New York City Health Dept. launches NYC Condom Finder app for Google Android and Apple smartphones.
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LifeBot develops tablet for pre-hospital patient care; handyscope makes professional dermatoscopes out of iPhones; Novo Nordisk develops mobile app to help docs diagnose bleeding disorders; available EMR apps on Android Market reaches five.
LifeBot develops tablet for prehospital patient care: LifeBot LLC implemented the HP Slate 500 as an in-ambulance computer and universal communication device. The tablet runs Windows 7 and can transmit live patient data to the receiving hospital via the DREAMS software, which was developed with U.S. Army Materiel Command, Texas A&M and UTHealth Science Center at Houston, according to the company.
MIM Software Inc. wins 510(k) clearance from the Food & Drug Administration for its radiology imaging software for Apple Inc. mobile devices.
The first medical app ever in the Apple Inc. (NSDQ:AAPL) app store is now the first app to receive 510(k) clearance from the Food & Drug Administration to be used to review and make medical diagnoses of MRI, CT and PET scans.
Mobile MIM, created by the Cleveland, Ohio-based MIM Software, shrinks the size of radiology images and transfers them securely while still allowing physicians to measure distance of the image and image intensity values, among other things.
iPhone app alerts public when CPR needed nearby; demand for mobile-accessible EHRs outstripping available product; top free medical apps for Android phones reviewed; Google's translation app's conversation mode for medicine.
iPhone app alerts public when CPR needed nearby: The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District of California launched a location-aware Apple Inc. (NSDQ:AAPL) iPhone application that is designed to alert citizens in the vicinity of an individual experiencing sudden cardiac arrest of the need for CPR. Application users who have indicated they are trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation can now be notified if someone nearby is having a cardiac emergency.
EEG interface for iPhones; WebMD's Medscape arrives on Android phones and iPads; Nurse Call comes to the iPhone; Algorithm predicts heart disease.
EEG interface for iPhones: The XWave is an EEG (electroencephalography) interface from Sunnyvale, Calif.-based PLX Devices Inc. that works with Apple Inc. (NSDQ:AAPL) iPhones and iPads as a controller for games, meditation training and potentially many other uses not invented yet. The actual EEG is NeuroSky Inc.'s eSense dry sensor, which the company has been licensing to other companies in order to push the technology into consumer hands.
Sprint and BodyMedia team up to track health; Foundation Radiology wraps up 2010 with $3.5 million in new funding; Google launches medical category for Android apps; EMR iPad apps now number 26 in the iTunes app store.
Sprint and BodyMedia team up to track health: Sprint (NYSE:S) is partnering with Pittsburgh, Pa.-based BodyMedia to provide real-time connectivity between BodyMedia's personal monitoring wristbands and Sprint's smartphones. Similar to the popular FitBit, BodyMedia's wristband tracks activity levels which are then stored and analyzed on a phone.
Diagnosis through exhaled breath; iPhone app helps colorblind distinguish screen colors; autologous stem cell therapy prevents amputation of diabetic's foot; brain scans of dyslexic youth predict reading ability.
Diagnosis through exhaled breath: Researchers from Purdue University and NIST developed new technology for detection of biomarkers in breath with sensitivity approaching only few parts per billion. "The technology works by detecting changes in electrical resistance or conductance as gases pass over sensors built on top of 'microhotplates,' tiny heating devices on electronic chips. Detecting biomarkers provides a record of a patient's health profile, indicating the possible presence of cancer and other diseases," according to the researchers.