BioSense

By Jonah Comstock 08:18 am October 7, 2014
Urine analysis app uChek is about to launch a six-month, 375-patient trial with Merck for Mothers, a Merck-sponsored initiative to reduce global maternal mortality, according to ClinicalTrials[dot]gov. Researchers will test the feasability of providers using uChek to detect preeclampsia and eclampsia in pregnant women in Bangladesh, with usability of the app for healthcare professionals as a...
By MHN Staff 09:30 am August 27, 2013
By Bradley Merrill Thompson I feel like a dissident trying to convince the government to free a political prisoner. That’s a pretty apt description, considering that the FDA’s Mobile Medical App (MMA) guidance document is being held hostage purely on political grounds. Earlier this year, a DC advocacy group decided they wanted Congress to adopt an entirely different approach to health IT. The...
By Jonah Comstock 03:23 am February 28, 2013
One of the many promises of mobile health is self-diagnosis, and for informational medical tests that are easy to perform at home, it's hard to beat urinalysis. One of the most ubiquitous home diagnosis devices of the last century, the home pregnancy test, is a consumer urine test. But although the first home pregnancy test was patented in 1968, it's taken until recently for the many other uses...