medical diagnostic apps

By Heather Mack 04:18 pm March 28, 2017
French startup Tilak Healthcare, which is developing video games intended to diagnose and follow-up with chronic diseases, has raised $2.7 million (2.5 million euros) from the iBionext Growth Fund. The fund is part of the French management company iBionext network, which identifies, funds and helps expand healthcare startups.  Tilak was cofounded with iBionext just last year, and is made up of a...
By Heather Mack 01:22 pm October 12, 2016
While health and medical apps may be helpful in making diagnoses, it seems they still haven’t caught up to doctors. In a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, a head-to-head competition between doctors and algorithmic symptom-checking apps, the real human doctors came out on top by a margin of more than two to one. Researchers from Harvard, Brigham & Women’s Hospital and the Human...
By Brian Dolan 12:49 pm February 23, 2015
The Federal Trade Commission has taken action against two melanoma detection apps: MelApp and Mole Detective. Some of the marketers behind the apps have agreed to settle with the FTC, while two additional marketers of Mole Detective have refused. Total settlements for the two apps came to just north of $20,000. Both apps claim to provide an "automated analysis of moles and skin lesions for...