• Mobile Health Moves Forward: FDA Approves AliveCor’s Heart Monitor For The iPhone

    Mobile Health Moves Forward: FDA Approves AliveCor’s Heart Monitor For The iPhone

    The next time your doctor says, “I have an app for that,” try not to punch them in their stethoscope. Why? Because they just might be using AliveCor. For those unfamiliar, the San Francisco-based company is the maker of a low-cost, clinical-grade mobile heart monitor (fondly known as an electrocardiogram, or ECG, monitor) that fits over the back of your iPhone. Read More

  • USB powered plasma heart for that special someone

    Nothing says “I love you” like a USB powered heart! Your sweetheart is sure to swoon when you reveal the depths of your passion with this lovely, thoughtful gift. Hurry, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Read More

  • Earbuds interfering with pacemakers, defibrillators, says study

    A group of researchers presented a study to the American Heart Association over the weekend in New Orleans and revealed that the tiny earbuds packed with MP3 players like the iPod may cause problems for folks with pacemakers and defibrillators. A quarter of the patients (14/60) in the study were affected when earbuds were placed within 1.2-inches of each device. Interference was twice as high… Read More

  • Biotronik Defibrillator Txts Your Doctor

    Heart defibrillator manufacturer Biotronik has announced the first implementation of their Lumax VR-T and Lumax DR-T ICDs. These are heart defibrillators that are installed in your body to jump-start your heart with an electronic pulse when needed. The new models have some added features, though. Once a day, the ICD uses mobile phone networks to send your doctor information via SMS, e-mail or… Read More