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iHealth Launches New Wristworn Pulse Oximeter, Ambulatory Heart and Blood Pressure Monitors at CES 2014

iHealth Launches New Wristworn Pulse Oximeter, Ambulatory Heart and Blood Pressure Monitors at CES 2014

iHealth pulse oximeter iHealth Launches New Wristworn Pulse Oximeter, Ambulatory Heart and Blood Pressure Monitors at CES 2014

iHealth Launches New Wristworn Pulse Oximeter,

Ambulatory Heart and Blood Pressure Monitors at CES

2014 …….

 

iHealth ;(Mountain View,CA), a subsidiary of China-based Andon Health, launched a new wristworn pulse oximeter, an ambulatory heart monitor, it is a very useful and an ambulatory blood pressure monitor at CES 2014. The pulse oximeter continuously measures blood -oxygen saturation (SpO2) and pulse rate at the finger tip, and is connected to a wrist strap that has an LED display showing the readings. The device also works via Bluetooth to the iHealth iOS app to display and track blood oxygen levels over time. Like other pulse oximeters, the device works by projecting two light beams, one red and the other infrared, onto the blood vessels in the finger. Oxygenated blood absorbs more infrared light and allows more red light to pass through, whereas deoxygenated blood absorbs more red light and allows more infrared light to pass through. A photodetector opposite the light emitters measures the ratio of red to infrared light received and from that calculates the amount of oxygen in the blood.iHealth.

ihealth bmp iHealth Launches New Wristworn Pulse Oximeter, Ambulatory Heart and Blood Pressure Monitors at CES 2014The second device unveiled by iHealth is an ambulatory heart rhythm monitor that is attached to the user chest using an adhesive patch. The monitor syncs with an iOS device using Bluetooth connectivity and displays a complete ECG on the user phone.

The device is capable of notifying the user of any arrhythmia and will be able to convey this information to a loved one or a caregiver. The device can save up to 72 hours of ECG data, and may one day serve as an option over Holter monitors for arrhythmia detection.

iHealth blood pressure monitor iHealth Launches New Wristworn Pulse Oximeter, Ambulatory Heart and Blood Pressure Monitors at CES 2014The third device launched by iHealth is an ambulatory blood pressure monitor that connects to a wearable blood pressure vest. The monitor is able to continuously track the wearer’s blood pressure without disturbing the user’s normal activity. It is able to connect to Android and iOS phones through Bluetooth 4.0 and can save up to 200 blood pressure readings. The blood pressure measurements can be registered in preset intervals, starting at every 15 minutes, or the user can have the device measure blood pressures at longer intervals of every 2 hours. The device is targeted at addressing the need for a continuous blood pressure monitoring device to better understand and track hypertension.

Both the iHealth ambulatory heart monitor and the ambulatory blood pressure monitor are not yet cleared by FDA.

Company page: iHealth…

Press release: IHEALTH ANNOUNCES THREE NEW WEARABLE MOBILE PERSONAL HEALTH PRODUCTS AT CES 2014

 

 

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How To Make Smart Phones Into Pathology Labs

How To Make  Smart Phones Into Pathology Labs

A biomolecular detection platform is presented that utilizes a capacitive touchscreen to measure DNA concentration. The technology is ready for integration into touchscreen-equipped smart phones or smart pads, and should truly accelerate the realization of personalized portable biosensors.

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Medical App to Treat Presbyopia a Non-Invasive Software Solution

Medical App to Treat Presbyopia a Non-Invasive Software Solution

Learn how you can remove your reading glasses in just 15 min training per day! This Medical app will cost about $95 and will become available early next year.

As people age, the lens loses its focusing power resulting in near vision deterioration. Unable to focus the way we used to, images sent to be processed in the brains’ visual cortex are unfocused and processing is slow and very difficult, resulting in a blurred image. This unavoidable deterioration of the eyes as we age can be compensated by boosting the speed and quality of image processing in the brain. Using advance, non-invasive methodologies researched over the last 15 years and successfully tested in numerous clinical trials, GlassesOff™ can help you achieve over 80% improvement in vision acuity!

GlassesOff™ is a non-invasive software solution that boosts the brain’s visual cortex performance. By boosting the brains image processing speed and contrast sensitivity, among others, users compensate for the biological deterioration of the eyes, thereby achieving an average improvement of 80% in visual acuity. This unique learning methodology by means of perceptual tasks encompasses parts of the learning process that are independent from conscious forms of learning and involve structural and/or functional changes in the visual cortex of the brain.

How it works?

Similar to computers binary code, everything captured by the human eye is translated into the equivalent of “0” and “1” by the vision system. Those “0” and “1” are translated into visual images such as Gabor patches that vary by their spatial frequency, contrast and spatial orientation and are best for stimulating the neurons in the early visual cortex of the brain. GlassesOff™ product enhances the visual system’s image processing capabilities by using the optimal Gabor patches to stimulate the visual cortex. GlassesOff™ treatment significantly boosts the speed and quality of image processing in the brain.

How long does the treatment take?

Just like any other product treating a medical condition, GlassesOff™ treatment duration and impact is affected by users’ initial presbyopic state and visual cortex learning capabilities. Our personalized treatments adjust itself on an ongoing basis to the user’s condition and progress to assure maximal improvement in minimal time. Still, on average, users that train3 times per week (each training session lasts around 15 min), complete the treatment within 3 months. Once eliminating the need for reading glasses, we recommend users to implement our maintenance training protocol, which only requires 2-3 treatment session per month.

How do I know if I fit the program?

Presbyopia (“Aging Eye”) affects most people over the age of 40 and nearly everyone by the age of 51. People suffering from Presbyopia usually experience some of the following symptoms: 1) blurred near-vision, 2) tired eyes or 3) headaches. If you suffer from any of these symptoms, you are advised to use GlassesOff™ treatment to correct your existing Presbyopia and prevent the expected natural deterioration. Furthermore, if you do not yet experience these symptoms but reaching the age of 40, you can use GlassesOff™ as a preventive treatment, precluding the expected Presbyopia from affecting your life.
Finally, before you start the training, we will provide you with a short online eye examination, which will determine whether the GlassesOff™ treatment will fit you.

What are the requirements?

GlassesOff™ product does not require any special equipment or special medical examinations. The product can run on most devices that use a display, to include: smart mobile phones (e.g. iPhone), PCs & tablet computes or even interactive TV. Furthermore, you are not required to go through any ophthalmologic examination prior to using the product.

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Transform iPhone into High-quality Medical Imaging Device

Transform iPhone into High-quality Medical Imaging Device

Researchers Transform iPhone into High-quality Medical Imaging Device

Advanced, life-saving capabilities become a simple add-on to handheld technology you already use

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3—In a feat of technology tweaking that would rival MacGyver, a team of researchers from the University of California, Davis has transformed everyday iPhones into medical-quality imaging and chemical detection devices. With materials that cost about as much as a typical app, the decked-out smartphones are able to use their heightened senses to perform detailed microscopy and spectroscopy.  The team will present their findings at the Optical Society’s (OSA) Annual Meeting, Frontiers in Optics (FiO) 2011, taking place in San Jose, Calif. Oct. 16-20.

The enhanced iPhones could help doctors and nurses diagnose blood diseases in developing nations where many hospitals and rural clinics have limited or no access to laboratory equipment. In addition to bringing new sensing capabilities where they are needed most, the modified phones are also able transmit the real-time data to colleagues around the globe for further analysis and diagnosis.

“Field workers could put a blood sample on a slide, take a picture, and send it to specialists to analyze,” says Sebastian Wachsmann-Hogiu, a physicist with UC Davis’ Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and the Center for Biophotonics, Science and Technology, and lead author of the research to be presented at FiO.

Microscope Makeover

The group is not the first to build a smartphone microscope. “But we thought we could make something simpler and less expensive,” Wachsmann-Hogiu says.

His first attempt took simplicity too far. “We started with a drop of water on the camera’s lens,” he says. “The water formed a meniscus, and its curved surface acted like a magnifying lens. It worked fine, but the water evaporated too fast.”

Then the team turned to ball lenses. These are finely ground glass spheres that act as low-powered magnifying glasses. The team used a 1-millimeter-diameter ball lens that costs $30-40 USD in their prototype, but mass-produced lenses could be substituted to reduce the price.

To build the microscope’s lens, Kaiqin Chu, a post-doctoral researcher in optics, inserted a ball lens into a hole in a rubber sheet, then simply taped the sheet over the smartphone’s camera.

At 5x magnification, the ball lens is no more powerful than a child’s magnifying glass. Yet when paired with the camera of a smartphone, the microscope could resolve features on the order of 1.5 microns, small enough to identify different types of blood cells.

There are two reasons why such low magnification produces such high-resolution images. First, ball lenses excel at gathering light, which determines resolution. Second, the camera’s semiconductor sensor consists of millions of light-capturing cells. Each cell is only about 1.7 microns across. This is small enough to capture precisely the tiny high-resolution image that comes through the ball lens.

Ball lenses pose some unique problems. The curvature of their sphere bends light as it enters the ball, distorting the image, except for a very small spot in the center. The researchers used digital image processing software to correct for this distortion. They also used the software to stitch together overlapping photos of the tiny in-focus areas into a single image large enough for analysis.

Even though smartphone micrographs are not as sharp as those from laboratory microscopes, they are able to reveal important medical information, such as the reduced number and increased variation of cells in iron deficiency anemia, and the banana-shaped red blood cells characteristic of sickle cell anemia.

Wachsmann-Hogiu’s team is working with UC Davis Medical Center to validate the device and determine how to use it in the field. They may also add features, such as larger lenses to diagnose skin diseases and software to count and classify blood cells automatically in order to provide instant feedback and perhaps recognize a wider range of diseases.

Simple Spectrometer

When researchers need additional diagnostic tools, the microscope could be swapped for a simple spectrometer that also uses light collected by the iPhone’s camera.

Spectrometers smear out light from an object, separating it into its composite wavelengths in much the way a prism breaks up white light in the familiar colors of the rainbow. Since atoms and molecules absorb very specific wavelengths when exposed to light, it is possible to tease out the chemical signature of materials by studying their spectra.

Like the microscope, the iPhone’s spectrometer takes advantage of smartphone imaging capabilities. “We had worked with spectrometers for diagnostics, and didn’t think it would be too far a stretch,” Wachsmann-Hogiu says.

The spectrometer that the researchers added to the iPhone is easy to build. It starts with a short plastic tube covered at both ends with black electrical tape. Narrow slits cut into the tape allow only roughly parallel beams of light from the sample to enter and exit the tube. It is this grating that smears, or spreads, the light into a spectrum of colors that scientists can use like a fingerprint to identify various molecules.

“If you didn’t have the slits, light would come in from all different angles and you could never separate it properly,” explains Zachary Smith, an optics post-doctoral researcher in the lab.

Though the spectrometer is still in its early stages, the researchers believe it could measure the amount of oxygen in the blood and help diagnose chemical markers of disease.

Because smartphone instruments are powerful and cheap, Wachsmann-Hogiu believes schools could use them to enrich science classes. Spectrometers could help illustrate lessons about light and energy. Microscopes could unveil an invisible world of sugar crystals, pollen grains, and microscopic organisms.

By intelligently exploiting smartphone features, Wachsmann-Hogiu’s group promises to both save lives and illuminate science.

The presentation, “Microscopy and Spectroscopy on a Cell Phone,” by Kaiqin Chu, Zachary J. Smith, Alyssa R. Espenson, Denis Dwyre, Stephen Lane, Dennis Matthews, and Sebastian Wachsmann-Hogiu of the Center for Biophotonics, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, Calif. will take place Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 12 p.m. at the Fairmont San Jose Hotel.

EDITOR’S NOTE: High-resolution images of the iPhone and image samples taken with the device are available upon request (see gallery below). Please contact Angela Stark, astark@osa.org.

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Download Free Medical Mobile Application for drug, disease, and diagnostic worth $159

Download Free Medical Mobile Application for drug, disease, and diagnostic worth $159

We are giving you Epocrates Essentials* ($159 value) for FREE. Our most popular premium mobile application offers the drug, disease, and diagnostic tools you need at the point-of-care. It’s free for the first 2 weeks of August only.

*Epocrates Essentials is compatible with iPhone/iPod touch, Google Android™, BlackBerry®, Palm OS® and Windows Mobile® platforms.

PLEASE NOTE: Medical students who activate the free Epocrates Essentials code must be attending an accredited United States medical school. Epocrates reserves the right to request a valid form of student identification for additional proof of enrollment. Any inaccuracies or misrepresentations regarding medical student status may result in penalties, including but not limited to, immediate termination of the Epocrates Essentials subscription.
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Download Medical iPad App for Diagnostic Imaging

Download Medical iPad App for Diagnostic Imaging

Diagnostic Imaging Pathways is a clinical decision support tool and educational resource for diagnostic imaging. Developed with the input of clinicians and radiologists, the evidence-based pathways have been used by clinicians and educators world-wide.

The University of Western Australia’s Centre for Software Practice (CSP) has released a new iPad application which helps clinicians to choose the most appropriate diagnostic imaging examinations in a wide range of clinical scenarios.

The latest diagnostic education and decision support tool has been developed by CSP in collaboration with the Department of Imaging Services at the Royal Perth Hospital.

Diagnostic Imaging Pathways includes more than 130 pathways covering all the major organ systems and common clinical scenarios. The pathways have been developed based on broad clinical consensus, and best-available evidence, and are under continuous review and development.

The principle clinical lead behind the Diagnostic Imaging Pathways, Professor Richard Mendelson, said the application will help doctors make the right decisions delivering the right treatment at the right place and the right time.

“Thirty per cent of imaging requests are incorrect or inappropriate – the iPad application DiPHD will help make sure that patients have the best chance of getting the most accurate diagnosis,” Professor Mendelson said.

CSP Director Associate Professor David Glance said having the pathways available on a platform like the iPad ensures that doctors will be able to access vital information, literally at their fingertips.

“Imaging is the first step in future pathways that will also involve pathology and clinical referral guidelines,” Associate Professor Glance said.

DiPHD follows on from other award winning applications developed at the UWA CSP including MMEx, an eHealth platform used by clinicians throughout WA, Australia and New Zealand.

The application follows on from the success of the Diagnostic Imaging Pathways website.

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Nanosensor “Tattoo” and a Modified iPhone Tracks Sodium and Glucose Level

Nanosensor “Tattoo” and a Modified iPhone Tracks Sodium and Glucose Level

Using a nanosensor “tattoo” and a modified iPhone, cyclists could closely monitor sodium levels to prevent dehydration, and anemic patients could track their blood oxygen levels.

Heather Clark, a professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Northeastern University, is leading a team working to make this possible. The team begins by injecting a solution containing carefully chosen nanoparticles into the skin. This leaves no visible mark, but the nanoparticles will fluoresce when exposed to a target molecule, such as sodium or glucose. A modified iPhone then tracks changes in the level of fluorescence, which indicates the amount of sodium or glucose present. Clark presented this work at the BioMethods Boston conference at Harvard Medical School last week.

The tattoos were originally designed as a way around the finger-prick bloodletting that is the standard technique for measuring glucose levels in those with diabetes. But Clark says they could be used to track many things besides glucose and sodium, offering a simpler, less painful, and more accurate way for many people to track many important biomarkers.

“I don’t think there’s any doubt that this sort of technology will catch on,” says Jim Burns, head of drug and biomedical research and development at Genzyme.

The tattoo developed by Clark’s team contains 120-nanometer-wide polymer nanodroplets consisting of a fluorescent dye, specialized sensor molecules designed to bind to specific chemicals, and a charge-neutralizing molecule.

Once in the skin, the sensor molecules attract their target because they have the opposite charge. Once the target chemical is taken up, the sensor is forced to release ions in order to maintain an overall neutral charge, and this changes the fluorescence of the tattoo when it is hit by light. The more target molecules there are in the patient’s body, the more the molecules will bind to the sensors, and the more the fluorescence changes.

The original reader was a large boxlike device. One of Clark’s graduate students, Matt Dubach, improved upon that by making a modified iPhone case that allows any iPhone to read the tattoos.

Here’s how it works: a case that slips over the iPhone contains a nine-volt battery, a filter that fits over the iPhone’s camera, and an array of three LEDs that produce light in the visible part of the spectrum. This light causes the tattoos to fluoresce. A light-filtering lens is then placed over the iPhone’s camera. This filters out the light released by the LEDs, but not the light emitted by the tattoo. The device is pressed to the skin to prevent outside light from interfering.

Dubach and Clark hope to create an iPhone app that would easily measure and record sodium levels. At the moment, the iPhone simply takes images of the fluorescence, which the researchers then export to a computer for analysis. They also hope to get the reader to draw power from the iPhone itself, rather than from a battery.

Clark is working to expand her technology from glucose and sodium to include a wide range of potential targets. “Let’s say you have medication with a very narrow therapeutic range,” she says. Today, “you have to try it [a dosage] and see what happens.” She says her nanosensors, in contrast, could let people monitor the level of a given drug in their blood in real time, allowing for much more accurate dosing.

The researchers hope to soon be able to measure dissolved gases, such as nitrogen and oxygen, in the blood as a way of checking respiration and lung function. The more things they can track, the more applications will emerge, says Clark.

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Download Free Medical App Digital Pathology for iPad and iPhone

Download Free Medical App Digital Pathology for iPad and iPhone

SlidePath Gateway from Leica Microsystems puts Digital Pathology at your fingertips. The application provides access to high quality educational content from External Quality Assessment (EQA) programs including high resolution whole slide images captured on the Leica SCN400 slide scanner with expert pathologist diagnosis.

Users can try Digital Pathology for free and view, zoom & navigate digital slides through the high performance viewer. Existing Digital Image Hub users can connect the application to their own server to explore and view images from their own image collection.

Intended Use – SlidePath Gateway 1.0
SlidePath Gateway is for Research Use Only*- Not for Use in Diagnostic Procedures.

SlidePath Gateway is Available for Download

Wetzlar, Germany. Leica Microsystems announces the release of the SlidePath Gateway application for iPad and iPhone, which is the latest addition to the Total Digital Pathology portfolio. SlidePath Gateway is a Digital Pathology viewing application with built-in educational content from leading institutes and pathologists. The free application is available now for download from the Apple App store.

Note*: A Research Application is not intended for in vitro diagnostic or clinical use, but is intended solely for use in the research or educational setting, for example university or pharmaceutical development. These applications are described as Research Applications or Research Use Only.

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Medical App iCard ECG for iPhone 3GS iPhone4, iPad, and iPad 2

Medical App iCard ECG for iPhone 3GS iPhone4, iPad, and iPad 2

Weare all familiar with the amazing iPhonECG that became a global social viral idea pandemic in January 2011. Dr. David Albert has just announced a Universal iCard ECG attachment for the iPhone & iPads after Alivecore’s clinical validation studies at University of Oklahoma. How about listening to a demonstration by the Dr. Albert …

Universal iCard ECG Features

  • Records and stores the electrocardiogram (ECG) on the servers, data can be downloaded as .pdf file format by the physician in any part of the world.
  • Extremely thin & small with size of a credit-card
  • Made up of very low profile velcro (black and metallic red colors)
  • Battery compartment on back of iCard (lasts for 150 hours)
  • Attachment for iPhone 3GS iPhone4, iPad, and iPad 2 (all iOS devices)
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance is still pending.
  • http://alivecor.com/
  • http://therohanaurora.com/universal-icard-ecg/
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    Download Latest Medical iPhone/iPad Dermatology App Out For General Practitioners ,Nurses and Medical Students

    Download Latest Medical iPhone/iPad Dermatology App Out For General Practitioners ,Nurses and Medical Students

    DermoMap, a new iPhone/iPad dermatology app out of Spain, is helping identify skin conditions using multiple hi-def photos for each disease and extensive explanations.  It is being targeted to both medical professionals as well as the pubic, and is designed to have both clinical and more lay language in the text so everyone can take advantage of it.

    DermoMap is an interactive tool that serves as a diagnostic aid for general practitioners and nurses and as a study tool for medical students.  It is available in English and Spanish.

    By listing a patient’s symptoms and the afflicted area of the body, the user can narrow his search from descriptions of the one-hundred most common skin problems that account for 95% of all diagnoses.  The user also can compare high resolution images of these conditions with personal photos.

    It features information about a 100 of the most common dermatological diseases, with over 300 high definition photos, multiple images of each disease, and a built-in etymological dictionary with more than 100 terms.

    It features explanations conducted with meticulous scientific rigor that are clear and understandable for both medical and nonmedical audience.

    It is updated periodically when new progress is made in medical knowledge.

    Product page: DermoMap…

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