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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.

Power Sleep app donates your phone’s idle time toward powering cancer research

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Samsung Austria and the Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Vienna have formed a collaboration to let users of Samsung smartphones donate their phone’s idle processor power to further scientific research on cures for diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer’s disease

Samsung and UC San Francisco will partner to accelerate the use of new health sensors

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A partnership between Samsung Electronics and UC San Francisco has been announced to establish the UCSF-Samsung Center for Digital Health Innovation in order to accelerate the validation and commercialization of new sensors, algorithms, and digital health technologies for preventative health solutions.

Top 10 iPhone medical apps released in February

This list goes through the best iPhone medical apps released this past month, in February.

Researchers develop Google Glass app that delivers instant analysis of point-of-care diagnostic tests

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Researchers from UCLA’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have created a Google Glass application and server platform that lets Glass users perform instant, wireless diagnostic tests on a range of diseases and health conditions.

The Apple iWatch is coming and what Physicians should be on the lookout for

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Having closely followed Apple’s releases dating back to the iPod and by keeping an ear close to the ground when it comes to the Apple blogosphere, here are my predictions for Apple’s upcoming smartwatch.

Psych on Demand app puts essential evidence based forms at your fingertips

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­Psych on demand is the first medical app that cleanly concentrates on psychiatric forms.

Epson’s version of Google Glass adds augmented reality and ability to keep your current glasses

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Epson will soon release their Moverio BT-200 augmented reality smart glasses. The smart glasses cover the field of vision of the user and are capable of producing both 2D and 3D graphics.

Goggles allow surgeons to see cancer cells during surgery

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New goggles that allow surgeons to visualize cancer cells were first used in surgery recently. The technology, created at the Washington University School of Medicine, causes cancer cells to glow blue to the surgeon.

Intel acquires smartwatch sensor company Basis for over $100 million dollars

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Basis Science, makers of the recently reviewed wearable smartwatch/activity tracker Basis Band, was acquired by Intel for a reported $100M-$150 million dollars.

Demonstration of Telcare’s cellular and cloud based glucometer

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Telcare’s glucometer looks like a cellphone. It has a colored screen, is cellular enabled and takes blood samples with its own strips as any conventional glucometer would.