npj Digital Medicine

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By  Mallory Hackett 12:16 pm December 1, 2020
Consumer wearable devices can be key tools in predicting the onset of illnesses like COVID-19 by using health metrics like breathing rate, resting heart rate and heart rate variability (HRV), according to findings published in npj Digital Medicine from Fitbit. The paper outlines predictors for the severity of illness, symptom prevalence, illness duration among male and female participants and...
By  Dave Muoio 03:11 pm April 7, 2020
Connected digital products have steadily become more prominent among clinical research efforts since the start of the millennium, according to new data published Friday in NPJ Digital Medicine. In reviewing every trial registered with ClinicalTrials.gov between the years 2000 and 2017, a group of Harvard researchers found the use of these tools increasing with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR...
By  Dave Muoio 11:32 am May 8, 2019
A randomized controlled trial recently published in npj Digital Medicine found Kaia Health’s app-based exercise therapy for lower back pain (LBP) to be an effective treatment for multidisciplinary patients, and could be more effective than a standard strategy of individual physiotherapy sessions paired with online education. TOPLINE DATA In the investigation — which was sponsored by Kaia Health...
By  Dave Muoio 01:36 pm July 16, 2018
A new study published in npj Digital Medicine suggests that walking data collected from hip-worn accelerometers is viable for assessing the risk of falls in older women. While this specific investigation employed a medical-grade triaxial accelerometer (the ActiGraph GT3X+), the researchers noted in their writeup that the success of these sensors bode well for population-level analyses of fall...
By  Heather Mack 03:17 pm December 21, 2016
Nature Research has teamed up with Scripps Translational Science Institute to launch a new international journal that will focus on digital health, the organizations announced this week. The journal, npj Digital Medicine, is under the Nature Partner Journal series and will publish original papers and review articles that aim to guide innovation in health tied to digital and mobile technologies...