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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Migraine health app could help reduce headaches, study says

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Migraine sufferers may be able to find some relief with new mhealth app. A small study conducted by NYU researchers, has found that a migraine health app based on relaxation, could help migraine sufferers lower the number of headaches they experience each month. Users of the app experienced an average of four fewer headache days per month. According to the report in Nature Digital Medicine, study participants who used the migraine health app twice a week experienced an average of four fewer headaches. The researchers’ app is called RELAXaHEAD and…

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Google Glass shows promise as an mHealth wearable therapy for Autism

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Standford Researchers have found that Google’s smartglasses helped improve socialization in Autistic kids. Google Glass could soon be used as an mHealth wearable therapy to improve care management for children on the Autism spectrum. Researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine found that when the smartglasses were integrated with an AI platform, this digital at-home therapy helped autistic children improve their socialization skills better than standard care. The study found that children using the mHealth platform had significant improvement compared to traditional therapy. The Stanford University School of Medicine study…

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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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