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Implantable biosensor monitors real-time metabolism of drugs

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UCSB researchers have created the MEDIC device to drug concentrations and metabolism in real-time.

Medical photo social network Figure 1 expands to Android and Web

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The Figure 1 team developed new features such as browseable image categories, and just released their first Android app and interface for the web.

Samsung doubles down on health, S5 phone and Gear Fit will include heart rate sensors

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Just two days after announcing the new Galaxy Gear smartwatches will incorporate heart rate sensors, Samsung revealed their next revision of their flagship Galaxy S smartphone will prominently feature health tracking along with its brand-new companion fitness bracelet, the Gear Fit. The Gear Fit incorporates a heart rate sensor and a curved, touchscreen AMOLED display that would differentiate itself from nearly every other current fitness tracker on the market, such as Fitbit and Jawbone.

Rite Aid to install 4,100 higi health stations nationwide

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Higi has announced that they will become the sole provider of health stations in Rite Aid’s nationwide.

Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch will check your pulse, wearable heart rate sensor goes mainstream

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Samsung’s Gear 2 smartwatch will probably feature the most mass produced heart rate sensor to date.

Fitbit issues recall of popular fitness tracker Force, cites concern about rash, suspends sales

At iMedicalApps we’ve been covering the issues related to the Fitbit Force causing a rash for a few weeks now. When we published a review comparing the Jawbone UP24 to the Fitbit Force, it was met with several comments from readers stating how they were starting to develop a rash from the Force. We followed it up with an article focusing on the rash, and we wrote how we felt the Fitbit Force’s rash problem was more widespread than people […]

Use of Google Glass in forensic medicine, suggests other applications

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A recent publication in JMIR highlights the practical utilization of Google Glass in Forensic Medicine as a new novel way to conduct post mortem examinations and autopsies.

Fitbit app update turns iPhone 5S into a fitness tracker

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The latest update for the fitbit app turns the iPhone 5S into a fitness tracker without the need for any extra hardware.

NBA is putting wearable health sensors on players

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The NBA is going to start tracking detailed health metrics on players in game time situations.

The unknown consequences of extended tablet use by children is a concern to many experts

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Since the release of the iPad, tablet use has proliferated among the general population including children that can barely walk. Children easily scroll through apps, stream videos and play games, yet there is some concern among pediatricians and other health experts that too much time spent on tablets can hinder their education and social development.

New Healthpatch biosensor captures a wide range of information with just an adhesive, disposable patch

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HealthPatch, a wearable biosensor that has ability to continuously monitor vital signs and other biometric data

Apple patent to measure consumer mood released

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Satish Misra MD contributed to this article In a recently released patent, Apple has outlined a new strategy to make advertising increasingly personalized in a rather unusual way. Content advertisers have always known that the secret to selling is to know your audience. Apple has taken this strategy a step further by proposing a system to track a consumer’s demographics, behavior, and (most surprisingly) their mood. While the intent is obviously advertising, one has to wonder whether this type of […]