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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.

Newswise: Chula’s Award-Wining App Offers Us a Fun Way to Learn English Anytime, Anywhere
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.

Newswise: QuickRoute Navigation App Now Available for First Responders
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.

Newswise: Chula Veterinary Students Developed “RightBaan” Web Application to Help Find New Homes for Stray Animals
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.

Released: 17-Feb-2021 5:15 PM EST
Mental health app equally effective, half the cost
University of Washington School of Medicine

Digital mental health apps and internet-based treatments could overcome both access problems and provider shortages. But these apps have yet to be adopted in the U.S. healthcare system. One reason is that these apps need payment and reimbursement models that would enable broad adoption. Researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine recently published results to help propel policymakers to create these payment models. They proved that an app to help people with serious mental illness was just as effective as a clinic-based group intervention for half the cost.

Released: 17-Feb-2021 1:50 PM EST
DHS Trains California Fire Services on Situational Awareness Application
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T recently conducted a virtual training on its Team Awareness Kit (TAK) that provides such features as video sharing, location tracking of fire equipment, fire perimeters from aircraft, and fire model forecasts.

Newswise: Patients were seeking COVID-safe, in-person services. A NJ rehabilitation provider had them. Technology bridged the gap.
Released: 17-Feb-2021 10:05 AM EST
Patients were seeking COVID-safe, in-person services. A NJ rehabilitation provider had them. Technology bridged the gap.
Atlantic Health System

With options for in-person PT limited by the pandemic, this New Jersey rehabilitation provider used an app to help patients find what they needed.

Released: 11-Feb-2021 12:35 PM EST
Smartphone app to change your personality
University of Zurich

Personality traits such as conscientiousness or sociability are patterns of experience and behavior that can change throughout our lives.

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Released: 10-Feb-2021 5:50 PM EST
Virtual reality helping to treat fear of heights
University of Basel

Researchers from the University of Basel have developed a virtual reality app for smartphones to reduce fear of heights.

Newswise: Can Current Smartphone Technology Tell You When a Pandemic Might Come Calling?
Released: 9-Feb-2021 1:50 PM EST
Can Current Smartphone Technology Tell You When a Pandemic Might Come Calling?
University of California San Diego Health

UC San Diego researchers find that an optical tool already embedded in many smartphones can accurately diagnose blood-oxygen levels and help monitor respiratory disease in patients, particularly when they are quarantined at home.

Newswise: How Robinhood’s trading app spurs investors’ herding instincts: Q&A with Prof. Odean
Released: 9-Feb-2021 11:45 AM EST
How Robinhood’s trading app spurs investors’ herding instincts: Q&A with Prof. Odean
University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business

Last year, when Berkeley Haas finance professor Terrance Odean was researching why users of the popular trading app Robinhood tended to “herd” into a small number of stocks, he never imagined a situation like what unfolded last week with GameStop.

Released: 8-Feb-2021 4:30 PM EST
Mount Sinai Study Finds Wearable Devices Can Detect COVID-19 Symptoms and Predict Diagnosis
Mount Sinai Health System

Wearable devices can identify COVID-19 cases earlier than traditional diagnostic methods and can help track and improve management of the disease, according to a Mount Sinai study.

Released: 8-Feb-2021 2:30 PM EST
DHS S&T Awards $198,600 to Develop Security and Privacy Testing of COVID-19 Contract Tracing Apps
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T has awarded $198,600 to AppCensus, a start-up based in El Cerrito, California, to develop testing and validation services for digital contact tracing applications.

20-Jan-2021 11:10 AM EST
UK public supports usage of tracking technology and immunity passports in global pandemic
University of Bristol

New research suggests the majority of people in the UK are willing to use privacy-encroaching tracking technology and support the introduction of ‘immunity passports’ to protect themselves and others in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 20-Jan-2021 8:55 AM EST
A mobile app against food waste
Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

Today, data.org announced the eight global winners of the $10 million Inclusive Growth and Recovery Challenge, which aims to address major societal challenges through computer and data science. Among the winners is a project by BASE (Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy) and Empa that aims to give smallholder farmers in India access to sustainable cooling facilities through a mobile app to reduce food waste.

Newswise: UC San Diego Health Supports Statewide Rollout of CA Notify Exposure Notification System
Released: 7-Dec-2020 12:55 PM EST
UC San Diego Health Supports Statewide Rollout of CA Notify Exposure Notification System
University of California San Diego Health

The California governor’s office today announced a statewide expansion to make CA Notify available to all Californians starting Thursday, December 10 in partnership with UC San Diego Health.

Newswise: UAH helps develop air quality monitoring application for Thailand
Released: 23-Nov-2020 1:30 PM EST
UAH helps develop air quality monitoring application for Thailand
University of Alabama Huntsville

Thailand will get help mitigating air pollution from a new satellite data application co-developed by The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), a part of the University of Alabama System.

Newswise: Smartphone Use Offers Tool to Treat MS, Other Diseases
16-Nov-2020 10:40 AM EST
Smartphone Use Offers Tool to Treat MS, Other Diseases
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Monitoring how patients with multiple sclerosis or other degenerative diseases use their smartphones could provide valuable information to help get them better treatment. In the journal Chaos, researchers used an app to record the keystroke dynamics of a control group and those of subjects in various stages of MS treatment. In doing so, they observed changes in the way people with MS typed that were not seen in subjects who did not have the disease.

Newswise: The Secret City: Project Y mobile app is back
Released: 12-Nov-2020 2:15 PM EST
The Secret City: Project Y mobile app is back
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory is proud to announce the re-release of The Secret City: Project Y, the app that lets you explore Los Alamos in New Mexico as it was during the Manhattan Project.

Newswise: App Developed at Rensselaer Can Help Guide COVID-19 Management on Any Campus
Released: 12-Nov-2020 11:55 AM EST
App Developed at Rensselaer Can Help Guide COVID-19 Management on Any Campus
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Leaders at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute relied on a powerful algorithm, COVID Back-to-School - now freely available to the public - to determine that twice-weekly testing of all students would be the optimal regimen for keeping the infection rate on campus safely below 1% for any two-week period.

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6-Nov-2020 4:35 PM EST
New Tool Detects Unsafe Security Practices in Android Apps
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Computer scientists at Columbia Engineering have shown for the first time that it is possible to analyze how thousands of Android apps use cryptography without needing to have the apps’ actual codes. The team’s new tool, CRYLOGGER, can tell when an Android app uses cryptography incorrectly—it detects the so-called “cryptographic misuses” in Android apps. When given a list of rules that should be followed for secure cryptography, CRYLOGGER detects violations of these rules.

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Released: 30-Oct-2020 2:30 PM EDT
Researcher develops app to reach Black community with COVID-19 information
University of Cincinnati

A University of Cincinnati cardiologist is partnering with researchers in St. Louis and rural Georgia to develop a smartphone app that will deliver COVID-19 information and education that is targeted toward Black communities.

Newswise: New York Giants Rookies Virtually Visit Patients at Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital to Celebrate Halloween
Released: 30-Oct-2020 10:15 AM EDT
New York Giants Rookies Virtually Visit Patients at Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital to Celebrate Halloween
Hackensack Meridian Health

Continuing their annual Halloween tradition, New York Giants rookies visit patients at Hackensack Meridian Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital virtually.

Newswise: UH Implements Virtual Waiting Room for Patients During COVID-19 Pandemic
Released: 21-Oct-2020 3:30 PM EDT
UH Implements Virtual Waiting Room for Patients During COVID-19 Pandemic
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

UH has implemented PatientTrak, a virtual waiting room that enables the patient to communicate effectively with staff so they can arrive at their appointment on time while avoiding an in-person waiting room.

Newswise: Disaster Preparedness in the Palm of Your Hand
Released: 13-Oct-2020 5:05 PM EDT
Disaster Preparedness in the Palm of Your Hand
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

Two CUSEC apps help emergency managers prepare for and recover from disasters like earthquakes. Both are free and available for use via the S&T-supported Regional Information Sharing Platform.

Newswise: Design and test potential COVID-19 treatments from your phone
Released: 13-Oct-2020 5:00 PM EDT
Design and test potential COVID-19 treatments from your phone
University of Utah

Anyone with a smartphone can download the app ViDok, which lets users pick from a library of molecules that might bind to key proteins on the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, and then can tweak the molecules to try to find a better fit.

Released: 13-Oct-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Want to wait less at the bus stop? Beware real-time updates
Ohio State University

Smartphone apps that tell commuters when a bus will arrive at a stop don’t result in less time waiting than reliance on an official bus route schedule, a new study suggests.

Released: 8-Oct-2020 12:25 PM EDT
The Future of Precision Medicine
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University

Precision medicine is a rapidly growing approach to health care that focuses on finding treatments and interventions that work for people based on their genetic makeup, rather than their symptoms. Zeeshan Ahmed, director of the new Ahmed Lab at Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, discusses the future of precision medicine, what needs to be done to successfully analyze the data necessary to develop individualized treatments and the role genetics play during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Newswise: Protecting Device Software from Zero-Day Attacks with TrustMS
Released: 5-Oct-2020 2:15 PM EDT
Protecting Device Software from Zero-Day Attacks with TrustMS
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T collaborates with Intelligent Automation, Inc., to develop system that protects operating systems and apps on embedded platforms against cyberattacks.

Released: 17-Sep-2020 2:00 PM EDT
New app a lifeline for eggplant farmers in Bangladesh
Cornell University

A new app co-developed by Cornell University researchers is expected to streamline information-sharing, during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, for farmers growing one of the most important crops for food security in Bangladesh.

Released: 15-Sep-2020 3:25 PM EDT
UIC researcher to test voice-activated AI to manage mental health symptoms
University of Illinois at Chicago

Researchers at University of Illinois Chicago are studying a novel approach to delivering care to those with moderate depression and anxiety: through artificial intelligence, or AI. The first part of the two-phase, five-year project will develop and test a voice-enabled, AI virtual agent named Lumen, trained to deliver Problem Solving Therapy (PST), for patients with moderate, untreated depressive and/or anxiety symptoms. This first phase is awarded for two years.

Newswise: NIH award contracts to develop innovative digital health technologies for COVID-19
Released: 15-Sep-2020 12:00 PM EDT
NIH award contracts to develop innovative digital health technologies for COVID-19
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

NIH has awarded seven contracts to companies and academic institutions to develop digital health solutions that help address the COVID-19 pandemic.

Newswise: UC Campuses Pilot Google-Apple Notification Technology to Help Prevent COVID-19 Outbreaks
Released: 11-Sep-2020 8:05 PM EDT
UC Campuses Pilot Google-Apple Notification Technology to Help Prevent COVID-19 Outbreaks
University of California San Diego Health

Today, California approved a new voluntary pilot program that uses Apple and Google smartphone technology to help rapidly control COVID-19 outbreaks. The program will launch on the campus of UC San Diego for any students and employees who opt in.

Newswise: Mount Sinai Health System Deploys Artifact Health Mobile Solution to Reduce Physician Documentation Burden
Released: 8-Sep-2020 5:05 PM EDT
Mount Sinai Health System Deploys Artifact Health Mobile Solution to Reduce Physician Documentation Burden
Artifact Health

Expansion of Artifact Health mobile physician query solution rolled out across the eight-hospital system

4-Sep-2020 2:05 PM EDT
Some Children at Higher Risk of Privacy Violations from Digital Apps
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

While federal privacy laws prohibit digital platforms from storing and sharing children’s personal information, those rules aren’t always enforced, researchers find.

Newswise: College students access eating disorders therapy via phone app
Released: 31-Aug-2020 12:30 PM EDT
College students access eating disorders therapy via phone app
Washington University in St. Louis

Studying college women with eating disorders, a team led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that a phone-based app that delivers a form of cognitive behavioral therapy was an effective means of intervention in addressing specific disorders.

Released: 28-Aug-2020 6:05 PM EDT
New COVID-19 app helps users communicate health risks with each other
University of Chicago Medical Center

UChicago Medicine physicians helped develop an app to track COVID-19 symptoms, piggybacking on a similar platform for parents of premature babies who record and monitor health issues. MyCovid Passport lets users track symptoms and keep up to date on the latest health information.


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