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Device offers deeper, better view into ear, developers say
Stephen FellerCAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Researchers at MIT developed an otoscope that uses infrared light, rather than visible light, to examine the ear, hoping to improve ear infection diagnoses. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Otoscope Simulator Makes iPhone into Virtual Otoscope
(MedPage Today) -- Free app teaches how to identify common ear problems (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 18, 2016 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Diagnosing ear infection using smartphone
Researchers have developed a method that simplifies the diagnosis of ear infections (otitis media), something which annually affects half a billion children worldwide. The software-based method automatically analyses images from a digital otoscope and enables highly accurate diagnoses. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 30, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Quiz: How much do you know about ear infections?
Can an ear infection clear without antibiotics? Did my child get an ear infection because she didn’t wear her hat? Why does my toddler keep getting ear infections? If you’ve asked yourself these questions or others about ear infections, you aren’t alone. Concern for ear infection (the medical term is otitis media) is among the most common reasons for a visit to the pediatrician. About half of all children between 6 months and 3 years of age will get at least one ear infection over the course of a year, and many children will experience several ear infections a year. Most ear infections are treat...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - March 7, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Carolyn Sax Tags: Ask the Expert Health & Wellness Parenting Carolyn Sax ear infections Source Type: news

Wireless Medicine: From Digital Otoscopes to Smart BedsWireless Medicine: From Digital Otoscopes to Smart Beds
From smart beds to wearable fitness devices to EEG headbands, new technologies promise to improve sleep, fitness form, and help reduce blood pressure, anxiety and depression, and pain. Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - March 2, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Say what? An iPhone tool to diagnose ear infection?
If you’re the parent of a child plagued with frequent ear infections, an iPhone otoscope that lets you peek into her ears to capture a video of her eardrum and share the images with her doctor may sound like just the gadget you need. The CellScope, the iPhone otoscope mentioned above, and the Pacif-i, a Bluetooth pacifier that takes a baby’s temperature, were on display at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) earlier this month. The Las Vegas-based annual trade fair, a weeklong playdate for gadgetphiles, included a host of devices designed to make it easier for parents to track their kids’ health. Do you n...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 28, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Parenting ear infection fever Source Type: news

CES offers a glimpse into the connected health future
We report and comment on medical innovations and advances – from bench to bedside – touching on scientific, business and policy issues. Our ranks include science writers, physicians, lab researchers, market analysts and others inside and outside the hospital. A Bluetooth pacifier/thermometer? (Photo: Bluemaestro) By Tom Ulrich A Bluetooth pacifier that takes a baby's temperature. An iPhone otoscope. A smart yoga mat. And health & fitness trackers out the wazoo. That's just a small sampling of the health-related technologies showcased at last week's Consumer Electronics Show (or CES). Boston ...
Source: Mass Device - January 15, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Vector Blog Source Type: news

CellScope’s iPhone-enabled otoscope, remote consultation service launches for CA parents
Parents in California who have children who get chronic ear infections will soon have a more convenient way to get their kids care. San Francisco-based CellScope, a Khosla Ventures-backed Rock Health alum, has begun taking preorders for its FDA registered smartphone-enabled otoscope, called Oto Home. The director-to-consumer device is priced at $79 and will ship in […] (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - December 11, 2014 Category: Information Technology Authors: Brian Dolan Tags: Uncategorized CellScope chronic ear infections iPhone otoscope Khosla Ventures Oto Connect Oto Home Oto Pro pediatricians remote consultations remote visits Rock Health smartphone medical devices Source Type: news

Diagnosing AOM: Test YourselfDiagnosing AOM: Test Yourself
Test yourself against the experts. How good are your otoscopic skills? Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Article Source Type: news

Smartphone-enabled otoscope optimizes ear infection diagnosis and management
A new, smartphone-enabled otoscope provides clear, transmittable images of the ear drum, or tympanic membrane, which someday may allow for ear infection diagnosis without a visit to the doctor's office, according to an abstract presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

New Technology Optimizes Ear Infection Diagnosis And Management
A new, smartphone-enabled otoscope provides clear, transmittable images of the ear drum, or tympanic membrane, which someday may allow for ear infection diagnosis without a visit to the doctor's office, according to an abstract presented Monday, Oct. 28, at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - October 30, 2013 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

New technology optimizes ear infection diagnosis and management
(American Academy of Pediatrics) A new, smartphone-enabled otoscope provides clear, transmittable images of the ear drum, or tympanic membrane, which someday may allow for ear infection diagnosis without a visit to the doctor's office, according to an abstract presented Monday, Oct. 28, at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 28, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Fewer doctors, more cameras to spur teledermatology
“Medical peripherals can combine with a smartphone to create the function of an ultrasound machine, an EKG reader, or an otoscope, to name just a few diagnostic devices. But without buying anything extra, nearly every consumer mobile device has a camera of some sort built-in. That means that when it comes to dermatology, most patients [...] (Source: ICMCC: The International Council on Medical and Care Compunetics)
Source: ICMCC: The International Council on Medical and Care Compunetics - May 7, 2013 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lodewijk Tags: News Image Teledermatology Telemedicine Source Type: news

How Common Is Bullous Myringitis?
Discussion Bullous myringitis (BM) is felt to be a variation of acute otitis media (AOM) with more severe symptoms. Bullae (blisters or “balloons”) on the tympanic membrane occur between the outer epithelial layer and middle fibrous layers of the tympanic membrane. The exact reason for this is unknown but felt to be probably due to a strong inflammatory reaction in the middle ear begun by viral or bacterial pathogens. The pain is felt to be due to irritation of the highly innervated outer epithelial layer. The most common pathogens are the same as AOM but Streptococcus pneumoniae is detected more often. The bul...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 8, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news