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DETECT Study: Fitness Trackers Can Predict COVID-19

2020 02 Nov

The first six weeks data from the DETECT study show that wearable fitness devices can improve public health efforts to control COVID-19.  The  DETECT study  is a landmark initiative that was launched in March 2020. The study uses a mobile research app called MyDataHelps to collect smartwatch and activity tracker data from study participants. The... Read more

mHealth programme helps cardiac rehab patients gain fitness

2018 21 Mar

Heart patients who participate in cardiac rehabilitation programmes typically do well during enrolment but tend to revert to unhealthy lifestyles once the formal gym-based regimens end. Duke Health researchers turned to technology for help to keep these patients from losing ground. The researchers devised a follow-up programme that uses wearable... Read more