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Newswise: This is What Happens When Your Phone is Infected with Spyware
14-Mar-2023 7:00 AM EDT
This is What Happens When Your Phone is Infected with Spyware
University of California San Diego

Smartphone spyware apps that allow people to spy on each other are not only hard to notice and detect, they also will easily leak the sensitive personal information they collect, says a team of computer scientists from New York and San Diego.

   
Newswise: Georgia Tech and Collaborators Receive Grant from The Rockefeller Foundation to Improve Understanding of the Mobile Broadband Experience
Released: 28-Feb-2023 5:55 PM EST
Georgia Tech and Collaborators Receive Grant from The Rockefeller Foundation to Improve Understanding of the Mobile Broadband Experience
Georgia Institute of Technology

To make connectivity more equitable, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are developing open-source software to empower citizens to report on cellular network quality and places without any connectivity.

Newswise: New Technology Turns Smartphones into RFID Readers, Saving Costs and Reducing Waste
Released: 22-Feb-2023 8:00 AM EST
New Technology Turns Smartphones into RFID Readers, Saving Costs and Reducing Waste
University of California San Diego

Imagine you can open your fridge, open an app on your phone and immediately know which items are expiring within a few days. This is one of the applications that a new technology developed by engineers at the University of California San Diego would enable.

Newswise: First wearable device for vocal fatigue senses when your voice needs a break
Released: 21-Feb-2023 6:40 PM EST
First wearable device for vocal fatigue senses when your voice needs a break
Northwestern University

Northwestern University researchers have developed the first smart wearable device to continuously track how much people use their voices, alerting them to overuse before vocal fatigue and potential injury set in.

   
Newswise: FAU-developed Video Compression Technology Receives Industry Recognition
Released: 20-Feb-2023 8:30 AM EST
FAU-developed Video Compression Technology Receives Industry Recognition
Florida Atlantic University

Video compression technology enables streaming video applications from YouTube to Netflix to transmit high quality video. As video accounts for about 80 percent of all Internet traffic, better video compression is a prominent issue worldwide. Technology developed by FAU researchers, in partnership with research sponsor OP Solutions, LLC, promises to improve the process of streaming media. FAU and OP Solutions have announced that industry groups within the field have accepted university-developed intellectual property as part of the next generation video codec Versatile Video Coding (VVC).

Newswise: Eartest by Eartone Application Detects Dementia Risk by Checking the Hearing of Words in Thai language
Released: 13-Feb-2023 8:55 AM EST
Eartest by Eartone Application Detects Dementia Risk by Checking the Hearing of Words in Thai language
Chulalongkorn University

The Faculties of Medicine and Science, Chulalongkorn University, in collaboration with University College London (UCL), the United Kingdom, together with industrial partner have developed Eartest by Eartone Application that examines hearing with Thai words processing that the public can use to screen dementia by themselves before consulting physicians to help prevent and reduce future risk of dementia.

Released: 6-Feb-2023 4:55 PM EST
Five questions: FSU professor discusses his memory improving smart phone app
Florida State University

A study conducted by Florida State University Psychology Professor Chris Martin and a team of researchers at the University of Toronto, shows that a smart phone application can enhance memory function in older adults.

   
Newswise: Google's and Apple's tightrope walk between enforcement and oversight as distributors and developers for health apps
Released: 31-Jan-2023 3:10 PM EST
Google's and Apple's tightrope walk between enforcement and oversight as distributors and developers for health apps
Technische Universität Dresden

Google and Apple dominate as a “duopoly” with their app stores. They distribute and import many thousands of health and wellness apps into the EU, some of which are approved as medical devices.

   
Released: 31-Jan-2023 12:05 PM EST
Menstrual symptoms hurt workplace productivity of many women, study finds
University of Virginia Health System

Menstrual symptoms reduce the workplace productivity of many American women, with 45.2% reporting that their symptoms require them to take days off, according to a new UVA Health survey.

Released: 25-Jan-2023 1:30 PM EST
Cornell, NYSEG pilot app to help consumers moderate electricity use
Cornell University

In a new pilot run by Cornell and NYSEG, participants will pay a flat rate for their electricity bill and use an app that provides information about how to reduce electricity use and costs.

Released: 18-Jan-2023 9:00 AM EST
CeCe Migraine Management App Syncs With CEFALY Connected Device to Provide Personalized Migraine Insights
Cefaly Technology

The award-winning CeCe Migraine Management app now offers users an unprecedented level of insight into their migraine treatments with the CEFALY Connected device.

   
Released: 5-Jan-2023 4:05 PM EST
ACSM Exercise is Medicine® Initiative Announces Strategic Partnership with EXI®
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

he American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) global health initiative, Exercise is Medicine® (EIM), announces a new partnership with EXI®, a MedTech company that has developed a robust physical activity prescription platform with a consumer facing app. Powered by EIM, EXI empowers health care professionals to prescribe tailored exercise programs in a way that’s easy, effective, and delivered at the click of a button.

   
Newswise: New app to help people eat the right portion sizes to get to 5 a day
Released: 29-Dec-2022 12:35 PM EST
New app to help people eat the right portion sizes to get to 5 a day
Bournemouth University

A new app has been developed to help people reach the recommended target of eating five portions of fruits and vegetables a day.

   
Released: 28-Dec-2022 7:35 PM EST
Assessment of mental health services available through smartphone apps
JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

In this study of 578 mental health apps, findings indicate that the current app marketplaces primarily offered basic features such as psychoeducation, goal tracking, and mindfulness but fewer innovative features such as biofeedback or specialized therapies.

   
Released: 20-Dec-2022 9:35 AM EST
CEFALY Technology Launches Trade-In Program for Purchasers of the New CEFALY Connected Migraine Treatment Device
Cefaly Technology

Medical device maker CEFALY Technology has announced that owners of older CEFALY devices can trade them in for credit toward the purchase of the all-new CEFALY Connected.

   
Released: 15-Dec-2022 10:25 AM EST
CEFALY Technology Introduces Bluetooth-Enabled CEFALY Connected Migraine Treatment Device
Cefaly Technology

Medical device maker CEFALY Technology today unveiled the newest evolution of its FDA-cleared migraine treatment device: the CEFALY Connected.

   
Newswise: 5 Easy Meatless Monday Travel Tips for the Holiday Season
Released: 13-Dec-2022 9:00 AM EST
5 Easy Meatless Monday Travel Tips for the Holiday Season
Monday Campaigns

The holidays can be stressful, but keeping up with a Meatless Monday routine while traveling is not.

   
Newswise: Can a Playlist be Your Therapist? Balancing Emotions Through Music #ASA183
28-Nov-2022 3:20 PM EST
Can a Playlist be Your Therapist? Balancing Emotions Through Music #ASA183
Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

Researchers present an app that creates playlists to help listeners care for their emotions through music. The app could be used by people who may not want to receive counseling or treatment because of feelings of shame, inadequacy, or distrust and aims to leave them more positive and focused than they were when they began. Users take three self-led questionnaires to measure their emotional status and the app then creates a customized playlist of songs using one of three strategies: consoling, relaxing, or uplifting.

   


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