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Clinical Decisions – Smartphones, Healthcare Providers, And You

imageBy some estimates, 70 percent of the population in India and 64 percent of the population in China had cell phones in 2011. The numbers are growing steadily around the globe, proving that even in times of economic uncertainty, the tech industry is expanding.

What’s amazing is the speed of development. The curve of technology is now pointed exponentially upward to the extent that new advancements will come at an alarming rate in every field, from entertainment to industry to healthcare. Technology companies are addressing challenges related to global health and wellness, private communication and financial fitness—among other things.

Communications giant Qualcomm developed 2net—a platform that depends on the cloud for storing and sharing medical information. The secure connectivity solution is designed to work across multiple devices and applications providing consumers with reliable storage and retrieval.

With the August 2012 release of their new 2net App SDK, the doors are now open for innovative developers to engage in the advancement of mobile medical technology. Via 2net Connect APIs, developers can access a consolidated data stream on data-enabled platforms like Android, iOS and Microsoft.

What does this mean on a practical level for different smartphone users, though?

Physicians and the Medical Community

New advancements already provide faster, sharper imaging features for physicians. Sharing radiographic images with commentary allows doctors on opposite sides of the globe to consult each other concerning difficult medical cases. Secure connections open the door for pharmaceutical discussions regarding prescriptions and inventory replacement.

In the future, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may be able to issue global alerts instantly. Developing nations may be able to request assistance from skilled surgeons and researchers, via live links with more secure settings and clearer video support. A virtual interactive comprehensive medical library may one day be available with instant language translation. The possibilities are limited only by vision and imagination.


For citizens at large, the number of applications to manage personal health and wellness is growing daily. Vital stats tracking is available that will help people monitor and record important information to share with their doctor. Technology is already being used by thousands of consumers that want to take charge of their own health. Cell phone apps can help manage readings for the items below and many more:

  • Temperature
  • Heart Rate
  • Blood Oxygen Saturation Levels
  • Blood Sugar Levels
  • Breathing Patterns
  • Weight

In addition to health trackers and monitoring applications, cell phone users stay connected to support groups and medical providers. Applications to manage personal health records can be life-saving. Accessing a complete and thorough electronic record during a crisis or after a dramatic injury eliminates unnecessary time spent trying to remember all medications and past illnesses, speeding up access medical care in the emergency room.

Personal technology for entertainment and communication’s sake has been the cornerstone of the market for some time; however that’s not to say we can’t use our mobile computers for other practical benefits as well.

Innovators pushing the boundaries of what mobile applications and smartphones are capable of have the opportunity to enhance the daily lives of people everywhere. Healthcare is only one facet of life working to be improved, others are sure to follow.

This guest post is contributed by Grady Winston. Grady is an avid writer and Internet entrepreneur from Indianapolis. He has worked in the fields of technology, business, marketing, and advertising – implementing multiple creative projects and solutions for a range of clients.


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Save 30 Dollars – Download WinX Cell Phone Video Converter Free (Offer Expires May 15, 2010)

My Internet friend Kingpin, who is always on the lookout for Tech Thoughts readers, when it comes to freebies, has found another one – WinX Cell Phone Video Converter.

From the developer’s site:

WinX Cell Phone Video Converter

WinX Cell Phone Video Converter helps you convert any HD and SD video formats to mobile phone compatible video and audio formats, such as 3GP, MP4, AVC, MP3, etc. which are supported by all mobile phone and smart phone, like Nokia, Blackberry, Google Android phone, iPhone, etc.

This mobile phone converter is also designed for creating personalized videos for mobile phone by clipping video segment, adjusting parameter settings, changing video size, etc.

Time-limited Giveaway Offer – Regularly: $29.95. Now: $0.00

Fast facts:

Converting All Video Files for Mobile Phone – WinX Cell Phone Video Converter can convert all popular video files such as M2TS, MKV, AVCHD, AVI, WMV, FLV, MOV to MP4, 3GP, AVC video formats for Nokia, Blackberry, Android phone, iPhone, etc.

Support Multi-track HD Video – WinX Cell Phone Video Converter is the best mobile phone video converter which can convert Multi-track HD video BDAV, M2TS, MKV, and AVCHD. e.g. It lets you convert multi-track MKV, M2TS/MTS to MP4, 3GP, AVC, etc, you can freely choose audio language track.

Support Blu-ray, M2TS, BDAV – Support BDAV, TrueHD, M2TS, MTS, MPEG-TS Aduio/Video. It is a definitely useful feature when making a digital copy to backup your Blu-ray videos.

Multi-core CPU and Hyper-threading Supported – With Multi-core CPU and Hyper-threading, it offers you up to 5x‐8x real time converting speed. Besides, you can also convert videos in batch mode.

Video Editing with Ease – This mobile phone video converter is easy to use for splitting the video to fit the mobile phone and trimming the video segment you favor from the video files by choosing the start point and duration. You can make personalized videos by your own.

Optimize Videos by Adjustable Parameter Settings – With the assistance of this cell phone video converter, you can customize and compress the videos according to your preference by adjusting the video and audio parameter settings, such as resolution, frame rate, video bitrate, etc.

Extract Audio to Make Ringtone for Mobile Phone – Extract audio tracks and save as MP3 music file which can be made as the ringtone for mobile phone. It can also extract pictures from the video and save as mobile wallpapers.

Fast Speed, High Quality and Ease-to-Use – WinX Cell Phone Video Converter, designed with user-friendly interface, is easy to use for users of any level of experience. It works as the fastest 3GP and smart phone video converter which can keep the converted videos the same as the original.

To get the full version for free, please download this program and register with this License Code: WINXV2-CPHONE-27361-75133

Free Download

Or, go to developer’s site: Winx dvd.com

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McAfee to Test Spam – Cyber Criminal Link

This morning my email inboxes in two of the five email services that I use, held a surprise for me once again, with an email from myself. As always, I simply deleted this spoofed spam email along with the other unsolicited junk mail.

The spoofed spam reminded me of an experiment being run by McAfee Inc., a world leader in antivirus, firewall, and Internet security software. McAfee began soliciting for volunteers in December 2007 and selected 50 of them to participate in a test in which the volunteers will have to respond to every unsolicited email mail they receive over a thirty day test period, beginning today.

Their laptops, supplied by McAfee, will operate without active anti-spam protection so that McAfee can test the theory that spam email is linked to cyber crime. Personally, I think that’s a no-brainer; so why bother with a test.

McAfee’s view however, as expressed by Christopher Bolin, McAfee’s chief technology officer is “Spam isn’t just a nuisance. It’s a tool used by cyber criminals to steal personal and business data. And, as scammers become more adept at writing spam in local languages it’s becoming more difficult for Internet users to detect spam. It’s vital that computer users understand the risks of leaving their computers unprotected.”

It seems to me, given the fact that spam exists in many forms including instant messaging spam, Web search engine spam, Blog spam, cell phone messaging spam, and more, that focusing on a narrow definition of what constitutes spam, has little relative value.

So I’m skeptical about the significance of this type of experiment given what we already know about spam, malware attacks in all its various forms, and the known connection to cyber criminals. However, I’m a curious fellow and I’ll follow the research, and the results obtained, with interest.

If you’re interested, you can visit McAfee/Spam Experiment to track the daily progress of the S.P.A.M. Experiment and read Blog reports from the test participants.

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3Guppies’ FaceBook Widget – Send Photos to Your Cell Phone

3guppies.jpgThe only things you need to send a FaceBook photo or video to any cell phone is 3Guppies FaceBook app and a working US or Canadian phone number. The application pulls up all the photos in your friends’ albums as well as your own. Grabbing the photo previews it in a mobile screen frame, though you needn’t worry too much about it fitting–3Guppies Mobile automatically scales photos on the destination phone.

You can crop, title, and tag the image and choose to store a copy in the 3Guppies locker for later reference. Once the photo has landed on the phone, it can be downloaded or sent on its way to sunnier pastures. 3Guppies has worked behind the scenes, striking compatibility deals with 28 carriers for 1,200 phones in North America.

MySpace users have a slightly different product, an embeddable photo album widget that’s then linked to your phone number. Once associated, photo, video, and text auto-uploads from your phone to the widget, essentially creating a mini multimedia blogging platform. You can also send MySpace photos to any phone.

Go to your FaceBook page and add the widget: that’s it.

Most phones will receive a text message with a link in it. To click on the link select Menus or Options and ‘GO TO’. Your photos should download automatically.

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