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Mobile Blood Pressure Apps Not as Accurate as Claimed?


Mobile Blood Pressure Apps Not as Accurate as Claimed?   Study mobile health Mobile Apps mHealth apps Blood Pressure If you’ve ever wondered just how accurate are medical apps that track blood pressure, you’re not alone. A good number of these apps found in the world’s foremost app stores claim they can screen for hypertension by simply holding the phone or taking a picture of your arm. Either medical advances have jumped light years ahead in technology or these claims are just not accurate.

According to recent research conducted by Cambridge Health Alliance, most of these apps falter in accuracy. For the study, researchers looked at 100 apps – apps that have collectively been downloaded millions of times.

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Personal Connected Health Alliance VP Has a Message for Fitbit at CES 2015


Personal Connected Health Alliance VP Has a Message for Fitbit at CES 2015   Personal Connected Health Alliance mobile health mHealth Fitbit Continua CES 2015 Saying that consumers and health providers are now “demanding” connectivity of wearable fitness trackers, Rob Havasy, Vice President of the Personal Connected Health Alliance, had a message for Fitbit from the floor of CES 2015 in Las Vegas on Wednesday morning.

According to Havasy, who also serves as Executive Director for Continua, Fitbit will soon start shipping its new fitness trackers which include Bluetooth Smart-enabled continuous heart rate monitoring capabilities.
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Digital Health Devices Now Used By 41% of U.S. Home Caregivers


Digital Health Devices Now Used By 41% of U.S. Home Caregivers   Parks Associates mobile health mHealth news mHealth digital health devices Parks Associates is out with a new report showing that 41% of caregivers in U.S. broadband households currently use a digital health device as part of their “caregiving routine,” (including 8% who use online tools to coordinate their efforts.”

“Among U.S. broadband households, 22% have a head of household who currently provides care for a family member or anticipates doing so in the near future,” said Harry Wang, Director of Health & Mobile Product Research at Parks Associates.

According to Wang, the dawn of digital health devices will be more apparent than ever next month at CES 2015.
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Health and Fitness Apps This Year’s Fastest Growing


Health and Fitness Apps This Year’s Fastest Growing   mobile health mHealth health and fitness Google app According to Digital Trends, health and fitness apps are hotter than ever these days.

Google recently collected and analyzed all the juicy numbers from its Play Store and released an end-of-year reflection on the most popular apps. And guess what? The results show that Health and Fitness has been the year’s fastest growing app category.

The diet tracking app MyFitnessPal, which started in 2005, topped the charts, according to the report in question.

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UCLA mHealth Project Seeks to Help At-Risk Women


UCLA mHealth Project Seeks to Help At Risk Women   UCLA mobile health mobile app mHealth Project mHealth fitness At Risk Women app Do fitness app users sometimes shake their cell phones to try to fake mandated physical activity? Yes, they do. But on the upside, many people who use an app to bolster their efforts to become healthier actually succeed.

That’s the upshot of a recent UCLA mHealth program designed to help at-risk women battling excessive weight and the attendant blood pressure, heart, and other ailments.

The story, written by Eryn Brown for the LA Times, tracks the journey of one participant named Qiana Sago.

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A Message from Mettis: Don’t Let The Winter Keep You From Staying Fit


A Message from Mettis: Don’t Let The Winter Keep You From Staying Fit   workout mobile health Mettis Trainer health and fitness Let’s face it, even the most diehard runners, athletes and fitness buffs have a problem getting out when temperatures drop below 30°. Yes, it’s possible, and there are plenty of gear companies that make the shoes, tops and pants necessary to get out there, but for many it’s simply not enjoyable.

That being said, there are things that can help.

This week, mHealthWatch connected with the team behind Mettis Trainer — a smart shoe insert and corresponding mobile app that, together, help avid and amateur runners alike optimize their runs – to discuss how runners can stay fit during the cold and snowy winter months.

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mHealth Summit 2014: Qualcomm Connects with Vitaphone E-Health


mHealth Summit 2014: Qualcomm Connects with Vitaphone E Health   vitaphone Qualcomm Life mobile health mHealth Summit 2014 HealthyCircles This week at the 6th annual mHealth Summit in Washington, D.C., mHealthWatch was briefed by the team at the center of a new partnership we’re poised to hear a lot more about in the coming year.

Qualcomm Incorporated’s subsidiary, Qualcomm Life, is now collaborating with vitaphone e-health solutions, a global provider of care management, telemonitoring, telemedicine devices and patient coaching.

Based on the details to which we were privy, vitaphone will integrate its U.S.-based chronic disease management solutions with Qualcomm Life’s HealthyCircles Care Coordination and 2net Device Connectivity Platforms “to enable seamless biometric data capture from medical devices and coordinated team-based care in a high-tech, high-touch service model.”
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