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Jawbone launches UP Coffee app to help users correlate sleep with caffeine

Jawbone launches UP Coffee app to help users correlate sleep with caffeine | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
“Jawbone, maker of the Jawbone UP activity tracker, launched an app today with a different take on sleep tracking. The app, UP Coffee, helps users regulate their caffeine intake and understand how caffeine affects their sleep.”
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How an iPhone app could diagnose jaundice in babies

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How an iPhone app could diagnose jaundice in babies11

Luke Dormehl (6:01 am PDT, Aug 28th)

One day apps like this could be routinely used in hospitals as a way of eliminating certain diseases.

The drive toward mobile health has seen more and more research into the possible medical applications of smartphones. The latest comes from a team of researchers at the University of Washington, who have developed an app capable of diagnosing jaundice in infants simply by taking their picture.

 

If untreated, severe jaundice can cause brain damage along with a potentially fatal condition called kernicterus. Since it is typically diagnosed by a yellowing of the skin, the iPhone app — called Bilicam — asks users to place a color calibration card on the baby’s stomach, which helps the software to work out lighting and flash conditions, then snap a photo, which is uploaded to the cloud for analysis.

Analysis is carried out by an algorithm, which provides results almost instantly — and could well be used in hospitals as a screening tool to determine whether infants need to take any further blood tests.


Currently the app is still in development, with the team planning to test it on 1,000 infants of different ethnicities, before pursuing the all-important FDA approval.

Apple believes its current push into mobile health, with devices like the eagerly-anticipated iWatch, is a “moral obligation.”


Read more at http://www.cultofmac.com/293066/iphone-app-diagnose-jaundice-babies/#fA0KJAe2UvL4BQpr.99


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LE ROUX Arnaud's curator insight, August 28, 2:51 PM

Une équipe de chercheurs de l'université de Washington ont développé une application capable de diagnostiquer la jaunisse  à des enfants en bas âge simplement en les prenant en photo.

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Gartner puts mobile health monitoring in the “trough of disillusionment” - mobihealthnews

Gartner puts mobile health monitoring in the “trough of disillusionment” - mobihealthnews | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
mobihealthnews Gartner puts mobile health monitoring in the “trough of disillusionment” mobihealthnews Gartner Hype Cycle As it does every year, analyst firm Gartner updated its famous Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies this summer and, according...
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Seniors And The Internet Of Things: Empowerment And Security

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I was quoted extensively in a Sunday Boston Globe feature on the IoT. It was in a special section aimed at seniors, and I’d been really passionate with the reporter about the IoT’s potential to transform seniors’ lives through new products such as bedroom slippers with sensors that can detect minute variations in a senior’s gait and alert a caregiver by app in time to avoid a fall, or a gorgeous necklace that can detect the onset of congestive heart failure). However, the article just ended up as a general introduction to the IoT.

Too bad.

While I was doing the interview, it dawned on me that this might really be a wonderful niche in the Internet of Things.  You see, I spend part of my time caring for two seniors who have faced serious health challenges, and it has really opened my eyes to the potential benefits of ambitious IoT programs for seniors.

We don’t have any time to lose: I’ve heard that a third of all doctors in the US will retire in the next decade, while they and about 10,000 others will turn 65 each day. There is simply no way that we can sustain this loss of medical professionals just when they are needed more than ever without fundamental change in the health care system!

To me, what the IoT represents is an opportunity for a fundamental change in the doctor-patient relationship, with empowered patients becoming full partners in their care through self-monitoring.

It will end the historic pattern, driven by necessity, of placing most emphasis on encounters in the doctor’s office, where the patient is forced to recall his or her symptoms, perhaps from several weeks ago, with no objective way of measuring them (not to mention factors such as “white-coat hypertension,” that may be induced by the very setting of the encounter. My blood pressure always goes up in my doctor’s office because she’s on the third floor, and I go up the stairs quickly rather than taking the elevator). Instead, the patient will generate a constant stream of data, and, over time, we will evolve efficient ways of reporting the spikes in readings to the doctor in a way that might actually trigger preventive care to avoid an incident, or at least provide an objective means of judging its severity to improve the quality of care.

Let’s also not forget about the benefits to seniors living alone and their families living miles away, of smart home devices.

I’m going to make this a major focus of my future IoT work, in large part because my personal experience working with seniors’ health needs has sensitized me to the wide range of issues that successful IoT solutions for senior must address:

Ease of use: Especially for those who aren’t comfortable with technology or who face issues such as diminished vision or arthritisNonstigmatizing: Hey, grey hair is enough of an identifier: seniors don’t need other things that would further identify and isolate themPrivacy and security: Seniors are already targets of enough scams and efforts to exploit them: they don’t need to become even more vulnerable, especially regarding something as critical as their healthAffordability: Especially with devices that they might be expected to pay for entirely or in part. That can be difficult on a fixed incomeCan they encourage mutual support?: I’ve seen first-hand how mutual support from an exercise group can encourage frail elders to keep exercising. Done right, I suspect apps that let you voluntarily share data might be very effective motivators.Fostering independence: Smart home apps that might help seniors manage household functions easily, as well as ones that could be monitored remotely by their adult children, might increase the chance they could stay in their homes independently for longer, an important factor in both reducing hospitalization costs and fostering self-worth.

What other factors do you think might be relevant to creating effective IoT devices for seniors?  Let me know.

The other day I had an e-mail exchange with one of my fav IoT pioneers, Dulcie Madden of Rest Devices, maker of the PEEKO “onesie” for babies, which (among other things) can reduce the possibility of SIDS among babies. Years ago, I was a day-care teacher, and now that I help care for seniors, I’ve noticed how similar they needs can be. IMHO, infant care and senior care are two of the most promising areas for life-improving IoT solutions. For both social and economic reasons, they should be a priority.

Let’s go!

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FDA meeting confirms Amazon definitely has something digital health-related up its sleeve

FDA meeting confirms Amazon definitely has something digital health-related up its sleeve | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
Amazon held a meeting with FDA officials, presumably to discuss some kind of digital health project. Perhaps a health data platform or a smartwatch?

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2018: 75 million wireless-connected health and fitness devices predicted to ship

2018: 75 million wireless-connected health and fitness devices predicted to ship | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it

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Aetna to Phase Out CarePass Health, Wellness Platform

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The goal is to improve people's overall health through behavioral change. Aetna, Humana, Kaiser Permanente and UnitedHealth Group are all early-stage mHealth adopters.
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There is a high rate of acceptability to health information received through mobile phones in the rural India, according to a new study published in PLOS One.
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The Data Scientist on a Quest to Turn Computers Into Doctors

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Some of the world’s most brilliant minds are working as data scientists at places like Google, Facebook, and Twitter—analyzing the enormous troves of online information generated by these tech giants—and for hacker and entrepreneur Jeremy Howard, that’s a bit depressing. Howard, a data scientist himself, spent a few years as the president of the Kaggle,…

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The App Will See You Now Smartphones as Diagnostic Devices

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The market for healthrelated smartphone applications apps is rapidly expanding, with an estimated 100,000 healthrelated apps currently available on app marketplaces.
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Venture capitalists continue pouring money into digital health

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Wall Street may or may not be going through its long-awaited correction these days, but regardless, it still seems to have a hearty appetite for digital health initial public offerings. That appetite is provoking venture capitalists to fund ever-more startups. Through June of this year, $2.3 billion has been sunk into digital health offerings compared with $2 billion in all of 2013, reports digital healthcare accelerator Rock Health.
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Google Glass App Connects Patients With Specialists Quickly

Google Glass App Connects Patients With Specialists Quickly | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it

Navigating the healthcare system as a patient can be a real pain in the aspirin. You've got your annual checkups, and if anything looks fishy, bring on the wild goose chase of specialist visits. If you've ever been referred to a specialist, you've likely experienced weeks of waiting to get into his or her office, and then sat dumbfounded when you went through roughly the same procedure as you had with the first doctor, all to find out, "You're all good."

Remedy, a Google Glass application that connects physicians and specialists, is helping solve appointment overload by getting patients in front of the right specialists quickly and digitally.


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What's The ROI Of A Smartphone Given To Patients With A Chronic Health Condition?

What's The ROI Of A Smartphone Given To Patients With A Chronic Health Condition? | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
Thanks to a pilot project announced today by Microsoft, TracFone and Health Choice Network (here) we're about to find out. Set to launch in January, the pilot project is designed to test the theory that smartphones can lower costs and manage chronic conditions like diabetes with better health outcomes. One big [...]

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This Startup Could Turn Your iPhone Into a Tiny Disease-Detecting Lab

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There are infinite uses for the mobile phone. At any given moment it can act as a camera, a game console, a GPS, and, of course, a telephone. But Max Perelman wants to add one more function to the ever-growing list.

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Veteran Affairs to reimburse for certain clinical activity trackers | mobihealthnews

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Call For Special Sessions

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mHealth devices hold promise but aren't perfect, reveals study

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mHealth devices hold promise but aren't perfect, reveals study FierceMobileHealthcare (press release) A new study on mHealth wearables that electronically monitor fitness and health-related activity shows a majority provide the needed tools for...
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WebMD acquires patient simulation company, reports on mobile growth

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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Announces Collaboration with TracFone For A New Mobile Health Management Solution

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is partnering with TracFone, a telecommunication company, to provide a new mobile health management solution for high-risk and underserved population. This service would be provided through insurers and other providers. The company revealed this in a press release on its website recently.


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Apple, Google Are Jumping Into Health Care. Is Amazon Next?

Apple, Google Are Jumping Into Health Care. Is Amazon Next? | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
Apple's iPhone 6 is just weeks from release and will kick off Apple's new health care strategy. Google's working on its own plan to chase the health care market too. The two companies' moves have gotten plenty of buzz. (The power of the iPhone alone guarantees that Apple's strategy will be closely [...]

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Apple Hints At A Push Into Healthcare — Let's All Hope That Happens

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Tim Cook and Apple want to work with hospitals for its fledgling health platform.
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Home is Where the Medical Monitoring Happens

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This week, as mHealth + Telehealth World 2014 takes Boston by storm, no shortage of industry data and projections pertinent to healthcare are being reported,
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This App Lets You Ask a Doctor Any Question in Real-Time via Smartphone

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Wearable Tech Can Extend Clinical Analytics - InformationWeek

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Wearable health devices and apps could help fill the gaps in electronic health records, if we can get past the challenges.
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Philosys receives FDA clearance for iPhone-connected glucometer

Philosys receives FDA clearance for iPhone-connected glucometer | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it

New York City-based medical device maker Philosys received FDA 510(k) clearance this week for its smartphone-connected glucose meter, Gmate Smart.


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New Research Reveals 4 Segments of Digital Health Consumers

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Market research firm Park Associates has announced a new digital health research revealing four digital health consumer

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