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Expert: Ride-Share App SideCar Now Counts Richard Branson as Investor & Fan

Expert can speak on the latest round of funding of SideCar, a disruptive ride-sharing app, including Richard Branson’s participation as investor. Rich Levandov, a partner in Avalon Ventures, one of the venture capital firms behind the new $15M round of funding of SideCar, has decades of experience in funding promising early-stage companies and can describe what features make a startup worth investing in, especially in the areas of IT and biotech.

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ProMedica ENT Specialist Creates Noise Apps

Aaron G. Benson, MD, an otolaryngologist and neurotologist with ProMedica Physicians Ear, Nose and Throat, recently developed two noise-based mobile applications, both inspired by real patients’ needs and concerns: NoiseMonitor and NoiseLock.

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Real Tremors, or Drug-Seeking Patient? New App Can Tell

New iPod smart phone app developed by University of Toronto measures frequency of tremors in alcoholics.

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App Makes ID of Harmful Plants, Insects in Texas a Snap

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A free mobile app called TX Invasives is now available from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin for identifying harmful non-native plant, insect and other invasive species statewide.

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New Smartphone App Can Detect Newborn Jaundice in Minutes

University of Washington engineers and physicians have developed a smartphone application that checks for jaundice in newborns and can deliver results to parents and pediatricians within minutes.

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StopInfo for OneBusAway App Makes Buses More Usable for Blind Riders

A UW study found that StopInfo, a new hub for bus stop information in the OneBusAway app, is helpful for blind riders and can promote spontaneous and unfamiliar travel. A UW research team launched the program recently in collaboration with King County Metro.

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'Freedom Summer' App Teaches About Forces That Shaped Passage of Civil Rights Act

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“Freedom Summer and the Civil Rights Act of 1964” is now available as an iPad app and on the Web. The game-based interactive learning module from the IU Center on Congress explores the relationship between the civil rights movement and Congress’ passage of civil rights legislation.

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Better Visualizing of Fitness-App Data Helps Discover Trends, Reach Goals

University of Washington researchers have developed visual tools to help self-trackers understand their daily activity patterns over a longer period and in more detail. They found people had an easier time meeting personal fitness and activity goals when they could see their data presented in a broader, more visual way.

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New “Patient Itinerary” App Debuts at Mount Sinai

A new “Patient Itinerary” app now gives patients at The Mount Sinai Hospital a detailed schedule of upcoming treatments, procedures and tests. Conceived by the Mount Sinai Inpatient Care Model Redesign Team and developed by Mount Sinai Information Technology, the IPad app is housed on tablets provided by the New York City-based tech company PadInMotion. Staff recently expanded a pilot program for the app, which features access to secure, HIPAA-compliant patient information, making it available for up to 100 patients without cost.

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Free Mobile App for Thyroid Calculator on Apple iPhone and iPad

The thyroid calculator for rapid calculation of: Calcitonin and Carcinoembryonic Antigen Doubling Time; Thyroid Nodule Volume change; Thyroid Cancer Staging. Calculation results are not preserved within the app, thus maintaining patient privacy and security.

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