Wednesday, December 12, 2012

13 of 15 startups building apps for healthcare

Perform an mobile ultrasound!

You can do it on your smartphone with the Mobisante MobiUS SP1.

Beyond monitoring pregnancies, this mobile ultrasound device, which for now works exclusively with the Toshiba TGO1 smartphone, could help armed forces evaluate trauma and general practitioners screen for abdominal aneurisms and kidney stones, says CEO Sailesh Chutani.

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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