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Kenya Fights Eye Disease With Smartphone App

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September 4, 2013
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A smartphone app which can photograph your retina and carry out eye tests is on trial in Kenya -- and is promising to combat eye disease and blindness in the country.


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App Lets Patients 'Visit' Doctor Via Smartphone

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Buzz60 (Dec. 11, 2013) — A new smartphone app called 'Doctor on Demand' allows patients to visit the doctor on their phone. For $40 the app allows users to video chat with a licensed physician, fill some minor prescriptions, and upload high-resolution photos for the doctor to analyze. Andrew Dymburt (@CantPinTheDym) has more.
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Microsoft 'Smart Bra' Aims to Curb Overeating

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Newsy (Dec. 3, 2013) — A new bra sends signals to a smartphone app to warn the wearer of overeating.
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