An organisation that uses surplus energy from mobile phone masts to refrigerate vaccines in remote areas was named as the Best Mobile Health Product or Service at the Global Mobile Awards . Judges called the idea “simple, extraordinarily clever and truly innovative” at the awards, which took place at the
At the Mobile World Congress last week (25 February) I listened to Arjen Swank, business development manager of Text To Change (TTC), discuss the best way to implement a successful mobile health programme in Africa. TTC is a social enterprise that develops mobile phone-based solutions to enable their partners, such as USAID (the US
By Hal Hodson: The power of the sun could spark a medical revolution. A device can diagnose diseases using nothing more than a smartphone, sunlight and a tiny DNA sample. The KS-Detect, built by engineers at Cornell University in New York, will be used to diagnose Kaposi’s sarcoma, the AIDS-related cancer
3D printing has been creeping its way into the healthcare industry, slowly but surely, over the last few years. We have seen 3D printed human tissue, 3D printed prosthetics of all types, and now 3D printing is being used as roland-1a model for doctors to better envision particular procedures.
Two new smart phone applications may help people detect epileptic seizures and get better stroke treatment, according to two studies released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3, 2014.
By Dr Aniruddha Malpani: There is no question that electronic medical records (EMRs) can be very useful. They allow doctors to take much better care of patients, because they allow him to record all the important medical information he needs– and he can review this whenever he wants –
LONDON, United-Kingdom, February 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Royal Philips (AEX: PHI, NYSE: PHG) (http://www.philips.com) today released its latest Fabric of Africa Trends Report called “Facing the Future: Tackling Non-Communicable Diseases in Africa” (http://www.apo-mail.org/140219.pdf), showcasing recent successes made by countries in Africa to prevent and treat non-communicable diseases (NCD’s). The report