Mosquito Tracking

Can mHealth tackle Zika?

It’s been two years since WHO(1) announced the Zika epidemic was no longer an international emergency, but still remained a threat. The mosquito-borne flavivirus spread rapidly throughout Latin America and the Caribbean during 2015-16, carried by Aedes aegypti; a species of mosquito which commonly transmits dengue and chikungunya. In this technological age, applying mosquito repellent…

Mobile Medical App Recall

How can you avoid a mobile medical app recall?

As the FDA issues the 5th recall for a diabetes management app, diagnostic app manufacturers may be wondering what could they do to avoid finding themselves in a similar position? The diabetes app includes a feature designed to calculate an insulin dose based on various input parameters including a blood glucose measurement. Risk driven design…

consumer health

mHealth Strategy Top Tips

mHealth is a well-known industry buzzword these days, with both the clinical and commercial community looking to maximise the opportunities inherent in this fast-growing sector. Many different factors affect the likely commercial success of new mHealth offerings, and while some product development aspects of bringing a new app to market are the same as in…