My Air, My Health: a unique mHealth challenge to measure air pollution

Ever sit in traffic during rush hour wondering what you’re breathing? Or for the city commuters, ever walk into a subway stop wondering “what is that smell?” and more importantly, “how is the smell affecting my health”?. Well, you’re not the only one. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Health and Human […]

Are unauthorized copies of popular medical textbooks being sold in Apple App Store?

iMedicalApps has uncovered evidence which suggests that one developer may be creating apps using content from popular textbooks without the publishers knowledge. This practice is not uncommon to the App Store; however, this is the first time that there is evidence which suggests that this practice may be happening in the medical section. Read on […]

Researchers demonstrate iPhone camera can screen for atrial fibrillation

by: Rohit Keswani, MD According to the Worcester Telegram, researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and UMass Memorial Medical Center have developed a prototype iPhone application that detects if the user has atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia in the world and puts the patient at high risk for developing a stroke, […]

Apple features anatomy apps and improvements for medical educators in WWDC keynote

Apple kicked off the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco today with an impressive keynote where they made a number of key announcements which will have a number of implications for physicians and medical educators everywhere. Apple featured a video where they demonstrated the range and use of anatomy apps developed by 3D4Medical who […]

Submit an idea to IBX Games Challenge, win $50K from Blue Cross network

Independence Blue Cross (@IBX) has announced it is accepting applications for a new startups challenge called the IBX Games Challenge in partnership with Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs, the Department of Public Health of Philadelphia, VentureFOrth, and ?What If! Innovation Partners. IBX appears to feel a responsibility to take a stand and confront the entire Philadelphia-region for […]

FCC opens new chapter in wireless medical devices, part 2

[Ed. We are pleased to present this in-depth report on the important new spectrum for wireless medical devices by experienced FCC attorney Robert Primosch. Be sure to check out the first of this two part series here.] By: Robert D. Primosch, Esq Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP. After many years of discussions, debate and, ultimately, […]