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March 24, 2021
A recent study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) shows initial support for a new version of Woebot – a text-based chatbot app designed to address mental health issues – that is designed to reduce substance use and other measures tied to substance use disorder (SUD).
Conducted by researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine and Woebot Health, the investigation...
October 29, 2019
This week Rock Health released a new report conducted in partnership with Stanford University that analyzes how the consumerization of healthcare is shaping the future of the industry. It broke down three major trends: how patient data is creating opportunities and challenges in the field, how online health information is changing the provider relationship and attitudes over a consumer’s...
October 14, 2019
A new Stanford University-led study has found behavioral interventions such as activity reminders and education prompts delivered through a mobile app led to a significant increase in daily steps taken.
“The results of this study show that minimal interventions delivered in a digital format can have a significant effect on physical activity,” the researchers wrote in The Lancet Digital Health. “...
January 7, 2019
According to a new study published this morning in Nature, an algorithm trained via a deep neural network has been able to perform on par with board-certified cardiologists at the annotation of 12 different types of heart rhythms.
Researchers from Stanford University and iRhythm collaborated for the study, which detailed an algorithm trained on 91,232 30-second single-lead ECG readings from 53,...
September 12, 2018
Stanford University is using VivaLNK’s Vital Scout, an adhesive wearable that can track ECG, heart rate variability, respiratory rates, activity, and sleep, in a study on the links between depression and stress. VivaLNK has lent 50 devices to the Stanford research team.
“It is known that stress is an underlying cause for various types of health issues," CEO Jiang Li told MobiHealthNews. "Until...
August 16, 2018
Google rumored to be working on wearable coach. Sourcing an anonymous tip, Android Police is reporting that Google is working on a wearable health and fitness coach called "Google Coach". Internally referred to as Project Wooden, it will be an app for Wear OS, the operating system that powers Google Smartwatches and will expand the devices' existing monitoring capabilities to also include data-...
May 3, 2018
Garmin and the University of Kansas Medical Center are taking a closer look at the role wearables can play in detecting and managing medical conditions, the groups announced earlier this week. Initially focused on sleep apnea and atrial fibrillation, the collaboration is a clear step beyond the fitness and wellness realm to which Garmin’s wearables have so far been limited.
“Garmin Health is...
March 29, 2018
Sandstone Diagnostics’ Trak Male Fertility Testing System will be used in an NIH-funded study being conducted by Boston University and Stanford University, according to a statement. The Pregnancy Study Online (PRESTO) studies the effect of lifestyle factors on fertility, miscarriage, and birth outcomes.
“The Trak technology is revolutionizing our research,” Lauren Wise, professor of epidemiology...
March 19, 2018
A team of researchers from Stanford University are the latest to demonstrate how virtual reality can give specialists a better look into the bodies of their patients.
The latest implementation, presented yesterday at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s annual meeting, suggests that allowing specialists to view and manipulate images of splenic artery aneurysms (SAAs) in a 3D space can...
November 30, 2017
The Apple Heart Study, an Apple Watch-based ResearchKit study using the heart rate sensor to look at potential arrhythmias, is launching today, the Cupertino tech giant told MobiHealthNews.
Apple Chief Operations Officer Jeff Williams announced the study, which is being conducted in collaboration with Stanford University and with assistance from American Well, at Apple’s iOS 8 launch event in...