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Instant Heart Rate App From Azumio

Available in both the iOS and Android app marketplace, the Instant Heart Rate app from Azumio not only works as advertised, but provides immediate information satisfaction! The install takes under a minute, and the app couldn’t be any simpler. Click “measure”, place your finger over your phones’ camera, and wait 10 seconds for the results. The app uses the camera …

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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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Martin Cooper – Mobile Era Just Beginning!

Martin Cooper, the inventor of the celphone, offered some great insights during this ATA 2011 interview. After some initial slapstick with New York Times columnist David Pogue, the discussion proved extraordinarily interesting. After reviewing the history of mobile technology to date, Cooper offers a vision of the future, and indicated that we are just at the beginning stages of the …

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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’. …