If there is any doubt in your mind that iPad adoption in healthcare is still nascent, check out this lab coat from 1-800-LABWEAR.


The iPad Pocket Coat is a sign of the medical times. When you start seeing peripheral industries manufacturing tools, products, and services shaped specifically around another product, the tail is officially waging the dog.

As advertised by 1-800-LABWEAR …

You’ll want an Ipad® just so you can wear this lab coat. Specially designed to hold an Ipad® in either of its two lower pockets. Women-order one size smaller than you would in a woman’s style. Three outside pockets, including those Ipad® pockets, and one inside pocket.

They even offer free embroidery.

And only 1-800-LABWEAR will embroider one line over the breast pocket for FREE!

And what would it say? Mobile Medical Geek/Brain Surgeon? Just kidding – this is serious business and the emergence of products like this are just starting, but it’s yet another indicator that mHealth is big business and app-centric healthcare is lunging ahead.

Just Sayin’ …