Mayo Clinic Case Study Supports TeleConcussion Solutions

A new study published in the most recent issue of Telemedicine and E-Health supports “teleconcussion” as a viable option to assess concussed patients. Participants in the study included physicians from Mayo Clinic of Arizona, and patients living in various rural communities within Arizona. The patients were primarily high school athletes injured playing sports. The physicians conducted live video evaluations of patient symptoms to bring concussion expertise to more remote parts of Arizona.

Mayo Clinic Case Study Supports TeleConcussion Solutions

Mayo Clinic has already implemented TeleStroke, TeleNeurology, and TeleEpilepsy programs in Arizona, making it one of the more aggressive telehealth aligned organizations in the region.

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Mindbloom Partners With Vivacity To Release New Energy Tracking App

Seattle-based mobile app giant Mindbloom releases a new mHealth app in partnership with Vivacity, a workforce wellness company. The app, called Juice, allows users to track physical exertion and energy levels throughout the day and review output in trended graphical format.

Mindbloom Partners With Vivacity To Release New Energy Tracking App

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Cold Comfort Media Releases Nanny App, Brings Parenting Advice Into the Digital Age

A new app from Cold Comfort Media, a startup comprised of graduates of the UK Norland College for Nannies, compiles a wealth of childcare tips and information into a single source for new parents. The app brings the What To Expect When You’re Expecting concept into the digital age by compiling a wealth of advice from childcare and healthcare professionals and presenting it in a format that is more convenient to parents.

Cold Comfort Media Releases Nanny App, Brings Parenting Advice Into the Digital Age

The app organizes information both by age and by topic, and includes a Panic Button checklist to walk parents through assessing their child’s condition. Parents can also submit questions and will receive answers within 24 hours.

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Fraden Corp Receives Patent for Smartphone-Enabled Thermometer

Fraden Corporation, a San Diego-based medical technology firm, announces that its prototype for a smartphone-enabled infrared thermometer has been approved for patent and is available for licensing by qualifying companies with a “significant presence in the mobile smartphone market.”

Fraden Corp Receives Patent for Smartphone-Enabled Thermometer

The technology behind the patent calls for smartphone manufacturers to add an on-board infrared lens, which is positioned within any standard smartphone camera, to provide the option of thermal imaging that can then accurately measure body temperature.

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Retrofit Nets $8 Million in Investment Funding

Retrofit, a weight loss startup, nets $8 million in new funding provided by VC firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson. Retrofit combines various mHealth strategies including: the popular digital pedometer FitBit,  a WiFi connected scale, and Skype clinical consultations to deliver a remote weight loss regimen modeled after far more expensive resort wellness programs.

Retrofit Nets $8 Million in Investment Funding

At $249 per month, Retrofit is still a significant investment for most of the public. In return for the hefty price tag, patients are assured that they will lose 10 percent of their body weight incrementally over over one year.

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