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Smartphones and hope for mental illness

Smartphones and hope for mental illness

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Researchers at Dartmouth University are using smartphones in a new and interesting way. They've developed a plan for geriatric patients to better manage their mental illness.

 New smartphone app for diabetes released

New smartphone app for diabetes released

Worcester Polytechnic Institute investigators have developed an advanced smartphone application, called Sugar, for those with diabetes. The app can measure status of chronic foot ulcers.

First fully solar-powered nano case for smartphones released

First fully solar-powered nano case for smartphones released

JUSE, a Silicon Valley start-up, has announced the first consistently powered solar nano case for smartphones.

Bigger smartphone screens may grow in popularity

Consumers say their decision to buy smartphones with bigger screens may be as much emotional as practical, according to new research from Penn State University. Healthcare providers are increasingly integrating their smartphone to manage their work calendar, as well as communicate clinical or administrative information.

Three ideas for great online marketing

Three ideas for great online marketing

By the day, more and more baby boomers are becoming the adult caregivers for their parents. They are the decision-makers who need to be targeted, but marketers for long-term care facilities are still missing out. Too often they look at boomers the same way as the retiring generation of 20- or 30-years ago, and yet they couldn't be more different.

Residents' smartphones as medical monitors?

A new app could soon allow providers to check vital signs by using residents' smartphones. The app measures heart rate, heart rhythm, respiration rate and blood oxygen saturation. Phone measurements are as accurate as those recorded by standard medical monitors now in clinical use. The app was developed by a team led by Ki Chon, professor and head of biomedical engineering at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute.