cholesterol tracking

World Heart Day – Cholesterol Tracking

As it’s World Heart Day (Friday 29th September) we thought it would be interesting to reflect on the potential role of a smartphone in fighting cardiovascular disease and tracking cholesterol levels. Cholesterol Tracking With the current surge in wearables, fitness trackers and other well-being apps, as well as Apple’s highly publicised collaboration with Stanford Health…

mHealth

What does Apple’s keynote mean for mHealth?

The technology world has been rife with leaks this week regarding features which Apple® were expected to launch at its 2017 Keynote today. Most of them appeared to be true, with iPhone 8®, iPhone 8 Plus® and iPhone X® all being launched and including wireless charging along with a host of other improved features. But…

Regulatory Mobile App Whitepaper

Mobile Medical App Regulations

With more mobile phones on the planet than people*, the growth of smartphone technology in recent years has been exponential. Widespread accessibility of smartphone technology increases connectivity and creates mobile eco-systems for end-users to share information. Smartphone technology has already introduced a step-change within the medical sector, as the launch of numerous mobile medical apps…

Antimicrobial Resistance

Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)

Earlier this summer, the European Union launched a comprehensive action plan to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR), a crisis which is being heralded as one of the biggest public health dangers facing the world. The current AMR crisis stems from a number of factors, particularly the overuse of antibiotics in both human and animal health, causing…

Data Encryption

An end to end-to-end encryption?

This week the European politicians sought to outlaw the practice of technology companies having backdoors to encrypted private data. Such a move is undoubtedly the best way to ensure the protection of sensitive data, but is considered controversial as it provides a channel for potential terrorists to communicate without the means for security agencies to…