Michael Parker, M.D., an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, is pleased to announce the release of HeartPhys 1.0, a new app for iPad that enables users to learn about the heart and blood vessels through interactive diagrams and videos.
HeartPhys tackles some of the key cardiovascular concepts and lets users interact with visuals and gain insight into what’s going on. The app also provides narrated Show Me videos, describing each concept in detail and going over how to get the most out of each diagram, as well as extensive text explanations.
HeartPhys includes interactive diagrams and videos on the following topics: left and right heart, integrated cardiac cycle, pressure-volume (PV) loops, ventricular axis, cardiac murmur, fetal circulation, Frank-Starling relationship, preload, afterload, afterload – acute progression, contractility, cardiac conduction and the ECG, Starling forces, vascular autoregulation, right coronary artery flow, effect of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) on heart rate, positional changes in blood pressure, pulmonary vs. systemic circulation, and right heart catheterization.
HeartPhys has immersive interactivity; for example, in the Right Heart Catheterization diagram, users can thread a virtual
catheter through a person’s blood vessels and into the heart, carefully controlling the progress of the catheter and viewing key blood pressures in the vessels and heart along the way. In the Left and Right Heart diagram, users can interactively expose the anatomy of each side of the heart as it beats, including slowing the process down to listen to the heart sounds and watch their relationship to the movement of the heart valves. This degree of interactivity extends throughout the app and is a key aspect.
The app’s audience includes students (undergraduate physiology, nursing, medical, etc.), as well as doctors and their patients. The interactive diagrams are intended to be multi-layered, in that a doctor could use a diagram to explain something to patients in a visual way, and a patient using the diagram and Show Me videos may get insight as well.
* Play with interactive diagrams to understand some of the hardest concepts in cardiovascular physiology
* Watch the Show Me videos to solidify understanding of the concepts and get the most out of each diagram
* Read detailed explanations that describe the key points of each diagram
* Zoom the diagrams to full screen for an uninterrupted interactive experience. Even in that mode, the explanation text is only a finger tap or swipe away
* Bring up interaction help for any diagram – You never have to wonder how you can interact with any diagram…just tap on the information icon in the toolbar to get visual instructions unique to each diagram
HeartPhys 1.0 is $1.99 USD, 60% off of its regular price for a limited period of time. It is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Medical category. Discount is available for academic institutions through Apple’s Volume Purchase Program.
Silicon Studios has updated their Medical app, Assistance 2.5 for iOS. Assistance allows users to quickly and easily access first aid information from anywhere using an interactive assistant. The app describes the first aid procedures for more than 200 emergency situations and the user can always count with the interactive assistant for a more specific and direct help. For an even more descriptive information the developers integrated 100 beautiful illustrations in the app.
Assistance also uses the device GPS to provide a quick direct phone connection to local emergency numbers around the world. The update adds first aid procedures for Asthma Attack, CPR for infants over 1 year, and Recovery Position for infants under 1 year. Assistance has been in the App Store since 2009 and has been in the Top Ten of Medical Apps in the USA.
New in Assistance 2.5 is support for the taller iPhone 5 screen and retina graphics providing clear and crisp graphics on the most recent iOS devices. Full support for iOS 6 is included in the update.
* An interactive assistance that helps the user according the emergency situation
* 100 illustrations
* Uses the device GPS to provide a quick direct phone connection to local emergency numbers
* Integrates Feeds from WHO – World Health Organization
* More than 200 situations are described:
* Asthma Attack
* Myocardial infarction
* Cerebral hemorrhage
* Sting poisoning
* And more
* Recovery Position
* Recovery Position for infants with less than 1 year
* CPR for Infants with less than 1 year
* CPR for Infants with more than 1 year
* Rautek’s Key
* Helmet Removal
* How to evaluate and open the airway
* What to say when calling the emergency number
* Transporting the victim
* Childhood diseases
* Vaccines schedule
* Common infant problems
Assistance is .99 Cents and available in the App Store
AppAnnex, an emerging mobile applications developer, has today announced the release of AmpliVision for all camera equipped iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The digital equivalent of instant HD reading glasses and a magnifying glass rolled into one, AmpliVision is an eloquently simple app that helps users light up and zoom in on anything they’re looking at. The app employs a sleek interface to give users the power to turn their device’s camera into a magnifying lens, pause their shot and zoom inwards to read small text, and even utilize their flash into a bright LED light to brighten up whatever they’re reading or looking at! AmpliVision is currently available for download on the Apple App Store for $0.99 in the Medical category.
If you have trouble reading small print, constantly forget to bring your reading glasses with you when you go out, or have a hard time seeing clearly in low light conditions then Amplivision is the perfect mobile companion for you. Slimming down and streamlining its user interface to provide users with a practical “brass tacks” magnifying and lighting solution, this app brings your iPhone’s screen and camera together and turns them into a powerful back lit HD lens. One powerful enough to ensure that everything you set your sights on looks crisper, clearer, and brighter!
AmpliVision may be a simple solution, but its also an indispensable one. You can use it to read those tiny but all-important medicine labels, find out what a note or page of text says in dark conditions, or even utilize its freeze-frame feature to get a good look at something that would normally be out of reach. In fact, the app’s functionality is only limited by the number of uses you can think up – all at a fraction of the cost of a dedicated magnifying/ lighting device, and none of the bulk. To boot, if you see something interesting with AmpliVision just freeze-frame it, save it, and share it via email right from the app. It’s not a blurry decision. Guarantee that you’ll see everything around you as clearly as you deserve to with AmpliVision today.
* iPhone, iPod touch (4th generation), iPad 2 Wi-Fi, and iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 0.9 MB
Pricing and Availability:
AmpliVision 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Medical category.
Announcing that Seacloud Software, the developers of Baby Connect, has released the latest update of their acclaimed product for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users. Thanks to a consistently rising increase in the number of parents and child care centers using the app to keep a pulse on a child’s health and development, Baby Connect is celebrating the milestone of more than one million events saved weekly to the Baby Connect website. The application offers a ton of easy to use features that help parents and caregivers to track, compare, chart and share their baby’s data.
Seacloud Software is proud to announce that their Baby Connect application has crossed the one million weekly saved events mark. The application offers a ton of practical, easy-to-use features that allows parents, day care centers, nannies, babysitters, or any other caregivers in a child’s life, to track, chart, compare and share important growth, health and development data for a child.
An event is anything entered into the app. A child’s parents and caregivers are all synced, in real-time, so when one person enters information, the others know instantly. That may be something as simple as a diaper change, or as exciting as baby’s first steps.
“More and more parents and child care centers are using Baby Connect,” said Xavier Launay, owner of Seacloud Software. “All of the data entered into the application is backed up online, so we know the number of events that have gone through, how many times the app has been used by moms, dads, nannies and so forth. That number is now more than one million events every week.”
All those events came from the several thousand current Baby Connect users. While all of the data entered into the app is backed up online for safekeeping, each user’s data is securely password protected for privacy. The comprehensive features and functions in Baby Connect have been touted by the New York Times, WorkingMother, Babble and others. It has made the top lists on several sites and was deemed an ‘Essential App for Busy Parents’ by Apple.
The following is just a partial list of features available in Baby Connect:
* Push notification alerts
* GPS location positioning
* Easy trend charting, growth and health tracking and exporting of data
* Graphical reports and charts, gives weekly averages
* Sync with the Baby Connect website and other caregivers
* Share with others via Twitter, Facebook, email
* Online data backup and password protected security
* Easily track feeding, diapers, sleep, activities, mood, milestones and much more
* Track pumping and expressed milk
* Setup reminder alarm for next event (iOS 4 only)
* Display growth charts with percentile comparison
* Timer to track naps, activities, feeding session, mood and nursing duration
* Upload child photo, indicate birthday, blood type and allergies
* Track unlimited number of babies, set up unlimited parents and caregivers
* Lots more
The list of features goes on and on in this application. It is very user-friendly and contains a ton tools to track, compare, chart and share baby’s important data. The app provides unified communication and helps to promote better child care.
Seacloud Software also offers the application in a dedicated iPad version, as well as one for Android. A free web app version is also available.
* iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* Android devices, requires Android 2.1 and up
* 3.5 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Baby Connect is only $4.99 (USD) and available worldwide through the App Store, Android Market and Amazon AppStore in the Medical category.
No Tie’s AutoVerbal Pro Talking Soundboard has been selected as a winner in the Relationship/Family Caregiving category in the first annual Sterling Awards competition, as announced at the Silvers Summit Conference at CES today. Sponsored by AARP, the Sterling Awards identify the very best in technology innovation and product excellence for Americans age 50+.
No Tie’s AutoVerbal Pro Talking Soundboard was selected as winner in Relationship/Family Caregiving category. Other Sterling Award winners include:
* Health & Wellness – Company: GrandCare Systems, Product: GC HomeBase
* Education/Continued Learning – Company: LiveMocha, Product: LiveMocha
* Entertainment – Company: My Gait LLC, Product: My Gait Senior Computer
* Cause-Worthy Product/Service – Company: Great Grabz, Product: Unique Touch Grab Bars
The bestselling app, for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices, allows people who are non-verbal, due to stroke, surgery or other conditions such as Cerebral Palsy or Autism, to communicate using hundreds of photo buttons representing common words or phrases. Users can also program a variety of buttons to speak custom messages. Finally, users can type anything and it will be spoken using Text-To-Speech.
Without such an app, patients had to use expensive, bulky devices costing $3,000 to $6,000. Now, for a fraction of that, everyone can afford to communicate. Competing apps are priced anywhere from $40 to $250, but to reach a large audience, AutoVerbal Pro is $10 and is a Universal app. This means with one purchase, AutoVerbal app runs on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with a screen-specific interface for each. The goal was to build an elegant app that no user, be they child, adult or senior, would feel ‘stigmatized’ by using. AutoVerbal looks just like other quality iOS apps instead of using a cartoonish interface, commonly found in other solutions. And as the affordable AAC alternative, users can easily buy their own mobile AutoVerbal device without worrying about Medicare coverage.
“No Tie is honored to have been singled out for their contributions to the Non-Verbal community,” noted Todd Bernhard, President of No Tie. “Many of us take something as simple as talking for granted, but it can be a struggle for so many, whether they are children or seniors. Our goal with AutoVerbal was to create an elegant yet affordable app that people of any age could use and not feel stigmatized. When AutoVerbal became the #1 iPad Medical app and #2 iPhone Medical app, we were thrilled, but it’s the ongoing appreciation from our users that is really satisfying.”
AutoVerbal builds upon the success No Tie Software has had with the AutoRingtone family of TEXT-TO-SPEECH Talking Ringtone apps. AutoRingtone users have created over 4 million custom ringtones using the same Text-to-Speech technology behind AutoVerbal. AutoRingtone assists both the visually impaired community as well as mobile professionals who would prefer to hear who is calling rather than take their eyes of the road. They don’t need to see their phone and they don’t have to remember which song is for which contact. AutoRingtone lets their phone tell them who is calling, literally!
The purpose of the inaugural Sterling Awards is to identify the peerless products (design, functionality, purpose) that enhance, empower and exemplify the lifestyles of the Boomer and Silvers audience. Winning criteria included products or services that solve a problem/issue and have relevancy for the lifestyles for those age 50+:
* Limited mobility and agility
* Limitations with eyesight or hearing
* Cognitive thinking skills/brain health
* Communication, education and engagement
In addition, products must enhance one of the following for those age 50+:
* Health and wellness aiding longevity
* Intergenerational interaction and learning (includes family caregiving)
* Safety (in the home, car, community, etc.)
* Social connectivity or networks (help in eliminating isolation)
* Engages user in social or environmental cause
Award winners were chosen by the expert panel of judges from: Aging in Place Technology Watch, AARP, Carnegie Mellon University, Care2, Compelling Telling, Continua Health Alliance, Mary Furlong & Associates, National Alliance for Caregiving, NPR Labs, PBS Kids Interactive, SmartSilvers Alliance, Vibrant Nation.
“We congratulate No Tie and all of our Sterling Award winners who offer unique ways to enrich the lives of the 100 million boomers and silvers in our society today,” said Sherri Snelling, co-producer, Silvers Summit. “We hope the Sterling Awards become an annual showcase that illustrates the new and improved ways that technology can help us stay healthy, happy, connected to family and friends, living in our homes longer, and making a difference in the world as we age.”
Visit the Silvers Summit Web site for more information about the Sterling Award.
The 4th Annual Silvers Summit at the 2012 International CES is where the thought leaders on aging and technology come together. The one-day conference addresses trends, innovations and strategies in the areas of social media, gaming, driving safety, mobile technology, universal design, smart homes and communities, and customer service addressing the largest and most influential demographic in our society today – Americans age 50.
About Silvers Summit:
The Silvers Summit at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is where the thought leaders on an aging society and technology come together. The conference and exhibit assembles companies, distributors, journalists, research firms, and think tanks, to demonstrate the products and services that will help consumers age 50+ stay engaged, empowered and help enhance their lives. The Silvers Summit and Exhibition is presented by Living in Digital Times, producer of the following summits and exhibitions at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show: Digital Health, Fitness Tech Summit, HigherEd Tech Summit, Kids@Play Summit, MommyTech Summit, Mobile Apps Showdown, and Last Gadget Standing.
Silvers Summit (a property of Living in Digital Times, Inc.) does not endorse or promote any of the Sterling Award winners. AARP, the Sterling Award sponsor, does not endorse or promote any of the Sterling Award winners.
Silvers Summit and Sterling Award are service marks of Living In Digital Times, Inc.
AutoVerbal Pro Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.1.3 or later
* 43.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
AutoVerbal Pro Talking Soundboard 4.0 is only $9.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Medical category.
PalmER Worldwide LLC today is pleased to announce the release of palmEM: Emergency Medicine Essentials for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android. palmEM is an all-in-one, evidence based, rapid and succinct emergency medicine quick reference. Featuring a fast and intuitive design, healthcare providers can quickly access the critical information they need when caring for patients with life-threatening emergencies.
The app is easily navigated by its category breakdown and allows doctors to get the the information they need when seconds count. A weight-based pediatric equipment and resuscitation guide is included, as well as an adult emergency medication quick reference. Also featured are the many common clinical decision rules used daily in medical practice.
palmEM was featured by Apple in iTunes as the top “New and Noteworthy” medical app. palmEM is a universal app, taking advantage of the iPad’s extra screen space as well as supporting the unique features offered for the iPhone and iPod touch.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* Universal Application
* 2.1 MB
Availability and Pricing:
palmEM: Emergency Medicine Essentials 1.5.1 is available worldwide for $5.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) through the Apple App Store in the Medical category, as well as the Android Market.
Announcing that Sprockit Education, the developers of EMT, has launched a valuable study tool for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users. This is a new application that makes studying for the Emergency Medical Technicians exam easier. It is a thoroughly comprehensive set of more than one thousand flashcards that allows users to drill and answer practice questions about patient assessment, pharmacology, medical facts and abbreviations. The app provides a way for users to study and prepare for the exam while on the go.
Anyone studying for their Emergency Medical Technicians exam will appreciate the ease of use and portability of the newly launched EMT app. It has been created by industry professionals to be comprehensive and effective.
KenigArt today is pleased to announce the release of EYE Care HD 8 v1.0, their new medical application for for iPad and iPad 2. This app does not have analogs in app store. EYE Care HD serves as a professional level medical EYE Diagnostic app with 8 built in charts and test.
This app is for doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals, to use in physical exam or triage, especially if you’re on the move. It uses amasing iPad HD display to provide professional tool and instrument for eye diagnostic at hospitals, schools, universities, etc.