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Posted on Mar 31, 2018 in Case report, Uncategorized | 0 comments

First report of a wearable fitness tracking device capturing a cardiac arrest

First report of a wearable fitness tracking device capturing a cardiac arrest

Ruby Groome, Doctor MBBS, BSc (Hons)1, Petra Polgarova, Research Nurse, BSc, MSc1, Jonathan Martin, Consultant, MRCP, FFICM1

1ICU Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, UK

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Journal MTM 7:1:47–49, 2018


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Posted on Apr 21, 2017 in Case report | 0 comments

Wireless Smartphone Videography for Ocular Surgery SYSTEM

Wireless Smartphone Videography for Ocular Surgery SYSTEM

Jan-Bond Chan, MBBS, MMed Ophthal1,2, Embong Zunaina, MD, MMed Ophthal2, Ismail Shatriah, MD, MMed Ophthal2, Tajudin Liza-Sharmini, MBBS, MMed Ophthal2, Pik-Pin Goh, MD, MS Ophthal3

1Hospital Tuanku Ja’afar Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia; 2Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia; 3Clinical Research Centre, Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Journal MTM 6:1:1–4, 2017


Purpose: To describe a self-made smartphone adaptor which can be attached to a surgical microscope and a smartphone telescope which can be wirelessly linked to an LED TV or monitor.

Methods: A smartphone slit lamp adaptor is built for microscope-assisted ocular surgery in which video can be recorded. For surgeries not utilising the microscope (such as those using surgical loupes), we employed a smartphone attached to a telescope for videography. Videos from both methods are then wirelessly streamed to a TV/monitor using EZCast, Google Chromecast or Apple TV.

Results: The video captured by a smartphone is comparable to conventional digital video recording. It is affordable, easy to use and highly portable.

Conclusion: Smartphone videography will be a valuable instrument in ophthalmology for both teaching and research purpose.

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Posted on Oct 14, 2015 in Case report | 2 comments

Mobile Virtual Reality for Ophthalmic Image Display and Diagnosis

Luo Luo Zheng, BS1, Lingmin He, MD, MS2, Charles Qian Yu, MD3,4

1New York Medical College, Westchester, NY; 2Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; 3Department of Ophthalmology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY; 4Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL

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Supplemental Video 1: Video capture of virtual display showing rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. The clinician feels that he or she is within the eye.

Journal MTM 4:3:35–38, 2015


We here present the use of mobile technology (Samsung Gear VR) in the field of ophthalmology for the display of retinal imaging and demonstrate its use in diagnosis of ocular pathology. In this study a trained retina specialist used the Samsung Gear VR device to view ten wide field photos of retinal pathology, generating a diagnosis for each photograph. Another ophthalmologist then reviewed the ten photos in the traditional manner on a computer. Their diagnoses were compared to the known diagnoses. There was 100% concordance between the device and the traditional method as well as the known diagnosis. The increased display size and realistic presentation of the virtual reality display have the potential to improve diagnosis of ocular disease.

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Posted on Oct 14, 2015 in Case report | 0 comments

Android Smartphone as an Alternative to Operating Microscope Camera for Recording High Definition Surgical Videos: Setup and Results.

Prof. Sanjiv Kumar Gupta1, Dr. Ajai Kumar2, Dr. Arun Sharma1, Dr. Siddharth Agrawal1, Dr. Vishal Katiyar1

1Department of Ophthalmology, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, U.P., India; 2Jan Kalyan Eye Hospital, A-1040, Indira Nagar, Lucknow, U.P., India

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Journal MTM 4:3:39–42, 2015


Video recording and still photography is an essential component for documenting surgical and clinical details. Additionally videos have important role in skill transfer, demonstration of new procedures, and as material of clinical evidence. We here describe the use of an Android smartphone, (HTC Incredible S) for capturing High Definition (HD) video of ocular surgery through the assistant observer scope of an operating microscope.

We have described the arrangement used to mount the smartphone to microscope and discussed the advantages and limitations of this arrangement when compared to a conventional capturing and recording system used with the operating microscope.

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Posted on Jul 30, 2013 in Case report | 5 comments

Virtual avatars, gaming, and social media: Designing a mobile health app to help children choose healthier food options

Yulin Hswen MPH1, Vaidhy Murti2, Adenugbe A. Vormawor3, Robbie Bhattacharjee3, John A. Naslund MPH4

1Center on Media and Child Health, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA; 2Department of Computer Science, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA; 3Department of Computer Science, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA; 4The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Lebanon, NH, USA

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Journal MTM 2:2:8-14, 2013

Background: Rapid growth in Smartphone use among children affords potential opportunities to target health behaviors such as dietary habits; however, few mobile health applications are specifically designed with these individuals in mind. This brief report describes our step-by-step approach towards developing a mobile health application for targeting nutrition behaviors among children.

Methods: Descriptions of the 10 most popular paid and 10 most popular free Smartphone applications available on the Apple iTunes store for ages 4 and up as of March 2012 were qualitatively analyzed. The relevance of key characteristics found in these applications was then further explored for their potential to improve dietary behaviours amongst children, and a mobile application was developed.

Results: Three prominent characteristics of the most popular applications emerged: 1) virtual avatars or characters (observed in 50% of the applications); 2) gaming (observed in 75% of the applications); and 3) social media (observed in 45% of the applications). These features were then incorporated into the design of a mobile health application called Avafeed, which uses a virtual avatar and gaming to help make choosing healthier food options easier among children. The application was successfully released onto the Apple iTunes Store in September 2012.

Conclusions: In this unconventional approach, evidence-based research was combined with information procured from a qualitative review of popular applications available on the Apple iTunes Store in order to design a potentially relevant and popular mobile health application for use among children.

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Posted on Sep 16, 2012 in Case report | 0 comments

Application of self-recorded photos using mobile phones in maxillofacial surgery

Prof Fereydoun Pourdanesh DDS1, A/Prof Ashraf Sayyedi DDS2, Prof Abdolreza Jamilian DDS3, Prof Masoud Yaghmaei1
1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, 2Dental Research Center, Research Insitiute of Dental Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, 3Department of Orthodontics, Center for craniofacial research, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
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Journal MTM 1:3:46-49, 2012

Nowadays, there is an increasing use of mobile phones as a part of telemedicine to aid in the management of various health conditions. There are numerous reports of using mobile phones as a tool for sending and receiving short text message (SMS) in medicine. Aside from keeping patients continuously in touch with their health care providers, mobile phones can also be a useful tool for providing doctors with valuable information. A useful adjunct of many mobile phones is its ability to take clinical pictures.

In this study we present a case series where mobile phone photos taken by the patient were later used to aid in the diagnosis and management of various maxillofacial conditions.

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