July 26, 2011
It appears that more than one carmaker believes the automobile to be the next "platform" for health services: Toyota is developing an ECG embedded within a car's steering wheel, reports MedGadget.
The feature is part of many in-development safety technologies the company showed during a demonstration in Japan last week. Contact sensors within the steering wheel, featuring a single-lead ECG signal...
July 14, 2011
In an industry as new as mobile health there are plenty of opportunities to announce a “first”. “The first medical app to do ‘x’” could be a tagline for a great number of the thousands of apps in appstores today. The second quarter of 2011, however, did bring a number of important milestones related to mobile health. Many of them are likely true “firsts,” but what will be more interesting is not...
May 19, 2011
First mobile phones, then tablets, then... cars? Paul Mascarenas, the Chief Technology Officer at Ford Research and Innovation, told me and a group of automotive journalists at Ford headquarters in Michigan yesterday that he believes the car will be the next platform for mobile health services.
"It's a platform just like your smartphone... just like your tablet," Mascarenas said at the media...