Saturday, October 15, 2011

The beginning of a revolution in medical devices.

A 10X change in health care has been allowed by FDA:  
Sept. 29, 2011. Bloomberg News - Mobisante’s ultrasound attachment [to iPhone] costs $7,495. Though the images aren’t the highest quality available, a top-of-the-line ultrasound machine costs as much as $100,000.

Mobisante’s device, which goes on sale in October, is part of a wave of new smartphone applications and attachments in the nascent mobile health market. In the past eight months, products that turn a phone into a blood-pressure monitoring cuff, a CT-scan viewer and other health-care gadgets have received U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance.

The market is predicted to grow: By 2015, 30 percent of the world’s smartphone users will be using mobile health products, up from 5 percent now, estimates Research2guidance, a mobile- market consulting firm in Berlin.
Smartphone will play the role of a gateway device that pre-processes local data and, if necessary, connects medical sensors to the diagnostics cloud.

tags: 10x, health, scale, source, interface

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