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How Do Toddlers Use Tablets?

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University of Iowa researchers studied more than 200 YouTube videos and published their findings in the proceedings of the CHI 2015 conference.

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Need to Know What to Spray on Citrus Trees to Keep Bugs at Bay? There’s an App for That!

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UF/IFAS creates phone app to help citrus farmers determine the best pesticide to use in the fight against citrus greening.

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UW-Milwaukee Creates Free App to Help Parents Encourage Reading

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UW-Milwaukee’s App Brewery and the Waukesha (Wisconsin) County Public Libraries have developed a free app called “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” that families can use to track the books they’re reading to their preschoolers.

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Roswell Park Scientists Develop Mobile Application Software for Colon Cancer Survivors

Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) researchers have developed an accurate, individualized post-operative survival calculator and integrated the technology into a mobile application compatible with smartphone technology for oncologists and patients diagnosed with colon cancer. Information about the calculator will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 51st Annual Meeting in Chicago.

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University, Domestic Violence Agency Partner on an App

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The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the city’s Sojourner Family Peace Center have partnered to develop an app that discreetly and quickly gives those affected by domestic abuse an emergency connection to the help they need.

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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Shares Patient Imaging Records Through Novel App

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Parents of patients treated at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles can download a free app called ImageInbox on their smartphones, which allows them to receive imaging files or to request the files be sent directly to another caregiver. CHLA is the first clinical site to offer the app, which is now available for free to any patient.

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Asthma App Helps Control Asthma: Alerts Allergists When Sufferers Need Assistance

New study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology shows how an app directly connecting an allergist and an asthma sufferer can provide necessary intervention when asthma isn’t under control.

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Kansas State University UAS Experts Offer Insight on New FAA Initiatives

The Federal Aviation Administration announced two new unmanned aircraft systems initiatives on Wednesday, May 6, at the Unmanned Systems 2015 conference in Atlanta. Two Kansas State University Salina faculty members are attending the conference and have shared their comments on the announcement.

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Mobile Tracking Application May Help Users Meet Vitamin D Requirements

Vitamin D is essential for the maintenance of bone health and may be implicated in other chronic diseases, as well as immunity, but adults in Canada are consistently deficient in dietary vitamin D, by nearly 400 international units per day (IU/d) on average. Coupled with low vitamin D synthesis from the sun during fall and winter at Canadian latitudes, tracking intake of vitamin D is vital for those lacking the nutrient. In an article in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, a group from the University of Guelph examined the validity of a mobile application for tracking vitamin D and calcium intake.

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Mobile App Helps Screen for Strabismus

Researchers have developed a mobile app to quickly and conveniently evaluate people for strabismus, a condition involving misalignment of the eyes. The research is being presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) this week in Denver, Colo.