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Get out of your chair and 'Stand App'

Get out of your chair and 'Stand App' | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

My comment:  There is much enthusiasm about mobile health #mHealth and connected health #cHealth and electronic health #eHealth.  Here's an app for a new category?  Is this immobile health?  Or sedentary health #sHealth?

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Stand App is really straightforward: If you have a desk job, download this free app and tell it at which specific interval you would like to be reminded to get up.

Available on: iPhone
Price: Free
Should you get it? Yes, if you need a reminder to get up from your desk job

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LifeWatch launches world's first medical smartphone

LifeWatch launches world's first medical smartphone | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

Take Home Message: Android based system moves mobile and telehealth a little closer to a common place reality.

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Lifewatch has developed a smartphone that has built-in sensors for monitoring heart rate, pulmonary function, blood sugar levels, body temperature and galvanic skin response (which measures psychological pressure), and other physiological variables. The system can also measure blood pressure with an attached sleeve, and can analyze blood samples. 

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Smart phone app that checks your symptoms

Smart phone app that checks your symptoms | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

I tested it as

1.  a 55 yo with chest pain and sweats and it did a good job with diagnostic possibilites and then recommended emergency evaluaiton for possible heart attack. 

2.  a 60 yo with palpitations and lightheadedness with similar outcomes.

Links to google maps for local emergency rooms

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Called Symcat, (symptoms-based, computer-assisted triage) the app allows the user to enter in various ailments such as a fever, cough, swelling etc. and receive an instant diagnosis.

The app is currently available through their website, or can be accessed via an Android beta app. A version for the iPhone and other Apple products is said to be in the works.

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