Tuesday, December 11, 2012

12 of 15 startups building apps for healthcare

Hundreds of U.K. women have used the DuoFertility Monitor sensors — worn under the arm to monitor body temperature and identify peak fertility periods — to help themselves get pregnant. 

Although the tech now works with a standalone device, a smartphone app is in the works.

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.

No comments: