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Wearables making health claims will now be FDA regulated

Wearables making health claims will now be FDA regulated

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In an effort to ensure that medical promises made by wearable technology are trustworthy, they will be subject to regulation. The idea of putting on wearables such as pedometers, fitness bands, and even smartwatches, before beginning a workout has become relatively commonplace, to the point that there are many people who simply wear their devices all the time, regardless of whether they are awake or asleep. That said, the more products there are … Read entire article »

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Mhealth mobile app claims are often misleading

Mhealth mobile app claims are often misleading

A recent study has shown that a notable percentage of health applications make promises they can’t keep. A study was recently published within the Journal of the American Society of Hypertension (JASH), which showed that fourteen percent of some hypertension mhealth apps that are available for Android devices through the Google Play Store were misleading when it comes to the claims that they made about their tracking ability. The researchers that conducted the mobile app study were … Read entire article »

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Mhealth app for head injury diagnosis receives nod from FDA

Mhealth app for head injury diagnosis receives nod from FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has now given clearance to this mobile application for traumatic brain injury identification. The FDA has now given clearance to an mhealth app called the Defense Automated Neurobehavioral Assessment, which is a smartphone based application that is meant to offer medical providers with assistance in identifying situations in which traumatic brain injury may be present. The mobile health app can be used in virtually any setting and could help in making … Read entire article »

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CDC is using mhealth technology for Ebola monitoring

CDC is using mhealth technology for Ebola monitoring

The Centers for Disease Control have been combining the use of free mobile phones and big data analytics. Though the peak of the Ebola scare seems to have passed through the media, the virus continues to be problematic in many West African countries, leading the CDC to come up with additional strategies using mhealth to help to make sure that it remains contained and that the spread is reduced as much as possible. The outbreak of the … Read entire article »

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Mhealth app from LG receives FDA approval

Mhealth app from LG receives FDA approval

This mobile health application, which is called “LG Smarthealth” has now obtained its 510(k) clearance. LG Electronics, the tech company based in South Korea, has now received an FDA 510(k) clearance for an mhealth app that it has called the “LG Smarthealth”, which suggests that the company may finally be making its way into a space that where its rivals have already clearly been showing considerable interest. Samsung, for example, received a similar clearance for its S … Read entire article »

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