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Mango Health CEO Interview: Driving Compliance via Mobile

Mango Health is a startup that is focused on improving patient compliance by leveraging mobile gaming technology. Using numerous insights gained from social gaming, the team aims to provide ongoing incentives to help patients stay the course with their particular treatment regimens. Jason Oberfest, Mango Health CEO and former executive of gaming network Ngmoco, believes that with the right incentives, …

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Grandma’s Shoe Is Calling Again – Aetrex GPS Shoes

Aetrex – a leader in comfort and wellness footwear products, has partnered with GTX Technologies to create a breakthrough GPS shoe. Targeted for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients, these shoes continuously monitor a patients’ location, and caregivers receive notification when they have wandered off beyond a pre-set distance. These alerts also contain a direct link to a Google map that plots …

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Microscopy and Spectroscopy on a Cell Phone

Researchers at the Center for Biophotonics, University of California, Davis, Medical Center in Sacramento have announced a new low cost lens that will power cell phone based microscopy and spectroscopy. The team experimented with off-the-shelf  ball lenses, which are finely polished glass spheres. They believe with mass production the cost of these lens will drop significantly, making cell phone microscopy …

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Mobile vs. Mosquito: How Digital Tools Are Fighting the Zika Outbreak

by Jim Walker It’s difficult to predict the impact that Zika virus will have in the coming months and years, but there is no denying that this newly emergent virus now poses a serious public health threat. Underscoring the seriousness of the situation, in March 2016, The World Health Organization designated Zika virus a ‘Public Health Emergency of International Concern’. …