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Health App Loved My All Families

Health App Loved My All Families

Within disparate systems of records, health data looses its continuity over the lifetime of any given patient. As health facilities devise proprietary systems using specialized protocol and abide to their own privacy policy, system integration has become extremely challenging. As we age, part of our health data are stored in a file cabinet on Elm Street, part of it is stored in a desktop PC sitting idle collecting dust and part of it is stored on the cloud. Trying to piece all of them together might be an incomplete picture after all. So how do we stay on top and be in control of our own health data? Unless new regulations is enforced on the technology used by all facilities, the answer most likely be we can’t. Well then, are we hopeless here? Absolutely not!


Apple Watch Health App: Do Not Forget Your Pills!

Apple Watch Health App: Do Not Forget Your Pills!

The world's favorite Health App "Do Not Forget Your Pills" for iOS is now also available for the Apple Watch!

Available since the official release of the Apple Watch, "Do Not Forget Your Pills" helps Apple Watch Users to manage and track their medication intake using the Apple Watch.

Do Not Forget Your Pills let's Apple Watch Users:

- Snooze and Postpone Reminders from their watch
- See the different plans for all people in the household and manage all their reminders

The Individual Plans that let users determine what medication has to be taken when, how often and in which dosage is set via the user's iPhone, which is then synchronized with the Apple Watch of that user. Simple.


Slideshow Remote for Apple Watch Can Revolutionize Presentations

Slideshow Remote for Apple Watch Can Revolutionize Presentations

LogicInMind today unveiled Slideshow Remote, the world's first presentation remote control for Apple Watch. This innovative app lets you deliver Keynote and PowerPoint presentations like never before.


Skylink Offers Home Security for the Do It Yourselfer

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Skylink allowed me to try its SK-200 Alarm System Starter Kit ($149.99). This is a compact, easily giftable solution for anyone looking for home security without the contract and monthly payments. Because it is mostly wireless and compact, it could be a great solution for apartment or dorm dwellers looking to add a little security without permanently installing a wired system.



Take One Step at a Time to a Healthier Lifestyle With TodaySteps from Flying Code

Take One Step at a Time to a Healthier Lifestyle With TodaySteps from Flying Code

A simple iOS pedometer app with a visually stunning interface, TodaySteps tracks users’ daily activity, making physical health awareness simple and manageable


The Apple Watch That Never Was

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We will be getting the Apple Watch soon, but it may not be the watch we could have had. As powerful as the Apple Watch will be, Apple reportedly had more ambitious plans for their first generation wearable, but they were axed for several reasons, including regulatory approval. If Apple were to start making medical claims, they would need approval from the FDA. While the watch will have a heart rate sensor, the dropped features include tracking of blood pressure and stress levels. Apple apparently couldn't guarantee accurate results, as there are too many variables, such as how tightly the watch is worn.



Counting Steps is Lame. Count Jumps with VERT!

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My daughter is participating in the American Heart Association Jumprope for Heart program. To prepare, I've had her try the VERT Jump Tracking Device ($124.99). While it's meant for professional and serious athletes, it gave her the feedback and encouragement needed to keep working. The VERT is a belt-clip wearable that's made in the U.S. and if you don't have an outfit that accommodates a belt-clip, they include an elastic belt as an option.



Valedo Makes Fitness Fun

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The fitness tracker movement reminds me of that saying about the weather. Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it. Pedometers and trackers are helpful, but they are observers. I discovered a cool gadget at CES that actually improves your health. The Valedo is a two-piece wearable that sticks to your chest and lower back using the 100 included disposable stickers. The two lightweight sensors work together to determine your posture and position, while you "play" a 3D interactive game.



Apple Watch Will Make You Move

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We are learning more about the Apple Watch, in part thanks to a conference call Apple CEO Tim Cook had recently with analysts. We already knew that the battery life (about 19 hours with light use) would prohibit sleeping with the watch on. This, and its size, make it less suitable as a sleep tracker. So don't expect the Apple Watch to tell you how you slept. In fact, it looks like the watch will discourage you from being still! There is a mode that beta testers have been using that will remind you to get up and stop being so sedentary.



Must Have Medical Apps for Your iPhone!

Must Have Medical Apps for Your iPhone!

2014 was the year of the explosion of the so-called mobile health, a trend that some studies state will peak this year, with at least 500 million people estimated to be using one or more health apps regularly.

Find my medicine is the app for anyone travelling abroad: In just a few clicks, this app enables travelers to find the names of their usual medication in the foreign country they are visiting. Travel illnesses and little health problems every traveller inevitably faces will no longer be an issue!
The App functions in a very simple and intuitive way: through an easy search by name, active ingredient or pharmacological category, the user can find the name of the medicine abroad, that matches the one used at home, in a database of more than 6500 entries.


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