mHealth: The Top News You May Have Missed

mHealth The Top News You May Have MissedHere are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that our sister site mHealthWatch has been monitoring in recent days.

With Apple expected to enter the wearable tech market with one or more new category products this year or next, the Cupertino, California-based tech giant is said to be ramping up efforts to lay the groundwork for these eagerly-anticipated developments.

With an estimated 5 million Americans struggling with Alzheimer’s today, the disease is now the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S. Not surprisingly, the medical and mobile technology worlds are uniting to put the power of mHealth to work in the testing and treating of this devastating disease.

At the end of 2013, only 350,000 patients were regularly using telehealth platforms and technology across the world. By 2018, however, these numbers are expected to jump to more than seven million.

The Federal Communications Commission’s new policy on net neutrality has some speculating about the “end of the Internet,” yet this extreme opinion misses the new positive opportunities net neutrality brings with it. Not to mention, a modern world without internet is just not realistic.

As technology becomes smaller and more compact than ever previously imaginable, mHealth tech and app developers are looking for bigger and better ways to integrate small, wearable devices into patient life. One of the most innovative designs aims to take advantage of the upcoming Google contact lens. While originally designed to fully integrate technology into the human body, this lens could also be used to measure blood sugar levels in the tears of a diabetic.

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