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Medical News to the Public Via App

2016 14 Feb

Researchers at the Institute of Health and Society at The University of Oslo are developing an app that can help spread new medical knowledge as soon as it is available. A patient wants the best possible treatment when admitted to a healthcare facility. The reality is that research results to practical application can be a lengthy process. Owing to... Read more

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New App Predicts Preterm Birth Risk

2016 26 Jan

A new app (QUiPP) developed at King's College London can help doctors identify women at risk of giving birth prematurely, according to results of two studies published in the journal Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology. The app uses an algorithm that combines the gestation of previous pregnancies and the length of the cervix with levels of a biomarker... Read more

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Fitbits Monitor Symptoms in Transplant Patients

2015 12 Dec

A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that activity trackers (eg, Fitbits) can be used to track patients' symptoms and overall functional status after a serious medical procedure. The study is published online in the journal Quality of Life Research.Researchers used Fitbits to monitor the physical activity of 32 patients... Read more

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MyICU App Introduced

2015 11 Nov

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), in Boston, USA, has launched a new app, MyICU, that serves as a communication tool to better engage ICU patients and family members in decisions. The app can be accessed from the dedicated iPad in each ICU room, or remotely via a smartphone or home computer, using a secure login. The online tool allows users... Read more

IT Management

Epilepsy App Tracks Seizures

2015 20 Oct

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore have developed an app that allows patients with epilepsy to track their seizures using their Apple Watch. The interactive EpiWatch app works with ResearchKit, an open-source framework designed by Apple to facilitate research studies carried out using its devices.EpiWatch gives users a chance to help... Read more

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Smartphone App Screens Breath for Disease Detection

2015 05 Feb

Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology are working on a project which will enable smartphones to screen exhaled breath for the presence of disease. When linked with a mobile phone, the breathalyser screening technology developed by Professor Hossam Haick and colleagues will provide a non-invasive, inexpensive and rapid method for... Read more

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App Uses Brainwaves To Direct Google Glass

2014 14 Jul

A new app called MindRDR utilises a special headband to convert brain signals into instructions for Google Glass. The possibility exists to someday enable users to use their thoughts to take pictures and upload them to social media sites. It also has potential applications in the medical field, to help quadriplegics or people who suffer from locked-in... Read more

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