iPhone Night Shift may be keeping you awake, not helping you sleep

iPhone Night Shift - Woman using phone in the dark

New research shows smartphone blue light filters may be doing more harm than good. The iPhone Night Shift feature meant to help reduce evening eye strain and make sure blue light doesn’t inhibit sleep may not be working as hoped, according to new research results. Blue light filters have become very common among iOS and Android device users. Apple first launched the iPhone Night Shift feature in January 2016. It was meant to decrease the amount of blue light emitted by a device screen. The idea was to decrease eye…

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New iPhone parental controls help take action against digital addictions

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These options help parents limit kids’ access to text, calls, and FaceTime in meaningful ways. A new Apple iOS update has boosted iPhone parental controls to help enhance security and reduce the risk of kids’ phone addiction. The update provides parents with a full range of additional tools to apply to their kids phone use. Along with the release of the iOS 13.3 came a slew of new iPhone parental controls. These include a number of first time options. These include setting limits regarding to whom their kids can talk…

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First iPhone launched a substantial mobile phone trend involving head injuries

Mobile phone trend - woman walking looking at mobile phone

When Apple released the first ever smartphone, people started hurting themselves and it’s still happening. There’s no mystery that looking down while walking increases risk of injuries, but a mobile phone trend began when the iPhone first entered the scene. The smarter cell phones get, the more dangerously people are using them while distracted. According to new research, in 2007, the year Apple first released the iPhone, a new mobile phone trend began. That same year, the number of head injuries linked with cell phones took off. The research findings…

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Canadian researchers develop a Smart Suite equipped with mHealth tools

Smart Suite - Elderly Woman - Senior mHealth care

Researchers from Canada use mHealth tech to help improve home life of seniors. A research team at the University of Manitoba is using a $50,000 grant to develop a Smart Suite, which equips living quarters with mHealth tools and platforms designed to monitor the activities of the occupants. The purpose of the project is to enable seniors to live longer in their homes and provide care providers with extra opportunities for remote patient monitoring. The technology will detect the occupants’ activities, time, location and more. The Smart Suite is backed…

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BioStamp nPoint to be used in new CNS disease research

BioStamp nPoint - Health Research

MC10 is collaborating with the University of Rochester to advance medical research. MC10, Inc. the company behind the innovative mhealth wearable device BioStamp nPoint, is collaborating with researchers from the University of Rochester. The collaboration will use MC10’s wearable system for the purpose of advancing methods of assessing Central Nervous System (CNS) diseases. The research will specifically focus on assessing the disease progression of movement disorders. BioStamp nPoint is a system of wearable sensors that collects health data. More specifically, according to MC10, it is an “FDA 510(k) cleared medical…

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