Canadian researchers develop a Smart Suite equipped with mHealth tools

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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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Apple wearable tech provides reliable heart rate data, says new study

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Preliminary results show that the Apple Watch offered feedback doctors and hospitals can use. A new preliminary study on Apple wearable tech showed that the device provides positive results in patient heart rate monitoring during everyday activities. The research was conducted for the Apple joint Heart Study with the School of Medicine at Stanford University. These promising results could change the way doctors monitor patent vitals when they leave the hospital. The accuracy of the feedback offered by Apple wearable tech could bring the Internet of Things into patient monitoring…

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IBM wearable technology provides mobile health monitoring using hand strength

The latest in mhealth uses a fingernail sensor to quickly and easily measure your overall wellness. A new IBM wearable technology was unveiled this week, adding a “first of its kind” to the mobile health industry. At the moment, this mhealth wearable device remains in the prototype phase. There have been other types of mhealth device in the form of wearables. From the traditional fitness tracker to gadgets that smell your breath, sample your stool or gauge how you type, mobile health technology is rapidly expanding. That said, a new…

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Mhealth technology could maintain independence among the elderly

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Sensor based wearables could make it possible for people to live healthier and safer lives. According to the results of a new research reports, the use of sensor based mhealth technology for care coordination could make it possible for seniors to be able to live lives with improved health and independence. This study was conducted by researchers from the University of Missouri who looked into the benefits of the tech. They examined forms of mhealth technology based solutions that would help to monitor and track certain health factors such as…

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Mobile health technology is helping to overcome challenges in Africa

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New forms of tech could provide the answer to some of the largest struggles in African healthcare. One of the largest and most complex challenges currently facing Africa is in its healthcare field, but many are starting to believe that a number of the problems that are the most difficult to overcome could possibly be sidestepped through the use of mobile health tech. Africa is home to 15 percent of the global population, but 24 percent of worldwide disease and illness. Unfortunately, despite that fact, it also contains only 3…

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