Nonin Medical launches wrist-worn wireless-enabled pulse oximeter: Nonin Medical is releasing a new wrist-worn pulse oximeter called the WristOx2 that can transmit recorded readings via Bluetooth to your computer or smartphone. The device can store 270 hours of readings at 1 second resolution for later analysis by a physician, according to the company.
MIT student develops webcam app that measures heart rate: MedGadget recently wrote about an Android app that uses a cellphone camera to measure heart rate. While that app required skin contact with the camera lens, a graduate student at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology demonstrated (PDF) a system that can record heart rate from a distance, using nothing more than a simple webcam. The student hopes to add the ability to monitor respiration, blood pressure, and blood oxygen levels to the system along with internet connectivity for uploading data to EMR systems, according to MIT News.
Epocrates survey shows Blackberry faces daunting future in medical market: The 5th Future Physicians of America survey conducted by Epocrates claims that medical students are increasingly using mobile resources, such as smartphones, as the first place to turn to for clinical questions. The study also reveals that while BlackBerry’s are currently the 2nd most popular smartphones — a 14 percent market share — only 4 percent of respondents plan on purchasing one for their next phone. The study questioned more than 700 medical students who already use Epocrates.
ClearPractice releases EMR designed for the iPad: ClearPractice released an electronic medical record system specifically developed for the Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) iPad. Titled, Nimble, the app combines all the features of ClearPractice’s software-as-a-service EMR with the popular interface of the iPad, according to the Maryland Heights, Mo.-based company.
A weekly roundup of new developments in wireless medical technology and mHealth, by MedGadget.com.