Android

Samsung doubles down on health, S5 phone and Gear Fit will include heart rate sensors

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Just two days after announcing the new Galaxy Gear smartwatches will incorporate heart rate sensors, Samsung revealed their next revision of their flagship Galaxy S smartphone will prominently feature health tracking along with its brand-new companion fitness bracelet, the Gear Fit. The Gear Fit incorporates a heart rate sensor and a curved, touchscreen AMOLED display that would differentiate itself from nearly every other current fitness tracker on the market, such as Fitbit and Jawbone.

Issues with Fitbit Force rash more widespread than initially believed

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It appears that an issue with the FitBit Force causing a rash might be more widespread than initially believed

Blue Button apps aim to empower patients with their health info, interview with Humetrix EVP Chris Burrow

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Humetrix announced a new upgrade of their iBlueButton app to allow caregivers to manage records for themselves and family members, plus share Direct Address links — like an e-mail — to send patients updates to medical records.

Jawbone UP24 vs Fitbit Force, a physician’s recommendation for best activity tracker

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The Jawbone UP24 ($149) and Fitbit Force ($129) are quite similar–they both are worn around the wrist, both add sleep and nutrition tracking, both offer silent/vibrating alarms, both feature passive/continuous bluetooth syncing, both offer 7+ day battery life, and both offer excellent third-party integration. Regardless, spending time with the two devices reveals that each has a different personality and approach to the quantified self movement.

Android Physiology at a Glance app might not be worth glancing at

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“Physiology at a Glance” is a good textbook but is it a good app?

iMedicalApps publishes a How to Guide on mobile medical applications

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The editors at iMedicalApps have recently published a paper in the International Journal of Clinical Practice on “How to identify, assess and utilise mobile medical applications in clinical practice” as an introductory guide for medical partitioners looking to incorporate their mobile devices into clinical practice

NeuroSlice app for Android aims to teach neuroanatomy with a large library of images

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Today we will take a look at NeuroSlice, an app developed by Dr. Sanjay Manohar.

Spot Dx Radiology for Medical Students is a radiology Android app for medical students

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The Spot Dx app is a Radiology application designed to help medical students develop skills for making a quick assessment of clinical data and to arrive at the appropriate diagnosis.

How do you design video games for health? Insights from RWJ Foundation award winning Litesprite

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Gamification is a big trend in mobile health. Here, we see what insights award-winning Litesprite has for others interested in going down that path.

Basis B1 Band review, a wearable sensor that tracks many metrics, but not for everyone

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Review of the Basis B1 Band, which is an outstanding activity tracker, and clearly one of the best on the market.

Diagnose app can help you make evidence based clinical decisions

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Diagnose is a medical app available for both Android and iOS that attempts to aid physicians in the difficult task of providing evidence based diagnosis through the use of pre- and post-test probabilities and likelihood ratios.

Review of the CDC’s STD treatment guideline medical app

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CDC STD Tx app is great for providing information about treatments and you can certainly trust its contents.