Jacoti, state of the art hearing solutions provider, has released the Inthear hearing loss compensation module and a corresponding API. Inthear is a software library that applies hearing loss compensation to audio signals. The API is used by all Jacoti products to allow cross-platform use. Inthear has received one of the industry’s first ISO and CE approvals for a software-based hearing aid.
A new hackathon competition with major money prizes totaling $40,000 and the chance to play with some cool new health devices is being held in San Francisco this weekend. ProgrammableWeb readers and local developers with an interest in health data are encouraged to participate in the Novartis Mobile Health Challenge, being held in the SPUR Building, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco from Friday, 25 October to Sunday, 27 October.
Box, a leading content sharing and file storage platform provider, has announced that the company is partnering with Dignity Health and The Social + Capital Partnership to create the “Box and Dignity Health Patient Education App Challenge.” The contest requires developers to use the Box Platform and Box API to create innovative web and mobile apps that provide engaging health-related content to patients and encourage patients to follow up with patient care teams.
With the upcoming release of the new iPhone 5S, mobile health applications and quantified self capacities take another leap forward. Developers will have a new CoreMotion API through which they can access a stream of personal health and sensor tracking data from a smartphone, even while the iPhone is at rest.
Preva, a personalized fitness experience, announced that it has opened its API up to the developer community. Now, developers can pull in-gym data to incorporate into third party apps and tools. The data available through the API includes workout summaries, lifetime metrics, goals, progress, and more.
The upcoming 5th Quantified Self Global Conference is set to reach full capacity with only 30 registrations available, 5 weeks out from the event. APIs are often at the center of curating personal datastreams in the Quantified Self movement, but it turns out they may be creating as many problems as they promise resolving.
Imprivata has launched an API for its OneSign single sign-on product: the OneSign ProveID API. OneSign offers a specialized single sign-on solution custom tailored to the healthcare industry. The new API allows developers in the healthcare industry to deliver electronic health records in a virtual desktop environment.
There are many ways to slice the tools medical providers need to make their practices work efficiently. One is the full-service, broadly focused athenahealth or AdvancedMD. RipRoad takes a different route, focusing on connecting providers and payors to patients on their mobile devices. The RipRoad API integrates their tools (that include e-mail, SMS, MMS, IVR, push notifications, native smartphones apps and the mobile web) with third parties.
ACTIVE Network, a leading provider of activity and participant management solutions, has announced that the company is inviting developers to participate in the first-ever “HACKTIVE” public hackathon. The 24-Hour hackathon will take place Saturday, September 21 – Sunday, September 22 in San Diego, California and awards will be given to developers for creating the best applications using ACTIVE Network APIs.
Poikos, computer vision system provider, has launched the FlixFit API that allows third party apps and websites to capture high quality human body measurements through imaging. The current goal of Poikos’ measurement technology is to improve online retail experiences by understanding EXACTLY what size to order without leaving home.