Games For Change (G4C) seeks to promote the use of games in advancing social wellness, education, and health. G4C has partnered with USAID to develop 3 mobile health games implemented in India and Kenya.
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.
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.
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
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.
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