Gait analysis accuracy: Android app comparable to standard accelerometer methodology

mHealth Research Digest with Tim Bredrup Smartphones are becoming more ubiquitous and many have a built in tri-axial accelerometer, a sensor that measures change in speed in multiple directions. These smartphone accelerometers can be used to assess gait patterns, or walking patterns, an important evaluation in many neurologic or musculoskeletal disorders. However, the reliability and […]

Recent report on tele-health suggests it may soon become part of day-to-day practice

A recent report by BCC Research outlines some interesting trends in the telemedicine and telehealth market. Telehealth, as defined by the Department of Health and Human Services, is the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration. While still an emerging market, with the advent of reliable and cheap video conferencing technologies the global telemedicine market grew from $9.8 billion in 2010 to $11.6 billion in 2011 and will almost triple to $27.3 billion in 2016.

Kinesiology Flashcards is a good, but limited, option for anatomy flashcards

Kinesiology is a branch useful for sports medicine, athletic training and orthopedics. As expected, Anatomy knowledge is a fundamental basis of any of these fields. In classic fashion, reviewing anatomy is often associated with flashcards, as this popular method can improve retention and has so many options out on the market. Davismobile brings a series of actual flashcards by Lynn Lippert and Mary Alice Duesterhaus directly to mobile form. The app is available for the iOS platform. Here we review the app using the iPad.

Study shows passive analysis of physical activity in chronic pain patients predicts pain levels

mHealth Research Digest with Tim Bredrup Chronic pain is a multidimensional experience. Consisting of both physiological and psychological factors, it has a significant impact on how a patient functions physically, emotionally, and socially. Developing reliable assessment tools that are capable of capturing the dynamic impact of chronic pain has been challenging, and many current tools […]