Apps for What Ails You

September 12, 2011

Could a mobile app save your life? Aza Raskin thinks so. Formerly in charge of design and user experience for Mozilla's Firefox Web browser, Raskin left the company last year to start Massive Health, a startup based in San Francisco that's pursuing secretive plans to launch a mobile health app later this year.

While Angry Birds and other addictive games may top the app charts today, Raskin is among a growing number of entrepreneurs who think that apps will be powerful tools for health care, too. (See six mobile health apps highlighted by Technology Review.) That is because mobile apps offer the sort of intimate interactions the health-care system doesn't: they are always connected, always by your side, and they can have a very personal feel. Read more>>>>