Ginger.io is a spin-off from the MIT Media Lab, touting an app capable of determining a patient’s health risks by analyzing the subtle variations in the ways and places they use their smartphone. Founded by Anmol Madan, PhD and Ryan Toole, recent MIT Media Lab graduates, along with recent MIT Sloan (MBA) and Harvard Medical […]
Zephyr Technologies has struck a deal with AT&T to embed AT&T’s 3G/4G technology inside its BioHarness™ wearable biosensor technology. This deal has major implications for the future of the company’s mobile apps, and gives the company a jump-start on its competitors. Zephyr’s stated mission is to “Measure Life” and they license their products to academic […]
Augmented reality allows orthopaedic surgeons to make quick pre-op assessments using iPhone
Physician billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong furthers his foray into the mobile sector with a new deal that is huge for the advancement of body area network devices.
Apple is now allowing companies and organizations to easily distribute and buy medical apps in bulk
Looking back on my medical internship, there are a few things I can point to as critical to my survival – a limitless supply of coffee, 24-hour availability of cheese fries, chewable antacids, and UpToDate. Whether I needed to know how to manage a patient with a pulmonary embolism or was trying to figure out […]
Easy ECG teaches users how to interpret ECG’s using a unique approach – however, deficits in key areas ultimately limit its utility.
A review of the iPhone/iPad Current Essentials of Medicine app, based on the handbook that distills information into one-page-per-disease. While the app is well done, it is clear that a great handbook doesn’t necessarily make a great app.
How do you implement the iPad in the hospital setting for patient care and properly distribute it to a large group of physicians — all at once? The University of Chicago’s Internal Medicine residency program tried this last year, and came up with a great blueprint for others to see. Chicago’s Medicine residency garnered national […]
As the medical community becomes more electronically connected, the risk of loss of information, especially PHI, also rises.
MelApp for the iPhone claims to assess risk of melanoma for concerning lesions, using algorithms derived from a large reference database. While it sounds promising, there remain key gaps in information that raise questions about the safety and viability of this app.
Using a relatively cheap smart phone, the Samsung Behold II, and an add on peripheral, researchers at MIT have created a device that can detect cataracts. Why is this a big deal? Because cataracts is often detected during a slit lamp examination — and those of us who have used a slit lamp are painfully […]