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Released: 1-Jul-2021 5:25 AM EDT
New Chatbot Can Explain Apps and Show You How They Access Hardware or Data
Aalto University

Researchers at Aalto University have harnessed the power of chatbots to help designers and developers develop new apps and allow end users to find information on the apps on their devices. The chatbot ‘Hey GUI’ can answer questions by showing images and screenshots of apps, or through simple text phrases.

Released: 23-Jun-2021 10:45 AM EDT
What Bird is Singing? Ask the Merlin Bird ID App for an Instant Answer
Cornell University

With a new feature in the free Merlin Bird ID app from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, you can now ID a bird by its sound.

Released: 15-Jun-2021 2:50 PM EDT
Mayo Clinic patients with a Patient Online Services Account Can Now Access Health Records on iPhone
Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic patients who have a Patient Online Services account now can use Health Records on iPhone, which allows users to easily view their health data from multiple health care providers in one place. Patient Online Services is Mayo Clinic's patient portal.

8-Jun-2021 1:50 PM EDT
How Your Phone Can Predict Depression and Lead to Personalized Treatment
UC San Diego Health

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine used a combination of modalities, such as measuring brain function, cognition and lifestyle factors, to generate individualized predictions of depression.

3-Jun-2021 7:05 AM EDT
Potential Vocal Tracking App Could Detect Depression Changes
Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

According to the World Health Organization, more than 264 million people worldwide have Major Depression Disorder and another 20 million have schizophrenia. During the 180th ASA Meeting, Carol Espy-Wilson from the University of Maryland,will discuss how a person's mental health status is reflected in the coordination of speech gestures. The keynote lecture, "Speech Acoustics and Mental Health Assessment," will take place Tuesday, June 8.

Released: 8-Jun-2021 12:05 AM EDT
Mood matters: New app empowers mums to manage mental wellbeing
University of South Australia

Recognising the symptoms of maternal anxiety and depression can be difficult, but with the help of a new app – developed by the University of South Australia and parent support group Village Foundation – thousands of women will be empowered to monitor their mental health, both during pregnancy and after birth.

Released: 24-May-2021 2:05 AM EDT
New technology in train to reduce rail energy costs and improve driver safety via iPad app
University of South Australia

An app developed by Australian mathematician Professor Peter Pudney to make trains safer, more fuel efficient and run to time, is now used in 8000 passenger, freight and heavy haul trains on four continents.

Released: 20-May-2021 1:45 PM EDT
New smartphone app predicts vineyard yields earlier, more accurately
Cornell University

Cornell University engineers and plant scientists have teamed up to develop a low-cost system that allows grape growers to predict their yields much earlier in the season and more accurately than costly traditional methods.

Released: 19-May-2021 9:50 AM EDT
Sandia app assesses value of energy storage for businesses, utilities
Sandia National Laboratories

Utility companies and corporate project developers now have help assessing how much money adding an energy storage system will save them thanks to new Sandia National Laboratories software.

23-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Pharmacist-Led Smartphone App Benefits Kidney Transplant Recipients
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• A pharmacist-led smartphone health app helped prevent medication errors, medication-related side effects, and hospitalizations in a study of kidney transplant recipients.

Released: 31-Mar-2021 2:05 PM EDT
Novel study leverages health app and electronic health records from consented patients to track long-term effects of COVID-19
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Researchers are using a novel health platform that links them to shared electronic health records from consented patients to track long-term effects of COVID-19 in a new study by UTHealth.

Released: 22-Mar-2021 11:15 AM EDT
University of Washington to Help DHS Develop COVID-19 Digital Contact Tracing App Testing Criteria
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T awarded $959,305 to the Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington (UW-APL) to bring together a group of experts and trusted entities to develop digital contact tracing (DCT) application (app) testing criteria.

12-Mar-2021 9:00 AM EST
New App Helps Prevent Medication Harm and Improve Safety in Patients with Kidney Disease
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• A one-year trial found that the eKidneyCare smartphone app helped patients with chronic kidney disease take their prescribed medications properly. • The app may help to prevent adverse drug reactions and other medication errors that can endanger patients.

Released: 18-Mar-2021 8:55 AM EDT
Chula’s Award-Wining App Offers Us a Fun Way to Learn English Anytime, Anywhere
Chulalongkorn University

"MALLO” mobile application endorsed by a silver medal from the 2020 Taiwan Kaohsiung International Invention and Design Expo that curates a variety of English- learning applications that users can add or delete at will is a great answer to digital-age learners who wish to set their own fun study plans.

Released: 9-Mar-2021 1:10 PM EST
A new predictive model helps identify those at risk for severe COVID-19
Buck Institute for Research on Aging

Researchers at the Buck Institute analyzed data from the COVID-19 Symptom Tracker app used by 3 million people in the United Kingdom, adding the use of immunosuppressant medication, use of a mobility aid, shortness of breath, fever, and fatigue to the list of symptoms and comorbidities that increase the risk for severe COVID-19.

Released: 5-Mar-2021 2:40 PM EST
QuickRoute Navigation App Now Available for First Responders
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T is announcing that the QuickRoute app is available for responders to download.

4-Mar-2021 6:00 AM EST
Digital solutions including remote monitoring can help chronic pain sufferers manage their pain and reduce the probability of misuse of prescription opioids.
University Health Network (UHN)

For the first time, an app has been shown to reduce key symptoms of chronic pain. A UNH-led study evaluated the impact of Manage My Pain(MMP), a digital health solution on chronic pain patients.

Released: 1-Mar-2021 8:55 AM EST
Chula Veterinary Students Developed “RightBaan” Web Application to Help Find New Homes for Stray Animals
Chulalongkorn University

The “RightBaan” web application, collecting important information and the history of the animals, finds a new home for stray animals.

Released: 25-Feb-2021 3:50 PM EST
New tool reveals security and privacy issues with contact tracing apps
Queen Mary University of London

Researchers have developed a tool to identify security and privacy risks associated with Covid-19 contact tracing apps.