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Philips Lumify, an app-based ultrasound system

Philips has unveiled a new ultrasound system that uses your own tablet as the display and interface. The Philips Lumify looks just like a typical transducer, but has a micro-USB plug on the far end. You simply download the Lumify app… Read more →

Office of Chief Information Officer from Ireland Launches eHealth Website

The HSE (Health Service Executive) launched its eHealth Ireland website. This site has been developed by the Office of the Chief Information Officer within the HSE. The information provided within the content of the site marks a milestone for the… Read more →

PeriCoach Smartphone Pelvic Floor Exerciser FDA Cleared

The FDA cleared the PeriCoach pelvic floor exercise system, according toMobiHealthNews. The product includes an insertable device which communicates with a smartphone to report on the how the exercises are being performed, the data being also passed to an online… Read more →

Masimo’s MightySat Rx Pulse Oximeter Cleared in Europe

Masimo landed the European CE mark of approval for its new MightySat Rx pulse oximeter to be used in clinical environments. The device, which is available in three versions, features Masimo’s SET Measure-Through Motion and Low Perfusion technology that’s part… Read more →

Expect more trials with mHealth data

Wearables and mobile apps have been infiltrating the traditional medical device industry bit by bit, and clinical trial software company Medidata is helping speed that movement. Medidata is a top provider of software and analytics for clinical trials, with clients… Read more →

Ascom Myco – the first Android smart device designed for medical staff

Ascom’s latest offering, Ascom Myco, a smartphone with unique features designed to render nurses’ work easier, catches the interest of Belgian hospitals and healthcare institutions. Philippe Bosmans, Sales Manager, Ascom Belgium and Tom Decoo, Senior Account Manager Healthcare, Nextel, a… Read more →

SonoMed Continuous Open Airway Therapy Devices Now With Compliance Tracking

Continuous open airway therapy (COAT) is an option over continuous positive airway pressure therapy (CPAP) for many patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. It can be more comfortable than CPAP if the intraoral device is fitted correctly to the patient… Read more →

Oculus Rift virtual reality headset ussed to fight phobias

While the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality immersion device, is slated for release only early next year, researchers are already trying to implement practical uses for it. At Santa Clara University a couple engineering and computer science students are… Read more →

Laser ‘tricorder’ can diagnose malaria through the skin

Malaria is a huge problem in many parts of the world (Image: Stephanie Aglietti/AFP/Getty Images) It’s a weapon that fights malaria – a laser scan can give an accurate diagnosis in seconds, without breaking the skin, just like the fictional… Read more →

Updated March of Dimes CineMama app helps women to track their weight gain during pregnancy

Gaining too much or too little weight during pregnancy can have serious health consequences for your baby. The updated March of Dimes CineMama app helps moms-to-be track their weight gain as well as make a time-lapse movie of their pregnancy.… Read more →

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