Center for Technology and Aging Launches Online mHealth Toolkit
The Center for Technology and Aging has launched a comprehensive online mHealth Toolkit for organizations that want to develop a best-in-class mHealth program for chronic disease management. With mobile health having the potential to improve targeted care for the aging, the toolkit was developed in collaboration by some of the leading healthcare providers nationwide, as well as Beacon Communities, a program of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).
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e-Health Sensor Platform for Arduino and Raspberry Pi [Biometric / Medical Applications]
The e-Health Sensor Shield allows Arduino and Raspberry Pi users to perform biometric and medical applications where body monitoring is needed by using 9 different sensors: pulse, oxygen in blood (SPO2), airflow (breathing), body temperature, electrocardiogram (ECG), glucometer, galvanic skin response (GSR – sweating), blood pressure (sphygmomanometer) and patient position (accelerometer).
This information can be used to monitor in real time the state of a patient or to get sensitive data in order to be subsequently analysed for medical diagnosis. Biometric information gathered can be wirelessly sent using any of the 6 connectivity options available: Wi-Fi, 3G, GPRS, Bluetooth, 802.15.4 and ZigBee depending on the application.
If real time image diagnosis is needed a camera can be attached to the 3G module in order to send photos and videos of the patient to a medical diagnosis center.
Data can be sent to the Cloud in order to perform permanent storage or visualized in real time by sending the data directly to a laptop or Smartphone. iPhone and Android applications have been designed in order to easily see the patient’s information
Nuance Adds Voice Recognition To Mobile EHRs
The new mobile-native electronic health records (EHRs) systems of Epic and Cerner are being voice-enabled via recent deals with Nuance Communications. Allscripts also incorporates speech recognition from Nuance, as well as MModal, in its EHR applications for mobile devices.