Category Archives: mobile health

We wish you a … tax repeal!

Right about this time last week, somewhere between the third slice of pumpkin pie and a turkey-induced coma, my mind drifted over some of the stories Medical Device Daily has covered in 2014 and all the things the med-tech industry…

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To sleep, perchance to analyze data?

OK, I admit it, I love to sleep! If I need any more reminders that I am getting old – thinning hairline, constant aches and pains, the imminent arrival of reading glasses – the fact that I really enjoy going…

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You’re only as healthy as your options

Having grown up in a small rural town in South Carolina, I can attest to the fact that sometimes your choices for service are usually few and far between. Typically, there’s only one of anything, and if you want to…

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Consumers take their own tweet time using social media for health questions

OK, social media mavens – this one’s for you. This coming from someone who, whenever I see or hear a reference to a Tweet, automatically rack up the chorus to Bobby Day’s golden oldie “Rockin’ Robin” (yes, and the Jackson…

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FCC holds MBANs future in its hands

A patient lies tethered to a hospital bed with sensors and wires taking readings. Their mobility is severely limited and, on top of that, healthcare professionals have to be in a position where they can maneuver through these wires to…

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A picture is worth 1,000 what?

We already know that a picture is worth a thousand words, but did you know it might also be worth a thousand calories? A new smartphone application is being developed at Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana) to help the health…

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Need to track your BMs? Try GIMonitor, a.k.a. Buttbook

Just call me Pinocchio because I lied. Last week I said I would review the Sleep Cycle app for this week’s mobile health review, but over the holiday weekend I came across an app that I am so excited about…

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Curious about your heart rate? There’s an app for that

It’s that time of year again when millions of us in the U.S. make New Year’s resolutions to improve ourselves in some grand way – often by means of getting in shape and/or leading an overall healthier lifestyle. And this…

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