Thursday, December 13, 2012

14 of 15 startups building apps for healthcare

Track your blood sugar!

Roughly the size of an AA battery, the Sanofi-Aventis iBGStar blood glucose monitor does work as an independent device. 

But when synced to a smartphone, its data can be tracked, analyzed, and emailed to care providers

It could be a huge help to the 19 million Americans who live with diabetes (pending FDA approval)

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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