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Apple Watch: Top 5 Coolest New Health Apps

Within the first day of pre-orders, the Apple Watch sold more devices than all of the Android smartwatch manufacturers combined in 2014. It may be the next best gadget on the market, but what can it do for your health? Check out these five cool new health apps for the Apple Watch.

Rapid Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases

Smartphone, Finger Prick, 15 Minutes, Diagnosis—Done!

A team of researchers, led by Samuel K. Sia, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia Engineering, has developed a low-cost smartphone accessory that can perform a point-of-care test that simultaneously detects 3 infectious disease markers from a finger prick of blood in just 15 minutes.

Self Defense App

Self-Defense…Smartphones?

It’s late at night, walking back to your car after a long day at the office when suddenly you are fighting for survival against an attacker. Normally, help would come in the form of a fellow bystander, if any, but during this attack, your smartphone was used to deter the assailant.

Google Glass

Google Glass in Medicine

Google Glass hasn’t really caught the attention of many people. There really isn’t much enthusiasm surrounding the project due to the awkward design and the privacy concerns surrounding it, but Google’s device does have some interesting uses. Google Glass is currently under beta testing and available through Google’s “Explorers” program, where if you are selected, you are eligible to purchase the product at a cost of $1500.

iPad vs Tablets

iPad vs Tablets

is safe to say that the 2 dominant platforms (iOS and Android) have a bevy of apps available that can streamline your day-to-day activities, from planning and scheduling, to viewing and sharing patient data. Apple iPad devices come in several iterations that have varying storage sizes, screen sizes, and markets they are targeting. Android-supported devices come in a far greater array of configurations and can really make comparisons difficult.

Mobile Tips & Tricks: iOS

Mobile Tips & Tricks: iOS (iPhone & iPad)

Technology is ever changing. It is getting faster, smaller, and more intuitive. Are you up-to-date with the latest thingamajig or app (that’s short for application for all you fogies)? Do you know your LOL from SMH? To help you out, we’ve created a compilation of the best how-tos, tips, tricks, and hacks for your iOS mobile devices. Use it, share it, and enjoy it.

Mobile Tips & Tricks: Android

Mobile Tips & Tricks: Android

Technology is ever changing. It is getting faster, smaller, and more intuitive. Are you up-to-date with the latest thingamajig or app (that’s short for application for all you fogies)? Do you know your LOL from SMH? To help you out, we’ve created a compilation of the best how-tos, tips, tricks, and hacks for your Android mobile devices. Use it, share it, and enjoy it.

iPad Apps for Seniors

iPad Apps for Seniors

There are a growing number of free or inexpensive smartphone apps available for aging or ailing patients with chronic health conditions. These apps help patients and their caregivers keep track of medication dosages, nutritional requirements, and other daily healthcare needs. The apps also tap in to the growing trend of using mobile technology to communicate, organize our lives, and improve our health.

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