Friday, December 07, 2012

10 of 15 startups building apps for healthcare

Help you sleep!

Here’s how the mobile Zeo Sleep Manager works: 

Sensors in a wireless headband detect patterns of light, deep, and REM sleep. 

Then, a companion iOS or Android app turns those data into graphs and an overall “sleep score.”

Finally, Zeo’s website suggest ways to improve.

In this 15-part series on the thrilling, disruptive potential of "mHealth," I highlight businesses using mobile technology in health care.

Leveraging the wonders of a device that's fast becoming ubiquitous – two in three people worldwide own a cell phone – a new generation of startups is building apps and add-ons that make your handheld work like high-end medical equipment.

Cheaper, sleeker, and a lot more versatile.

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