The newly launched Microsoft Kinect Accelerator includes several companies hoping to use the technology to revolutionize health care and medicine.
Review of the New England Journal of Medicine for the iPad, accompanied by a video review of the app. Register for free to see it.
Dr. Roberto Cingolani, Scientific Director at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) in Genoa, Italy and his team have developed a new nanotech process. What they have discovered is a way to make paper waterproof, magnetic, and antibacterial. Despite these additional qualities, the paper still retains its flexibility and weight that we have become accustomed too. You are still able to write on it, erase on it, or turn it into an orginial work of origami art.
Warm Health, a healthcare communications company, has released an iOS app for health plan members to communicate with care managers using a secure, cloud based communication channel.
During epidemic outbreaks of infectious diseases, official figures on the spread of disease can often take weeks to be collected and released, delaying epidemiologic assessment. Informal media sources have been shown to be accurate metrics for “predicting present activity” in economics, sales, disease prevalence, and consumer activity. Recently, researchers looked into using similar methods in times of disease outbreak. They studied the correlation between formal government reported cholera cases and those collected by informal sources on the internet during the Haitian cholera outbreak of 2010.
This Surgical Flaps app can be used by medical students and junior surgical residents to visually understand the variety of flaps available for use in plastic surgery.
Review of the Managing Dabigatran App, to Assist Healthcare Providers with the Prescribing and Managing of Pradaxa (Dabigatran)
Rex Healthcare announces the launch of a $20 million health technology fund as part of a larger initiative to spur local innovation and job growth.
Sotera Wireless receives FDA 510k approval for its ViSi Mobile body area network technology.
A prototype nanobots is currently being developed that could one day detect disease in humans. These tiny robots are being developed to mimick living creatures. According to the article, the minute devices are called “Cyberplasm” and will be able to join together advanced microelectronics with cutting edge biomimicry (technology inspired by nature) research.
The Fitbit Ultra is a straightforward and solidly performing activity tracker that offers the most accurate and fully-featured data collection among its competition.
Five semi-finalists have been announced in the 2012 DataDesignDiabetes Challenge hosted by sanofi-aventis.