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Mobile & Telehealth

 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a remote feature allowing programming sessions given through telehealth platforms to patients who have had at least six months of experience with their cochlear implant sound processor.

Researchers from Brigham Young University have found mental health mobile applications to be feasible self-help tools for improving mental or emotional health, according to a study published in JMIR mHealth.

A multiplayer mobile game that puts physically impaired patients with able-bodied individuals has shown to improve rehabilitation, according to a study published in the Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation.

According to a study conducted by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and published in JAMA Dermatology, parents that send high-quality photos from a smartphone camera of their child’s skin condition to dermatologists could skip the office visits and receive treatment through telehealth.

A mobile application assisting patients with macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy in testing their vision is just as accurate in providing results as in-person office visits, according to a study presented at the 121st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

 

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Fitbit, Dexcom partner to develop continuous glucose monitoring on smartwatch

Fitbit and Dexcom are partnering to develop a comprehensive health and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) smartwatch to assist individuals with diabetes in managing the chronic disease.

Free mobile medication management tool available for those affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma

Hurricane Irma and Harvey have wiped out many healthcare facilities in areas affected by the storms, leaving many people without access to care. In response, DrFirst has offered a mobile perception platform for free to all prescribers.

Mobile app uses lights, camera to detect brain injury in real-time

Researchers from the University of Washington have begun development on a smartphone application that uses the camera to assess concussions and other brain injuries in real-time. Outlined in a paper set to be presented at Ubicomp 2017, the app hopes to provide an effective tool in protecting patients from further injury.

App upgrades smartphone camera to capture heart health

Researchers from California Institute of Technology, Huntington Medical Research Institute and University of Southern California have developed a mobile application that uses a smartphone camera to noninvasively collect data on a patient’s heart health. Findings are published in The Journal of Critical Care Medicine.

Algorithm allows smartwatches to track all types of activity

Scientists from the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom have developed an algorithm enabling smartwatches to track every move without being programmed beforehand.

Telehealth offers potential to improve outcomes for anorexia treatment

Telehealth services could provide a feasible and effective platform for improving outcomes of patients with anorexia nervosa (AN), according to a study published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders.

Smartphone app uses 'selfies' to screen for pancreatic cancer

Researchers from the University of Washington have developed a smartphone application capable of screening for pancreatic cancer through taking a 'selfie.'

Mobile app improves blood sugar maintenance in diabetic patients

Type 1 and 2 diabetes patients using the One Drop mobile app were able to improve blood sugar control, according to a study published in JMIR Diabetes.

Mobile platform supports users in addiction recovery

Q2i, developers of patient engagement technologies, has announced Heywood Medical Group will be utilizing its Opioid Addiction Recovery Support (OARS) software to support patients with addiction recovery.

Tweets help health experts track opioid misuse

Monitoring use of social media platforms like Twitter can help researchers detecting misuse of opioid drugs in certain areas, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Toxicology.

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