Last week Medibio, a company focused on how biometric markers impact mental health, launched a new app that integrates with the Apple Watch. The app works with the watch to collect biometrics, such as heart rate and then lets users see these markers in conjunction with their mental and overall health.
With a view of gathering mHealth data through a wearable from over 800 people with Parkinson’s disease, a project has been unveiled by the Michael J Fox Foundation which has been doing pioneering work in Parkinson’s disease.
The team is focusing to make Alex, the voice assistant, more convenient and useful in the health-care sector, which requires regulations and data privacy set by the HIPAA – Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. The experts are aiming to work on diabetes management, assistance for mother, infants and the elderly.
Mayo Clinic researchers found success with an mHealth app - EpiFinder, which can diagnose Epilepsy (A disruption in which nerve cell activity in the brain is disturbed, causing seizures). During recent research conducted at Mayo Clinic, the Epifinder app recognized epilepsy in almost 87percent of the cases.
During the Fitbit Q1 earnings call, the company confirmed its focus on digital health regardless of the expected decline in sales numbers. Currently, Fitbit is focusing on its new alliance with Google, wherein the two companies will work together to speed up innovation in the digital health space to provide clear EHRs and precise patient data to help the clinicians.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Researcher Institute (PCORI), a study to look at more effective ways to tackle uncontrolled hypertension using mHealth, was funded $6.5 million to the researchers of the University of California and San Francisco. The research includes whether the patients can care for themselves better at home through mHealth devices, compare to the doctors’ office.
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