Geomedicine

By Brian Dolan 06:10 am June 28, 2011
A new iPhone medical app, Skin Scan, claims to detect melanoma on your skin using only the iPhone's camera. The app also includes geolocation features which map trends in skin cancer rates across the globe. The startup has secured €50,000 Euro in seed funding from Seedmoney, according to a report over at TechCrunch. Skin Scan works by first taking a picture of a mole using the iPhone camera; the...
By Brian Dolan 07:07 am April 20, 2011
Back in April 2009 we reported that David Van Sickle, a recent Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholar in the Department of Population Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was developing a GPS add-on for asthmatics’ inhalers to map where and when environmental exposures cause asthma symptoms--as well as alert users and encourage them to puff on the “rescue...