Getting My Inhaler To “Work” For Me

Yet again, I find some actually useful stuff on Facebook. (I can’t remember the exact post or I would have linked to it.)

Propeller Health was asking for participants to try their app & be part of a study in exchange for one of their sensors.

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Why Are The Majority of Microspirometers NOT Smart But Expensive?

As I was searching the commonwealth, er…I mean web… on Saturday I ended up venting a bit to a blogger buddy of mine (who also happens to be a doctor) about the price of a piece of medical equipment.

If only I could craft one like you can items in Fallout 4, I’d be in business.  I could charge half of the going rate for these things & still make a killing in caps, er…I mean money.

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Smart Blood Pressure Comparison: iHealth Ease Vs. Accutension

First off, please allow me to say that I really greatly value a company that interacts with their users & works to be communicative.  Junfeng Zhao of Accuntension has been nothing but a wonderfully customer oriented & involved founder & I sincerely appreciate that.

There was a bit of a learning curve with this device for me.

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Connecting Non-Connected Health Devices

As I was preparing for Sickadilly Chat #4, Let’s talk about Tech, Baby! I came across an interesting company.   I reached out to them for a bit more information & then set up a call to discuss.  It didn’t make it of course in time for the Blab but I still thought it was worthy of a post & share.

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Smart Oximeter Comparisons: Edge vs. iSp02 vs. iOximeter

With my hasty exit from work last July due to a rapid desaturation (loss of oxygen), my SafeHeart iOximeter smart oximeter was a casualty. It was lost. It’s possible if & when I can return to work, I will locate it because last I remember it was in one of my drawers. I kept that one as a back-up to have one in case I needed an emergency read at work & I do remember using it that day to monitor things since I was feeling off.  Continue reading

Interesting Perspective: When Are We Empowering Users, & When Are We Just Being Lazy?

My mentor, friend, & fellow advocate, Casey Quinlan, had posted this article to one of her social media pages back in December a few days before Christmas.  I had flagged it to read later & then realized I hadn’t actually read it.  I’m glad I saved it because the timing was right for me to process it.

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Transplant Hero App: A Transplant Surgeon Gives Back

I found a great free app I’m hoping to try out after my next appointment. If not then, I know I will definitely use it post-transplant.

I thought it would be great to pass this information along to others who have trouble managing their transplant medications or haven’t found a medication management app that they like yet.

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Unboxing: HÜD (Mole Scanner)

Lately I’ve been actually receiving these devices I’ve ordered through Indiegogo.

I haven’t had the chance to try out my Accutension blood pressure kit yet because the company has been promising some video updates & further instruction since I found the enclosed instructions a bit confusing.  I didn’t want to review that device until I had all the possible tools & instructions available to give it a fair & honest review.

The latest device to arrive on Friday was my smart mole scanner.

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Smart Thermometer Comparison: Tympani vs. Kinsa Smart Stick

While I really love my Kinsa smart stick,  I am always interested in seeing how these crowdfunded devices on Indiegogo & Kickstarter perform & compare in contrast to what is presently out on the market.

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In Defense of Digital Health Devices

I am very pro-research on general principle. The exception lies with “studies” (like this example) which measure only specific short-term endpoints that are inherently hard to measure & quantify.

Things like clinical & economic benefit & those associated “outcomes”.

Everyone has a different definition of “success” in these cases.  Also just because it doesn’t show something concrete in dollars & cents or in data points doesn’t mean it doesn’t have value.

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