How do you craft technology to save lives? An interview with AirStrip COO Matt Patterson MD

AirStrip has made plenty of headlines in the past for delivering cutting-edge apps that show live patient monitoring to iOS and Android devices. The company brings ICU, OB & fetal, and cardiology monitoring, in conjunction with nursing notes, order results, and other historical data into a touchscreen-friendly interface. Their work has been featured on Apple’s […]

Johns Hopkins ABX Guide for Android helps health providers determine correct antibiotic choices

The Johns Hopkins ABX Guide features up-to-date, authoritative, evidenced-based information on the treatment of infectious diseases to help you make decisions at the point of care. The guide breaks down details of diagnosis, drug indications, dosing, pharmacokinetics, side effects and interactions, pathogens, management and vaccines into easily accessible, frequently-updated, quick-read entries. Unbound Medicine develops mobile […]

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

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 […]

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

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.