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Thyroid-SPOT for mobile devices: personalised thyroid treatment management app

Thyroid-SPOT is a mobile application that allows users to be able to analyse thyroid function tests laboratory reports by computing the homeostatic euthyroid set point based on regressing thyroid function data according to a patented algorithm to define the parameters that maximize the goodness-of-fit to a negative exponential model for target-centric individualized treatment.

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Journal Paper
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Scientific Phone Apps and Mobile Devices 2017, 3:4 doi: 10.1186/s41070-017-0016-y
Url: 
https://scientificphoneapps.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s41070-017-0016-y
Date of acceptance: 
2017-08-01

An overview of clinically and healthcare related apps in Google and Apple app stores: connecting patients, drugs, and clinicians

Successful clinical outcomes involve both clinician and patient factors such as good decision making, accurate diagnosis, patient compliance, effective monitoring of the condition, and accurate interpretation of clinical results. With a general trend in healthcare towards personalized medicine, the smartphone holds great potential to play a role in personalized care and aid in the above mentioned factors. Through the use of apps, the increasingly powerful smartphone may be a useful aid in the healthcare and clinical industries.

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Journal Paper
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Scientific Phone Apps and Mobile Devices 2016 2:8 DOI: 10.1186/s41070-016-0012-7
Url: 
http://scientificphoneapps.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s41070-016-0012-7
Date of acceptance: 
2016-06-06

Optimal processing for gel electrophoresis images: Applying Monte Carlo Tree Search in GelApp

In biomedical research, gel band size estimation in electrophoresis analysis is a routine process. To facilitate and automate this process, numerous software have been released, notably the GelApp mobile app. However, the band detection accuracy is limited due to a band detection algorithm that cannot adapt to the variations in input images. To address this, we used the Monte Carlo Tree Search with Upper Confidence Bound (MCTS-UCB) method to efficiently search for optimal image processing pipelines for the band detection task, thereby improving the image processing algorithm.

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Journal Paper
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Electrophoresis 2016, 10.1002/elps.201600197
pubmed: 
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/elps.201600197/full
Url: 
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/elps.201600197/full
Impact Factor: 
2.482
Date of acceptance: 
2016-06-20

Optimal processing for gel electrophoresis images: Applying Monte Carlo Tree Search in GelApp

In biomedical research, gel band size estimation in electrophoresis analysis is a routine process. To facilitate and automate this process, numerous software have been released, notably the GelApp mobile app. However, the band detection accuracy is limited due to a band detection algorithm that cannot adapt to the variations in input images. To address this, we used the Monte Carlo Tree Search with Upper Confidence Bound (MCTS-UCB) method to efficiently search for optimal image processing pipelines for the band detection task, thereby improving the image processing algorithm.

type: 
Journal Paper
journal: 
Electrophoresis 2016, 10.1002/elps.201600197
Url: 
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/elps.201600197/full
Impact Factor: 
3.028
Date of acceptance: 
2016-05-23

VibraTilt: Accelerometer & Gyroscope measurement app

Smartphones doubling up as laboratory equipment are increasingly in demand for convenience and portability. VibraTilt is a free smartphone app with a simple interface on both the iOS and Android operating systems that functions as both an accelerometer and a gyroscope. Leveraging on in-built sensors, the portable accelerometer bubble level can be used in labs to determine the tilt of surfaces.

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Journal Paper
journal: 
Scientific Phone Apps and Mobile Devices 2016, 2:5, doi: 10.1186/s41070-016-0008-3
Url: 
http://scientificphoneapps.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s41070-016-0008-3
Date of acceptance: 
2016-04-06

DNA2App: Mobile sequence analyser

Smartphones have changed the convenience of everyday life and promises to facilitate core biomedical research analysis. To materialize this for research, we created DNA2App, a free standalone native Android and iOS mobile application that analyzes nucleic acid and amino acid sequences. Boasting a built-in database of more than 240 restriction sites and the amino acid codon table, the app allows sequences to be reverse complemented, translated in all 3 frames and searched for restriction sites, and their GC content and melting point can be calculated.

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Journal Paper
journal: 
Scientific Phone Apps and Mobile Devices 2016 2:2, doi: 10.1186/s41070-016-0004-7
Url: 
http://scientificphoneapps.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s41070-016-0004-7
Date of acceptance: 
2016-01-05

StanXY: standard curve app for Android

StanXY is a free standalone native Android application. It is developed to provide convenience and efficiency to graph plotting. By simply downloading the application, StanXY provides the portability to easily plot graphs on the go as compared to manual plotting and desktop graphing software. The StanXY generates a best fit line based on a set of coordinates entered by the user. The equation of the line (y = mx + c) and its coefficient of determination (R2) are calculated and displayed.

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Journal Paper
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Scientific Phone Apps and Mobile Devices, (2015) 1:2, doi: 10.1186/s41070-015-0003-0
Url: 
http://www.scientificphoneapps.com/content/1/1/2
Date of acceptance: 
2015-10-29

PsychVeyApp: Research survey app

Surveys are used extensively to gather information from clinical, market, and psychological research studies. However, this process is time-consuming and error-prone especially with the tedious data entry. Psychvey is a web and mobile application that allows the easy design, creation, analysis, and taking part in surveys electronically. Collected data are easily exported into spreadsheets for subsequent statistical analysis, displacing the physical collection of survey responses and manual data entry.

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Journal Paper
journal: 
Scientific Phone Apps and Mobile Devices, (2015) 1:3, doi: 10.1186/s41070-015-0002-1
Url: 
http://www.scientificphoneapps.com/content/1/1/3
Date of acceptance: 
2016-10-19

GelApp: Mobile gel electrophoresis analyser

GelApp is a free mobile application that automatically detects and quantifies gel electrophoresis bands for “on
-the-go” gel documentation. It facilitates quantitative biological research by providing more accurate band sizes.
Through the novel implementation of Gabor filters, faint bands can be better detected from noisy backgrounds th

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Journal Paper
journal: 
Nature Methods Application Notes 2015, doi: 10.1038/an9643
Url: 
http://www.nature.com/app_notes/nmeth/2015/151404/pdf/an9643.pdf
Impact Factor: 
25.953

The Rise of the Mobile Lab the Use of Smartphone Apps for Biomedical Research

Mobile apps have invaded almost every aspect of life, yet few are relevant for biomedical experimental research. The entry of the few mobile apps targeted at experimental processes promise to revolutionize biomedical research, greatly
increasing the convenience of analyzing experiments and potentially displacing certain lab equipment with the smartphone.
In anticipation of this progress towards a mobile experimental lab, we surveyed the two popular mobile app stores — Google

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Journal Paper
journal: 
Asia Pacific Biotech, Vo. 19, No. 03, March 2015
Url: 
http://www.asiabiotech.com/articles/content/vol19/1903.html
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