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Article ID: 717766

Sleep-tracking apps may contribute to insomnia

UW Medicine

As students get ready to go back to school, some may think that using sleep-tracking apps will give them insight into whether they've had a good night's rest. But sleep experts say obsessing over their monitor results can keep people awake and anxious. Most of these apps have not been clinically validated and track only movement during sleep. Downloadable soundbites with Dr. Vishesh Kapur, co-medical director of the UW Medicine Sleep Center, are available for news outlets.

21-Aug-2019 8:50 AM EDT

Article ID: 717731

My Rush Mobile App Now Available

Rush University Medical Center

As technology progresses, Rush is developing and implementing new tools to offer more options and convenience to patients. Today, the Rush University System for Health launched its new electronic health record platform, the My Rush mobile app, which is available free for use on Android and Apple mobile phones.

20-Aug-2019 12:15 PM EDT

Article ID: 717678

How Ergonomic Is Your Warehouse Job? Soon, an App Might Be Able to Tell You

University of Washington

Researchers at the UW have used machine learning to develop a new system that can monitor factory and warehouse workers and tell them how ergonomic their jobs are in real time.

19-Aug-2019 3:55 PM EDT
Newswise: Prize-Winning, Student-Designed App Identifies Social Conditions Contributing to Mortality

Article ID: 717530

Prize-Winning, Student-Designed App Identifies Social Conditions Contributing to Mortality

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

The Phase 1 prototype of “MortalityMinder” identifies social determinants – including measures of health behavior, clinical care, the physical environment, and social and economic factors – that contribute to “deaths of despair” due to suicide and substance abuse in New York state.

15-Aug-2019 12:45 PM EDT
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    14-Aug-2019 7:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 717253

App allows inspectors to find gas pump skimmers faster

University of California San Diego

A team of computer scientists at UC San Diego and the University of Illinois has developed an app that allows state and federal inspectors to detect devices that steal consumer credit and debit card data at gas pumps. The devices, known as skimmers, use Bluetooth to transmit the data they steal.

9-Aug-2019 7:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Smartphone Apps May Connect to Vulnerable Backend Cloud Servers

Article ID: 717306

Smartphone Apps May Connect to Vulnerable Backend Cloud Servers

Georgia Institute of Technology

Cybersecurity researchers have discovered vulnerabilities in the backend systems that feed content and advertising to smartphone applications through a network of cloud-based servers that most users probably don’t even know exists.

11-Aug-2019 7:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 716651

What compulsive dating-app users have in common

Ohio State University

Loneliness and social anxiety is a bad combination for single people who use dating apps on their phones, a new study suggests. Researchers found that people who fit that profile were more likely than others to say they’ve experienced negative outcomes because of their dating app use.

31-Jul-2019 7:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 715752

Blood collection is digitalized, the mobile medical lab is born!

71st AACC Annual Scientific Meeting Press Program

80% of the world’s population has limited access to testing laboratories. Part of that problem is being addressed by mobile blood collection services done by independent professionals. For example, in US this blood collection service is being provided by independent mobile phlebotomy organizations.

12-Jul-2019 2:45 PM EDT

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