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The US had seen the launch of DFree, a wearable connected health monitor that uses an ultrasonic sensor to alert users to a full bladder.

Changes in bladder size are monitored via a sensor secured to the abdomen with medical tape. A receiver then clips to the wearer’s belt. The device can track the progression of bladder movements and predicts urination timing using a patented algorithm. It sends data to an iOS app which can…

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Apple Announces CareKit

Apple have just announced a new open source framework to allow developers to build healthcare apps that use the 6 CareKit modules.

The modules are:

  • Care Card: this module manages task that a patient needs to perform as part of their treatment such as taking a medication or changing a wound dressing.
  • Symptom and Measurement Tracker: this module helps patients evaluate the effectiveness of a treatment plan and manages tasks such as…
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Trackers by Richard MacManus

Richard MacManus (the founder of the tech website ReadWriteWeb) has written a great book about self-tracking for health called "Trackers". The book is now available for Kindle and iTunes. I'd highly recommend the book for anyone interested in mHealth and self-tracking - Richard writes in a very easy to read style and the book covers a lot of interesting cases of using…

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Apple Preparing HealthKit Rollout

Reuters is reporting on Apple's rollout of HealthKit:

Apple has been discussing how its "HealthKit" service will work with health providers at Mount Sinai, the Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins as well as with Allscripts, a competitor to electronic health records provider Epic Systems, people familiar with the discussions…

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Can your phone improve your mood?

Earlier this year some research was carried out, which reduced aggressive behaviour in young offenders by manipulating their perception of ambiguous facial expressions.   On the back of this, a new app has been developed called HappyPlace which aims to combat low mood by making sense…

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