Smartphone Becomes Mobile Eye Exam [video]

Smartphone Becomes Mobile Eye Exam [video]

  PEEK stands for “Portable Eye Examination Kit” and is a new product being developed by a team of ophthalmologists, engineers, and software developers. The goal is simply to help save the eyesight of millions of people worldwide. Rural populations in...
Device Helps Children Strengthen Breathing [video]

Device Helps Children Strengthen Breathing [video]

According to the makers of Alvio, asthma is the third-leading cause for hospitalization of children under the age of 15. Children with asthma miss a total of 14 million school days a year. Some studies have shown that when patients can exercise their breathing and...
Apple Health App Goofs on Glucose Monitoring

Apple Health App Goofs on Glucose Monitoring

According to a report in Mobile Health News last month, Apple has a problem with¬†patient-entered glucose readings in its Health app. Devices in the U.S. and some other countries measure blood glucose levels in “milligrams per deciliter” (mg/dL). In some...
Blue LEDs Relieve Psoriasis

Blue LEDs Relieve Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a skin condition that results in itchy, scaly patches that can be difficult to treat. It affects as many as 125 million people worldwide. Philips has announced a new wearable Health Tech product — the BlueControl — that helps relieve the...
Reduce Risk of Fall for Seniors

Reduce Risk of Fall for Seniors

According to Kinesis Health Technologies, about 30% of all elderly individuals 65 and older suffer at least one fall every year. In long-term care facilities, the risk of a fall can be as high as 50%. Many of these falls result in injury, and often require...