This app is an ideal introduction to gross anatomy for medical students at the beginning of their course. The basic level of detail is appropriate for first years and learning is complemented with media such as audio pronunciations and videos. The cheap price and impressive, attractive user interface mean that students looking for a basic introduction to anatomy need look no further. A fantastic app.
Ambitious and brash startup Scanadu raises $2 million from a global round of angel investors to build a medical tricorder device straight out of Star Trek with the goal of enabling users to “check their body as often as they check their email.”
In a conversation with Mobisante’s CEO, Sailesh Chutani, we find out that Mobisante is working on bringing their ultrasound probe to Android.
Whilst Netter’s Atlas of Human Anatomy is expensive, it is a complete anatomy text with decent anatomical illustrations. The labeling system needs updating before it can be fully recommended as the app is difficult to use when a new page opens once a label has been selected. Similarly there are potentially a number of issues relating to the low resolution of images during magnification. Overall Skyscape’s version of Netter’s Atlas of Anatomy is a good anatomy atlas although it is not a stand out contender
Eric Yablonka, CIO of the University of Chicago hospitals and Pritzker School of Medicine outlines the evolution of the mobile health sector and various emerging technologies, which he asserts no longer represent simply “nice to have stuff but has grown into truly life-saving stuff.”
Carestream Health received FDA clearance for the use of its Vue Motion medical image viewer with mobile devices such as the iPad
The 2011 mHealth Summit will focus on shaping the future of mobile health, with the keynote given by HHS Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius.
Scanadu has raised 2 million dollars to create a device that automatically diagnose common health conditions, called a Medical Tricorder.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has partnered with Health 2.0 to launch the Aligning Forces for Quality app challenge in an effort to leverage their data to create meaningful apps that help patients find the highest quality care for their condition
Emergency Medicine Secrets is an app which many emergency medicine students and physicians may find particularly useful. However the excessively high cost places it out of reach for most of the potential user base (a common problem affecting many handbooks). The range and level of content is good although accessing it quickly can be difficult at times.
Excerpt: SXSW announces Startup Accelerator, seeks health care startups, and names final picks for featured lectures and panel discussions during the jam packed two week meeting of the minds in the home of live music Austin, TX March 2012.
IMEC researchers are working on developing embedded nose sensor technology in smartphones that will allow the devices to smell by 2015.