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Mobile Health Moves Forward: FDA Approves AliveCor’s Heart Monitor For The iPhone

The next time your doctor says, “I have an app for that,” try not to punch them in their stethoscope. Why? Because they just might be using AliveCor. For those unfamiliar, the San Francisco-based company is the maker of a low-cost, clinical-grade mobile heart monitor (fondly known as an …

Trauma surgeon & ER doctor crowdfunding Apple Watch app to detect falls for the elderly

A trauma surgeon and emergency medicine doctor are crowdfunding FallCall, an Apple Watch app which automatically detects when someone has fallen and calls for the appropriate level of help.<p>The app was developed in response to statistics showing that one in three people aged 65+ fall each year, …

Apple Watch

This Mobile Ultrasound Startup Is Reshaping A $6 Billion Healthcare Market

The ultrasound market is currently valued at $6 billion globally.<p>Contrary to popular perception, the use of ultrasounds for women’s health and pregnancy follow-ups represents less than 20% of their overall use for healthcare. For example, a diagnostic ultrasound is routinely used to diagnose a wide …

Medical Technology

Phone device tests male fertility with 98% accuracy, study shows

<b>(CNN) —</b> A new smartphone attachment can evaluate a man's semen and determine his level of fertility with up to 98% accuracy, a new study has showed.<p>The new technology -- consisting of an external accessory in which sperm samples are inserted and an app that analyzes them -- could make testing as …

Fertility

These Smart Contact Lenses Could Painlessly Monitor Diabetes

Your contact lenses could someday monitor blood sugar levels and other health information, using a high-tech, see-through material that’s already making screens better.<p>Researchers envision a contact lens packed with as many as 2,000 sensors made from the ultra-thin, transparent semiconducting …

Nanotech

Scientists Are Developing a Contact Lens That Tells You When You're Sick

Imagine a biosensing contact lens that can tell when your blood sugar is getting too low, or if there’s something wrong with one of your organs. By …