observations of daily living

By Neil Versel October 16, 2012
As baby boomers age, many are taking greater control over their own healthcare than any generation before them, and mobile technology is be a big part of that movement. But today's elderly might not be interested in gadgets and apps. "Seniors aren't using apps for health," healthcare technology consultant and futurist Mary Cain, managing director of San Francisco-based HT3, said at last week's...
By Brian Dolan March 8, 2010
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's (RWJF) Project HealthDesign team has awarded a total of $2.4 million to five research teams that each aim to determine how patient-recorded observations of daily living (ODLs) can be captured and included into clinical care. RWJF notes that most of the programs make use of smartphones and wireless sensors to gather and capture ODLs, including diet, exercise,...
By Brian Dolan February 9, 2010
Not surprisingly, Microsoft Research is investigating how to integrate mobile health projects running on Windows Mobile powered phones into the company's personal health information platform, HealthVault. The company's director of technology strategy for Asia, Eric Chang, told PC World in a recent interview: "One of those projects, an application called MyLife for Windows Mobile phones, could...
By Brian Dolan April 8, 2009
Project HealthDesign: Rethinking the Power and Potential of Personal Health Records, a national program run by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) announced that it is fielding applications for grant recipients who will work as part of a team to help patients and physicians better manage chronic diseases through "observations of daily living" (ODLs). ODLs include health data from everyday...