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By Jonah Comstock February 14, 2017
In the 1970s at Stanford University, psychology researchers put children in a room with marshmallows to test their impulse control. The study, and its follow-up studies, are considered landmark explorations of the ideas of willpower and impulsivity. Now a group of researchers from The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Cornell Tech, and Sage Bionetworks -- supported by the Robert Wood...
By Jonah Comstock November 24, 2015
Deborah Estrin ResearchKit is finally coming to Android. Or at least, ResearchStack, a comparable and compatible research framework for Android devices is coming to Android. The project is being developed by Open mHealth and Cornell Tech, led by Deborah Estrin and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Android development shop touchlab is doing the design and implementation along with...
By Jonah Comstock August 4, 2015
A new app, developed at the interaction design lab at Cornell University, has a novel approach to helping users lose weight: an algorithm that latches onto the healthy behaviors users are already doing and then gradually encourages them to do more of the same. The app is called MyBehavior, and it's set to launch in the Google Play store in September. The research team already did a 14-week study...
By Neil Versel August 27, 2012
AliveCor, originator of the widely praised iPhone ECG, is going to the dogs – and cats and horses. San Francisco-based AliveCor, founded by Oklahoma City cardiologist and entrepreneur Dr. David Albert, as of this month is marketing an iPhone-based veterinary heart monitor to veterinary health professionals and pet owners. In fact, since the human product has not received Food and Drug...