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Pediatric patients and their families using telemedicine for sports medicine appointments are able to save time and money, according to research to be presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition.

Researchers have developed a prototype software application using Google Glass to deliver social-skill coaching to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Findings were published in Frontiers in Robotics and AI.

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are more likely to use continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) when telemonitored and receiving personalized therapy adherence messages, according to a study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Fitbit and Dexcom are partnering to develop a comprehensive health and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) smartwatch to assist individuals with diabetes in managing the chronic disease.

Researchers from the University of Washington have begun development on a smartphone application that uses the camera to assess concussions and other brain injuries in real-time. Outlined in a paper set to be presented at Ubicomp 2017, the app hopes to provide an effective tool in protecting patients from further injury.

 

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Put down the smartphone: constant use could cause carpal tunnel syndrome

Handheld electronic devices like smartphones and tablets have become an integral part of people’s lives but the cons of constantly holding onto these devices is unknown.

Telemedicine helps patients control diabetic symptoms

Rising level of diabetes in America have spurred The American Diabetes Association into action with the recommendation to healthcare organization to utilize team-based approaches to maximize care. With many primary care clinics lacking interprofessional teams, telemedicine is bringing the care to the patient. A study, published in NCMJ, evaluates the benefits telemedicine can bring to rural diabetic patients.

Mobile app gives parents a platform to securely track child’s health

Parents of the 500,000 children with complex medical needs are constantly juggling doctors’ appointments and prescriptions. A new health application, developed by Boston Children's Hospital's Innovation & Digital Health Accelerator (IDHA) with Duke Health System, aims at providing families with a single platform to securely share and track health data for their child’s care.

Smartphone app for cardiac arrest cuts emergency response time by three minutes

Time is of the essence when reaching someone experiencing cardiac arrest. Aiming to reach cardiac arrest patients quicker, researchers have developed a smartphone application capable of connecting first responders to cardiac arrest victims before emergency responders arrive.

Telemedicine as effective as in-person visit for headaches

Persistent headaches can require a visit to a neurologist, but long wait times and limited access prevents many patients from receiving attention. With telemedicine, patients are able to communicate with neurology specialists from their home. A study published in Neurology tests telemedicine in its ability to treat headache patients when compared to conventional visits.

Teledermatology decreases wait times, costs

MDLIVE, a virtual care provider, have partnered with DermatologistOnCall to offer dermatology care around the clock. This partnership will aim to reach patients in need of specialist care and combat long wait times.

Virtual reality helps patients manage pain, anxiety

Walking along a virtual beach could help a patient reduce pain, according to researchers from the Universities of Plymouth, Exeter and Birmingham. A study, published in Environment & Behaviour, examined the feasibility of using virtual reality to improve outcomes while patients undergo routine dental procedures.

TempTraq detects rise in temperature 3 hours before conventional care

Researchers from the University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center (UH) have found TempTraq, a wearable continuous temperature monitor, capable of detecting a rise in fever temperature three hours before standard care. Published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the findings aim to improve monitoring through low-cost, efficient wearables.

Researchers to test telemedicine in treating delirium in elderly

A team of researchers is aiming to use telemedicine to provide patients experiencing delirium with personalized care programs. A study from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute tested four different telemedicine techniques in elderly patients after leaving intensive care units.

Patients satisfied with cost effectiveness, convenience of telehealth

Telehealth aims to provide patients with a flexible route to quality care, yet many experiences go unrecorded. A study published in Annals of Family Medicine aimed to add to the research on patient telehealth experiences to improve development and personalization of telehealth.

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