Beat the heat with the OSHA-NIOSH mobile app

By Franck Brocherie @BrocherieF, Sébastien Racinais @ephysiol   APP REVIEW   NAME OF THE MOBILE APPLICATION Heat Safety Tool CATEGORY OF THE MOBILE APPLICATION Weather, Sports Medicine PLATFORM iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch; Android – 4.3 and up. COST Free. ABOUT THE APP According to the Occupational Safety and […]

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BJSM APP REVIEW – UBC Radiology

By Daniel Friedman @ddfriedman APP REVIEW NAME OF THE MOBILE APPLICATION UBC Radiology Teaching App CREATORS Dr. Kathryn Darras (Project Lead) and Dr. Matthew Toom (Technical Lead) CATEGORY OF THE MOBILE APPLICATION Medical PLATFORM iOS (requires iOS 8.0 or later; compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch), Android COST Free ABOUT THE APP Based on the […]

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APP REVIEW. Physiotherapy Assessment Tool (PHAST): clinical assessment guide and injury profile identification

By Natalia Bittencourt @bittencourt_nfn, Sergio Fonseca and Luciana D Mendonça @luludemichelis APP REVIEW NAME OF THE MOBILE APPLICATION PHAST – Physiotherapy Assessment Tool CATEGORY OF THE MOBILE APPLICATION Android: health and wellness; iOS: health and fitness. PLATFORM Android, iOS. COST 3 Free Assessment credits; 10 Assessment credits US$23.99 ABOUT THE APP Several sports injuries are a result […]

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Mobile app to tackle doping in sport: the ASADA Clean Sport

By Nash Anderson (@sportmednews)1, Nat Sharp 1, Balraj Ougra 2 1Enhance Healthcare, Mitchell, ACT, Australia 2Back Space Chiro, Sydney, NSW, Australia   APP REVIEW  NAME OF THE MOBILE APPLICATION ASADA PLATFORM Android: 4.0.3 and up. Version 1.1.329 tested. iOS: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. COST Free ABOUT THE […]

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Can smartphone-based motion sensors and applications measure and influence physical activity? (PEDro synthesis)

By Baskaran Chandrasekaran1, Ashokan Arumugam2   1Centre for Sports Science, Medicine and Research, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Karnataka, India 2Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation – Physiotherapy Section, Umeå University, SE-901 87, Umeå, Sweden   PEDro synthesis on the following paper: Bort-Roig J, Gilson ND, Puig-Ribera A, et al. Measuring […]

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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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