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Back in 2009, when the Withings body scale had been out for just a few weeks, a mystery emerged. Customers reported that their scale registered weigh-in at times when they were not home and with values that didn’t match their own, or that of anyone in their family. Customer support couldn’t help: nothing appeared wrong with the scales and we knew it couldn’t be pets either…
We often discuss on this blog how innovation can improve life and health for people. We live in an age where consumer electronics and medical science are coming together to help us better take care of ourselves and of our loved ones. Technology however is not just for humans. Nowadays, pets can also enjoy high-tech devices designed to improve their health, sometimes at the expense of their dignity. Some of those new products are genuine innovations with a real health benefits, but today we choose to take a look at a few that do not fit into this category…
Apple’s top 50 iPad apps for doctors
Apple has created an “iTunes healthcare room”, with their selection of the 50 best medical iPad apps. Apparently, this iTunes room can be difficult to find, which is why Mobihealthnews has divided them into categories and made a slideshow. Among these categories you’ll find: Reference, Education, EMR & patient monitoring, Imaging, Point of care, and Personal care. Some of these apps have previously been mentioned here on the blog, such as: DrChrono, Medscape, and WebMD, but this article gives you a more comprehensive overview of what’s available according to your specific needs. Read more
Weighing scales have become very high-tech devices. From bathroom scales with wi-fi connection to ultra-precise devices used in research or industry, modern scales are able to provide very accurate measures almost instantly. This has not always been the case however and today we take a look at the different systems that emerged over the millennia.
Ten predictions for the mobile health market
MobiHealthNews has compiled a list of ten predictions for the next five years of mobile health including forecast for both consumers and businesses. Their focus is remote patient monitoring via devices and mobile applications and how these will improve internal workflow and ensure higher efficiency. Their assumption is that in a three-years’ time, the market for mobile health apps will be more than ten times bigger than today. Also, Wi-Fi embedded consumer devices will rapidly make their way into professional settings. A stunning 500,000 shipments of blood pressure monitors will supposedly be reached by 2013. An astonishing future for health care! Read more here.
At Withings, we firmly believe that intelligent, connected devices are not the future, but the present. Still, it’s always good to take a look at the road ahead and see what the future may still hold. And what better looking glass to use than some classic sci-fi movies?