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Mobile Medical Applications - Most Reliable Apps, Internationally?

A few notable posts pertaining to mobile medical applications came through my Twitter feed / Inbox recently, so I wanted to share!

Mobile Medical Applications: Make Sure uChek with FDA

The latest mobile medical application news on the industry's collective mind is the issuance of an "It has come to our attention..." letter sent to Biosense Technologies in India, essentially questioning why Biosense has not obtained 510(k) clearance for their uChek mobile application. The device is a mobile medical application for phones that takes a picture of urinalysis strips and compares the color against a standard to make a determination about the status of a patients urine. It also includes a box that controls external light to ensure better quality of the results. From a "fan" standpoint, it's an awesome device and technology. You can see it demo-ed during the TED talk given by the company's CEO.

Mobile Medical Applications: Falling Star?

I think it's high time we start profiling a few applications that have been approved for use by the FDA, discuss their functionality, and potentially profile the impending issues they may encounter.

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