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The most innovative Medical Apps of 2012

CataractMobile

What is it?

Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgeries worldwide. Because of how delicate the structures of the eye are, few people outside of ophthalmology will ever get the chance to do one or even assist in one. CataractSurgery (iPad) and CataractMobile (iPhone) are apps that aim to bring the amazing experience of cataract surgery to all of us who are not in ophthalmology.

What was Innovative?

CataractSurgery and CataractMobile  used the iPad gestures and controls for simulating 2 techniques of cataract surgery. The graphics are relatively simple, especially in comparison to other iOS games, but nonetheless, drive home the point in demonstration through involvement.

Why is it important?

Again, like vCath, this is an app dedicated to teaching users procedures. In this case, it demonstrates that even a simple and non-graphically intense app can be fun, if done well.

Links:

iMedicalApps Review
iTunes: iPad, iPhone (Both free apps)

Author:

iMedicalApps Team

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13 Responses to The most innovative Medical Apps of 2012

  1. QxMD Medical Apps | Daniel Schwartz December 28, 2012 at 2:51 am #

    Thanks for recognizing Read by QxMD as one of the most innovative medical apps of 2012. At QxMD, we’re focused on enhancing knowledge translation and the adoption of evidence-based practice. We hope that ‘Read’ will help medical practitioners achieve this goal.
    http://qx.md/read

  2. Mark December 28, 2012 at 10:40 am #

    Thanks for thinking of my doctor mole app… Means a lot.

  3. Nate December 29, 2012 at 10:09 am #

    Yay for not a single Android app

    • Iltifat Husain, MD December 29, 2012 at 10:16 am #

      Yep, unfortunate that most of these apps aren’t available for android. We tried to do a search through android but the medical section of android is definitely lacking in regards to innovative apps. Unfortunately almost all developers first go to iOS before going to android in the medical category — a good number ignore android altogether.

      • Nate January 7, 2013 at 7:59 pm #

        Completely understandable. It is pretty frustrating to see what Android-users are missing out on, but I can tell that the tides seem to be changing; the number of decent medical apps currently in the Play store versus a year ago is fairly significant. When I first started looking into apps, I only had maybe 3-5 downloaded. Now, I have 20 or so. I’m hopeful this trend will continue.

        • Timothy Aungst, PharmD January 8, 2013 at 3:38 pm #

          I think with the rise of the number of apps available on Android devices, developers will eventually start targeting Android with more interest. I would not be surprised if next years review sees a significant difference in the apps presented.

  4. HIMAC | Edu December 30, 2012 at 9:46 am #

    Great article iMedicalApps Team, although i think you dont mention to any app developed beyond US.

    @edulopeza

  5. Derek (Docphin.com) March 2, 2013 at 11:33 pm #

    Thanks iMedicalApps! For you Android users out there, Docphin has an Android app as well!
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.docphin&hl=en

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