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Apple patent to measure consumer mood released

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Satish Misra MD contributed to this article In a recently released patent, Apple has outlined a new strategy to make advertising increasingly personalized in a rather unusual way. Content advertisers have always known that the secret to selling is to know your audience. Apple has taken this strategy a step further by proposing a system to track a consumer’s demographics, behavior, and (most surprisingly) their mood. While the intent is obviously advertising, one has to wonder whether this type of […]

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

EchoLab is an outstanding niche clinical calculator app for the iPhone & iPad

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Echo Lab is an outstanding resource for anyone who interprets echocardiograms. It is additionally an excellent example of a well-designed clinical decision support tool for anyone interested in designing resources for other niche areas of medicine.

Games For Change partners with USAID to promote health games abroad

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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.

Top 10 iPhone medical apps released in January

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This list goes through the best iPhone medical apps that were released this past month, in January.

Anesthesia 411 app is an anesthesia guide for common surgical procedures

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Crystal Clear Solutions has developed the Anesthesia 411 app to be a useful tool for anyone involved in the anesthesia care for the most common surgical procedures.

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.

Educational app for clinicians teaches the basics of ventilator management

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A new app called Basics of Mechanical Ventilation teaches some of the basic concepts of ventilator management.

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

Echocardiography Atlas by Epocrates is an outstanding reference app for clinicians

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Echocardiography Atlas is an outstanding echo reference app for cardiologists, emergency medicine clinicians, intensive care physicians, and others who use or are learning echocardiography.