Thursday, December 06, 2012

9 of 15 startups building apps for healthcare

Fix your vision!

Instead of visiting an optometrist, EyeNetra helps people find their “refractive error” (the number used to determine an eyeglass prescription) by looking into an eyepiece and aligning patterns on their smartphone screens. 

EyeCatra uses similar tech to spot cataracts.

Available first in Brazil, India, and Mexico.  And expected to be priced less than $30, including attachment.

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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