Mike Monthervil, US Army veteran (front), and Jamie Kaplan, recreation therapist at James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa, Florida, play a video game using an Xbox Adaptive Controller, set up with buttons and switches. Photo credit: Jeff Young Photography/Microsoft.
April 30, 2019
Thanks to a new partnership between Microsoft and the US Department of Veterans Affairs, military personnel with mobility and manual dexterity limitations will have a new way to participate in video game-based rehabilitation therapies.
According to a blog post published this morning, Microsoft will be donating its Xbox Adaptive Controller — a modular hub that connects third-party switches,...
March 19, 2018
Veterans with Type 2 diabetes who received remote consultations via telehealth achieved glycemic control that was similar to, but not quite on par with, those attending face-to-face visits. On the flip side, these patients were able to complete their diabetes consultations an average 27 days earlier, offering a potential model for those unable to conveniently receive in-person specialty care,...
December 6, 2017
Potentia Lab, a behavior changing technology platform, today announced that it has won a contract with the Department of Veterans Affairs' Center for Innovation to develop its e-learning platform for veterans living with PTSD. The company's approach to treating PTSD uses positive psychology.
Dustin Milner, cofounder of Potentia, told MobiHealthNews the PTSD treatment at the VA is "wonderful"...
December 10, 2015
Mobile therapy startup Talkspace is partnering with two universities to validate its text- and video-based mental health services. Talkspace has launched a 500-person study of anxiety, stress, and depression at Columbia University and is in talks to launch a study with Duke of post-traumatic stress disorder.
"We’re looking at the efficiency and the efficacy of our modality, which is primarily...