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The app teaching anorexics to eat again
Attempts to treat anorexia as a mental illness have largely failed, claim Swedish scientists. (2019-06-13)
Why fears over smartphone 'addiction' are based on flawed evidence
Researchers say fears over smartphone 'addiction' are based on flawed evidence. (2019-06-12)
Inexpensive, simple fabrication method poised to expand microlens applications
A growing number of applications, including smartphone cameras, depend on microlenses to boost performance. (2019-06-12)
Smartphone relaxation app helps some manage migraine
Migraine sufferers who used a smartphone-based relaxation technique at least twice a week experienced on average four fewer headache days per month, a new study shows. (2019-06-04)
Dowsing for electric fields in liquid crystals
Nematic liquid crystals can be oriented in a curious way termed the 'dowser texture', which is sensitive to external conditions. (2019-06-04)
App helps improve pain control and reduce opiate use after surgery
Patients who underwent total knee replacement and used a smartphone app (PainCoach) at home after surgery consistently reduced opiate painkiller use and improved pain control, according to new research being presented at this year's Euroanaesthesia Congress (the annual meeting of the European Society of Anaesthesiology) in Vienna, Austria (June 1-3). (2019-06-01)
Study could lead to 'cognitive therapy in your pocket'
People living with anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions may soon be able to use a smartphone app to deliver on-demand cognitive bias modification for interpretation (CBM-I), a way to change mental habits without visiting a therapist. (2019-05-29)
Global AFIB patient registry shows new tools needed to assess patient risk
Initial results from the AVIATOR 2 international registry are being presented as late-breaking clinical science at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 2019 Scientific Sessions. (2019-05-21)
Mindfulness smoking-cessation app can change the brain
Brown University researchers have found that a mindfulness-based smartphone app designed to help people stop smoking was effective at reducing study participants' self-reported daily cigarette consumption. (2019-05-15)
First smartphone app that can hear ear infections in children
Researchers at the University of Washington have created a new smartphone app that can detect fluid behind the eardrum by simply using a piece of paper and a smartphone's microphone and speaker. (2019-05-15)
User-friendly smartphone platform sounds out possible ear infections in children
Scientists have created a user-friendly smartphone-based platform that can quickly detect the presence of fluid in the middle ear -- a likely indicator of ear infections -- in children. (2019-05-15)
Locating a shooter from the first shot via cellphone
Militaries have worked hard to develop technologies that simultaneously protect soldiers' hearing and aid in battlefield communication. (2019-05-13)
999 trial shows value of live video streaming
Using live video streaming from the scene of accidents and medical emergencies to the dispatch team of a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) has public support and the potential to be rolled out across the UK's ambulance network , according to the team behind a scientific study. (2019-05-10)
Collision-detecting suitcase, wayfinding app help blind people navigate airports
Carnegie Mellon University researchers say a smart suitcase that warns blind users of impending collisions and a wayfinding smartphone app can help people with visual disabilities navigate airport terminals safely and independently. (2019-05-07)
A step closer to future 5G smartphones with the world's first Antenna-on-Display
A University-Industry research consortium lead by Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) and joined by industry partners such as Dong-Woo Fine Chem, SK Telecom, LG Electronics, Keysight Technologies, and Y.Tech announced the world's first 'Antenna-on-Display (AoD)' technology. (2019-05-06)
Earlier detection of diabetic retinopathy with smartphone AI
Equipping a smartphone to capture retinal images and utilizing artificial intelligence to interpret them may help overcome barriers to ophthalmic screening for people with diabetes, new Kellogg Eye Center research shows. (2019-04-29)
Patterns of compulsive smartphone use suggest how to kick the habit
UW researchers conducted in-depth interviews to learn why we compulsively check our phones. (2019-04-29)
Wristbands do a health check while you work out
Nanotech-powered electrodes help solve the challenges of using sweat to assess biological conditions in real time. (2019-04-25)
The cost of computation
There's been a rapid resurgence of interest in understanding the energy cost of computing. (2019-04-08)
Crowdsourcing speeds up earthquake monitoring
Data produced by Internet users can help to speed up the detection of earthquakes. (2019-04-03)
Drexel study: Smartphone app detects diet cheat
According to a recent study, led by Evan Forman, PhD, a psychology professor in Drexel University's College of Arts and Sciences, a first-of-its-kind smartphone app called OnTrack can predict ahead of time when users are likely to lapse in their weight loss plan and help them stay on track. (2019-03-27)
Smartphone test spots poisoned water risk to millions of lives
A smartphone device developed at the University of Edinburgh could help millions of people avoid drinking water contaminated by arsenic. (2019-03-26)
'Technoference': We're more tired & less productive because of our phones
An Australian survey of 709 mobile phone users (aged 18 to 83), led by Queensland University of Technology, has found one in five women and one in eight men are losing sleep due to bad phone habits. (2019-03-25)
Effective fear of heights treatment without a therapist using virtual reality
A fully self-guided treatment using virtual reality (VR) is effective in reducing fear of heights. (2019-03-25)
On-the-spot genome analysis
By fine-tuning how algorithms carve up DNA data, Garvan researchers have made it possible to do genomic analysis on a smartphone. (2019-03-13)
Neural networks predict planet mass
To find out how planets form astrophysicists run complicated and time consuming computer calculations. (2019-03-13)
Green spaces can help you trust strangers
Simple, inexpensive urban design interventions can increase well-being and social connections among city residents, finds a new case study from the Urban Realities Lab at the University of Waterloo. (2019-03-07)
App uses smartphone camera, flashlight to detect diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is among the strongest risk factors for heart disease, yet up to 1 in 3 people living with diabetes don't know they have it and go untreated. (2019-03-06)
Remote blood pressure monitoring via smartphone app shows promise
People with both diabetes and uncontrolled high blood pressure who used a smartphone app to monitor their blood pressure remotely, get tips on healthful living and connect with a health coach saw significant declines in their blood pressure within six weeks, according to research being presented at the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session. (2019-03-06)
Tracking food leads to losing pounds
Without following a particular diet, overweight people who tracked daily food consumption using a free smartphone app lost a significant amount of weight in a new Duke University study. (2019-02-28)
Infectious diseases could be diagnosed with smartphones in sub-Saharan Africa
A new Imperial-led review has outlined how health workers could use existing phones to predict and curb the spread of infectious diseases. (2019-02-27)
Documenting and decoding the dynamics between work and pain
Workers suffering from chronic pain takes an immense toll on both employees and employers. (2019-02-25)
Giving keener 'electric eyesight' to autonomous vehicles
Autonomous vehicles relying on light-based image sensors often struggle to see through blinding conditions, such as fog. (2019-02-14)
Selfies to self-diagnosis: Algorithm 'amps up' smartphones to diagnose disease
Smartphones aren't just for selfies anymore. A novel cell phone imaging algorithm developed at FAU can now analyze assays typically evaluated via spectroscopy, a powerful device used in scientific research. (2019-02-12)
Nanotechnology enables engineers to weld previously un-weldable aluminum alloy
Engineers at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering are using nanotechnology to weld the alloy, known as AA 7075, which has been almost impossible to weld together using the technique commonly used to assemble body panels or engine parts. (2019-02-12)
Get the latest on UVA's artificial pancreas with testing nearly complete
A University of Virginia School of Medicine researcher will provide updates on a UVA-developed artificial pancreas -- including early results from a nationwide clinical trial -- during a presentation at the AAAS Annual Meeting. (2019-02-12)
How your smartphone is affecting your relationship
The allure of smartphones, and how they impact our interpersonal relationships, might be the result of our evolutionary history, according to a University of Arizona researcher. (2019-02-11)
MU scientists use smartphones to improve dismal rating of nation's civil infrastructure
In the United States, aging civil infrastructure systems are deteriorating on a massive scale. (2019-02-11)
Smartphone use risks eye examination misdiagnosis
Clinicians who use smartphones to capture photographs of patients' eyes risk misdiagnosis if they base their decisions on objective data extracted from non-calibrated cameras. (2019-02-07)
Mars rover Curiosity makes first gravity-measuring traverse on the Red Planet
A clever use of non-science engineering data from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has let a team of researchers, including an Arizona State University graduate student, measure the density of rock layers in Gale Crater. (2019-01-31)
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