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EyeXam Sees Patent Success for Mobile Vision Screening


EyeXam Sees Patent Success for Mobile Vision Screening    U.S. Patent and Trademark Office mHealth apps EyeXam Representatives for EyeXam — the developer of a leading mobile vision screening app — have confirmed that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent for EyeXam’s “self-administered vision screening method using a mobile computing device.”

According to the company, the patent makes EyeXam the first and only patented method for mobile vision screening.

To date, a news release from EyeXam reveals, the vision screening app has been downloaded more than a million times from the iTunes App store and Google Play.
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Mobile Blood Pressure Apps Not as Accurate as Claimed?


Mobile Blood Pressure Apps Not as Accurate as Claimed?   Study mobile health Mobile Apps mHealth apps Blood Pressure If you’ve ever wondered just how accurate are medical apps that track blood pressure, you’re not alone. A good number of these apps found in the world’s foremost app stores claim they can screen for hypertension by simply holding the phone or taking a picture of your arm. Either medical advances have jumped light years ahead in technology or these claims are just not accurate.

According to recent research conducted by Cambridge Health Alliance, most of these apps falter in accuracy. For the study, researchers looked at 100 apps – apps that have collectively been downloaded millions of times.

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Not All Health Apps Are Created Equal — and Some Are Downright Misleading


Not All Health Apps Are Created Equal    and Some Are Downright Misleading   mHealth apps mHealth Are some app developers promising more than they deliver? The answer appears to be “yes.” It could be a blow to the growing popularity of healthcare apps, according to industry insiders, who posit that some apps are much better than others at promoting well-being.

How do we know?

At least 14 percent of hypertension apps make misleading medical claims, according to a just released study.

“According to a study published by the Journal of the American Society of Hypertension (JASH), a portion of the blood pressure related apps available at the Google Play Store make misleading claims about their ability to track hypertension,” according to Health IT Outcomes.

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New App Allows Caregivers to Comprehensively Monitor Elderly


New App Allows Caregivers to Comprehensively Monitor Elderly   senior care mHealth apps mHealth Elder Care App ECA app Elder Care App (ECA) has launched in Apple’s App Store, generating positive reactions as an “all-in-one senior care coordination tool” that allows the caregiver of a senior to create a senior’s profile or join an established care network, track and share their daily activities, and more.

According to the app’s makers, the innovative platform allows a caregiver to:

  • Track and share daily living information (sleeping times, meals and diets, grocery lists, schedules, tasks, and goals)
  • Track and share medical information (medication administration, record of vital signs, and full medical records)
  • Record and share final plans (advanced directives, notifications of accounts, and funeral plans)
  • Build care networks and share data using a permissions-based model (create events, send invitations, send messages to care network, create and assign tasks, and determine access levels for each user)

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mHealth Apps Market Ready to ‘Transform and Roll Out’


mHealth Apps Market Ready to ‘Transform and Roll Out’   Samsung mHealth apps mHealth Google apple It sounds like a quote from Optimus Prime. But, in reality, it’s the mHealth apps market that is ready to “transform and roll out.” The only question is: Who will lead this nascent market?

With Apple, Google, and Samsung joining the mHealth market, more and more dominant transformations are plausible in the future. And right now, it’s anyone’s market for the taking.

ABI Research has been taking a close look at the market. The initial results show that, the 2-year study of the most popular health and fitness apps “reveals very little continuity in the popularity of specific mHealth applications.”

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Mobile Apps for Ankle Sprains? Not Yet… or Ever


Mobile Apps for Ankle Sprains? Not Yet... or Ever   Wasatch Foot and Ankle Utah mobile applications mHealth apps mHealth foot doctor app One of the most searched for health related applications on iOS or Android today is that which would help suffers of ankle sprains deal with or recover from their injury.

But practical apps that could do any legitimate good for ankle sprain patients are almost entirely lacking altogether. Why? Because there are, indeed, some limits to mobile health technology.

“The biggest misconception about mHealth,” says Jessica Reins, a healthcare worker based in Chicago, “is that there’s an app for everything. And that’s not true. Sometimes, you have to see a specialist.”
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Infographic: The Biggest mHealth Growth Market May Be Wearables


Infographic: The Biggest mHealth Growth Market May Be Wearables   wearables Mobiquity mHealth apps infographic Despite recent reports to the contrary, which suggest that the wearables market is quickly cooling, a new report from Mobiquity paints a different picture entirely.

According to the data shared with mHealthWatch, over half of mHealth app users (defined as users of mobile health and fitness apps) intend to purchase and use wearable devices to better track their progress and general wealth and wellness.

What’s more, 63 percent of these individuals plan to use wearables daily.
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