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Properly-equipped laypersons can potentially reverse opioid overdose mortality
After tracking a cohort of community members equipped with naloxone and a smartphone application for more than a year, researchers showed that laypersons can effectively signal and respond to overdose incident to administer nasal naloxone in advance of emergency medical service (EMS) arrival. (2020-08-03)
COVID-19 increased anxiety, depression for already stressed college students
College students were more anxious, depressed and sedentary during the initial outbreak of COVID-19 than they were during similar academic terms in other years, according to a multiyear study using mobile sensing. (2020-07-27)
Novel technology extends battery life, increases upload speed, and reduces data corruption
Researchers from the University of Southern California have created a memory device with improved material and structure and which promises to increase data upload speed, extend smartphone battery life, and reduce data corruption. (2020-07-22)
Psychology: The most personal device
Everyone who uses a smartphone unavoidably generates masses of digital data that are accessible to others, and these data provide clues to the user's personality. (2020-07-17)
Ideal way to screen for disease
In the pandemic age of telehealth and new technologies, remote site lab or point-of-care (POC) testing of biofluids is a potentially rapid and non-invasive way to test for most diseases - including COVID-19. (2020-07-15)
Smartphone accelerometers could help in resistance workouts and rehabilitation protocols
Smartphone accelerometers are effective tools to measure key time-under-tension indicators of muscle training -- and could help in resistance-based workouts and rehabilitation protocols. (2020-07-15)
Parents' smartphone use does not harm parent/child relationships
Contrary to popular views, parental smartphone use is rarely associated with poor parenting, and more often than not, tends to be associated with warm and attached parenting. (2020-07-09)
The effects of smartphone use on parenting
Parents may worry that spending time on their smartphones has a negative impact on their relationships with their children. (2020-07-08)
Need to check patient's jugular venous pressure? There's an app for that
A new report from cardiologists at UT Southwestern raises the hope that doctors will be able to visually check the jugular venous pressure of heart failure patients remotely, using the camera on a smartphone. (2020-07-01)
Wearable-tech glove translates sign language into speech in real time
UCLA bioengineers have designed a glove-like device that can translate American Sign Language into English speech in real time though a smartphone app. (2020-06-29)
Older adults share fewer memories as they age
Researchers used a smartphone app to 'eavesdrop' on older adult conversations. (2020-06-29)
Control over work-life boundaries creates crucial buffer to manage after-hours work stress
Workers with greater boundary control over their work and personal lives were better at creating a stress buffer to prevent them from falling into a negative rumination trap, says a new study co-written by a trio of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign experts who study occupational stress and employee well-being. (2020-06-25)
Microscopic computers: The wires of the future may be made of molecules
There are physical limits to how powerful computers can become if they are to maintain their size. (2020-06-23)
Innovative smartphone-camera adaptation images melanoma and non-melanoma
An article published in the Journal of Biomedical Optics (JBO), ''Point-of-care, multispectral, smartphone-based dermascopes for dermal lesion screening and erythema monitoring,'' shows that standard smartphone technology can be adapted to image skin lesions, providing a low-cost, accessible medical diagnostic tool for skin cancer. (2020-06-23)
Simple device monitors health using sweat
A device that monitors health conditions in the body using a person's sweat has been developed by Penn State and Xiangtan University researchers, according to Huanyu 'Larry' Cheng, assistant professor of engineering science and mechanics, Penn State. (2020-06-23)
Smartphone app uses voice recordings to detect fluid in the lungs
Voice analysis by a smartphone app identifies lung congestion in heart failure patients, allowing early intervention before their condition deteriorates. (2020-06-19)
Detecting antibodies with glowing proteins, thread and a smartphone
To defend the body, the immune system makes proteins known as antibodies that latch onto the perceived threat, be it HIV, the new coronavirus or, as is the case in autoimmune disease, part of the body itself. (2020-06-17)
Flexible and recyclable optoelectronics move a step closer
A cheap, flexible and recyclable alternative to indium tin oxide in electrodes has been presented by researchers in Australia, where a nanosphere lithography process was used to create transparent metal nanomesh. (2020-06-10)
Survival of coronavirus in different cities, on different surfaces
One of the many questions researchers have about the COVID-19 virus is how long it remains alive after someone infected coughs or sneezes. (2020-06-09)
UCF's butterfly-inspired nanotech makes natural-looking pictures on digital screens
The new technology creates digital displays that are lit by surrounding light and are more natural looking than current display technologies that rely on energy-intensive bright lights hidden behind screens. (2020-06-04)
Privacy flaws in security and doorbell cameras discovered by Florida Tech Student
Ring, Nest, SimpliSafe and eight other manufacturers of internet-connected doorbell and security cameras have been alerted to ''systemic design flaws'' discovered by Florida Tech computer science student Blake Janes that allow a shared account that appears to have been removed to actually remain in place with continued access to the video feed. (2020-05-26)
Inexpensive retinal diagnostics via smartphone
Retinal damage due to diabetes is now considered the most common cause of blindness in working-age adults. (2020-05-25)
New mobile health tool measures hemoglobin without drawing blood
Researchers have developed a way to use smartphone images of a person's eyelids to assess blood hemoglobin levels. (2020-05-21)
Novel necklace detects abnormal heart rhythm
An ingenious necklace which detects abnormal heart rhythm will be showcased for the first time on EHRA Essentials 4 You, a scientific platform of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). (2020-05-05)
Do you use your work phone outside working hours?
Nowadays many work duties can be dealt with by means of mobile devices at home, a situation which blurs the boundary between work and other daily life. (2020-05-04)
Why smartphones are digital truth serum
People are more willing to reveal personal information about themselves online using their smartphones compared to desktop computers. (2020-05-03)
Creating buzz with potential end-users helps entrepreneurs with crowdfunding campaigns
Entrepreneurs launching a crowdfunding campaign to fund new product development benefit by reaching out early to engage with potential end-users, say business researchers from three universities. (2020-04-30)
Inexpensive, portable detector identifies pathogens in minutes
Most viral test kits rely on labor- and time-intensive laboratory preparation and analysis techniques; for example, tests for the novel coronavirus can take days to detect the virus from nasal swabs. (2020-04-23)
Comparing smartphone-enabled blood pressure monitoring with regular care after heart attack
This randomized clinical trial compared blood pressure control after a heart attack among 200 patients who received either regular follow-up care of four visits to an outpatient clinic or who were given four smartphone-compatible devices (weight scale, blood pressure monitor, heart rhythm monitor and step counter) and had two care visits via a video connection and two outpatient clinic visits. (2020-04-16)
Smartphone videos produce highly realistic 3D face reconstructions
Normally, it takes pricey equipment and expertise to create an accurate 3D reconstruction of someone's face. (2020-04-01)
Mindfulness app may help address physician anxiety, burnout
Many physicians live with significant anxiety -- now more than ever -- but a new study from Brown researchers suggests that app-based mindfulness training can help. (2020-04-01)
New artificial intelligence system can empower medical professionals in diagnosing skin diseases
Researchers in Korea have developed a deep learning-based artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that can accurately classify cutaneous skin disorders, predict malignancy, suggest primary treatment options, and serve as an ancillary tool to enhance the diagnostic accuracy of clinicians. (2020-03-31)
Novel system allows untethered high-quality multi-player VR
Purdue University researchers created a new approach to VR that will allow multiple players to interact with the same VR app on smartphones and provide new opportunities for education, health care and entertainment. (2020-03-18)
Our brains are powerful -- but secretive -- forecasters of video virality
Our brains can predict the popularity of online videos, without us even knowing it. (2020-03-09)
Skills training opens 'DOORS' to digital mental health for patients with serious mental illness
Digital technologies, especially smartphone apps, have great promise for increasing access to care for patients with serious mental illness such as schizophrenia. (2020-03-06)
App detecting jaundice may prevent deaths in newborns
A smartphone app that allows users to check for jaundice in newborn babies simply by taking a picture of the eye may be an effective, low-cost way to screen for the condition, according to a pilot study led by UCL and UCLH. (2020-03-02)
Pill-sized 'heater' could increase accessibility in diagnosing infectious disease
Researchers at the University of Toronto Engineering have developed a tiny 'heater' -- about the size of a pill -- that could allow resource-limited regions around the world to test for infectious diseases without the need for specialized training or costly lab equipment. (2020-02-20)
Ultrasound device improves charge time and run time in lithium batteries
Researchers at the University of California San Diego developed an ultrasound-emitting device that brings lithium metal batteries, or LMBs, one step closer to commercial viability. (2020-02-18)
Farmers to tackle locust swarms armed with new app
A new smartphone app to tackle pests destroying crops has been developed -- and it could soon help farmers whose lands are being decimated by swarms of locusts, something the UN has called for 'rapid action' action on. (2020-02-13)
UConn biomedical engineer creates 'smart' bandages to heal chronic wounds
A new 'smart bandage' developed at UConn could help improve clinical care for people with chronic wounds. (2020-02-13)
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