OWise breast cancer: supporting women through treatment

By Lucía Sagarra-Romero Breast cancer and its treatment cause emotional trauma and health issues that impact a patient’s daily life. (1) The Owise breast cancer app is an online system that supports any patient with breast cancer to manage their health problems during and after their treatment. It provides the patient with a clear overview […]

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A review of Cardiio: an app to accurately measure heart rate at rest and after exercise using imaging photoplethysmography

By Saúl Martín Rodríguez APP REVIEW NAME OF MOBILE APPLICATION Cardiio – Heart Rate Monitor + 7 Minute Workout PLATFORM Compatible with any iOS device (iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch) with iOS 7.0 or later. COST Lite version – free; Pro version – $A6.99 Current version is V.3.3.3 which has support to any iPhone, iPad […]

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Become a Guardian of Health during Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games

By Saulo Delfino Barboza, @SauloDBarboza The Brazilian Ministry of Health, in partnership with the Skoll Global Threats Fund, created the Guardians of Health app (Guardiões da Saúde), an initiative to involve the population in the public health surveillance, specially during major events such as Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.1 Everyone aged 13 or more going to […]

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Yes, mobile apps (for ankle sprains and more) provide valuable preventive tips & clinical guidance

 By Evert Verhagen @EvertVerhagen  Last week I stumbled upon the following blogpost on mhealthwatch.com, — “Mobile Apps for Ankle Sprains? Not Yet… or Ever” [1]. My interest was sparked as the title of the blog suggested there are no apps for ankle sprains available, or at least no proper apps. According to the blog, apps to […]

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Get Up, Get Movn: A Novel Approach to get Patients Moving

By Harsh Vathsangam and Ade Adesanya Who would have thought that one of the biggest killers of the 21st century would be your couch? Physical inactivity is one of the biggest silent killers of our time and an important factor in weight loss, heart disease and stroke and diabetes. Given such dire consequences, health practitioners are […]

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Easy to use mobile app for ankle sprains prevention and rehabilitation

 By Evert Verhagen  In recent years, knowledge about the prevention and rehabilitation of sport related injuries has grown exponentially. We are able to significantly reduce the burden of injuries in sports for most participants across many activities with current scientific evidence. However, we still struggle to implement effective measures on a wider scale, and fully unleash the […]

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