Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Top 10

  1. Square,

  2. Tapjoy

    THIS may make help heath related Apps reach the needy masses.

    fueling mobile app growth through the use of in-app advertisements. Its 280 million users select which ads to engage with in exchange for receiving virtual currency that they can later use in their favorite apps. Its turnkey in-app advertising platform has monetized more than 11,0
  3. Foursquare

    For moving far beyond check-ins and adding services like daily deals, a recommender, and real-time geolocation alerts. Last year, the location-based social network partnered with Groupon, LivingSocial, and Scoutmob to offer live deals within its mobile app. It also rolled out Radar, an opt-in service that knows where you are and alerts you when you’re near a hospital,  restaurant or store
  4. Instagram

    For creating a beautiful, free photo-sharing service that lets regular people take professional-looking photos..
  5. Flipboard

    For bringing its addictive news- and social-media consumption app to the iPhone and making it even more irresistible.
  6. Shopkick

    For creating the first instant geo-couponing system that rewards users for stepping into retail stores. Shopkick has redefined the check-in-to-reap-rewards game by eliminating a step: the act of checking in.... good for disease surveillance.

  7. Twilio

    For easing app developers’ headaches by letting them add voice, SMS and VoIP functionality to their apps. Twilio provides easy-to-integrate phone and text services to its 75,000 developers. "The number-one thing we did was create access to telecommunications for developers, when before it was this black box...," says Danielle Moril
  8. Lookout

    For securing 15 million smartphones against mobile threats and reuniting lost phones with their owners. what about this
  9. Bump

    For creating the smartphone’s high-five: Tap devices to share content with a friend. More than 60 million people have downloaded this app, making it the seventh most popular free download of all time. Recent updates have added music and app sharing, as well as being able to "virtually bump" friends even when they aren’t nearby.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

mHealth resourses sites

1. mHealth Alliance
The mHealth Alliance champions the use of mobile technologies to improve health throughout the world. Working with diverse partners to integrate mHealth into multiple sectors, the Alliance serves as a convener for the mHealth community to overcome common challenges by sharing tools, knowledge, experience, and lessons learned 

Hosted by the United Nations Foundation, and founded by the Rockefeller Foundation, Vodafone Foundation, and UN Foundation, the Alliance now also includes the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), HP, the GSM Association, and NORAD among its founding partners.

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Dr. Phone: 5 Ways Your Phone Can Diagnose You

The emerging market of mobile phone technology and its use in the health sector is rapidly expanding and connecting even the most remote areas of world. The smartphones in our pockets are now packed with so much computing power and such impressive cameras and displays that sometimes, they can take over for the diagnostic equipment in the doctor’s office. It’s more than just cool—in countries like Uganda where it’s not easy to get to a hospital, mobile health technologies could extend the reach of quality healthcare.

Researchers at Oxford University and South Africa’s University of Cape Town tapped into cellphones’ existing microphones to develop this mobile stethoscope. The app allows patients to record their own heartbeats, and then forward along the audio to doctors who can track the development of conditions, such as tuberculosis pericarditis. A small clinical trial of 150 patients showed that a Nokia 3100 Classic could estimate patients' heart rates more accurately than a pricey electronic stethoscope, though the quality of the audio needs improvement. The team is now developing an Android application and refining its algorithm to better process the recordings.

Hailing from MIT’s Media Lab, the Near Eye Tool for Refractive Assessment, or NETRA, transforms smartphones into low-cost, portable diagnostic devices that can detect a host of vision disorders, including nearsightedness and farsightedness. The $2 clip-on eyepiece exploits the increasing resolution of smartphone screens to deliver a prescription for the appropriate corrective lenses in a few minutes. More than a half-billion people live with undiagnosed eye disorders, 90 percent of whom in the developing world, and NETRA is a promising alternative to the costly diagnostics that have dominated the field for decades

There are now more people in the world who are overweight than underweight, and obesity rates have been climbing steadily for years. A HealtheMe, the brainchild of Harvard-trained biomedical engineer Guy Rachmuth and obesity expert Sloan Rachmuth, delivers customized food and exercise plans, as well as real-time advice, over smartphones to help users shed some Kilos. The system can track sleep patterns, stress levels, blood pressure, and other metrics, and share this information with users’ doctors. ladies .. here you go!

A new smartphone m.microscope that turns camera phones into diagnostic imaging systems system can help to diagnose malaria by picking up on misshaped red blood cells that are a hallmark of the disease, and it could aid in tracking T-cell levels of HIV patients. This is by Aydogan Ozcan, winner of the 2011 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers and a PM Breakthrough Award honoree . Doing away with costly and fragile microscope lenses, LUCAS, or the Lensless Ultra-wide-field Cell monitoring Array platform, is based on Shadow imaging system and uses the phone’s camera sensor to create digital holograms of cell samples that can be quickly be analyzed with custom software.

the US FDA-approved MobiUS is the first ultrasound imaging system to work on smartphones. The software, made by MobiSante, could be used for a slew of clinical applications, including confirming and tracking pregnancies and assessing kidney disorders. The images and video can be shared over email, FB or through a standard USB connection... what a good way to keep your better half informed on what is happening in your womb.

More info from the source: http://www.popularmechanics.com/

Friday, 3 February 2012

Welcome readers,

WE hope to bring and share with you mobile resources for doctors, researchers and NGOs need to effectively use mobile phones to improve their work. With these things on hand, tens of thousands of individuals and groups will be in a better position to enrich and serve their communities.