Peer Exchange > smart phone gadgets

I am pulling together a list of current innovations in the healthcare field that revolve around smartphones and their use in the field. Any insight would be appreciated.

January 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTara N.

One of the coolest I've seen adapts the camera on a smart phone to serve as a microscope with a 1.2 micrometer resolution - sufficient to see and count white blood cells and bacteria. A cell phone microscope that costs about $14 to produce, can provide laboratory services in isolated locations without the financial resources to purchase diagnostic equipment.

January 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFlexITy Healthcare

You can imagine clinicians in malaria endemic areas using cell phone microscopes to send blood smear photomicrographs to consultants. Given the ubiquity of cell phone networks throughout the developing world, such technology has real promise.

January 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRB