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Fitbit to the Rescue? Northwestern University Medicine to Launch Tracking Study of Spine Surgery Recovery


Fitbit to the Rescue? Northwestern University Medicine to Launch Tracking Study of Spine Surgery Recovery   Wearable spine surgery Northwestern University Medicine mobile tech Mobile Devices It’s a study that could tell surgeons a lot about what happens to people both before and after minimally invasive spine surgery.

Using Fitbit trackers, Zachary Smith, MD, an assistant professor in Neurological Surgery at Northwestern University, will soon launch a study to monitor patient physical activity.

It’s designed to help doctors better predict recovery times for patients who undergo the spine surgery.

“During the four weeks before a surgery and for six months afterward, the Fitbits will capture personal data on a patient’s steps and activity levels,” according to a university release.

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Smart Wearables All the Rage at Mobile World Congress 2015


Smart Wearables All the Rage at Mobile World Congress 2015   smart watch Mobile World Congress 2015 Mobile Devices Huawei Watch Huawei Apple is nowhere to be found in Barcelona, but there are more players in the fast emerging smart watch space than the forthcoming Apple Watch.

This week at MWC 2015, for example, the world got its first look at Huawei Watch — the world’s first smartwatch with a “timeless design that is smart within.”

So what does that mean exactly?
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Mobile Capabilities May Soon Be Commonplace in the Doc’s Office


Mobile Capabilities May Soon Be Commonplace in the Docs Office   Orca Health mobile health news Mobile Devices mHealth On Thursday, the team at Orca Health — a digital health company — told mHealthWatch that they’ve updated their point-of-care software to enhance its popular 3D content and introduce new tools to “meet the evolving landscape of technology and legislation in healthcare.”

Orca Health has been enjoying ample growth of late. In the last year, the firm says, its platform has been used by more than 62,000 active providers each month.

The firm believes its tools have increased patient retention, patient satisfaction and clinical efficiencies.
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Why mHealth Features of Apple Watch Were Scaled Back


Why mHealth Features of Apple Watch Were Scaled Back   wearables mobile technology Mobile Devices Apple Watch A new report from The Wall Street Journal indicates that Apple may have been compelled to scale back a number of possible features that would have been offered on the forthcoming Apple Watch.

Due to unreliable and inconsistent performance, the features in question were yanked at the last minute before Apple Watch was formally unveiled last fall.

Apple Watch is expected to ship in April.
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CVS/pharmacy Touches Up Top-Rated Mobile App


CVS/pharmacy Touches Up Top Rated Mobile App   mobile tech mobile news Mobile Devices mobile app CVS/Pharmacy CVS Health CVS app CVS/pharmacy, some of its most devoted customers argue, has raised the bar in mobile with its popular iOS and Android applications.

But that high praise hasn’t stopped the retail pharmacy giant from seeking to make a good thing even better.

This week, CVS/pharmacy announced its mobile app has undergone a complete transformation, with new features and an improved look and feel.
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CSI Software Brings Mobile Solution to Health and Fitness Facilities


CSI Software Brings Mobile Solution to Health and Fitness Facilities   SpectrumNG mobile tech Mobile Devices CSI Software app mHealthWatch was recently briefed on the launch of Mobility, a new iOS and Android app by CSI Software for health and fitness facilities.

The branded app is fully integrated with SpectrumNG, CSI Software’s management software and customized to one’s facility’s specifications.

In short, this platform bestows access to a host of features that will “speed connections and content to the device customers pay attention to the most, wherever they are.”
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The Countdown to Apple Watch Begins


The Countdown to Apple Watch Begins   wearables wearable tech Tim Cook Mobile Devices Apple Watch apple Approximately 90 days. That’s the estimated time-frame for launch of Apple’s long-awaited smartwatch called Apple Watch.

On Tuesday, after Apple reported a staggering $18.04 billion in profit last quarter — driven by sales of nearly 75 million iPhones — CEO Tim Cook spoke with reporters on the company’s earnings call and finally answered the tech world’s most persistent question: When will Apple Watch arrive?

We can now confirm that “early 2015″” means April 2015. In fewer than three months, Apple Watch will be inbound for your wrist (if you’re among those who actually want one).
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