New Products

E Cube i7

Portable ultrasound features sliding keyboard cover

Alpinion Medical Systems has expanded its ultrasound portfolio with its new portable ultrasound system, E-CUBE i7. The new system integrates high-performance hardware and software and offers a variety of transducers for high clinical versatility across an extensive range of applications including point of care applications – anesthesiology, pain management, orthopedic/MSK and emergency medicine. The system also features…


MyICU

Beth Israel launches MyICU app to engage patients

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston has launched the MyICU app in its intensive care units to enhance communication with their sickest patients and those patients’ families. When a patient is admitted to an intensive care unit, it carries with it some pretty scary connotations for patients and their families. And having been on the…


Preventing Famine

Free app forecasts famine areas via satellite data

A new mobile phone app designed to help aid workers predict where hunger may strike and provide help in good time was launched by Austrian scientists in November. The app, which is free to use, combines and analyses satellite data and information collected through crowdsourcing using mobile phones, and creates a map highlighting areas at…


Breast Cancer Ally

University of Michigan releases breast cancer app

The University of Michigan recently released the free Breast Cancer Ally app. Unlike other breast cancer apps, it is designed to be an educational tool as well as a symptom management tool. Patients receive educational content during every stage of their breast cancer battle. Patients can keep track of their symptoms as well as their…


EpiWatch

Johns Hopkins EpiWatch research app tracks seizures

EpiWatch is a ResearchKit app for the Apple Watch, allowing users with Apple’s first smartwatch to record seizures and test the wearable’s sensors to better understand epilepsy. The app and research study, developed by researchers at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Medicine, uses the Apple Watch and the paired iPhone to allow epileptics to monitor and manage their…


HumanDX

Human Dx app uses games to support global project

Gamification of medical education is still in its infancy, but more and more of these medical gaming apps are being developed. One of the latest is Human Dx, a diagnosis game app that is the embodiment of the Human Diagnosis Project, a group based in San Francisco whose mission is “a worldwide effort to map any…


Philips app

Philips developing diabetes app that links to EMR

A diabetes app from Philips Healthcare will allow users with type 1 diabetes to merge their personal health information with electronic medical records. The app, developed by Philips and Netherlands-based Radboud University Medical Centre, is currently in the prototype stage. It consists of a mobile patient app and online community, allowing patients and healthcare professionals to connect via text messaging,…