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Released: 27-May-2022 8:45 AM EDT
Factors Influencing Adherence to mHealth Apps for Prevention or Management of Noncommunicable Diseases: Systematic Review
Journal of Medical Internet Research

Background: Mobile health (mHealth) apps show vast potential in supporting patients and health care systems with the increasing prevalence and economic costs of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) worldwide. However, despite the availabi...

Released: 27-May-2022 8:45 AM EDT
imi, A Free, Mental Health Web App, Helps LGBTQ+ Youth Cope with Stress
HopeLab

Initial data results, detailed in a preprint manuscript, currently under peer review, to be shared by Hopelab at the 2022 Association for Psychological Science (APS) Convention, May 27, 2022

Released: 20-May-2022 2:30 PM EDT
Screening Depressive Symptoms and Incident Major Depressive Disorder Among Chinese Community Residents Using a Mobile App–Based Integrated Mental Health Care Model: Cohort Study
Journal of Medical Internet Research

Background: Depression is associated with significant morbidity and human capital costs globally. Early screening for depressive symptoms and timely depressive disorder case identification and intervention may improve health outcomes...

Newswise: Study: App More Accurate Than Patient Evaluation of Stool Samples
Released: 20-May-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Study: App More Accurate Than Patient Evaluation of Stool Samples
Cedars-Sinai

An innovative mobile phone application was found to be as good as expert gastroenterologists at characterizing stool specimens, according to a study by Cedars-Sinai. The artificial intelligence (AI) used in the smartphone app also outperformed reports by patients describing their stool specimens.

Newswise: University of Minnesota Student Uses Tiktok Dance Videos to Solve Problems in Computer Vision and Machine Learning
Released: 20-May-2022 9:00 AM EDT
University of Minnesota Student Uses Tiktok Dance Videos to Solve Problems in Computer Vision and Machine Learning
University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering

What if we used TikTok as a tool to further scientific research? University of Minnesota computer science Ph.D. student Yasamin Jafarian is doing just that, using data from the app to create more realistic 3D digital avatars.

19-May-2022 11:00 AM EDT
Making the Most of Crowdsourcing Campaigns
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

In a new study, an international team of researchers explored how crowdsourcing projects can make the most effective use of volunteer contributions.

Released: 18-May-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Rutgers Professor Creates App to Secure Virtual Assistants from Hacking
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Before virtual assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant became ubiquitous household technology, thieves needed to gain physical access into a home to inflict harm. Now all they need is their voice.

Released: 13-May-2022 2:30 PM EDT
A Gamified Personalized Normative Feedback App to Reduce Drinking Among Sexual Minority Women: Randomized Controlled Trial and Feasibility Study
Journal of Medical Internet Research

Background: Sexual minority women disproportionately engage in heavy drinking and shoulder the burden of alcohol dependence. Although several intensive interventions are being developed to meet the needs of treatment-seeking sexual m...

Released: 13-May-2022 8:00 AM EDT
Triage Accuracy of Symptom Checker Apps: 5-Year Follow-up Evaluation
Journal of Medical Internet Research

Background: Symptom checkers are digital tools assisting laypersons in self-assessing the urgency and potential causes of their medical complaints. They are widely used but face concerns from both patients and health care professiona...

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6-May-2022 2:35 PM EDT
Multi-Tasking Wearable Continuously Monitors Glucose, Alcohol, and Lactate
University of California San Diego

Imagine being able to measure your blood sugar levels, know if you’ve had too much to drink, and track your fatigue during a workout, all in one small device worn on your skin. UC San Diego engineers developed a prototype of such a wearable that continuously monitors several health stats at once.

Released: 3-May-2022 2:45 PM EDT
Delivering Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Insomnia, Pain, and Dysfunctional Eating Through a Text Messaging App: Three Randomized Controlled Trials Investigating the Effectiveness and Mediating Mechanisms
Journal of Medical Internet Research

Background: Although text messaging has the potential to be the core intervention modality, it is often used as an adjunct only. To improve health and alleviate the distress related to insomnia, pain, and dysregulated eating of peopl...

Newswise: 'Eye-Catching' Smartphone App Could Make It Easy to Screen for Neurological Disease at Home
Released: 29-Apr-2022 1:45 PM EDT
'Eye-Catching' Smartphone App Could Make It Easy to Screen for Neurological Disease at Home
University of California San Diego

UC San Diego researchers developed a smartphone app that could allow people to screen for Alzheimer's disease, ADHD and other neurological diseases and disorders—by recording closeups of their eye. The app uses a smartphone's built-in near-infrared camera and selfie camera to track how a person's pupil changes in size. These pupil measurements could be used to assess a person's cognitive condition.

   
Newswise: Data Security: More Privacy on the Smartphone
Released: 25-Apr-2022 3:05 AM EDT
Data Security: More Privacy on the Smartphone
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

2022_027_Datensicherheit_Mehr Privatsphaere auf dem Smartphone_1_72dpiSECUSO, KIT Weather forecasts or games also work when the principle of data minimization is observed, an example being PFAs. (Photo: SECUSO, KIT) Privacy on the smartphone is possible, as is shown by the Privacy Friendly Apps (PFAs) for Android: Together with students, the SECUSO research group of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has developed more than 30 apps for Android phones. They request authorizations required for functioning only and do not contain any tracking mechanisms. For these PFAs, SECUSO has now been granted the first Digital Autonomy Award by the Digital Autonomy Hub that is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Released: 21-Apr-2022 5:45 PM EDT
Symptom data help predict COVID-19 admissions
Uppsala University

Researchers at Lund University and Uppsala University are conducting one of the largest citizen science projects in Sweden to date.

   
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Released: 12-Apr-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Hear Spring in a Whole New Way
Cornell University

You can instantly identify birds by sound with the free Merlin Bird ID app from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Its AI-powered sound identification feature recognizes the voices of 458 species in the United States and Canada.

Released: 11-Apr-2022 2:15 PM EDT
Association Between Mobile App Use and Caregivers’ Support System, Time Spent on Caregiving, and Perceived Well-being: Survey Study From a Large Employer
Journal of Medical Internet Research

Background: Mobile technology to address caregiver needs has been on the rise. There is limited evidence of effectiveness of such technologies on caregiver experiences. Objective: This study evaluates the effectivene...

Released: 8-Apr-2022 2:00 PM EDT
Human Support in App-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapies for Emotional Disorders: Scoping Review
Journal of Medical Internet Research

Background: Smartphone app–based therapies offer clear promise for reducing the gap in available mental health care for people at risk for or people with mental illness. To this end, as smartphone ownership has become widespread, a...

Newswise: A new study finds that a smoking cessation app can reach a diverse group of users
Released: 7-Apr-2022 4:00 AM EDT
A new study finds that a smoking cessation app can reach a diverse group of users
JMIR Publications

“This study shows that through 2Morrow’s digital cessation program, we can provide better health outcomes for those at a greater risk,” says Heidi Glesmann, MPH, Commercial Tobacco Prevention Manager at DOH. “By offering multiple modalities for cessation support we are able to reach more Washingtonians, especially those disproportionately impacted by tobacco use. We are excited to continue this work with 2Morrow.”

   
Newswise: Penn State Develops New App That Shows How Cannabinoids Could Interact with Other Medications
Released: 5-Apr-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Penn State Develops New App That Shows How Cannabinoids Could Interact with Other Medications
Penn State College of Medicine

Penn State researchers have developed a new web-based application that could help pharmacists and other health care providers reduce unintended interactions between medical and recreational marijuana products and other medications.



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