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By Laura Lovett 09:00 am August 27, 2019
This morning Slovenia-based startup AmblyoPlay released its new digital vision therapy platform aimed at helping individuals with amblyopia, commonly called “lazy eye.”  The subscription-based technology, which can be used by adults or kids, gamifies vision therapy for the patient. Users can earn rewards, which can be sent to their home. The platform also gives parents a chance to monitor their...
By Laura Lovett 03:35 pm August 26, 2019
In early August, the FDA issued a Class 2 Device Recall for Visibly’s Online Refraction Vision Test, stating that the company did not receive authorization from the FDA to market the product. According to the recall, Visibly has already initiated the recall.  This back and forth between the Chicago-based startup (formerly known as Opternative) and the FDA has been going on for a couple of years....

Dr. Michael J. Stamos shows off the Butterfly IQ ultrasound device at UC Irvine's White Coat Ceremony on August 9th.

By Jonah Comstock 02:27 pm August 26, 2019
Nine years ago, the University of California at Irvine Medical School became the first medical school in the country to equip each of its 104 incoming students with their own iPads. This month, at the same White Coat Ceremony where that announcement was made back in 2010, Dr. Michael J. Stamos, the school’s dean, surprised the class of 2023 with another gift: Butterfly handheld ultrasound devices...
By Dave Muoio 11:47 am August 26, 2019
Apple Health Records has come to a handful of Allscripts’ EHR platforms, allowing iPhone users to collate and control their personal health information across different organizations, the EHR vendor announced Thursday afternoon. Both providers and patients documenting records with Allscripts’ Sunrise, TouchWorks EHR and Professional EHR products will have access to Apple’s platform, which uses...

Credit: MySpira

By Leontina Postelnicu 11:38 am August 23, 2019
A new app for asthma sufferers promises to provide another means of improving training and awareness of correct inhaler technique by using gamification and an augmented reality functionality released by Google (ARCore) and Apple (ARKit). Called MySpira, the app, which aims to help children aged six to 13, was developed by UK-based digital agency Orbital Media in conjunction with the University of...
By Laura Lovett 03:32 pm August 22, 2019
Participants of the National Institutes of Health's All of Us program — a national research project dedicated to collecting data from a diverse population for prevention and treatment of diseases — will now have access to more insights about their genes thanks to a partnership between the program and health tech company Color. The NIH awarded the California-based company $4.6 million in funding...
By Dave Muoio 02:40 pm August 22, 2019
Redwood, California-based Carrot has released new trial data supporting the performance of its digital smoking cessation program. Conducted by the company and published in JMIR mHealth and uHealth, they report that nearly a third of enrollees successfully quit smoking by the program’s end, with many who did not reporting a reduction in average cigarettes consumed per day. “Demonstrating a quit...
By Dave Muoio 03:36 pm August 21, 2019
Devices and sensors are getting smaller with each passing year, but some are still constrained by the need for bulky batteries or other inconvenient power sources. However, if a new proof-of-concept research projected headed by University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers pans out, the minuscule wearables of tomorrow could receive their juice via the wearer’s skin. “We’re using the human skin...
By Laura Lovett 03:18 pm August 21, 2019
Beam Diagnostics is teaming up with tech company Excella to create an app that detects relapse in alcohol use disorder. The technology will specifically be targeted at helping providers predict when a patient might be struggling.   “Beacon was created to improve the lives of those suffering from alcohol misuse and to help prevent alcohol use disorder from going undiagnosed,” Dr. Sarah Snider, CEO...
By Laura Lovett 02:09 pm August 21, 2019
The Gravity Project, a social determinants of health program, is now being rolled into the HL7 FHIR Accelerator Program. The efforts, supported by the American Association of Family Physicians, will be focused on standardizing medical codes to be used for social determinants of health — meaning topics like work, lifestyle and socioeconomic factors. The program is also aiming to make data sharing...