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Apps in Health Care

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Vikram Chandrasekaran, Ram Dantu, Srikanth Jonnada, Shanti Thiyagaraja, Kalyan Pathapati Subbu
Smart phones today have become increasingly popular with the general public for their diverse functionalities such as navigation, social networking, and multimedia facilities. These phones are equipped with high-end processors, high-resolution cameras, and built-in sensors such as accelerometer, orientation-sensor, and light-sensor. According to comScore survey, 26.2% of U.S. adults use smart phones in their daily lives. Motivated by this statistic and the diverse capability of smart phones, we focus on utilizing them for biomedical applications...
April 2013: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
T D Aungst, K A Clauson, S Misra, T L Lewis, I Husain
BACKGROUND: There are thousands of medical applications for mobile devices targeting use by healthcare professionals. However, several factors related to the structure of the existing market for medical applications create significant barriers preventing practitioners from effectively identifying mobile medical applications for individual professional use. AIMS: To define existing market factors relevant to selection of medical applications and describe a framework to empower clinicians to identify, assess and utilise mobile medical applications in their own practice...
February 2014: International Journal of Clinical Practice
Sanjeet Bagcchi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 28, 2014: BMJ: British Medical Journal
Anthony Mark Harrison, Rhianna Goozee
iPhone apps are a widely utilised technology that have recently been identified as a useful medium for health research, clinical interventions and education. While some researchers have discussed advances in app technology, others promote specific apps that are not free to access. To our knowledge, no study has conducted a review of current, free iPhone apps related to psychology, psychiatry and mental health. Therefore, we conducted a pilot, web-based review exploring free iPhone apps using a replicable search strategy within the iTunes Store search function...
February 2014: Journal of Mental Health
Ingrid Vriend, Iris Coehoorn, Evert Verhagen
BACKGROUND/AIM: The contemporary electronic media is regarded as a practical tool in the dissemination of preventive measures and interventions. For this purpose an App (free of charge) was developed including an efficacious programme for the prevention of ankle sprain recurrences. This study evaluated the implementation effectiveness of this 'Versterk je Enkel' App. METHODS: The App was evaluated within its practical context using the Reach Effectiveness Adoption Implementation Maintenance (RE-AIM) Framework...
April 2015: British Journal of Sports Medicine
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