Eye exam peripheral for smartphones; Bayer; Polar

By Brian Dolan
07:14 am

MIT Eye Exam Smartphone PeripheralBayer's new hemophilia A app: Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals today launched FactorTrack, the first customizable mobile application for people with hemophilia A. FactorTrack is a free, personal and interactive mobile application that helps make it easier to track and record hemophilia factor VIII infusions. More

CardioNet disappointed in CMS again: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) plans to keep the technical component of mobile cardiovascular telemetry (CPT Code 93229), which CardioNet and other wireless heart health monitoring companies use for reimbursement, carrier-priced for calendar year 2011. Cardionet is disappointed but the CMS is in a comment period regarding the proposal. More

Polar watches monitor kids activity for rewards: NewWayFitness of Richmond, Virginia aims to increase physical activity time and decrease sedentary viewing time among children without relying on constant parent intervention. The company's PARS offering (Physical Activity Reward System) is a web-based program co-developed with the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park. PARS tracks the amount of time spent in physical activity by using a Polar Activity Watch, that streams the data to PARS portal where children and parents can monitor activity levels and track progress. More

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Eye exam peripheral for smartphones: Fast Company profiled a project created by MIT Researchers in the video below: An ultra-Cheap, smartphone based eye exam tool. View it below:

Read more over at Fast Company here.

Health next stop for SRI? SRI International, which recently sold its Siri AI application to Apple for a reported $200 million may be turning some of its attention to healthcare soon, according to the New York Times: "A virtual personal assistant could be of great use to the health industry and patients, by helping figure out which procedures are covered by insurance or quickly finding and booking a doctor’s appointment." More