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By Brian Dolan 05:14 am August 14, 2009
Vitality Internet Connected "GlowCap" Prescription Packaging Now Available on Amazon.com CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--Vitality, developer of the intelligent pill caps called GlowCaps, today announced the availability of Internet connected GlowCaps on Amazon.com. GlowCaps fit popular prescription bottles available at retail pharmacies. A wireless chip inside GlowCaps helps remind people to take medications...
By Brian Dolan 01:29 am August 13, 2009
As summer draws to a close the once budding wireless health industry now has a substantial crop of statistics to pick through thanks to a number of recent surveys and research reports just published by various firms. Here's a look at wireless health by the numbers: Wearable wireless sensors are set to grow to more than 400 million devices by 2014, according to ABI Research. A recent survey from...
By Brian Dolan 04:50 pm August 12, 2009
Mobihealthnews recently caught up with HealthVault's Senior Global Strategist George Scriban to discuss how HealthVault fits into the wireless health discussion. Can mobile application developers synch their apps directly to HealthVault? Will Windows Mobile create apps that integrate to HealthVault? How does a medical device maker enable its users to send information to HealthVault? Scriban...
By Brian Dolan 12:57 pm August 12, 2009
By Iltifat Husain, MD/MPH student, MS IV and Yousif Alkadhi, MD, PGY1 One of the toughest aspects of medicine is communicating medical conditions and procedures to patients who have limited medical knowledge through the use of only words. With clinic times becoming shortened, this communication is often under strain. The new 2.0 version of the Blausen Human Atlas application aims to help...
By Brian Dolan 06:30 am August 12, 2009
According to a recent survey of K-12 teachers conducted by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and Polar, 51 percent of teachers said technology increases student motivation during physical education classes. The survey also found that 59 percent of teachers said that technology helps teachers better communicate with the school and district administrators about...
By Brian Dolan 06:09 am August 12, 2009
With growing concerns among parents and policymakers about the rise in childhood obesity - heightened by the recent CDC report showing that obesity rose 37% between 1998 and 2006 - approximately two-thirds of middle and high school physical education teachers say that health-related fitness is the primary focus of their programs, according to a new survey conducted by the National Association for...
By Brian Dolan 10:34 am August 11, 2009
Point-of-care educational videos iPhone app: Houston-based Blausen has introduced its Blausen Human Atlas 2.0 iPhone app. The company created the app with help from CodeMorphic, an iPhone application developer. The app provides 3D videos for point-of-care education for 150 common medical conditions and treatments. More Fitness - most resilient GPS market in tough economic times? Location-based (...
By Brian Dolan 05:56 am August 11, 2009
By Jim Lefevere I have talked in the past how health care and technology is the 10 year trend. I won't retell that story, but you can see my thoughts here. It is truly a topic where the reach consistently exceeds the grasp. Technology once again plays a big role in the Obama health care reform plan with the multi-faceted goals of modernizing the system to lower cost and improve quality while also...
By Brian Dolan 09:34 am August 10, 2009
A patient at St. Francis Hospital in Rosyln, New York, Carol Kasyjanski, 61, has become the first recipient of St. Jude Medical's wireless-enabled pacemaker, which the FDA approved in July. Kasyjanksi's routine check-ups are significantly shorter now because the doctor can finish about 90 percent of the work before she arrives thanks to the data transmitted from the pacemaker to its online portal...
By Brian Dolan 05:27 am August 10, 2009
Application developer company Ringful announced that its newest application, Asthma Journal, is now available for the iPhone platform. The company also claims it's the first app to integrate with the Google Health personal health record. The application is free. Asthma Journal enables uses to track and report whether they are wheezing, coughing or tight in the chest. The user also tracks the...

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