Profundus Technologies was founded in September 2003 when three friends and
acquaintances came together with some ideas for handheld, desktop, and web
applications. Each with different backgrounds and different skills, they formed
Not just another software development company, Profundus is deeply committed
to education, ethics, and society’s general wellbeing. That being the case, before
any revenue was involved, these three individuals agreed to donate a chunk of
the proceeds to education. They started a newsletter, Depth Perceptions,
through which they could raise important ethical questions and concerns with
regards to technology and its related fields.
Profundus is a Latin word often used in anatomy and physiology to indicate something which is deeper than the indicated reference point.
In this case it is derived from a nickname given to one of the founders of Profundus Technologies. While in medical school, he was known to be concerned with "deep" subjects, tending to find profound meaning in apparently simple things. He came to be known as Profundus for his thinking of things on a "whole other level".
Profundus Technologies, too, asks the deep questions. Rather than simply working on technology for technology’s sake, the right questions are asked… What are the ramifications of this new development? Who will benefit? Is there any harm in it? Is it appropriate?
Palm Applications for Residents
Hour Traxx - Profundus' most downloaded program - the one about which residents are murmuring in the halls. Hour Traxx allows residents and fellows to track their work hours. In an effort to help residency and fellowship programs comply with the latest ACGME requirements, Hour Traxx not only allows residents to track their hours, but also provides a service for uploading the information to a web-based database. From there institutions can track their progress and identify trouble spots as they attempt to comply. By purchasing this software here, you are not yet subscribing to the internet service. The internet service is due for release in mid-July 2004. Palm OS
P-Brain - This program has been approved by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) as an alternative to the logbook for recording procedures. This application allows residents to track their procedures as well as have their evaluators "sign-off" on them - all right there on their handheld device. Palm OS
Medicine Palm Applications
eP-Brain - This application is specifically designed for the Electrophysiologist and Interventionalist. It allows EP docs to track their procedures and complications with simple, easy-to-use drop down menus. Palm OS
SleepSweet - A handheld suite for Sleep Medicine, with information on sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, periodic limb movement disorder, etc. This application comes equipped with calculators and scales for following individual patients' progress with treatment. Palm OS
OHS Calc - Utilizing the Cleveland Clinic scoring system for predicted mortality for open heart patients, this calculator assists the user in determining risk of death. It is simple to use and quite valuable in obtaining informed consent for cardiac surgery. Palm OS
Depth Perceptions - A unique newsletter from Profundus.
Hour Traxx Card - A free service from Profundus. Print out this card from a PDF file and begin recording your work hours. Hour Traxx is a series of four products, with the card being free for the individuals and institutions which do not yet want to take their hour-tracking into the technological world yet. Ask about getting your institution's logo on the Hour Traxx card.
User Manuals (PDF)