Mobile Computing

Mobile health apps not meeting expectations

I read with great interest a recent piece at FierceHealthcare. According to a study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, health apps aren’t living up to the hype. To me, the entire field has been overblown from the beginning. “A new UC San Francisco study … revealed nearly every participant who used health apps […]

Posted in | | Leave a response

I returned my Moto 360 and here’s why

I felt fortunate when I received an email from Motorola inviting me to be an early purchaser of a Moto 360 smartwatch. Thrilled is more accurate. In my opinion the 360 is probably the best looking of  all the new Android Wear watches. I jumped at the opportunity.

Posted in | | 6 Responses

The yin and yang of mobile healthcare

My “swag bag” from the unSUMMIT contained an issue of Specialty Pharmacy Continuum, a throw-away pharmacy journal focused on specialty pharmacy practice. Like most throw-away pharmacy journals I read these days, I found the content timely and interesting. One of the articles – Get Appy! New Tech a Bridge to Patient Care – discusses how […]

Posted in | | Leave a response

Thoughts on the current state of mobile computing

The phrase “mobile computing” has been around for a long time. Remember the “Ultra-Mobile PC” (UMPC) movement back in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s? That was an exciting time for mobile computing. Unfortunately the excitement was limited to a very small circle. Back then, the technology simply wasn’t ready for widespread consumer adoption. The […]

Posted in | | Leave a response

Cool Pharmacy App – MediSafe Medication Reminder [#android]

I came across this app the other day and thought it was pretty interesting. The app, MediSafe Medication Minder, is part of the MediSafe Project. The website isn’t very informative, but it’s worth checking out. What’s the MediSafe app all about? Well, this pretty much sums it up: “It’s simple. When it’s time for you […]

Posted in | | Leave a response

Initial impression: Samsung Chromebook

I am the proud owner of a brand new Samsung Chromebook that my wife so generously left for me under the Christmas tree. Clearly I’m a lucky man, for more than one reason. There’s no shortage of Chromebook reviews on the internet, and you’re likely to get more out of them than you will by […]

Posted in | | 2 Responses

Mobile computing at its finest, the Golden-i Headset

Not to be confused with the Golden-Showers Headset (post for another time), the Golden-i Headset is a mobile computer worn by paramedics made by Ikanos Consulting, a Nottinghamshire, UK firm. The headset itself is butt ugly, but the functionality is cool. The headset can be controlled by both voice and head gestures. How many use […]

Posted in | | Leave a response

Motion takes the wrapper off new F5t and C5t rugged tablet PCs

Motion has is a familiar name in the healthcare industry. Their C5 tablet PC used to be fairly popular among hospitals implementing BCMA. Not so much anymore. Regardless of their current popularity, Motion has announced an update to a couple of their rugged tablet PCs, namely the F5t and C5t. I’m not a big fan […]

Posted in | | Leave a response

Microsoft Surface RT tablet for $199? Too good to be true

I’ve been reading reports at various tech blogs that the new Microsoft Surface RT tablet due out in late October is going to be priced at $199. While I’d like to believe it, I simply think it’s too good to be true. At $199 the Windows RT version of the Surface tablet would be a […]

Posted in | | Leave a response

Time to revisit the ultra-mobile personal computing platform

Remember when ultra-mobile personal computing (UMPC) was all the rage? I do, but it’s been a while. That was back in the day when you had machines like the HTC Shift or the OQO Microcomputer (Models 1-3). You could argue that smartphones have become the new UMPC platform, or even perhaps the host of new […]

Posted in | | Leave a response