Mobile Health aka mHealth Technologies for Senior Living, Assisted Living, Aging in place and Senior Health

mHealth articles related to mobile-health technologies, medical devices, tele-medicine, home and health monitoring sensors, apps and software tools for senior living, family members, aging in place, assisted living and home health care. Click on the blog titles below to learn more about the respective mHealth story.

Heart failure develops over time when the pumping capacity of heart diminishes and it is not able to supply enough blood and oxygen to support other organs in the body. It is usually called a geriatric syndrome as most of the heart failure patients are the older adults. It is also a serious cardiac syndrome that can […]

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iHealth Lab Inc. announced the launch of the iHealth Align, the world’s smallest, FDA-approved mobile blood glucose monitor. The meter plugs directly into a smart phone and displays and stores readings using the iHealth Gluco-Smart app. By displaying readings directly on the phone screen, iHealth was able to shrink the device size to just slightly […]

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Home is the place where one is always comfortable and the desire to stay at home for as long as possible becomes a question mark as we grow older and as such as we tend to relish our own homes and our familiar surroundings more than any other place. A recent AARP Survey says that […]

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The ease that we get in our modern workdays is due to the technological and electronic advancements. Most of us spend more time sitting in front of a computer screen, lying on the couch watching TV or engage in other leisurely pursuits.  As such most of our activities do not require any effort but they […]

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Representatives of state medical licensing boards approved recently updated guidelines to help ensure the safety and quality of medicine when it is practiced using telemedicine technology – which can connect a patient in one location with a care provider in another location. The guidelines state that “…the same standards of care that have historically protected […]

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The elderly and infirm have long been targets for fraudsters and other criminals, and the fear of being taken advantage of might make some of these people reluctant to use home healthcare services. In order to protect the seniors and home health workers from such frauds, a Texas based company, HID is launching a trusted […]

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By 2030 it’s projected that nearly 20% of the United States will be over the age of 65. As this demographic shift occurs, mobile technology will advance alongside those growing older. The market-created call for seniors to embrace mobile technology for health and safety is undoubtedly there though there is question about whether the call […]

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has little to no interest in regulating the vast majority of the 40,000 or more mobile-health applications that are available for various devices today. The FDA aims to oversee a small subset of mobile medical apps that present a potential risk to patients if they do not work […]

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Telemedicine has made another large stride with the FDA approval of an eye-retina image capturing iPhone app, accompanied by an iPhone adapter, for eye exams to be done. The adapter connects to an opthalmoscope, an instrument that eye doctors use to examine the eye. The opthalmoscope is one of the most common instruments currently used […]

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The iPhone based EKG Heart Monitor from ALiveCor has been approved by the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) for sale to patients directly. However, the iPhone add-on, a class II medical device, can only be sold on a prescription from a physician. The device snaps onto the iPhone 4 or 4S like a case and […]

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just given approval for the RP-VITA Robot to be used in hospitals.  RP-VITA stands for Remote Presence Virtual+ Independent Telemedicine Assistant. This robot will help doctors connect with and treat patients remotely. This is the first autonomous telemedicine robot to receive US FDA approval.  Autonomous robots have the […]

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