It’s always important to ask what the evidence is with any new technology in healthcare, including medical education. Recent advances in virtual reality (VR) tech offer the potential for engaging, interactive learning experiences for medical students and residents, but is there actually any evidence to support this? A recent study in the Journal of Oral […]
Duke University has started offering a novel treatment for phobias: virtual reality (VR) exposure therapy. Patients are interviewed and offered therapist-guided virtual reality treatments in an immersive, computer-generated environment that correspond to their particular source of anxiety. This isn’t for just any phobia, as the Duke Faculty Practice only offers environments for those with fear […]
As a military family physician, I am always interested in the best emergency medicine apps since we can be deployed with short notice to austere environments and expected to perform emergency combat care. I have previously reviewed a number of apps for peds emergencies including Pedi STAT, PalmPedi, BluCard, Pedi Crisis, Paediatric Emergencies, and the […]
Many tech-based interventions exist for dementia from virtual reality to a cognitive training app, but do they work? The CDC estimates that over 14 million Americans will be affected by 2050. Dementia affects 14% of people ages 71 years and older and 30% of those over the age 90. The cost of care worldwide is estimated […]
Caio, cadavers! CWRU begins 32-student trial of award-wining virtual reality HoloAnatomy lab
Hundreds of new medical apps hit the app stores every November. We’ve sorted through them to pick the top medical apps for this week. You can find our previous app picks here. AlzDxRx The AlzDxRx app was created by the San Diego County Medical Society Foundation to help providers screen for the behavioral symptoms associated […]
PsychoPharm Research was created by noted physician and medical-app developer Joongheum Park MD, who is an internal medical physician. Dr. Park has created several notable medical apps, and this current one provides an interactive version of medical decision support trees for psychopharmacology. It should be noted that the medication decision support trees have backing from […]
Rebel EM by AgileMD is an app that takes the website RebelEM and organizes the content into easy to ease, point-of-care accessible information. The website RebelEM was founded by Salim Rezaie MD and is run by a group of academic Emergency Medicine physicians. The website provides great blog posts that are peer reviewed, and focus […]
California-based medical health company Carrot Inc. recently announced that its Carbon Monoxide Breath Sensor System (COBSS) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with 501(k) clearance for over-the-counter use.
The best new medical apps of the week include a new diabetes app, an app covering ALS, and a new HIV/HCV reference app
Apple, Verily, and Samsung are among the companies joining FDA program that aims to get digital health products to market faster.
A recent feasibility test on a new telerobotic ultrasound system at the University of Saskatchewan has shown promising results.