CHB-pub-HealthTech-052915 - Rice University`s Baker Institute

CHB-pub-HealthTech-052915 - Rice University`s Baker Institute
U.S. HEALTH CARE TECHNOLOGIES
Quianta Moore, M.D.
Ashleigh Johnson, M.P.H.
U.S. HEALTH CARE TECHNOLOGIES
Technology has permeated every sector of the market, making services and goods faster, cheaper and mobile.
Not surprisingly, advancements in technology have also increased access to health information and selfmonitoring for individual consumers, as well as increased health care providers’ ability to diagnose, monitor
or treat their patients remotely. A plethora of health-related technology is available on the market. This brief
summary provides a snapshot of the scope of what has been developed, which may also provide insight into
the current needs or demands of patients and providers.
Methods: We performed a search for health technology available to consumers and health care providers.
The terms health or technology, equipment, consumer, portable, top and available were entered into the
Google search engine. Inclusion criteria for search results were: 1) technology was available for purchase by
consumers or health care providers, and 2) technology was used to monitor, prevent, diagnose or treat health
issues or to increase access to health care treatment or information. The equipment category was then further
divided into: 1) equipment for health care providers, 2) equipment for consumers, 3) equipment for consumers
focused on physical fitness, and 4) equipment for consumers that has yet to be publicly released.
We also performed a search for health technology mobile apps that are currently available for mobile use.
The terms “health apps,” “health mobile apps,” “fitness apps,” “health apps physicians,” “health apps
consult physicians,” and “top mobile health apps,” were entered into the Google, Apple store and Google Play
search engines. Inclusion criteria for search results were: 1) the app was available for purchase by consumers
or health care providers, and 2) the app was used to monitor, prevent, diagnose, or treat health issues or
to increase access to health care treatment or information. The apps category was further divided into 1)
consumer self-help apps, 2) consumer self-help apps focused on physical fitness, 3) apps connecting patients
directly with health care providers, and 4) apps for health care providers.
Our search results presented numerous options for consumers, patients and health care providers to address
a variety of health concerns and increase access to health care. The results also demonstrated a particular
demand for health technology focused on physical fitness.
Costs listed are estimated based on information available on company websites. Exact costs may vary
depending on retailer.
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CONTENTS
Equipment
Figure 1. Consumer Health Technology Equipment ......................................................................................... 4
Figure 2. Consumer Health Technology Equipment — Physical Fitness ........................................................... 7
Figure 3. Consumer Health Technology Equipment — Upcoming .................................................................... 11
Figure 4. Provider Telemedicine and Health Technology Equipment ............................................................... 12
Apps
Figure 5. Consumer Self-Help Apps ................................................................................................................ 15
Figure 6. Consumer Self-Help Apps — Physical Fitness .................................................................................. 18
Figure 7. Apps Connecting Patients with Health Care Providers ...................................................................... 20
Figure 8. Health Care Provider Apps ............................................................................................................... 21
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Equipment
Figure 1. Consumer Health Technology Equipment
Purpose
Name
Description
Cost
Company
Anemia Diagnosis
HemoGlobe
Worn on finger to measure blood oxygen level. Ability to
sync with smartphone.
$20.00
John Hopkins
University
Blood Pressure Monitor
Blood Pressure Monitor
Worn on upper arm. Measures blood pressure and pulse
rate. Ability to sync with smartphone, store data and share
results with health care provider.
$99.95
iHealth Lab
Blood Pressure Monitor
Blood Pressure Wrist Monitor
Worn on wrist. Measures blood pressure and pulse rate.
Ability to sync with smartphone, store data and share
results with health care provider.
$79.95
iHealth Lab
Blood Pressure Monitor
PressureTel
Measures blood pressure. Ability to sync with smartphone
and online BodyTel portal to store and analyze data. Used
together with GlucoTel and WeightTel.
Undisclosed
BodyTel
Blood Pressure Monitor
Wireless Blood Pressure
Monitor
Worn on arm. Measures blood pressure and provides
appropriate feedback. Ability to sync with smartphone and
share results with health care provider.
$129.95
Withings
Body Analysis
Body Analysis Scale
Scale that measures body fat percentage, muscle mass,
body water percentage, bone mass and daily caloric intake.
Ability to sync with smartphone and option to share results
with health care provider.
$99.95
iHealth Lab
Body Analysis
FitBit Aria Scale
Scale measures and tracks weight, body mass index, lean
mass and body fat percentage. Ability to recognize eight
different users. Ability to sync with smartphone and Fitbit
trackers and app.
$129.95
FitBit
Body Analysis
Smart Body Analyzer
Scale measures weight, heart rate, indoor air quality and
body fat percentage. Provides information about daily
weather forecast. Ability to sync with smartphone.
$149.95
Withings
Body Analysis
Wireless Scale
Scale measure weight and BMI. Ability to sync with
smartphone.
$99.95
Withings
Defibrillator
LifeVest
Wearable defibrillator that continuously monitor heart to
detect abnormal heart rhythms. Upon detection of a lifethreatening rhythm, an alert is given and if patient becomes
unconscious an electric shock is given to restore normal
rhythm.
Undisclosed
ZOLL
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Equipment
Figure 1. Consumer Health Technology Equipment
Purpose
Name
Description
Cost
Company
Electrocardiograph
AliveCor Heart Monitor
Handheld device, measures electrocardiogram (ECG) rhythm
and heart rate (bpm). Ability to log and track symptoms,
activities and medications. Ability to sync with smartphone
and share information with health care provider.
$74.99
AliveCor
Foot Dynamics Analysis
Sensor Insole
Insole is placed inside shoe to measure pressure, weight,
balance and motion. Ability to sync with computer software
to analyze results such as gait, running characteristics,
balance training, jump power, muscle endurance, fatigue,
takeoff and landing points.
Undisclosed
Moticon
Glucometer
GlucoTel
Measure blood glucose levels for diabetes patients. Ability
to sync with smartphone and online BodyTel portal to store
and analyze data. Used together with PressureTel and
WeightTel.
Undisclosed
BodyTel
Glucometer
iHealth Align
Attached to smartphone’s headphone jack to instantly
display results of blood glucose levels. Ability to share
results with health care provider.
$16.95
iHealth Lab
Glucometer
Smart Gluco Monitoring
System
Used on finger to measure blood glucose levels. Ability to
sync with smartphone to log and manage glucose readings
and record meals/medications, and to share results with
health care provider.
$29.95
iHealth Lab
Heart Rate Monitor
Rhythm+
Worn on wrist. Measures heart rate and has the ability to
sync with smartphones, tablets, fitness equipment and
watches.
$79.99
Scosche
Heart Rate Monitor
Sensoria® Sports Bra and
HRM
Heart rate monitor attaches to sports bra to track heart rate. $149.00
Ability to sync with smartphone and other fitness apps.
Sensoria
Heart Rate Monitor
Sensoria® T-Shirt and HRM
Heart rate monitor attaches to t-shirt to track heart rate.
Ability to sync with smartphone and other fitness apps.
$149.00
Sensoria
Measure Head Impact
Severity
CHECKLIGHT™
Sensor attached to helmet to log and record number of
impacts. Sensors help reflect direct accelerations that the
head experiences.
$99.99
Reebok
Measure Head Impact
Severity
Shockbox Helmet Sensor
Worn on helmet during sporting event. Provides feedback
on number of hits and when hit could result in a concussion.
Ability to sync with smartphone and share information with
health care provider.
$179.99
Shockbox
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Equipment
Figure 1. Consumer Health Technology Equipment
Purpose
Name
Description
Cost
Company
Otoscope
CellScope Otoscope
Digital otoscope attaches to phone to view ears and send
$79.00
video to Cellscope doctors for an evaluation within two
hours. Doctors able to write appropriate prescriptions for ear
infections.
CellScope
Oximeter
Pulse Oximeter
Worn on finger. Measures blood oxygen level and pulse
rate. Ability to sync with smartphone and share results with
health care provider.
$69.95
iHealth Lab
Scale
iHealth Lite
Scale measures and records weight. Ability to sync with
smartphone.
$79.95
iHealth Lab
Scale
WeightTel
Scale measures weight. Ability to sync with smartphone
and online BodyTel portal to store and analyze data. Used
together with PressureTel and WeightTel.
Undisclosed
BodyTel
Sleep Tracker
Beddit
Paper-thin band placed directly on the mattress. Measures
sleep quality, duration, sleep cycles, time to fall asleep,
heart rate, respiration rate and snoring. Ability to sync with
smartphone.
$149.99
Misfit
Toothbrush
Kolibree
Toothbrush that syncs with smartphone to track duration
and frequency of brushing in order to provide feedback.
Can choose from multiple brushing programs. Ability
to incorporate multiple users within a family to provide
feedback for children. Option to share information with a
dentist.
$199.00
Kolibree
UVA/UVB Detection
June
Worn on wrist to measure UVA/UVB to provide UV index in
real time. Ability to sync with smartphone to provide phone
alerts as to when user should apply sunscreen.
$129.00
Netatmo
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Equipment
Figure 2. Consumer Health Technology Equipment — Physical Fitness
Purpose
Name
Description
Cost
Company
Activity Tracker
BioHarness 3
Worn on chest. Measures heart rate, breathing rate, posture, Undisclosed
activity level, peak acceleration, speed and distance.
Features GPS and the ability to sync to a smartphone.
Zephyr
Technology
Activity Tracker
Forerunner® 15
Worn on wrist. Measures distance, pace, heart rate, and
calories. Ability to sync with smartphone and other apps.
$139.99
Garmin
Activity Tracker
HxM™ Smart
Worn around chest. Measures heart rate, heart rate
variability, stress level, activity level, peak acceleration and
calories. Ability to sync to a smartphone.
Undisclosed
Zephyr
Technology
Activity Tracker
Lifeband Touch
Worn on wrist. Features accelerometer, altimeter,
pedometer, heart rate monitor and GPS. Ability to track
calories and sync with smartphone.
$149.99
LG
Activity Tracker
The Little Black Box
Placed in OMsignal Biometric Smartwear. Measures heart
rate, breathing, calories and steps. Ability to sync with
smartphone and analyze/plan fitness and activity levels.
$129.00
OMsignal
Activity Tracker
Mio Fuse
Worn on wrist. Measures EKG-accurate heart rate data,
steps, pace, distance, and calories. Displays heart rate
zones. Ability to sync with smartphone and computer.
$149.00
Mio Global
Activity Tracker
PEAR Mobile Training
Includes earphones, app and heart rate monitor. Measures
heart rate to provide real time audio coaching via
earphones. Ability to sync to smartphone.
$99.95
PEAR Sports
Activity Tracker
Pebble+
Worn on person. Measures steps, distance, calories and
time. Ability to sync with smartphone.
$99.00
Fitlinxx
Activity Tracker
Nike+ Fuelband
Worn on wrist. Measures pace, calories, steps and time.
Ability to sync with smartphone to track progress.
$149.00
Nike
Activity Tracker
Nike+ Sportwatch GPS
Worn on wrist. Monitors pace, calories, heart rate and laps
and intervals. Includes GPS and timer. Ability to sync with
computer and smartphone.
$199.00
Nike
Activity Tracker
Tinké
Thumb sensor attaches to smartphone. Measures heart rate, $119.00
respiratory rate, blood oxygen saturation and heart rate
variability. Ability to sync with smartphone.
Zensorium
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Equipment
Figure 2. Consumer Health Technology Equipment — Physical Fitness
Purpose
Name
Description
Cost
Activity Tracker
Wellograph
Worn on wrist as a heart rate monitor to provide analysis of $300.00
pulse readings and recommendations for exercise readiness.
Includes pedometer with week-by- week comparison.
Sleep analysis, including sleep time, wake time and duration.
Ability to sync with smartphone and compare stats.
Wellograph
Activity Tracker
W/Me Wristband
Worn on wrist. Monitors autonomic nervous system,
including breathing patterns and heart rate. Provides
feedback on mood and stress levels. Ability to sync with
smartphone.
Phyode
Activity and Sleep Tracker
Airo Wristband
$149.00
Worn on wrist. Measures motion, steps, heart rate, calories
and sleep. Provides feedback about stress levels based on
heart rate and activity levels. Vibration serves as an alarm
to wake user up at optimal time during sleep cycle. Ability to
sync with smartphone.
Airo Health
Activity and Sleep Tracker
Fitbit Charge HR
$149.95
Worn on wrist. Measures heart rate, logs workouts,
monitors sleep, sets silent alarm and logs food intake. Ability
to sync with smartphone to share progress with others and
provide notifications.
Fitbit
Activity and Sleep Tracker
FitBit One
Worn on wrist. Measures steps, floors climbed, distance,
calories burned, sleep and number of minutes active.
Features clock, silent alarm and the ability to sync with
smartphone.
$99.95
FitBit
Activity and Sleep Tracker
Flash
Small disc, can be clipped anywhere on the person.
Measures steps, calories burned, distance, and sleep quality
and duration. Ability to sync with smartphone.
$49.99
Misfit
Activity and Sleep Tracker
iHealth Edge
Worn on wrist. Measures steps, distance, calories and sleep
efficiency. Features silent alarm and reminder to increase
activity levels. Ability to sync with smartphone and share
results with health care provider.
$69.95
iHealth Lab
Activity and Sleep Tracker
Metria™IH1
Lifestyle assessment tool applied directly to skin that
measures calories burned, activity level, steps taken, and
sleep duration and quality. Ability to sync with computer
and smartphone to compare stats.
Undisclosed
Vancive
Medical
Technologies™
$224.99
Company
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Equipment
Figure 2. Consumer Health Technology Equipment — Physical Fitness
Purpose
Name
Description
Cost
Company
Activity and Sleep Tracker
Microsoft Band
Worn on wrist. Measures heart rate, tracks sleep and
provides GPS-run mapping and guided workouts. Ability
to sync with apps and smartphone to provide call, text,
weather and calendar notifications.
$199.99
Microsoft
Activity and Sleep Tracker
Orbit
Worn on wrist. Measures steps, distance, calories, sleep
duration and sleep cycles. Features vibration alarm, goal
progress and notifications. Ability to set goals and sync with
smartphones and apps.
$99.99
Runtastic
Activity and Sleep Tracker
Peak™
Worn on wrist. Measures heart rate while detecting running, $199.99
biking, walking and sleeping. Advanced sleep analysis
detects REM sleep, deep sleep, light sleep, toss-and-turn,
interruptions and delay. Ability to sync with smartphone and
provide notifications and alerts.
Basis
Activity and Sleep Tracker
Pivotal Living Band
Worn on wrist. Measures steps, distance walked, goal
progress percentage, sleep and calories. Features natural
awake alarm, stop watch and activity reminder. Ability to
sync with smartphone.
$12/year
membership
Pivotal Living
Activity and Sleep Tracker
Pulse Ox
Worn on wrist or attached to person. Measures steps,
distance, elevation, sleep cycles, heart rate and blood
oxygen level. Ability to sync with smartphone.
$119.95
Withings
Activity and Sleep Tracker
Shine
Small disc attached anywhere on the person to measure
steps, calories burned, distance, and sleep quality and
duration. Watch capabilities and has the ability to sync with
smartphone.
$99.99
Misfit
Activity and Sleep Tracker
UP24™ band
Worn on wrist. Measures steps and calories. Tracks activity,
sleep, and food intake. Features a smart coach, goal setting,
smart alarm, and a prompt to be active. Ability to sync with
smartphones and connect with other users.
$129.99
Jawbone
Activity and Sleep Tracker
vívoactive®
Worn on wrist. Measures steps, distance, calories, sleep,
$249.99
and heart rate. Provides time, notifications, timer, music
player controls, GPS and prompts to move. Ability to develop
personalized goals, sync with smartphone and sync with
sports apps.
Garmin
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Equipment
Figure 2. Consumer Health Technology Equipment — Physical Fitness
Purpose
Name
Description
Cost
Company
Activity and Sleep Tracker
vívofit®
Worn on wrist. Learns activity level and assigns personalized $129.99
daily goal. Monitors steps, calories, distance and sleep. Pairs
with heart rate monitor. Ability to sync with computer and
smartphone.
Garmin
Activity and Sleep Tracker
vívosmart®
Worn on wrist. Measures steps, calories, heart rate, and
sleep. Provides notifications and time, and prompts to
move. Ability to develop personalized goals and sync with
smartphone.
$149.99
Garmin
Pedometer and Calorie
Counter
Calorism Smart
Attaches to person. Measures estimated calorie burn-off,
exercise, walking time, distance and steps.
$88.00
Tanita
Posture-Enhancer, Activity
and Sleep Tracker
Lumo Back
Worn around lower back and core. Vibrates when user is in a $79.99
poor posture as a reminder to sit or stand up straight. Tracks
steps and sleep positions. Ability to sync with smartphone.
Lumo
Posture-Enhancer, Activity
and Sleep Tracker
Lumo Lift
Worn around shoulders. Measures posture, steps, calories
and distance. Ability to sync with smartphone and track
progress.
$79.99
Lumo
Running Style Feedback and
Activity Tracker
Sensoria® Fitness Bundle
Smart socks and anklet feature textile sensors that monitor
step counts, speed, calories, altitude, distance tracking,
cadence and foot landing technique. Information used
to provide feedback and set goals. Ability to sync with
smartphone.
$199.00
Sensoria
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Equipment
Figure 3. Consumer Health Technology Equipment — Upcoming
Purpose
Name
Description
Cost
Company
Activity and Sleep Tracker
BodyMedia Patch
Disposable peel-and-stick patch attached back of the left
tricep for up to seven days. Measures calories burned, steps
taken, activity levels and sleep patterns. Ability to sync with
smartphone or computer to provide personalized feedback
and analysis.
Upcoming
BodyMedia and
Avery Dennison
Blood Pressure
Hi.lo Blood Pressure Band
Worn on wrist. Measures blood pressure and has the ability
to sync to smartphone.
Upcoming
Diana
Dumitrescu
Electrocardiograph
nECG TEXTILE and MINDER
nECG TEXTILE is a garment worn to measure user’s ECG.
nECG MINDER registers ECG signal captured by nECG TEXTILE,
and also measures body position and activity level. Ability to
sync with software to facilitate report generation, diagnosis
and heart rate variability analysis.
Upcoming
Nuubo
Food Analyzer
TellSpec Food Sensor
Handheld scanner features an infrared spectrometer that
$349.00
analyzes food content, including calories, carbs, fats, protein
and ingredients. Syncs with smartphone and company
database to provide feedback about food content.
Fitbit
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Equipment
Figure 4. Provider Telemedicine and Health Technology Equipment
Purpose
Name
Description
Cost
Company
Camera
TotalExam HD Exam Camera
Used for telemedicine applications to provide live video and
still imagery. Ability to make image adjustments and freeze
video. Features two HDMI outputs.
$1,600
GlobalMed
Camera/Light Source
Camera & Illumination
System* (AMD-500)
Used for telemedicine applications to ensure quality digital
images with medical scopes during examination.
$6,400
AMD
Telemedicine
Dental Exam
Dental Examination Camera*
(AMD-7115)
Used to capture images of intraoral structures and teeth
during a clinical telemedicine exam.
$5,795
AMD
Telemedicine
Diagnosis
Functional Muscle Strain
Diagnostics
Electronic stimulator, digital sensor, electrodes and
“manipulating hand” monitor muscle fatigue by measuring
individual muscle heads in isolation.
Undisclosed
TmG-BMC
Diagnosis
mChip
Credit card-sized plastic chip is described as a “lab-ina-chip.” Ability to detect HIV and syphilis in less than 20
minutes by simplifying the ELISA process typically used in
diagnostics.
$1.00
Columbia
University
Ear Exam
Digital Otoscope*
(AMD-2013)
Otoscope used to exam ear in telemedicine applications,
ability to capture and share digital images and video with
remote providers.
$1,185
AMD
Telemedicine
Ear/Nose/Throat Exam
ENT Otoscope* (AMD-2015)
Ear/nose/throat otoscope combines otoscope, sinus scope
and an oral exam scope used in telemedicine applications.
Pairs with Camera & Illumination System1
$2,470
AMD
Telemedicine
Electrocardiograph
12-Lead Digital ECG I*
(AMD-3400)
Used for telemedicine applications to obtain ECG
measurements.
$4,000
AMD
Telemedicine
Electrocardiograph
Digital Holter Monitoring
System II* (AMD-3900)
Compact digital recorder used to capture ECG rhythm
abnormalities, results can be sent to remote provider.
$10,145
AMD
Telemedicine
Evaluate Respiratory Issues
Digital Spirometer I*
(AMD-3450)
Used for telemedicine applications to evaluate respiratory
issues such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary
disease, pneumonia, etc.
$2,300
AMD
Telemedicine
Evaluate Respiratory Issues
Digital Peak Flow and
FEV1 Meter
Used for telemedicine applications to evaluate respiratory
issues. Works with Microsoft HealthVault, which enables
collection and storage of health information.
$39.99
Microlife
Evaluate Respiratory Issues
Spirobank USB
Used for telemedicine applications to evaluate respiratory
issues. Works with Winspiro Express PC Software through
USB/BT connectivity.
$525
Medical
International
Research
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Equipment
Figure 4. Provider Telemedicine and Health Technology Equipment
Purpose
Name
Description
Cost
Company
Eye Exam
Ophthalmoscope*
(AMD-2070)
Used for telemedicine applications requiring eye
examination, provides video and digital photos of eye.
$3,450
AMD
Telemedicine
Eye Exam
Non-Mydriatic Retinal
Camera* (AMD-950)
Ophthalmic tool used for telemedicine applications to
capture images of retina and anterior segment of the eye.
$24,995
AMD
Telemedicine
General Exam
General Examination
Camera* (AMD-2500)
Multipurpose examination camera used to capture and
display video and images of patient encounter.
$5,490
AMD
Telemedicine
Medication
Sensor-Enabled Pill and
Patch
Pill acts as an ingestible sensor that sends a signal to the
Patch when it reaches the stomach. Patch is worn on body
to record medication as well as rest and activity patterns.
Ability to provide feedback to patient and health care
provider.
Undisclosed
Proteus
Medication
SonoBandage
Bandage-like device that uses ultrasound to facilitate
transdermal drug delivery without the use of needles. Able
to recharge device.
Undisclosed
ZetrOZ, Inc.
Monitoring
Biostamp
Bandage-like device that is applied to the skin to monitor
vitals such as temperature, movement and heart rate.
Ability to transmit information to patients and health care
providers.
Undisclosed
MC10
Monitoring
BodyGuardian® Remote
Monitoring System
Mobile system including a wearable body sensor used to
monitor patient vitals and transmit data to health care
providers.
Undisclosed
Preventice
Monitoring
Ingestion Event Marker (IEM)
Ingestible sensor that has the ability to report medication
adherence and vital signs back to health care providers.
Undisclosed
Proteus Digital
Health, Inc.
Nasal/Sinus Passage Exam
Sinuscope* (AMD-2006)
Used for telemedicine applications requiring nasal and sinus
passages examination, provides clear images and pairs with
Camera & Illumination System.1
$2,198
AMD
Telemedicine
Otoscope
OtoClinic
A more powerful digital otoscop designed to engage patients $299
in their treatment plan. Stores and reviews patient exam
history on HIPAA-compliant Web server. Takes high-quality
magnified images of the tympanic membrane anywhere.
CellScope
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Equipment
Figure 4. Provider Telemedicine and Health Technology Equipment
Purpose
Name
Description
Cost
Company
Skin Exam
Dermascope* (AMD-2030)
Used for telemedicine applications requiring epidermis
observation. High resolution images can be shared with
remote provider. Pairs with Camera & Illumination System.1
$1,150
AMD
Telemedicine
Stethoscope
Littmann® Electronic
Stethoscope* (AMD-3150)
Used in telemedicine applications, uses Bluetooth to
transfer auscultation sounds and heart and lung sounds to
designated computer.
$400
AMD
Telemedicine
Stethoscope
Telephonic Stethoscope*
(AMD-3700)
Used in telemedicine applications to capture auscultation
sounds. Allows local and remote user to hear heart/lung
sounds at the same time.
$1,650
AMD
Telemedicine
Throat Exam
Naso-Pharyngoscope*
(AMD-2040)
Used for telemedicine applications requiring upper airway
examination, including nasal passage and vocal cords. Pairs
with Camera & Illumination System.1
$6,695
AMD
Telemedicine
Ultrasound
Abdominal USB Ultrasound
Probe* (AMD-5650)
Used to obtain high quality ultrasound images for
telemedicine applications.
$4,800
AMD
Telemedicine
Ultrasound
Vascular USB Ultrasound
Probe* (AMD-5655)
Used for telemedicine applications to obtain images of
superficial areas of soft tissues, such as arteries and veins.
$4,800
AMD
Telemedicine
Vital Signs
Spot Monitor* (AMD-8221)
Used in telemedicine applications to measure patient’s
psychological statistics such as blood pressure, body
temperature, pulse rate and respiratory rate
$3,192
AMD
Telemedicine
*Integrates with AGNES Interactive™ to simultaneously capture and share medical device data, exchange documents and medical images, and participate in a live video conference with the remote
consulting physician.
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Apps
Figure 5. Consumer Self-Help Apps
Purpose
Name
Description
Cost
Company
Allergies
Allergy FT
Ability to track food allergies and make suggestions for
things to avoid.
$2.99
GreenBurg1
Allergies
Cook It Allergy Free
Provides food recipes specific to one’s food allergies.
Free
Cook It Allergy
Free1
Blood Pressure and Weight
Blood Pressure Monitor
Allows patients to monitor their blood pressure and weight.
Features lifetime data visualization, statistics reporting and
medication correlations.
Free
Walgreens1
Blood Pressure and Weight
Heartwise
Logs blood pressure and body weight, with the ability
to generate charts and calculate BMI and mean arterial
pressure. Ability to export data for personal and professional
monitoring.
$0.99
Heartwise1
Dermatology
UMSkinCheck
Uses iPhone camera to track suspicious moles, provides
self-exam reminders, and offers preventative videos.
Free
University of
Michigan1
Disease Management
Ginger.io
Ability to track daily movement, present questions
via smartphone to gauge current mood, and uses this
information to connect with friends and health care
providers when treatment is likely needed.
Free
Ginger.io1,2
Disease Management
HealthClips Rx
An interactive patient education platform that helps patients Free
follow treatment protocols, avoid complications,and
practice positive health behaviors.
Preventice1,2
Disease Management
Symple
Ability to track up to 20 symptoms at once, keep daily notes
and photos, and record medications, exercise and other
influential factors.
$2.99
Symple ID1
Disease Management —
Diabetes
Glooko
Syncs food, blood glucose, medication, etc., to assist in risk
monitoring.
Free
Glooko1,2
Disease Management —
Diabetes
Glucose Buddy
Allows diabetic users to monitor blood glucose levels, record
medications, and track food intake and activity.
Free
SkyHealth1
Disease Management —
Diabetes
Glucose Companion
Ability to track blood sugar levels and weight.
Free
Maxwell
Software1,2
Disease Management —
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Tummy Trends
Ability to track IBS symptoms, exercise habits, water intake,
fiber intake and stress levels.
Free
Takeda
Pharmaceuticals1
Food Analysis
Fooducate
Ability to scan food to determine nutrition content and how
information correlates to weight loss plan.
Free
Fooducate1,2
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Apps
Figure 5. Consumer Self-Help Apps
Purpose
Name
Description
Cost
Company
Food Analysis
Lose It
Tracks food consumption and provides caloric content.
Free
FitNow Inc1,2
Food Analysis
ShopWell
Ability to scan food label bar codes and provide feedback in
terms of dietary needs and goals.
Free
YottaMark, Inc.1
Health Information
iTriage Health
Ability to evaluate symptoms and provide suggestions for
the nearest health care facilities.
Free
iTriage Health1,2
Health Information
KidsDoc
Provides advice from clinical protocols used by pediatricians
and nurses in 10,000 practices and 400 nurse call centers in
the United States and Canada.
$1.99
Self Care
Decisions1,2
Health Information
Pocket First Aid & CPR
Provides information on first aid basics, CPR, automated
external defibrillators (AED), and medical, injury and
environmental emergencies.
$1.99
Jiva Media
Inc.1,2
WebMD
Provides database on disease, conditions, medicines, etc.
Free
WebMD1,2
Heart Health
Cardiio
Measures heart rate through use of smartphone camera.
$1.99
Cardiio Inc.1
Heart Health
InstantHeartRate
Provides information about pulse rate.
Free
Azumio1-3
Heart Health
Wellframe
Provides heart disease risk assessment, preventive care
alerts and educational resources.
Free
Wellframe1,2
Heart Rate and Mental Health
Stress Doctor
Uses camera to measure heart rate and detect stress level.
Provides relaxation techniques to decrease stress levels.
Free
Azumio1
Medical Records Storage
MotherKnows
Stores variety of health records including growth charts,
medication lists, graphic displays of immunizations and
other information collected directly from doctors and
regularly updated.
Free
WebMD1
Medication
Activ-Rx
Encourages effective medication management for active
patients.
$0.99
Preventice1,2,4
Medication
Drugs.com
Provides ability to record and track current medications and
receive relevant medical information.
Free
Drugs.com1,2
Medication
GoodRx
Compare prescription drug prices at virtually every
pharmacy in the United States.
Free
GoodRx1
Medication
Nightingale
Provides reminders to take medication based on prescription Free
requirements.
SmotLab1,2
16
Apps
Figure 5. Consumer Self-Help Apps
Purpose
Name
Description
Cost
Company
Mental Health
PTSD Coach
Ability to track symptoms and manage those for screening.
Ability to link to support if needed.
Free
U.S. Dept.
of Veterans
Affairs1,2
Sleep Tracker
Sleep Cycle
Ability to track sleep patterns and create an alarm during
light sleep using phone’s accelerometer.
$1.99
Northcube AB1
Smoking
Livestrong
Offers a personalized plan for quitting that includes tracking
cravings, motivational tips, progress charts and access to a
supportive community.
$3.99
Livestrong1
1
iOS 2Android 3Windows 4Blackberry
17
Apps
Figure 6. Consumer Self-Help Apps — Physical Fitness
Purpose
Name
Description
Cost
Company
Fitness
Argus
Ability to track and record personal physical activity.
Free
Azumio1
Fitness
Calorie Counter
Tracks calories consumed and burned.
Free
MyFitness Pal1,2
Fitness
Daily Yoga
Provides information about convenient home exercises.
Free
IMOBLIFE1,2
Fitness
Fitnet
Provides workout videos from personal trainers, uses the
camera on your smartphone or tablet to track progress.
Free
Fitnet Corp.1,2
Fitness
Fitstar Personal Trainer
Assesses fitness level by asking post-workout questions.
Free
FitStar Inc.1
Fitness
GAIN Fitness Cross Trainer
Ability to build a custom fitness plan based on fitness goals
and preferences through a network of professional trainers
and athletes.
Free
Gain Fitness1
Fitness
Garmin Fit
Ability to track exercise routine.
$0.99
Garmin1,2
Fitness
GoogleFit
Ability to track workouts and set relevant goals.
Free
Google2
Fitness
GymPact
Ability for multiple users to collaborate and provide
monetary incentive for working out.
Free
GymPact1,2
Fitness
Hot5 Fitness
Provides workout videos designed by personal trainers,
includes video advice.
Free
Hot51,2
Fitness
MINDBODY Connect
Discover, book and pay for local fitness classes.
Free
MINDBODY
Inc.1,2
Fitness
Moves
Ability to track and record daily steps and caloric intake.
Free
ProtoGeo1,2
Fitness
MyFitnessPal
Provides information about exercise and diet geared
towards weight loss.
Free
MyFitnessPal1,2
Fitness
Nike + Training Club
Provides over 100 workouts developed by Nike trainers
for people of all fitness levels. Ability to select appropriate
fitness goal.
Free
Nike1,2
Fitness
Pacer
Tracks steps and activity levels.
Free
OutGear Lab1,2
Fitness
Pumping Weight
Ability to track and record workouts.
Free
Gladsome
Studios1,2
Fitness
Rise
Ability to connect one-on-one with a registered dietician.
$20.00
Rise Labs1
Fitness
RunKeeper
Ability to record and track distance, speed, calories burned,
and weight loss goals.
Free
FitnessKeeper
Inc.1,2
18
Apps
Figure 6. Consumer Self-Help Apps — Physical Fitness
Purpose
Name
Description
Cost
Company
Fitness
Runstatic PRO
Ability to track activities using GPS technology to personal
goals. Measures distance, duration, speed, pace and calories
burned.
$4.99
Runstatic
PRO1-4
Fitness
Strava
Ability to track and record fitness progress.
Free
Strava Inc.1,2
Fitness
Vida
Ability to select health goals in order to lose weight, get fit,
reduce stress or manage chronic conditions.
$15.00
Vida1,2
Fitness
Zombies Run
Ability to incorporate step tracker or GPS into a zombierelated storyline played over headphones.
$3.99
Six to Start1,2
Fitness — Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy Exercises
Ability to search for exercises appropriate for people with
spinal cord injuries and other neurological conditions.
Free
Physiotherapy
Exercises1,2
1
iOS 2Android 3Windows 4Blackberry
19
Apps
Figure 7. Apps Connecting Patients with Health Care Providers
Purpose
Name
Description
Cost
Company
Consultation
2nd MD
Provides second opinions with expert specialists by video or
by phone.
Free
2nd MD1
Consultation
Amwell
Ability to connect with physicians for consultation.
Free
American
Well1,2
Consultation
HealthTap
Provides immediate doctor advice, answers, tips and
prescriptions.
Free
HealthTap1,2
Consultation
MDLive TeleHealth
Source for convenient health care. Doctors present online
are ready to help with medical needs.
Free
MDLive Inc.1,2
Health Care Locator
Better Doctor
Ability to search local doctors by specialty and insurance
plan.
Free
Better Doctor1
Health Care Locator
Emergency Medical Center
Locator
Locates and contacts the closest and best treatment centers Free
during a medical emergency.
Moskowitz, LLC1
Health Care Locator
Health4me
Finds nearby physicians or pharmacies, checks the status
of a claim, manages prescriptions or estimates individual
health care costs.
Free
UnitedHealth
Group1,2
Home Visit
Heal
On-demand and on-door service for doctors.
$99.00
Heal1
Home Visit
Pager
On-demand service for doctors in New York.
Free App,
$50-$200
Doctor’s Fee
Techcare Inc.1
1
iOS 2Android
20
Apps
Figure 8. Health Care Provider Apps
Purpose
Name
Description
Cost
Company
Anatomy
3D4Medical Apps
Uses 3D technology to navigate through and provide
images of the body systems. Ability to provide anatomic
animations.
Free - $20.00
3D4Medical1
Dental Care
DDS GP
Provides tools to improve presentation of dental conditions
and treatment to patients.
$400.00
Kick Your Apps,
Inc.1
General
Medicine Central
Provides drug facts, drug interaction facts, a pocket guide
to diagnostic tests, links to MEDLINE Journals and details on
over 900 medical conditions.
Free
Unbound1,2
Heart Health
Airstrip Cardiology
Combines wireless mobile transmission of ECGs with digital
visual enhancement to enable health care providers to
review patient ECGs. Ability to access historical data.
Free
Airstrip
Cardiology
Tech1
Heart Health
Heart Murmur Pro
Includes 23 different heart sounds and information for
$2.99
each, including location to best hear each sound, a brief
description, etiology, pathophysiology, physical examination
findings, treatment options and links to resources.
Heart Health
iCalcRisk
Aims to encourage patients to adopt healthier lifestyles by
Free
calculating their cardiac risk. Ability to use app visualizations
to show patients their cholesterol management, control of
blood pressure and lowered risk of heart attack.
Independent
Individual1
General
Electronic Preventive
Services Selector (ePSS)
Assists primary care clinicians in identifying the screening,
counseling and preventive medication services that are
appropriate for their patients.
Free
Agency for
Healthcare
Research and
Quality1,4
General
Calculate
Uses “question-flow” style to quickly provide answers to
diagnostic questions for a variety of health fields, including
cardiology, internal medicine and general practice.
Free
QxMD1,2
General
Doximity
Ability to locate, review and communicate with other health
care providers. Ability to easily locate, access and review
clinical journals.
Free
Doximity1
General
Heart Pro III
Features 360° rotation of any body part, 19 free animations,
64 audio pronunciations of every label, the ability to draw
on any screen image and the ability to share on social
media.
Free
Heart Pro III1
21
Apps
Figure 8. Health Care Provider Apps
Purpose
Name
Description
Cost
Company
General
Merck Manual
Ability to browse resources by health topic and symptom to
aid in diagnosis. App automatically logs what sections users
have read.
Free
Merck Manual1,2
General
Skyscape
Provides drug information, medical searches, medical
calculator, clinical news, drug alerts and data for more than
800 separate health topics.
Free
Skyscape1,2
Medical News
Med Page Today
Delivers medical news to mobile device according
subspecialty interest.
Free
Medpage Today
LLC1,2
Medical News
Medscape
Provides news articles from 34 different health fields,
including a clinical reference section containing safety
guidelines on drugs, video tutorials on various procedures
and education activities for students.
Free
WebMD, LLC1,2
Medication
Epocrates
Features a pill identifier, several medical calculators, drug
coverage information, medical news, research information
and a drug interaction checker.
Free
Epocrates1,2
1
iOS 2Android 4Blackberry
22
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