At the beginning of this month, MobiHealthNews noted in an In-Depth report that a new class of wireless, wearable activity tracker is increasingly finding its way into the clinical space, especially to help people with movement disorders or lower body injuries. That trend just got a big boost from the US Department of Veteran Affairs, […]

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According to research firm Parks Associates the number of doctor-patient video consultations in the US will almost triple over the next year. “The number of doctor-patient video consultations will nearly triple from this year to the next, from 5.7 million in 2014 to over 16 million in 2015, and will exceed 130 million in 2018,” […]

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Bayer’s Grants4Apps: An accelerator run by a pharma company From Mobil Health News

by Admin 08.28.2014

Bayer HealthCare, a German pharmaceutical company, has underscored pharma’s growing interest in mobile health by starting a new health accelerator. Grants4Apps, which started last year as a crowdsourcing initiative, was releaunched as an accelerator at an event earlier this week. The commitment on Bayer’s part is pretty significant: they’ll be offering 50,000 euro (about $65,000) to each of [...]

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Researchers develop diagnostic app for newborn jaundice From Mobil Health News

by Admin 08.28.2014

Medical and engineering researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle have developed a smartphone app, called BiliCam, that they claim can diagnose jaundice in newborns via a smartphone’s camera. “The app, called BiliCam, uses a smartphone’s camera and flash and a color calibration card the size of a business card,” a blog post on the university’s [...]

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