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Bill Koslosky, MD
I have a background in pathology and general surgery. My current interests are in public health and medical communication networks.
Interests: i'm especially interested in the concept of the medical cell phone. it was a surgery resident rotating through the icu, that i discovered the utility of using a web-connected cell phone (treo 300) for clinical support. as a result i co-produced a webinar for palm, presenting the medical uses of the treo 600 to an audience of physicians. now the treo has the support of microsoft, and continues to be one of the best designed smart phones.
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I've been testing some of the speech recognition apps for the iPad, and posted the videos on YouTube. This video demonstrates the ability of Google's Voice Search to understand medical terms as well as some badly pronounced french and latin... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2010 at WirelessDoc
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Mar 15, 2010
The Treos used to come with a bookmarked link to the Sprint PCS Vision mobile site. It looked like a WAP site, and you could navigate the links by pressing various numbers on your keypad to access the detail of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2009 at WirelessDoc
Not the best layout. In portrait orientation it's illegible. Why isn't the type larger. It's really hard to use your finger to click on links this small. This was taken with the Samsung Moment's camera. Posted via email from billkosloskymd's... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2009 at WirelessDoc
NEJM mobile Web site Originally uploaded by BKMDThis is not the best layout to use with a mobile site. In portrait orientation it's illegible. The type is so small you have to enlarge the content before you can click on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2009 at WirelessDoc
But in a year, I'll probably want an upgraded Android phone. Besides the physical keyboard, the Moment has a faster processor than the Hero (800 vs 528 MHz). This is even after Best Buy dropped the price of the Hero... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2009 at WirelessDoc
I'm using both these days, having solved the problem of sync'ing data among these two and my laptop. Bill Koslosky, MD http://www.billkosloskymd.com Posted via email from billkosloskymd's posterous Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2009 at WirelessDoc
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I'm using the iPod Touch 3G in addition to the Sprint Samsung Moment for a variety of reasons. (The picture shows a side-by-side comparison with the Touch on the left.) The Touch has more screen area, plus I can use... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2009 at WirelessDoc
Gizmodo posts this tongue-in-cheek article: Giz Explains: Android, and How It Will Take Over the World. Verizon Wireless has certainly boosted the recognition of the Android mobile phone OS supported by Google and the Open Handset Alliance with their current... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2009 at WirelessDoc
Walt reviews the Motorola Droid, which is Verizon Wireless' first Android offering, priced at $200 after the $100 mail-in rebate. (I tend to believe that this price point will drop as the smart phone competition heats up.) His likes... He... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2009 at WirelessDoc
Samsung Moment, Sprint's second Android smart phone Originally uploaded by BKMDI picked up this Samsung Moment at Best Buy yesterday, the first day of its release from Sprint. The phone was activated and the EVDO service was provisioned in minutes.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2009 at WirelessDoc
"High Price for iPhone in China Will Test the Appetite for Apple" The buzz-killer is price. China Unicom (Hong Kong) Ltd., which will start selling the device Friday, is offering a version of the 32-gigabyte iPhone 3GS for 6,999 yuan... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2009 at WirelessDoc
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After many hours of troubleshooting, and then two calls to Apple Help, my new iPod Touch 3G is officially pronounced DOA. What happens is that it has no problem connecting with a Wi-Fi network, but seconds later downloads stop. The... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2009 at WirelessDoc
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I received my iPod Touch 3G yesterday, but now I have to return it because it loses the Wi-Fi connection after a short period. But, it did get here in a hurry. You can see by the FedEx tracking table... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2009 at WirelessDoc
And, it's a workable solution now, based on my experience with Google's Voice Search on the Android platform that I blogged about yesterday. Once you can reliably use speech recognition on a mobile, the issues of small keyboard and small... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2009 at WirelessDoc
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I stumbled upon Google Voice Search when I was testing the Sprint Navigation app on the HTC Hero smart phone. In order to chart a course from your present location, you have the option of speaking the address of the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2009 at WirelessDoc
BEST: The trackball. Sometimes the type size in a link you want to click on is so small you can't reliably use your finger on the touchscreen with any accuracy. It's also great for navigating on the phone, but not... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2009 at WirelessDoc
I've had my Android HTC Hero for 17 days, enough time to check out the basic functioning of the Android platform. BEST: Google Voice Search. This lets you use your phone to do a Google query simply by speaking a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2009 at WirelessDoc
The 2009 Mobile Security Survey by Goode Intelligence and Acumin Consulting reveals that information security professionals are nonetheless aware of the risks, with 40 per cent believing the chances of an unauthorised person using a mobile phone to an enterprise... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2009 at WirelessDoc
I am known for my tough love on MOPS (Mobile Operating System) developers when it comes to the security of their platforms, but in all honesty Google’s Android Team is proving to be among the best in the business for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2009 at WirelessDoc
I'm still waiting to pick up some medical texts formatted for Android smart phones. In the meantime, I did a video demo of the Aldiko freeware ebook reader. </object> For me, it's a better experience than on the Kindle, but... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2009 at WirelessDoc
I've posted this YouTube video on my other social media sites, but I'm just getting back to using Posterous again, so please excuse if you've seen this before. </object> Posted via email from billkosloskymd's posterous Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2009 at WirelessDoc
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The is a slate tablet computer from International Medical Solutions meant to be used for patient education and other apps. From their press release: Using IMS' Mobile Patient Communicator™(MPC) platform with wireless 10- or 12-inch touch-screens, clinicians and administrators have... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2009 at WirelessDoc
Texas Instruments will showcase an ultra low-power coin cell demo using the upcoming Bluetooth low energy open standard on Tuesday at a Bluetooth conference in Munich. The device will use TI's future CC2540 single-mode system-on-chip, which TI says will consume... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2009 at WirelessDoc
It’s an unlikely medical device: a sleek smartphone more suited to a nightclub than a rural health clinic. But it’s loaded with software that allows health workers in the remote northernmost Philippines province of Batanes to dramatically reduce the time... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2009 at WirelessDoc