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Wearables Data for COVID-19 Detection

2020 04 Nov

A combination of symptom and sensor data from wearable devices could enhance detection of COVID-19 positive and negative cases in symptomatic individuals, a new study shows (Quer et al. 2020).   You might also like: AI Tool Helps to Reduce COVID-19 Mortality   Study authors, affiliated with the Scripps Research Translational... Read more

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mHealth for Traumatic Injury Monitoring

2020 06 Oct

A pilot study, led by Penn Nursing (Jacoby et al. 2020), indicates that mobile health (mHealth) technology could be used for real-time monitoring and assessment of long-term traumatic injury outcomes.   You might also like: Smart Diagnostics with Wearable Devices: Principles and Applications   In addition, the study shows that use... Read more

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Smart and Comfortable Eyewear

2020 03 Sep

New smart eyewear has been developed by University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers that can track pulse and eye movement. This new technology can accurately monitor the ophthalmological and cardiac signals needed for studies on sleep quality and mental health, according to a recent study (Homayounfar et al. 2020).   You might also like:... Read more

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Volume 20 - Issue 6, 2020

2020 29 Aug

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Smart Diagnostics

2020 29 Aug

Diagnostics in healthcare has always been an area that has been downplayed. That is probably why inaccurate and/or delayed diagnosis is something that has persisted in this field for decades. It is a systemic problem that continues to have an impact on patient treatment and outcomes.  The solution could potentially lie in smart diagnostics... Read more

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Smart Diagnostics with Wearable Devices: Principles and Applications

2020 29 Aug

Life expectancy has increased in the past few decades especially in developing countries, but quality of life of older population can be severely impacted by conditions such as neurodegenerative diseases (dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, etc.). Early detection and treatment of such conditions is key to increasing quality of life for patients... Read more

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Role of Wearables in Combating COVID-19

2020 29 Aug

The current pandemic has highlighted the importance and usefulness of wearable medical devices during an infectious disease outbreak. An expert on wearables explains the benefits of the technology and urges all the stakeholders to implement it as soon as possible. Key Points In isolation, people resort to calling an ambulance if there... Read more

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Automated Contact Tracing: Is It Efficient?

2020 24 Aug

Contract tracing apps all of a sudden have proliferated as these digital tools are increasingly used, alongside other infection control measures, in battling the COVID-19 pandemic. However, results of a new systematic review (Braithwaite et al. 2020) suggest the usefulness of such apps in identifying or notifying contacts of an infected person... Read more

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COVID-19 and mHealth

2020 19 Aug

A major challenge in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic is the 'silent transmission' of coronavirus caused – often unknowingly – by asymptomatic individuals. Leveraging mHealth technologies such as mobile apps and wearable sensors, which can help to monitor COVID-19 patients and suspected cases, is a good way to mitigate the effects of... Read more

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Remote Monitoring for COVID-19 Symptoms

2020 30 Jul

Wearables such as Fitbit watches and bands are empowering people to better monitor their health and fitness. These mHealth devices are a goldmine of health-related information – from heart rate and sleep patterns to level of physical activity, as well as mood and mental health.   You might also like: Google Acquires Fitbit  ... Read more