University receives $500,000 grant to develop app for stroke patients; College students build app to tackle childhood pneumonia;

> The State University of New York's Downstate Medical Center this week received a $500,000 award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to develop mobile medical applications for stroke patients and their caregivers. The apps will be geared toward management of risk factors and healthcare needs. Announcement

> In a recent interview with Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry, Nokia Chief Technology Officer Henry Tirri says that new intelligent devices, when combined with advanced sensors will "dramatically improve" consumer efforts in the collection and use of health-related information. "What makes me excited is that adding health and wellness related sensors to a device allows us to monitor a wide variety of biological processes and build up totally novel health applications," he says. Interview

> College students from Australia recently built an app that helps providers to detect pneumonia, TechCrunch reports. The app was built using a Windows 7 phone and a digital stethoscope. Software running on the phone and in the cloud analyzes a patient's breathing patterns closely, watching for early signs of the illness. Article

And Finally… That's a lot of international phone calls. Article

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