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New IFCC App!

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The IFCC Communications and Publications Division (CPD) announces the release of the IFCC app on both iOS and Android platforms.

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Life After Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee: Using Augmented Reality to Renew Local Communities

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In late summer 2011, Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee left extensive damage in the Capital Region, especially along creeks and riverbeds. In the aftermath, several communities, including the Village of Schoharie, worked to pick up the pieces, while dealing with the impact of extreme flooding, rainfall, and power outages. The impact was very personal for Lillian Spina-Caza, lecturer in the Department of Communication and Media at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, who is a Schoharie resident. Today, with assistance from a $90,000 grant from the New York State Council of the Arts, Spina-Caza and Schoharie Area Long Term Inc., (SALT) are working to develop the “Geo to Go” interactive website and augmented reality (AR) arts, cultural, and heritage trails project.

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'Green' Energy From Garden Grass, Mars Rover's Laser Can Now Target Rocks All by Itself, World's Most Sensitive Dark Matter Detector Completes Search, and More in the Physics News Source Sponsored by AIP

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Imaging Software Predicts How You Look with Different Hair Styles, Colors, Appearances

How can we predict if a new haircut will look good without physically trying it? Or explore what missing children might look like if their appearance is changed? A new personalized image search engine developed by a University of Washington computer vision researcher lets a person imagine how they would look with different hairstyles or appearances.

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Iowa State dietetic interns to work virtually with low-income families to improve nutrition

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Iowa State University dietetic interns will provide nutrition coaching and wellness information to low-income families as part of a national health initiative. Interns will connect virtually with their clients using a smarthphone app.

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Health Benefits Of Pokémon Go

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Real-life positive health consequences of playing Pokémon Go—a new GPS-based augmented reality game—are happening across the nation. According to Matt Hoffman, DNP, clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Nursing, this quest to “catch ‘em all” is great news for public health.

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Weight Loss Technologies Train the Brain to Resist Temptation

Can a computer game train your brain to resist sweets? Researchers at Drexel University are launching two studies to find out.

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Economics Study Finds Volume Discounts Don’t Increase Profitability for Video Game

University of Chicago economists find discounts tied to buying large quantities of virtual goods have little impact on profitability and do not increase the number of customers making purchases. The study comes from a field experiment of more than 14 million players of mobile games by King Digital Entertainment, maker of Candy Crush Saga.

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Smartphone Apps Not So Smart at Helping Users Avoid or Achieve Pregnancy

You might not want to depend on your smartphone app alone to help you avoid or achieve pregnancy, say the authors of a new study. A review of nearly 100 fertility awareness apps finds that most don’t employ evidence-based methodology.

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Mount Sinai Health System Launches Mobile Application for Patients

Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) today announced the launch of a new mobile application for patients called MountSinaiNY.

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Text Messaging with Smartphones Triggers a New Type of Brain Rhythm

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Oxford, June 27, 2016 - Sending text messages on a smartphone can change the rhythm of brain waves, according to a new study published in Epilepsy & Behavior.

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Georgetown Institute Launches Real-Time Study of Smartphone Fertility App Use

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In what is believed to be the first study of its kind, researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center’s Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) are recruiting as many as 1,200 women to study a smartphone app that calculates a woman’s chance for pregnancy on a daily basis.

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Smartphone App Helps Parents Be Better Prepared When Bringing Preemies Home, Study Suggests

A smartphone app designed to support parents of premature infants as they transition from neonatal intensive care unit to home

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$2.3M Grant Funds App Creation to Diagnose Diseases

The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering has awarded to Cornell University a four-year, $2.3 million grant to develop FeverPhone, which will diagnose six febrile diseases in the field: dengue, malaria, chikungunya, typhoid fever, leptospirosis and Chagas’ disease. Faculty members David Erickson and Saurabh Mehta will lead the team.

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Kids Coping with Disaster Need Guidance. UCLA App Helps Parents Give It

A new UCLA app helps families cope with the trauma of natural disasters, including wildfires and extreme weather events like heat waves.

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New 'Aspirin-Guide' App for Clinicians Helps Personalize Decisions About Aspirin Use

Low dose aspirin is recommended by clinicians as a preventive measure for patients who have already had a heart attack or stroke, but the risk of taking low-dose aspirin to prevent or delay a first heart attack or stroke is less clear, as the benefit for reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) must be balanced with the increased risk of gastrointestinal or other bleeding. To help clinicians and patients make informed decisions about aspirin use, researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital have developed a new, free, mobile app, "Aspirin-Guide" that calculates both the CVD risk score and the bleeding risk score for the individual patient, and helps clinicians decide which patients are appropriate candidates for the use of low-dose aspirin (75 to 81 mg daily).

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Hospital Readmission App Could Save Healthcare Industry Billions

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– Hospitals and healthcare providers are penalized for readmitting patients within a 30-day time period. An award-winning app developed by graduate students at Binghamton University, State University of New York, could help reduce these readmission rates and save the healthcare industry billions.

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Creation Generation: Recent UC Davis Graduates Strike Out With Their Own Mobile Apps

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These days, the smartphone is never far from reach. For a few UC Davis alumni, that’s good for business.

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Need Better Sleep? Consider the Cognitive Shuffle

Simon Fraser University research aimed at helping people get to sleep will be highlighted at an international sleep conference next week. Luc Beaudoin, an adjunct professor in cognitive science and education, created the mySleepButton® app two years ago (a new version with the world's first configurable "body scan" will be released shortly).