Fitbit Force: First Impressions

Was very excited to get my hands on the Fitbit Force. I have been reading, comparing and following different wearable fitness devices for a while now but this was the first one that I could get my hands upon. The order took around a month to arrive. I wonder if some people decided to choose […]Continue reading «Fitbit Force: First Impressions»

Mysterious Rankings -Top 5 iPhone Medical Apps in July 2013

With the increasing adoption of mobile technology and improvements to the usefulness of mobile applications (apps), more and more healthcare providers are using mobile apps to support clinical practice, and increasing numbers of consumers are using mobile apps to support health and wellness activities. One’s healthcare is no longer limited to their doctor’s hands, but […]Continue reading «Mysterious Rankings -Top 5 iPhone Medical Apps in July 2013»

Top 5: Health & Fitness Android Apps

These are today’s most-downloaded health and fitness mobile apps, according to rankings on the Android Market website Zombies, Run! ($3.99): a game that uses sound to encourage users to run to evade “Zombie” monsters that seem to be chasing them Zombies, Run! 5k Training (on sale for $0.99): structured into an 8-week training program, this game instructs […]Continue reading «Top 5: Health & Fitness Android Apps»

Top 5: Free Health & Fitness Android Apps

These are today’s most-downloaded free health and fitness mobile apps, according to the Android Market website: Calorie Counter – MyFitnessPal: database with calorie counts for more than a million foods WebMD for Android: features a decision-support tool, the interactive “Symptom Checker,” where users indicate a body part and enter their symptoms to see information on […]Continue reading «Top 5: Free Health & Fitness Android Apps»

Top 5: Companies listed on CHIDSapedia

The most-viewed CHIDSapedia company listings (health gaming companies seem to be the most popular) Cardiio: producer of an app that converts mobile cameras into “biosensors,” i.e., a heart rate monitor Zipongo: runs a coupon program in the style of Groupon or Living Social that focuses on healthy eating choices Virgin Health Miles: a program from […]Continue reading «Top 5: Companies listed on CHIDSapedia»

Top 5: Health & Fitness Android Apps ($)

These are today’s top (most-downloaded) health and fitness mobile apps, according to the Android Market website: Endomondo Sports Tracker PRO ($4.99): tracks and analyzes exercise time, duration, GPS location for any outdoor sport runtastic PRO ($3.99): this exercise tracking app is focused on running Alarm Clock Plus(NoAds) ($0.99): a multi-feature customizeable alarm clock (allows you […]Continue reading «Top 5: Health & Fitness Android Apps ($)»

Top 5: Health & Fitness Android Applications

op paid applications (i.e., not free) according to the Android Market website: Endomondo Sports Tracker PRO ($3.99): tracks and analyzes exercise time, duration, GPS location Instant Heart Rate – Pro ($0.99): scan and read your heart rate using the phone’s camera WW Points Plus Diary & Scanner ($1.49):  Weight Watchers (WW) diet “points” calculator with […]Continue reading «Top 5: Health & Fitness Android Applications»

More Healthcare Providers, Vendors Launch Mobile Apps

Carolinas HealthCare System, Healthcare Blue Book, Greenway Medical Technologies and Intelligent Medical Objects have each released new apps for use on a variety of mobile devices, including the iPhone and iPad. The Carolinas HealthCare app lets consumers find locations, get GPS directions and check on wait times, among other features. Healthcare Blue Book‘s application allows […]Continue reading «More Healthcare Providers, Vendors Launch Mobile Apps»

Medical Schools Supporting Mobile Learning

The blog MobiHealthNews has a post that reports on nine medical schools in the US and Canada that encourage (or require) students to become familiar with devices such as tablet computers that are equipped with applications promoting mobile health or “mHealth.”Continue reading «Medical Schools Supporting Mobile Learning»