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Newswise: Smartphones prove to be time-saving analytical tools
Released: 5-Aug-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Smartphones prove to be time-saving analytical tools
American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Scientists use a smartphone camera to easily measure soil density — a key metric for analyzing our soils

Newswise: UCLA launches major mental health study to discover insights about depression
Released: 4-Aug-2020 4:35 PM EDT
UCLA launches major mental health study to discover insights about depression
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

UCLA has launched a major new study, sponsored by and in collaboration with Apple, designed to help revolutionize detection and treatment of depression.

Released: 21-Jul-2020 11:20 AM EDT
Tracking COVID-19 with a new app that assures user privacy
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A multi-disciplinary team of Rutgers professors have developed the COVIDNearby app that allows individuals to report coronavirus symptoms with an assurance of privacy.

Newswise: Need to Check Patient’s Jugular Venous Pressure? There’s An App For That
Released: 30-Jun-2020 11:40 AM EDT
Need to Check Patient’s Jugular Venous Pressure? There’s An App For That
UT Southwestern Medical Center

DALLAS – July 1, 2020 – A new report from cardiologists at UT Southwestern raises the hope that doctors will be able to visually check the jugular venous pressure of heart failure patients remotely, using the camera on a smartphone. The finding is especially timely as telemedicine expands during the pandemic.

Released: 29-Jun-2020 4:25 PM EDT
S&T and NSA Test Automated Security Vetting for Mobile Apps
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

Under a joint pilot program, DHS S&T and NIAP within the National Security Agency (NSA) cybersecurity mission have demonstrated that the process can be automated.

Released: 16-Jun-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Cornell research powers Facebook’s new AI shopping tool
Cornell University

A new artificial intelligence system allowing shoppers on Facebook to identify characteristics of items in uploaded photographs is based on Cornell University computer vision research into fine-grained visual recognition.

Released: 16-Jun-2020 2:20 PM EDT
Platform empowers users to control their personal data
Cornell University

To help individuals take greater control of their personal information, a team of Cornell researchers has developed and tested a platform, Ancile, that allows users to set restrictions on what kind of digital data they’ll release, and to whom.

Newswise: The Wound Pros Introduces Mobile App to Combat COVID-19 in Long-Term Care Facilities
Released: 16-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
The Wound Pros Introduces Mobile App to Combat COVID-19 in Long-Term Care Facilities
The Wound Pros

New app provides camera-based vitals monitoring for high-risk patients

Newswise: Harness artificial intelligence and take control your health
Released: 21-May-2020 6:05 AM EDT
Harness artificial intelligence and take control your health
University of South Australia

Sedentary behaviours, poor sleep and questionable food choices are major contributors of chronic disease, including diabetes, anxiety, heart disease and many cancers. But what if we could prevent these through the power of smart technologies?

Released: 20-May-2020 8:55 AM EDT
The UK Public want the NHS to be the controlling body in Covid-19 contact-tracing app – says new research
University of Warwick

The public have massive trust in the NHS, who should have control and access to data in the Covid-19 contact-tracing app, according to new research by researchers in WMG at the University of Warwick, and at the University of Birmingham.

Newswise: Most parents concerned about privacy, body image impact of tweens using health apps
13-May-2020 6:05 PM EDT
Most parents concerned about privacy, body image impact of tweens using health apps
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Most parents say they have concerns about how health apps may impact children ages 8-12, according to the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health at Michigan Medicine.

12-May-2020 3:20 PM EDT
Physera Delivers Physical Therapy to the Masses with New Direct-to-Consumer Telehealth Service
Physera

To ease access to needed healthcare services during the COVID-19 crisis, Physera, an app-based platform for remote physical therapy, today announced that it has launched a new direct-to-consumer service for people who have musculoskeletal (MSK) issues and pain.

Newswise: Tracking the COVID-19 Pandemic with an App
Released: 27-Apr-2020 4:50 PM EDT
Tracking the COVID-19 Pandemic with an App
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

Researchers and a volunteer team from Pinterest developed How We Feel, an app that lets users report symptoms of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

Released: 17-Apr-2020 5:30 PM EDT
La aplicación-web de UCLA recoge datos de ciudadanos para ayudar a paliar la propagación de COVID-19
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Un grupo de investigadores de la Universidad de California Los Ángeles (UCLA), ha desarrollado una aplicación web que permite a todo el mundo ayudar en la lucha contra el coronavirus.

Released: 15-Apr-2020 2:50 PM EDT
UCI team develops smartphone application for coronavirus contact tracing
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., April 15, 2020 – On Tuesday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom suggested that reopening the state’s economy will require six steps, the first of which involves “tracing and tracking individuals” in order to identify those who need to remain in isolation. Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have developed a tool that could be instrumental in this effort.

Newswise: NIH-funded MD2K Center releases app that alerts user if close contact with COVID-19 cases
Released: 14-Apr-2020 12:05 PM EDT
NIH-funded MD2K Center releases app that alerts user if close contact with COVID-19 cases
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Researchers at the University of Memphis-based Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K) have introduced a new mobile app that may support physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. MD2K is supported by NIH with a grant administered by NIBIB.

Released: 9-Apr-2020 11:10 AM EDT
FaceTime, Faith and Zoom’ing Through Holy Week; UNH Expert on Worshipping During COVID-19
University of New Hampshire

For most religions, coming together as a community to worship is at the core of their practice, but during this unique and unsettling time of mask wearing and social distancing praying together can be a challenge as many churches remain closed during the coronavirus pandemic. Michele Dillon, a scholar of Catholicism and professor of sociology at the University of New Hampshire, finds that during one of the most holy periods on the Christian calendar clergy and parishioners are learning to make the liturgy work as online events, while continuing to follow COVID-19 guidelines.

Newswise: Make Backyard Discoveries With the Free Merlin Bird ID App
Released: 9-Apr-2020 11:00 AM EDT
Make Backyard Discoveries With the Free Merlin Bird ID App
Cornell University

With the emphasis on staying at home, more and more people are discovering the birds in their backyards—and they want to know the names of those birds. The free Merlin Bird ID app from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology was designed to answer the simple question, “What’s that bird?

Released: 7-Apr-2020 6:40 PM EDT
UW Medicine recruiting for app to predict next outbreak
University of Washington School of Medicine

UW Medicine is recruiting 25,000 people nationwide to test out a smartphone app that's intended to predict outbreaks of infections such as cold, flu, or other virus outbreaks. The app is a project funded by the Defense Department’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which makes investments in technologies that support national security.

Newswise: UCLA web app will enlist public’s help in slowing the spread of COVID-19
Released: 7-Apr-2020 5:05 PM EDT
UCLA web app will enlist public’s help in slowing the spread of COVID-19
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

UCLA researchers have launched an app called Stop COVID-19 Together, which is designed to predict the spread of COVID-19 throughout the community and to assess the effectiveness of current measures in that community, including physical distancing. The app will build a map of possible hotspots where there may be a higher risk for accelerated spread of the disease.

Newswise: Johns Hopkins Taps Twitter to Measure Success of Social Distancing
Released: 6-Apr-2020 4:50 PM EDT
Johns Hopkins Taps Twitter to Measure Success of Social Distancing
Johns Hopkins University

By comparing Twitter data from before and after the COVID-19 outbreak, Johns Hopkins University researchers found a profound impact on the movement of Americans – indicating social distancing recommendations are having an effect.

Released: 6-Apr-2020 6:05 AM EDT
Mount Sinai Uses Remote Patient Monitoring to Rapidly Respond to COVID-19
Mount Sinai Health System

A new remote monitoring platform developed by the Mount Sinai Health System is helping health care providers to care for COVID-19 patients who are recovering at home.

Newswise: New App Could Help Panic Attack Sufferers During Coronavirus Pandemic
Released: 2-Apr-2020 2:20 PM EDT
New App Could Help Panic Attack Sufferers During Coronavirus Pandemic
University of Vermont

A new cell phone app developed by faculty at the University of Vermont could help panic attack sufferers, whose condition may be worsened by the coronavirus pandemic, manage their anxiety. The concept is grounded in decades of research showing that enabling panic sufferers to observe their body's reaction to stress reduces panic.

Released: 1-Apr-2020 9:45 AM EDT
Mount Sinai Launches COVID-19 App to Track Spread of Virus Across New York City
Mount Sinai Health System

STOP COVID NYC Seeks Participation to Understand Transmission and Enhance Medical Response

Released: 31-Mar-2020 9:55 AM EDT
Some mobile phone apps may contain hidden behaviors that users never see
Ohio State University

A team of cybersecurity researchers has discovered that a large number of cell phone applications contain hardcoded secrets allowing others to access private data or block content provided by users. The study’s findings: that the apps on mobile phones might have hidden or harmful behaviors about which end users know little to nothing.

Newswise: Crowdsourcing app aims to fill gaps in coronavirus data
Released: 30-Mar-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Crowdsourcing app aims to fill gaps in coronavirus data
Cornell University

A recent Cornell Tech alumnus is applying his health tech skills to a crowdsourcing app that allows users to share their COVID status, to better inform individuals and health authorities.

Released: 23-Mar-2020 9:40 AM EDT
Explore Our Virtual Learning STEM Resources
NIH, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Did you know that we have free education resources you can use from home to engage students in science? Explore our Science Education Partnership Award Program projects and Pathways resources to find STEM learning opportunities for pre-K through grade 12.

Newswise: App Detects Harsh Side Effect of Breast Cancer Treatment
Released: 16-Mar-2020 11:45 AM EDT
App Detects Harsh Side Effect of Breast Cancer Treatment
Georgia Institute of Technology

Many breast cancer survivors suffer from lymph collection known as lymphedema. It causes arms to swell, and sufferers often become severely depressed. A new app detects it early, and its makers hope it will help spread awareness of the disease.

Released: 6-Mar-2020 11:05 AM EST
Skills Training Opens ‘DOORS’ to Digital Mental Health for Patients with Serious Mental Illness
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

Digital technologies, especially smartphone apps, have great promise for increasing access to care for patients with serious mental illness such as schizophrenia. A new training program, called DOORS, can help patients get the full benefit of innovative digital mental health tools, reports a study in the March issue of Journal of Psychiatric Practice. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Newswise: URI computer science professor developing app to help people with intellectual disabilities report abuse
Released: 28-Feb-2020 10:55 AM EST
URI computer science professor developing app to help people with intellectual disabilities report abuse
University of Rhode Island

Krishna Venkatasubramanian, an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Rhode Island, is looking for a way to help through technology. Venkatasubramanian has teamed with the Massachusetts Disabled Persons Protection Commission to develop an app-based tool to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities better report sexual abuse.

Newswise: Cardiologists: Big Data Advances Research, But Shouldn’t Do So at the Cost of Privacy
21-Feb-2020 1:55 PM EST
Cardiologists: Big Data Advances Research, But Shouldn’t Do So at the Cost of Privacy
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Your doctor protects your sensitive health data. But in a new publication, experts assert it’s important to check if that app you just downloaded will, too.

Newswise: New wearable tool helps manage mental health
Released: 19-Feb-2020 11:05 AM EST
New wearable tool helps manage mental health
Texas A&M University

Researchers at Texas A&M University are working on a smartphone app that can help students manage their mental health and connect to resources.

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Released: 13-Feb-2020 10:55 AM EST
Nurse Invents App for Patients with a Left Ventricular Assist Device
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

In the early 90s, Dr. Jessie Casida was one of few nurses working on the first patient with a left ventricular assist device. The patient’s self-management responsibility was so complicated that it inspired him to create VADcare App.

Newswise: Student-Built App Wins Prize in HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Competition
Released: 12-Feb-2020 9:00 AM EST
Student-Built App Wins Prize in HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Competition
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has awarded a Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute team $15,000 for an app called MortalityMinder, which identifies social conditions contributing to declining life expectancy at a community level.

Released: 11-Feb-2020 10:50 AM EST
Telehealth Interventions Associated with Improved Obstetric Outcomes
George Washington University

Physician-researchers at the George Washington University published a review suggesting that telehealth interventions are associated with improved obstetric outcomes.

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Released: 10-Feb-2020 5:55 PM EST
Associate professor examines telemedicine as tool for alcohol use disorder management
Texas State University

Telemedicine continues to gain traction as an avenue to combat a disorder that kills an estimated 88,000 people annually in the U.S.

5-Feb-2020 12:45 PM EST
Patients Stick with Smartphone Activity Trackers Longer Than Wearable Devices
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Six months after discharge, smartphone users were 32 percent more likely to continue sending health data to researchers than those using wearables

Released: 6-Feb-2020 10:20 AM EST
Bridging the gap between AI and the clinic (Rapprocher l’Ia de la pratique clinique)
The Neuro - Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital

Researchers trained machine learning algorithms on data from more than 62,000 patients with a meningioma. Their goal was to find statistical associations between malignancy, survival, and a series of basic clinical variables including tumour size, tumour location, and surgical procedure.

Released: 3-Feb-2020 1:20 PM EST
Helping Patients With Binge Eating Disorders: There’s an App for That
Mount Sinai Health System

Study suggests that adaptation of smartphone technology is a scalable option that significantly improves clinical outcomes


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