mHealth Research Digest with Tim Bredrup Smartphones are becoming more ubiquitous and many have a built in tri-axial accelerometer, a sensor that measures change in speed in multiple directions. These smartphone accelerometers can be used to assess gait patterns, or walking patterns, an important evaluation in many neurologic or musculoskeletal disorders. However, the reliability and […]
Single Touch Systems Inc., a technology based mobile media solutions provider, recently announced that it has named ScriptRelief LLC, through its solution, RxRelief, as sponsor and joint marketing partner for its mobile healthcare and retail pharmacy channels.
A review of Qx Calculate, a diverse medical calculator for the iPhone, by Danielle Jones – discusses pros, cons and overall view of this app from a medical perspective.
A recent report by BCC Research outlines some interesting trends in the telemedicine and telehealth market. Telehealth, as defined by the Department of Health and Human Services, is the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration. While still an emerging market, with the advent of reliable and cheap video conferencing technologies the global telemedicine market grew from $9.8 billion in 2010 to $11.6 billion in 2011 and will almost triple to $27.3 billion in 2016.
EchoMedical has partnered with Protek Medical devices to bring to market a disposable sterile iPad sleeve for use in the operating room. iMedicalApps was able to get a first-run production unit for quick test. Read below to see my first impressions as well as what we found about processes used to ensure sterility of the […]
The Privacy & Security Mobile Device project will work toward educating healthcare providers on the finer points of securing and protecting health information on mobile devices.
Kinesiology is a branch useful for sports medicine, athletic training and orthopedics. As expected, Anatomy knowledge is a fundamental basis of any of these fields. In classic fashion, reviewing anatomy is often associated with flashcards, as this popular method can improve retention and has so many options out on the market. Davismobile brings a series of actual flashcards by Lynn Lippert and Mary Alice Duesterhaus directly to mobile form. The app is available for the iOS platform. Here we review the app using the iPad.
In a recently published article in Telemedicine Journal and e-Health, researchers from the National Center for Telehealth and Technology in Tacoma, Washington discussed the need for data security standards for mobile devices.
Mobile health and the mHealth app market continues to see substantial growth, and is expected to continue expanding as business models and significant value offerings continue to evolve in tandem with the fast paced world of mobile technologies.
mHealth Research Digest with Tim Bredrup Chronic pain is a multidimensional experience. Consisting of both physiological and psychological factors, it has a significant impact on how a patient functions physically, emotionally, and socially. Developing reliable assessment tools that are capable of capturing the dynamic impact of chronic pain has been challenging, and many current tools […]
Global Information Inc. recently announced the 4th Annual mHealth World Congress will take place this summer in Boston, MA from July 25-27.
Discussion of Siri, the voice assistant on the iPhone 4S, and how it deals with mental health issues, such as suicide prevention.