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How To Measure Your Blood Pressure Without A Cuff

I first started writing about mobile device health (mHealth) about seven years ago. When the Apple Watch was announced in 2015, I knew mHealth adoption would accelerate. In March 2015, Health Attitude: Unraveling and Solving the Complexities of Healthcare was published and in July that year a peer-reviewd journal published “How mHealth will spur consumer-led […]

Blood Pressure on Your Watch

The Apple Watch was introduced in April 2015. Skeptics came out of the woodwork and said the product was going nowhere. Since then sales of the Watch have skyrocketed. Estimates vary, but the latest forecast I have seen estimates 2019 sales will be more than 30 million watches, certainly way more than the Federation of […]

World’s Smallest Pacemaker

Medical technology marches on, it seems faster than ever. The Medtronic Micra® Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS) – the world’s smallest pacemaker – was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in April 2016.  Two electrophysiologists Jersey Shore University Medical Center implanted the device in a patient with bradycardia, a condition of slow heart rate which can […]

Self Focusing Eyeglasses

An Israeli tech startup company called Deep Optics is developing glasses with liquid-crystal lenses which can constantly refocus. Using a tiny processor in the glasses frame, the lenses can automatically adjust their optical power in real time. If Deep Optics is successful, it could be great for people with Presbyopia, the gradual loss of your eyes’ ability to […]

CareKit to Expand mHealth

In Health Attitude, I wrote about mHealth and said, “People who track their health are healthier.” Apple agrees and sees a market opportunity to sell $billions of iPhones as a result. To help facilitate the growth, Apple has developed CareKit. CareKit is an open source framework allowing entrepreneurs and software developers to build upon four starter […]