Tag: Wireless Health

Self diagnosing devices becoming reality, can patients be trusted to use them?

SCOUT is a tiny device that can record and analyze data about your pulse transit time, heart rate, electrical activity of the heart, oxygen saturation and temperature in less than 10 seconds. All you have to do is hold it up to your temple. You can then see the results as well as store and track the data. For this device straight out of the future, you will only pay about $150.

Qualcomm’s new 2net SDK available, along with announcement of App Developer Challenge

Qualcomm Life Inc. recently announced the availability of its new 2net(TM) App Software Development Kit (SDK) on the Qualcomm developer network, also known as QDevNet. QDevNet is geared toward giving developers the tools and resources needed to create mobile experiences and bring them to market. Along with this announcement came the announcement of the 2net App Developer Challenge to identify the best 2net-enabled applications.

Don’t miss this Wednesday’s mHealth chat with Dr. Eric Topol

On Wednesday, August 8, the #mHealth chat will feature special guest Dr. Eric Topol, director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute and author of The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Healthcare. Last week, we reviewed his book on iMedicalApps. Dr. Topol is a prominent cardiologist and geneticist.  He attended medical […]

FCC announcement is first step toward widespread MBAN adoption

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced it will allocate a 40 MHz band of spectrum, from 2360 to 2400 MHz, for medical body area networks (MBANs) – low-power, wideband networks used by body-worn sensors to transmit patient data to a control device. MBANs provide a cost effective way to monitor every patient in a […]

April’s first installment of the “Best of iMedicalApps”

In this installment, we look at whether smartphones are distracting for clinicians, discuss the Lancet iPad journal app, and look at a cool new device that helps you track your fitness called the Nike Fuelband. Additionally, we demonstrate how easy it is to check out an iPad from a medical library, review an app that contains health advice for patients, and lastly, we show you the future of TEDMED.

The future of medicine is … here: TEDMED 2012

In just a few short years, the TEDMED conference has grown in size and prominence to become an annual highlight for healthcare visioneers and digerati. The list of speakers shows it to include some of the best and brightest in the nation, and spans disciplines from engineering to medicine to informatics to chemistry. As many […]

Latest wireless technology NFC coming to healthcare: Report from MIT conference

By: Pascal Pfiffner [Pascal Pfiffner, MD, PhD is an post-doctoral informatics fellow at Boston Childrens Intelligent Health Lab and the lead programmer of MedCalc, a medical calculator for iOS. He recently attended a fascinating meeting of the MIT Enterprise Forum on NFC Healthcare Technologies in Cambridge and submitted this report.] Whenever a new technology emerges, […]