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Innovative App May Prove a Life-Saver in Critical Moments


Innovative App May Prove a Life Saver in Critical Moments   mHealth app mHealth ICEBlueButton Humetrix According to Government Technology, Humetrix has made great headway with its ICEBlueButton app, which allows individuals to store health information that can easily be accessible by emergency service personnel in case of emergency.

The app user creates an ICE (in Case of Emergency) record for themselves and family members with important information such as allergies and medication that is being taken. A QR code is then saved onto the smartphone’s lock screen and can be printed as well. The app comes with the names of 75,000 drug names to ensure the names of medication are spelled correctly. Using the QR scanner, EMS personnel can scan the code for the records to provide better care in an emergency.

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mHealth App Reduces Fatigue and Improves Sleep and Healthy Behavior in Pilots


mHealth App Reduces Fatigue and Improves Sleep and Healthy Behavior in Pilots   Mobile Devices mHealth app mHealth fatigue apps app According to a study published this week by Dutch researchers in Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health, the MORE Energy mHealth intervention led to reduction in fatigue and improvement in health-related behavior (physical activity and snacking behavior) and sleep (sleep quality) in 502 pilots of an international airline, potentially increasing pilot performance capability and aircraft safety. The randomized 6-month study compared minimal intervention with actionable and tailored advice through MORE Energy App. The authors concluded that customized advice through an App might be an effective strategy to help employees cope with irregular working hours that disrupt normal circadian rhythms.

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U.S. Navy Sails into mHealth App Market


U.S. Navy Sails into mHealth App Market   US Navy mobile health application mHealth app mHealth According to MedCity News, the U.S. Navy has recently launched an Anatomy Study Guide App that aims to help aspiring medical students.

The Navy’s ad agency, Lowe Campell Ewald, designed the app “that will serve as a relevant tool to help students with their studies and remind them that the U.S. Navy supports their goals.”

The app features a 3-D functionality with interactive diagrams of the muscular, vascular, and skeletal systems, as well as of the heart, skull, brain, and more. It has testing, note-taking, and sharing functionality as well as pre-loaded U.S. Navy healthcare content which includes links to more information and options on how to receive financial support for schooling.

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A ‘Selfie’ May Be Just What The Doctor Ordered


A Selfie May Be Just What The Doctor Ordered   mobile health news mHealth app mHealth anemia Who knew? This whole time, Kim Kardashian hasn’t been narcissistically taking selfies for her own self-glorification. She may just be keeping tabs on her health.

Sarcasm aside, there is a morsel of truth to that observation — at least with regard to prospective health benefits associated with “selfies” — the practice of photographing oneself with a smartphone or mobile device.

According to a new report from NTD, a gaggle of Australian medical students is behind an app that uses selfies for screening patients for anemia.

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Why Android Should Be a Higher Priority for mHealth App Developers


Why Android Should Be a Higher Priority for mHealth App Developers   smartphones Mobile Devices mHealth app mHealth developers Global mHealth app developers and service providers may want to make Android a higher priority.

According to a new report from IDC, the worldwide smartphone market is on fire. In the second quarter of this year, 300 million units shipped for the first time ever — a milestone quarter, says the IDC, and a landmark achievement for the smartphone industry.

“Android was the primary driver with its vendor partners shipping a total of 255.3 million Android-based smartphones in 2Q14, up 33.3% year over year,” the report summary reads.

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Jawbone App Gets a Delicious Redesign


Jawbone App Gets a Delicious Redesign   mobile health app mHealth app mHealth Jawbone fitness tracker apps Jawbone, the “smarter fitness tracker,” just rolled out a new redesign for its popular app.

And it’s delicious.

As Jawbone continues to cement its role as a leading fixture among top health apps, the Jawbone app is receiving ample praise for its latest improvements, which include:

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New mHealth App May Detect Elevated Unhealthy Stress


New mHealth App May Detect Elevated Unhealthy Stress   stress mHealth app mHealth A new mHealth app aims to do what some consider to be the impossible – mitigate the stress in our lives.

That’s the claim behind the makers of the new app, which allows anyone with a smartphone to test their cortisol levels – and, therefore, their level of stress — while on the go.

The mHealth app allows users to analyze their saliva and generate quick results. While tests of this nature are not new, they are generally around $50 per test and take a week to receive the results. However, this app utilizes the camera lens and light diffuser to analyze cortisol levels in saliva. It will cost users around $5 per test and delivers almost instant results.

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