Wednesday, December 05, 2012

8 of 15 startups building apps for healthcare

Coach your life! cofounder Karan Singh says, “The mobile phone is a powerful diary of our lives.” 

Consider GPS tags, call logs, messaging histories, and more. 

His app mines those data for noteworthy behavior patterns; someone who takes antidepressants and spend days at home, for example, might be advised to change his meds.

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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