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Headband used to treat migraines receives FDA approval

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Cefaly, a headband used in the treatment of migraines, has received FDA approval.

Should doctors purchase Google Glass today when it becomes available to the general public?

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Physicians might be asking themselves whether they should purchase Glass today. They need to realize the current applications for Glass in medicine are at a systems level, not a personal one.

Moov fitness tracker helps you improve your workout

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Moov utilizes 9-axis sensors and software algorithms to pinpoint the exact movements of your body

Will Google Glass be an essential tool in healthcare or an overhyped afterthought

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Our roundup of potential uses of Google Glass in healthcare being explored by innovators and researchers today.

Prescribe a wireless blood pressure device to your patient, a review of smartphone connected cuffs

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We searched far and wide for all available wireless, mobile-compatible blood pressure monitors. Here’s what we found and tips on picking the right device for the right patient.

3D printer used to make iPhone case that functions as stethoscope

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15 year old Suman Mulumudi decided to create an iPhone case that could be used as a stethoscope to measure and record heart beats.

iPhone attachment allows doctors to view the front and back of an eye

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Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine have developed two low cost adaptors that allow smartphones to capture high-resolution images of the front and back of an eye.

How Google Glass can be used by medical schools in the anatomy lab

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I’ve been spending several hours testing Google Glass in our procedures cadaver lab to get a better understanding of the device’s hardware and software capabilities. When using the device with cadavers to practice procedures, I realized how easily Glass could be integrated into the anatomy lab by medical students. Google Glass can be made to read QR codes, and then use use this information to link to online content. Anatomy instructors could essentially tag anatomical parts with QR codes and then […]

GoBe wearable sensor’s promise of passive nutrition tracking should be taken with caution

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Crowd-funding platform Indiegogo’s recently highlighted the GoBe wearable sensor, an activity tracker with an alluring twist: “GoBe is the first and only wearable device that automatically measures the calories you consume and burn all day.”

Key features hypertension apps need to have based on an extensive review of medical literature

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We reviewed over 1000 abstracts in search of studies using apps for self-management of hypertension as well as a host of meta-analyses, reviews, and guidelines to identify key features that we think are likely to help our patients be more successful. Here’s what we found.

BabelMeSH app helps researchers search PubMed in 13 different languages

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The BabelMeSH app allows you to perform a quick search of MEDLINE PubMed in thirteen different languages.