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Tools For Practice Tuesday: "Stress Free" App via Thrive

I had the pleasure to be invited by Sam Glass of Thrive, based in the UK, to demo their stress management app. Mental health apps continue to interest me.   323 more words

Mental Health

Wearable device detects cystic fibrosis, diabetes with sweat

A wearable device can analyze the chemical constituents of a patient’s sweat to accurately diagnose cystic fibrosis or diabetes. The device could have significant implications for patient monitoring and the development of new treatments for chronic conditions. Read more at mHealthIntelligence.

MHealth

mHealth apps for cancer survivors aren’t meeting their needs

Researchers in California say dozens of mHealth apps for cancer survivors aren’t doing what they should do, primarily because digital health developers are skipping important steps to rush their apps onto the market. Read more at mHealth Intelligence.

MHealth

Virtual reality pioneers unveil meditation app for better health and wellness

Jennifer Lastra of 360 Immersive and Colleen Fletcher of Wholistic Beauty Boutique are making waves with their latest creation. The two pioneering women “have combined cutting edge technology with time honored traditions to bring consumers this innovative approach to their total health and well-being.” What we have, in short, is a VR guided meditation app – MyVRguru. Read more at mHealthWatch.

Technology

Book a doctor's appointment with your smartphone: That's this start-up's mission

On-demand apps have changed the way consumers travel (Uber), dine (OpenTable) and shop (Amazon.com) but not how they manage their health. A recent cascade of apps, however, aim to change the often-arduous healthcare system. 32 more words

Apps, Social Media

Medtronic-Garmin deal gives wearables new mHealth capabilities

The deal to integrate Garmin’s personal activity trackers with Medtronic’s remote patient monitoring platform gives mHealth wearables new value as a home telehealth platform for providers. Read more at mHealth Intelligence.

MHealth

Study: Oculus Rift virtual reality headset induces motion sickness and is sexist in its effects

New research has found that the Oculus Rift, a high-end virtual reality headset, puts people at significant risk of motion sickness. The study of 72 college students, published in the journal Experimental Brain Research, found the use of the head-mounted virtual reality display system resulted in a “remarkably high” incidence of motion sickness. Read more at PsyPost.

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