Track your prescriptions

It's really important to keep track of medication that you take whether its prescribed or not.  Use your phone to take a picture of any medication you are on.  If you have the prescription, put that in the photo too.  If not, write a note saying how often you take the medication and put it... Continue Reading →

What is a “Medical Device”

According to the World Health Organisation in 2018, ‘Medical device’ means any instrument, apparatus, implement, machine, appliance, implant, reagent for in vitro use, software, material or other similar or related article, intended by the manufacturer to be used, alone or in combination, for human beings, for one or more of the specific medical purpose(s) of:... Continue Reading →

Great Information …Links

For an incredibly comprehensive database of wearables including medical devices, see: https://vandrico.com/wearables/ For information on a brilliant, award-winning lifestyle app: TickerFit™,  a unique personalised programme delivered using un-intrusive mobile and web based technologies: https://www.tickerfit.com/#home Nokia, the Finnish company famous for mobile communications, now has a very smart range of reasonably priced medical devices for home... Continue Reading →

Is it a medical device? Can I trust it?

In Europe, medical devices which are put on the market, making any claim relating to health are deemed to be medical devices in accordance with the Medical Devices Directive.  This applies to some software and some mobile apps.  We do our best to de-mystify the classification of medical devices and explain how non-certified medical devices... Continue Reading →

Health Apps

It seems there's a million apps available to help you mind your health.  We look at some of the more popular ones, and some of the unusual ones and guide you in what to look for in a quality health app. The regulator for medical devices in Ireland is the HPRA.  They are responsible for... Continue Reading →

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