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Google Contact Lenses May Speed Up Evolution of Mainstream mHealth


Google Contact Lenses May Speed Up Evolution of Mainstream mHealth   smartwatches smartphones mobile tech Mobile Devices Google news Google contact lenses Google As technology becomes smaller and more compact than ever previously imaginable, mHealth tech and app developers are looking for bigger and better ways to integrate small, wearable devices into patient life.

One of the most innovative designs aims to take advantage of the upcoming Google contact lens. While originally designed to fully integrate technology into the human body, this lens could also be used to measure blood sugar levels in the tears of a diabetic.

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Mobile Devices Prove Critical in Remote Trauma Care


Mobile Devices Prove Critical in Remote Trauma Care   technology tablets smartphones Journal of the American College of Surgeons Published in this month’s issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, a new study indicates that mobile technologies, including tablet computers, are increasingly viewed as being critically important in providing emergency care in remote trauma situations.

“Ninety percent of global trauma deaths occur in under-resourced or remote environments, with little or no capacity for injury surveillance,” the report summary reads.

As a result, surgeons from Vancouver, British Columbia developed an app – the electronic Trauma Health Record (eTHR) – for Apple’s iPad that culls and analyzes trauma care data in order to lend effective injury surveillance in remote environments.
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mHealth Raises Blood Pressure at CES 2014


mHealth Raises Blood Pressure at CES 2014   smartphones QardioArm mobile health news mHealth apps mHealth Consumer Electronics Show CES 2014 CES With so much excitement on the convention floor in Las Vegas this week for the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, it’s a good thing a host of new mobile-ready blood pressure monitors are making waves with their presence at the show – the most impressive of which has to be QardioArm.

mHealthWatch learned Tuesday that Qardio – a technology company focused on heart health and health tracking capabilities – is launching the QardioArm, a smartphone-compatible blood pressure monitor.

“QardioArm is a smart blood pressure monitor that connects wirelessly to your smartphone or tablet,” the company says, explaining how it is controlled through an app, which automatically tracks your measurements and uploads them to a dedicated cloud service where it can be shared with your family, friends or doctors.

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Recycling for the Good of mHealth


Recycling for the Good of mHealth   smartphones mobile phones mHealth Hope phones “Hope” is on the horizon for mHealth in developing nations today.

Hope Phones, if you’re not familiar, is an innovative young organization that lets individuals or companies donate their old mobile phones for the good of global health.

“If we can recycle just 1% of disposed phones each year, we can outfit 1 million health workers, improving the lives of 50 million people,” the organization says.
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Grant Awarded to Study Tech’s Impact on Disabled Persons


Grant Awarded to Study Techs Impact on Disabled Persons   University of Michigan tablets smartphones mobile technology mHealth disabled persons The Ann Arbor Journal reports that a recently awarded $4.5 million federal grant will enable University of Michigan researchers to comprehensively study how technology can help young adults with various disabilities, including spinal cord dysfunction and neurodevelopmental disabilities.

In particular, the use of apps for smartphones and tablets, cloud devices and a U-M-developed video game will be studied to probe its potential ability to improve health and allow disabled persons to “become more independent.”

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The ‘Sharks’ Come Out for New Smartphone Breathalyzer


The Sharks Come Out for New Smartphone Breathalyzer   smartphones Smartphone Breathalyzer Shark Tank Breathometer app ABC Cutting edge mobile technology is doing more than just keeping us entertained and organized. It’s also keep us safe.

The team behind Breathometer, Inc., for example, have found success in their commitment to safety.

Their innovation is called the Breathometer – the “World’s Smallest Smartphone Breathalyzer.” It’s a portable device that connects to your smartphone and comes with an easy-to-use app that estimates blood alcohol level

The Breathometer will begin shipping to consumers this month. And it will do so having just made TV history.
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Dermatologists Have Mobile Under Their Skin


Dermatologists Have Mobile Under Their Skin   The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology smartphones Mobile Devices mobile adoption iPhone healthcare Dermatologists apple Dermatologists have an itch for mobile and only Apple’s iPhone can scratch it.

That’s the discovery of a recent sruvey among dermatologists. And the results indicate that 9 out of 10 doctors use Apple’s iPhone.

The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, which detailed the survey’s findings, reports that the overwhelming majority of these dermatologists user their iPhones for, at, and during work.

In short, the rapid adoption of mobile devices among dermatologists closely resembles the smartphone frenzy sweeping across the broad healthcare spectrum.
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