Columbus, OH- Last week, we looked at the definition of medical device appsand gave some tips on how you can identify which ones to trust. Now that we have a better understanding on how medical device apps differ from wellness apps, we wondered – What are some innovative medical apps out there?
We identified three exciting apps that have been approved by the FDA.
A mobile ECG wirelessly communicates with this app to record accurate ECGs and heart rate in just 30 seconds by simply resting your your fingers or chest to record. The AliveCor Mobile ECG, which can easily be attached to a smartphone or tablet, costs $75 and the app is free to download.
While this is an amazing tool for physicians and patients, it is also useful for health conscious individuals interested in better understanding their health status. The heart journal feature makes it easy track symptoms and analyze what habits could be causing heart rhythm disturbances.
Provided by Gauss Surgical, this real-time monitoring system runs on an iPad to monitor surgical blood loss. Using the iPad camera, the system scans surgical sponges that are covered in blood, and sends the images to the cloud for processing. The app is HIPAA compliant and has been approved by the FDA earlier this year.
This medical app enables doctors to securely view patient radiology diagnostic images and reports, collaborate with peers, and diagnose from any location. Because most processing is done outside the mobile device, and no sensitive patient information is transmitted in the process, this app also seems secure to use.
Of course these are only a few examples of the mobile medical app market – some for specific use and targeted conditions, and others covering the industry. Stay tuned as we continue to share mobile developments!