Here’s CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta reporting on the latest on prosthetic technology: a pair of bionic hands controlled from an iPhone app. 34-year-old Jason Koger in 2008 had a brush with death when he got jolted with 7,200 volts of electricity.
Doctors had to amputate his both hands and he’s been trying out a variety of prosthetic hands ever since. Four years later, UK-based prosthetic developer Touch Bionics comes up with the i-Limb Ultra Revolution, an iPhone controlled bionic hand.
It offers “unparalleled dexterity and control, enabling wearers to more easily perform activities of daily living and thus increase their quality of life.” The video is right after the break… Read More
Project HOPE, a United States-based health care organization, explains in this heartwarming video how Apple’s iPad helps Project HOPE volunteer and pediatric physician Dr. Dana Braner treat sick children around the world. Watch how the iPad “lights up their faces” as Dr. Dana discusses how the device helps him treat young patients who now find regular medical check ups far less intimidating… Read More
Apps make our smartphones do amazing things. They can turn your iPhone into a price scanner, car parker, and even a tool to cure headaches. Now we’re going to take a look at one that can tell you if you’re sick or not.
The iTriage app for the iPhone is a complete digital first aid kit. After entering in your symptoms, the software gives you a possible diagnosis and treatment suggestions. And if that’s not enough, it can point you to the nearest doctor… Read More
Third-party applications have turned smartphones into digital Swiss Army knives over the last few years. It seems like there are apps for everything these days, that do anything from helping you become a better lover, to improving your golf game.
Apparently, there is even software for your iPhone that can help alleviate your headaches. These apps omit audible tones that supposedly synchronize your brainwaves to deeply relaxing low-frequency waves. It sounds impressive, but does it work? Read More
Siri understands a wide range of voice commands already, and the technology is bound to improve when third-party app integration is eventually implemented.
Now that everyone has had time to play with Siri on the iPhone 4S, interesting ideas are continuing to surface about how Siri could revolutionize certain markets. Siri has the potential to help drastically improve the 911 system in the US with location-aware and intelligent emergency alerts… Read More
As a recent Apple iPad 2 advert demonstrates, iOS devices are proving to be indispensable to doctors and medical professionals with the plethora of healthcare apps and accessories that are now available. Earlier today we reported on an upcoming iPhone application called iPhoneECG, which allows you to take a personal electrocardiograph with your iPhone and send it to your doctor.
When you’ve done that, you can now check your blood pressure, with a brand new accessory for Withings called the iPhone Blood Pressure Monitor. The $129 accessory works with your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and the free Withings companion app to provide a quick, easy and accurate self-messurement of your blood pressure… Read More
The iPhone has already proven to be a valuable tool in the medical field for doctors and patients, but an upcoming application/hardware accessory takes it all one step further. The iPhoneECG allows you to take a personal electrocardiograph with your iPhone and send it to your doctor.
This groundbreaking invention lets you place the iPhone against your chest and get a realtime readout of your ECG information. When completed, the ECG data will be uploaded and converted into a PDF for physician or healthcare review… Read More
Healthcare company Teladoc has been in the doctor-visits-over-webcam industry for the last 8 years. In that time, the group has facilitated somewhere in the range of 80,000 patient/doctor visits by webcam or telephone.
Now it seems like the group is looking to release new iPhone and iPad apps that will allow patients to visit the doctors office, by simply making a FaceTime call. But can a doctor effectively diagnose a patient over the web? Read More
If you take a lot of meds, you know how much of a pain it can be to manage all of your prescriptions. Unless you’ve got a steel trap for a memory, it can be difficult to remember when to take all of the different pills in your medical arsenal.
Wouldn’t it be nice if there was an easy to use, pretty app for managing your meds on the iPhone? The developer and designer of Pillboxie (who is also a registered nurse) thought so too. If you’re a pill popper, this one’s for you…
This story makes so much sense that I feel inferior for only realizing the potential just now. The idea of using a touchscreen to help children suffering from autism is brilliantly simple. The fact is that the iPhone might have the best and most simple system in iOS and the two were destined to help each other.
News Channel 10 out of Amarillo Texas has a report that centers on the benefits of using the iPhone to help the children dealing with the ailments that autism has. An app that focuses itself on speech therapy works by having the kids just touch the correct picture of whatever sound is being played. Magical, isn’t it? Read More