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Using an iPad Tripod to Improve Image Stability


Camera stability is essential to taking good medical photos.  In our “Guide to Better Clinical Photography” we lists a number of tips and tricks for improving camera stability when capturing patient photos.  Recently, one of our users shared this photo with us and we wanted to pass it along.  As you can see, the physician has placed his iPad on a small tripod inside his exam room.  Our first question was obvious “How did you get the iPod on to the Tripod”?

As it turns out, Amazon offers an inexpensive attachment for an iPad which will allow you to affix the device directly to any Tripod.  In this case, the physician was using a Jellyfish Mini Tablet Tripod Mount which can be purchased for $17.95:

If you are using a full sized iPad, iStabilizer offers a similar product for $19.95:




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Chris Cabell is the co-founder and CTO of AppwoRx. Recognized as an innovator in the field of mHealth and pHealth (Participatory Health), Chris speaks regularly at Health and Technology events throughout the US. Chris is passionate about global mHealth initiatives because he sees the potential to create technology that is disruptive to the industry and deeply impactful to those it helps.