Tag: Smartphone

Innovation, Research

Smartphone gaming can be harmful for some seeking relief from boredom, study finds

July 21, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Smartphone gaming can be harmful to players who game to escape their negative mood and feelings of boredom, a new study has found. Researchers at the University of Waterloo found that bored “escape players” — those who have difficulty engaging […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

Could a smartphone app detect diabetes?

March 8, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 30 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. Worryingly, almost one in four people in the U.S. are living with diabetes but do not know. Without treatment, diabetes […]


Could smartphone adherence apps help patients with chronic diseases?

April 26, 2018


Long-term adherence to medication is critical when it comes down to successfully treating chronic diseases. However, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), only about 50% of patients in developed countries who suffer from chronic diseases adhere to treatment recommendations, […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

App monitors symptom severity in patients undergoing chemotherapy

December 22, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

Using a smartphone and Fitbit device, cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy were able to be remotely monitored in real time by their physicians in order to better detect severe or worsening symptoms from the treatment and to intervene earlier between clinic […]

Innovation, Medical Devices, Patient Experience

As consumers obsess with mobile devices, engage them with health apps

September 7, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

The number of smartphone connections is expected to reach six billion by 2020, accounting for two-thirds of the nine billion global mobile connections by that time, according to a report from GSMA.1 U.S. consumers already are spending about five hours […]

Innovation, Med Tech, Medical Devices

New app uses smartphone camera to provide detailed information about heart health

September 6, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Want to know how healthy your heart is? Now there’s an app for that. In a proof-of-concept clinical trial, engineers at Caltech, Huntington Medical Research Institute, and USC have demonstrated that the camera on your smartphone can noninvasively provide detailed […]


Smartphone Blood-Pressure App Often Wrong

March 4, 2016

Via: MedlinePlus Health News

A popular app that uses your smartphone to check your blood pressure is inaccurate, missing high blood pressure readings in four out of every five patients tested, researchers report. Instant Blood Pressure promises to provide an estimated blood pressure reading […]