfusions in surgical patients at hospitals. Transfusion 2010;50(4): 753-65 4. Premier Healthcare Alliance Analysis, 2012. “Standardization of blood utilization practices could provide opportunity for improved outcomes, reduced costs.” n Gauss was an early participant in the StartX Stanford University incubator and has recently relocated its corporate offices to Los Altos. In October, Gauss closed a $6.2 M Series A round of funding. The round was led by LifeForce The Journal of mHealth 13