Litesprite's mobile videogame improves self-reported mental health in small trial

A small, 6-week retrospective study published in JMIR mHealth and uHealth found that a behavior health-focused videogame developed by digital health company Litesprite improved self-reported measures of depression, anxiety, and confidence in coping skills.

Study: Apple Watches paired with Cardiogram can detect a-fib

Smartwatches were able to detect atrial fibrillation when paired with a deep neural network, according to a study published today in JAMA. While the technology had the ability to passively detected atrial fibrillation, there was some loss of sensitivity and specificity against the gold-standard ECG. 

EyeQue launches Insight, a home tester for visual acuity

Newark, California-based EyeQue has launched the EyeQue Insight visual acuity screener, a device that lets consumers test their vision at home.

The device looks similar to a VR headset. It attaches to a user’s smartphone and lets them test their visual acuity as if they were in a much larger room. The accompanying app also has a version for kids that includes an animated character who walks them through the screening process.

Personal emergency system uses Amazon Echo, Alexa integration with GPS

Connected home monitoring company TruSense has just released a new smart personal emergency response pendent (PERS) that, when combined with TruSense home, integrates its sensors with Amazon Echo and Alexa. The company’s latest technology also uses GPS to notify caregivers when the pendent isn’t being worn.