Where is wearable health tech taking healthcare?

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Fitness trackers, wearable heart rate monitors are trendy, but are they medically sound? Wearable health tech is used in everyday life either for fitness tracking, monitoring glucose or heart rates and even to potentially diagnose various diseases. The health technology market is fast-growing and wearables, while being trendy, have made their way into medicine with their useful applications. Fitness trackers are popular with consumers and have become ubiquitous among today’s consumers Although fitness trackers such as Fitbit and smart watches like the Apple Watch or Samsung Gear are the most…

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Mobile health technology offers SIDS protection to newborns

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A recent study showed smartphone tech can assist parents in sudden infant death syndrome prevention. Researchers at the University of Virginia, Yale University and Boston University have determined that mobile health technology may help parents save their newborns’ lives. The researchers conducted a study using mobile tech to support parents in preventing sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep related death risks in their babies. The mhealth technology used only the most basic mobile phone functions to help educate parents. Participants in the study received texts from hospitals to…

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Mhealth QR code app wins AKU Hackathon prize

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The mobile application would help to overcome struggles faced in many hospital emergency rooms. The first ever medical hackathon to take place in Pakistan has announced an mhealth QR code app as a winner. The event took place at the Aga Khan University. The mobile app may prove helpful in overcoming hospital ER challenges. The winning team was called *HistorER* and used a unique quick response code system. The QR code app could be used in emergency rooms to provide medical teams with patient histories. A major struggle facing ER…

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Mobile health technology can help diabetes prevention

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Text messages may be enough to encourage people to change their behaviors in healthful ways. A recent study showed text messages sent through mobile health technology such as smartphone SMS, tablets and apps may help in diabetes prevention. These messages can make recommendations about healthful behaviors. Examples include when a person should exercise, how to eat the right amount of fat, and to eat more fruits and vegetables. Those behaviors are all very important – particularly when combined – to reduce the risk of diabetes. The study was conducted by…

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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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Case study shows mobile technology connection between doctors and patients

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Gadgets are helping to improve the link between physicians and people who have experienced brain injuries. According to a new case study, mobile technology can be exceptionally useful in advanced diagnostic imaging in the efforts to ensure that a patient and a doctor remain connected throughout concussion and brain injury treatment situations. This use of mobile health tech could assist in improving the decision support environment’s focus on the patient. The case study revealed ways in which mobile technology can be used within the diagnostic imaging environment, but that its…

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Mobile health takes a new direction with BlackBerry bacteria-free devices

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The Canadian handset manufacturer has special smartphones in the works designed specifically for hospitals. BlackBerry could be working on a special kind of mobile health technology that will be geared toward the healthcare sector, as rumors have been circulating with regards to a bacteria-free smartphone. The rumors have some rather powerful backing, as Bloomberg has reported them based on the CEO’s comments. According to the report, BlackBerry CEO John Chen spoke of this mobile health friendly device in saying that “Health-care workers have to be worried about one less thing…

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Patient mhealth adoption relies on doctor recommendations

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Recent research has shown that physicians may be the key driving force behind this technology. It may feel as though mhealth technology is getting off to a pretty good start on its own, but when it comes to the recommendations – or even discussions – of mobile and wearable tech by doctors, a recent study has shown that only 15 percent of physicians are actually talking about it as a tool to help to improve overall or specific wellness. This could be holding back the adoption of mobile health technologies…

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Mobile health tech is playing a growing role in different medical fields

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Healthcare service areas such as maternal care and epidemic management are benefiting from this technology. Mobile health technology is starting to reveal how important it could truly be in improving the healthcare services that are available to people throughout developing nations, as a growing number of case studies are starting to reveal. Among the various case studies, the Ebola outbreak in western Africa was a prime example. That said, helping to share information with people using cell phones in order to help to bring the outbreak of Ebola under control…

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Wearable technology may enhance physical strength of an aging population

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Though we’ve hardly reached the level of Iron Man, the most recent exoskeleton tech could make someone stronger. At the moment, the most common forms of wearable technology are worn on the wrist in the form of fitness trackers and smartwatches, or even on the face as smartglasses and headsets, but a new type of exoskeleton tech is now suggesting that simple devices could one day be worn in order to boost physical strength. The design of those wearables would be such that they would use an individual’s own muscle…

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Mobile health care grows as technology meets the Affordable Care Act

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Electronics firms now believe that mhealth will be openly embraced by Obamacare. Consumers aren’t the only ones who appear to be looking at the various mobile health care options that are becoming available in the form of wearable technology, such as fitness trackers, smartwatches, apps, and other biometrics collectors. Companies behind these gadgets now believe that the Affordable Care Act will adore mhealth. Through the popularity of mhealth devices, alone, it is becoming clear that people are interested in what mobile health care has to offer. Wristbands, dongles, clips, stickers,…

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