App snaps a pic of the eyelid to spot anemia

An app in development could help doctors diagnose anemia by using images of a patient's eyelid to get a count of their hemoglobin.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue • futurity
May 21, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: featured health-and-medicine algorithms anemia apps blood eyes hemoglobin mobile-devices

Poll: Most parents are okay with tween health apps

Despite concerns about the potential for making their kids overly concerned about weight, most parents say they're not against tweens using health apps.

Beata Mostafavi-Michigan • futurity
May 18, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: health-and-medicine apps body-weight childrens-health parents

COVID-19 contact tracing app uses Bluetooth ‘garbage’

Researchers are developing a Bluetooth-enabled contact tracing app for monitoring exposure to the coronavirus. It protects privacy with digital "garbage."

Art Jahnke-Boston University • futurity
April 22, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: featured health-and-medicine apps covid-19 privacy

This Earth Day, spot plants and animals to boost research

"Sometimes we have very little documentation of what’s right around us. The things you think are mundane might become really important."

Alisson Clark-Florida • futurity
April 20, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: earth-and-environment apps citizen-scientists conservation holidays internet research

New app uses QR codes to trace coronavirus exposure

A new app called COVIDTracker uses QR codes to preserve privacy while keeping track of who's been exposed to the coronavirus.

Brian Bell-UC Irvine • futurity
April 16, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: featured health-and-medicine apps covid-19 privacy social-lives

Can a mindfulness app prevent doctor burnout?

Many doctors live with significant anxiety, and the COVID-19 pandemic boosts the risk for burnout. A new mindfulness app may help.

Brown University • futurity
April 1, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: featured health-and-medicine anxiety apps covid-19 jobs mindfulness nurses physicians

A.I. app could assist doctors in brain tumor survival prediction

A new artificial intelligence-powered app could help doctors predict survival and determine treatment for people with meningiomas.

McGill University • futurity
Feb. 18, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: health-and-medicine apps artificial-intelligence brains cancer machine-learning tumors

Baby book app guides parents to prevent SIDS

A new app that's modeled after a baby book can help parents and grandparents keep kids safe from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Dec. 10, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: health-and-medicine apps babies mobile-devices parents sids

App developer ad choices can leave users at risk

App developers say they need ad networks to make money, but the choices they make about those networks could be putting users at risk.

U. Michigan • futurity
Aug. 14, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: science-and-technology society-and-culture advertising apps consumers internet money privacy security

Mindfulness app cuts smoking. Brain scans suggest how

New research indicates that apps, in this case a mindfulness app, can deliver evidence-based treatment affordably and accessibly.

Mollie Rappe-Brown • futurity
May 21, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: health-and-medicine addiction apps brains cigarettes mindfulness smoking

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