October 4, 2011
Azumio's Instant Heart Rate app has passed the 10 million download mark, the company announced this week, making it one of the most popular health apps on the market.
The app claims to measure a user's heart rate in only 10 seconds by using the smartphone's camera and flash to track color changes in the light that passes through the index finger as new blood is delivered with each heartbeat....
July 28, 2011
Health insurer Highmark plans to launch a new mobile app for its members early next year, Lisa Fitting, Director of Digital Client Engagement at Highmark told attendees this morning at the World Congress Leadership Summit on mHealth in Boston. Highmark partnered up with A.D.A.M. last year to build a pilot app called Health@Hand based on A.D.A.M.’s Medzio app.
Health@Hand was similar to Medzio but...
May 12, 2011
Imaging apps and mobile ultrasound devices are trending this year. Part of what is driving the trend are FDA clearances: MIM Software's Mobile MIM app became the first diagnostic smartphone app to achieve FDA clearance in early 2011 and Mobisante's handheld portable ultrasound device, MobiUS, received FDA clearance a few weeks later.
At the Wireless Life-Sciences Alliance Convergence Summit in...
December 29, 2010
Mobile only households continue to rise: Surprise, surprise! Mobile only households continue to rise as use of landline phones declines. Preliminary results from the January-June 2010 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) indicate that more than one of every four American homes (26.6 percent) had only mobile phones. The survey includes data current as of the first half of 2010. It marks an...
March 16, 2010
While few mobile health companies or services are specifically named within the FCC's 360-page National Broadband Plan, which it published this morning, one "newly released" smartphone application received high praise from the agency as a "glimpse" of the potential equipping consumers with health data can have on health outcomes.
According to AsthmaMD's website, medical doctor and researcher Sam...