Cell phone diagnosis - the future

Graber, Mark Mark.Graber at VA.GOV
Sun Sep 29 21:42:47 UTC 2013


These devices are no longer just a curiosity - they are moving quickly right into the mainstream of clinical practice.  The market for i-medical devices is estimated to be over $1B next year.  I was asked to identify the "Best" or most interesting innovations in diagnostic error this past year at our DEM conference, and these mobile devices made my list easily.  Here's just a few of them:


 *   The AliveCor mobile ECG device that plugs into the iPhone
 *   The new mobile ultrasound probes that also run off the iPhone
 *   The new 'EarChecker' that detects fluid in the middle ear non-invasively much faster and more accurately than we do using the old-fashioned otoscope
 *   A new handheld device that runs on AA batteries that can detect intracranial hemorrhage non-invasively using a near-IR laser that transmits light through the skull

And don't forget the Medicine X-Prize now in progress: Over 250 teams are competing for the $10M prize to be awarded in 2015 - all you have to do is invent a non-invasive handheld instrument that will provide data on 15 different physiologic parameters or conditions.

Pretty amazing !   Thanks Asad for starting this discussion.

Mark


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From: Reem Asad <raasad at YAHOO.COM>
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Date: Sat, 21 Sep 2013 10:59:22 -0400
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Subject: Re: [IMPROVEDX] Cell phone diagnosis - the future

It's fascinating indeed, I use a BP cuff that can be linked to the iPhone and patients can email me readings of the week or day. It is not as good as another system we used before via lifestats.ca  but i am not sure if it still exists but that was a remote device where after 3 out of range BP reading we would get an email.

Thanks Rob for sharing the link.
Reem

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On Sep 21, 2013, at 5:29 AM, robert bell <rmsbell at ESEDONA.NET> wrote:

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