May 14, 2014
Dr. George Zouridakis PhD, a professor at the University of Houston has developed an iPhone app, called DermoScreen, that in early testing was able to detect melanoma 85 percent of the time.
The smartphone must be attached to a $500 dermoscope, which further magnifies the area of the patient's skin that will be tested.
In 2006, Zouridakis published a paper about this technology titled "SVM-based...
February 6, 2014
Patient Engagement Webinar: In two weeks we are hosting the next MobiHealthNews webinar on The Evolution of Digital Patient Engagement Tools. We're going to take a retrospective look at digital tools stretching back before the rise of the untethered personal health record a few years ago up until today. The presentation will include more exclusive data from our upcoming report on funding for...
June 7, 2013
By Aditi Pai, Jonah Comstock, & Brian Dolan
Mobile health has come a long way since the start of 2009 when Apple demonstrated on-stage at its World Wide Developer Conference how blood pressure monitors and blood glucose meters could connect to the iPhone 3G via cables or Bluetooth. MobiHealthNews has tracked health-related wearable devices from their infancy as research projects at university...
May 30, 2013
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a versatile iPhone-based biosensor that, with about $200 worth of parts, is just as accurate as a $50,000 laboratory spectrophotometer.
The system, consisting of an iPhone cradle and an app, can detect viruses, bacteria, toxins, proteins and even allergens in food using the smartphone's camera as a spectrometer and the...
July 30, 2012
Dr. Mohit Kaushal
The move toward accountable care organizations, the ubiquity of cell phones and changing patient expectations all are contributing to the rise of mobile monitoring of chronic diseases, but it still may take years before home care becomes a routine part of medicine.
Friday morning at the 4th annual World Congress Leadership Summit on mHealth in Boston, Dr. Mohit Kaushal,...
April 28, 2012
Misfit Wearables, a wearable devices startup founded by AgaMatrix co-founders Sonny Vu and Sridhar Iyengar and former Apple CEO John Sculley, recently raised a $7.6 million round of funding co-led by Brian Singerman of the Founders Fund. According to a report in TechCrunch, the other as-yet-unnamed lead venture capital firm was Khosla Ventures. Singerman also led the Founders Fund investment in...
September 1, 2010
Is wireless health regulation just as grey in the UK and other parts of Europe as it is in the US?
"It's much easier to develop technology than it is to get permission to use it," Peter Bentley, the inventor of an iPhone app that supposedly turns the device into a stethoscope, told the UK's Guardian in a recent interview. Bentley, a researcher at the University College London, believes that...