Browsing Category: mHealth

Ultra thin sensors printed on skin to monitor health

http://www.biometricupdate.com/201303/super-thin-wearable-sensor-monitors-health-transmits-data/ Eliminating the elastomer backing makes the device one-thirtieth as thick, and thus “more conformal to the kind of roughness that’s present naturally on the surface of the skin,” says John Rogers at the University of Illinois. It can be worn for up to two weeks and can measure temperature, strain, and the hydration state of […]

Doctors use smartphones to save lives

http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/01/25/doctors-see-apples-iphone-as-life-saver-in-the-future-of-medicine A doctor recently used his iPhone, in combination with AliveCor, a mounted sensor capable of delivering clinically accurate electrocardiograms, while in flight, to measure the vital signs of a passenger experiencing severe chest pains at 30,000 feet. The results indicated that the passenger was having a heart attack.  The doctor recommended an urgent landing, […]

Apps aim to detect skin cancer

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323783704578245973988828066.html# Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center tested four apps to analyze images of 188 moles, including 60 melanomas. All of these moles were pre-evaluated by a dermatologist. The best-performing app forwarded the images to board-certified dermatologists to review at cost of $5 per mole, and claims to be accurate 98% of the […]

Health focused sensor technology dominated CES

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-yang/health-devices_b_2424812.html The “sensorization” of CES was obvious.  Which technologies are meaningful, and which are simply stylish?  The health monitoring sector is set to grow exponentially in 2013. It’s important to understand the science behind the gadgets.  ApplySci, the crowdfunding platform, is committed to bringing you peer reviewed, life enhancing, sensor based mobile health monitoring technology. […]

1/4 of Americans trust mobile health monitoring apps as much as their doctors

http://www.newscenter.philips.com/us_en/standard/news/press/2012/20121212_Philips_Survey_Health_Info_Tech.wpd#.UNb48qk2_zL A recent Royal Philips Electronics survey found that consumers believe web-enabled, mHealth and mobile apps are part of their health care solutions and key to living long lives.  While about half of Americans (49 percent) are comfortable with symptom checker technologies or home-based vital sign monitors automatically sharing information with their doctor, more than […]