Randomized control trial shows increased hand washing compliance with web based interventions

 mHealth Research Digest with Tim Bredrup Hand washing can help prevent the spread of respiratory infections such as influenza, but successfully encouraging individuals to wash their hands more frequently remains challenging. Web based interventions are one potential method of increasing frequency of this healthy habit.   Recently, a group of psychologists from Germany and the […]

Bluetooth v4.0 with low energy technology planning for greater penetration of sports and fitness markets

By Tim Bredrup The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) recently announced the creation of the Sports and Fitness Working Group and is now accepting members. This group will work together to enhance interoperability between Bluetooth enabled sports and fitness sensor products and training computers (Bluetooth Smart devices) and hub devices such as smartphones, PCs, TVs […]

Can texting keep teens from becoming depressed?

mHealth Research Digest with Tim Bredrup Preventing depression during adolescence may reduce health problems in adulthood.  Mobile phones make it possible to deliver prevention programs scalable to a variety of large populations.  Researchers at the University of Auckland in New Zealand used these concepts to develop and test an intervention for adolescents focused on preventing […]

Zimmer announces release of Arthritis 411 app for iPad

mHealth News Briefs with Tim Bredrup Zimmer Holding, Inc., a global musculoskeletal health company, recently announced the availability of a new patient education application designed for Apple’s iPad tablet.  The application, Arthritis 411, will help patients learn more about arthritis pain and explore treatment option, including knee and hip replacement procedures.  Arthritis 411 is free […]

UCLA and eResearchTechnology launch remote health monitoring study for COPD

by Tim Bredrup The University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and eResearchTechnology, Inc. (ERT), recently announced the launch of their joint venture CLEAR Study, a program to help patients suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).  COPD is a progressive and chronic inflammatory disease of airways that typically occurs in middle-aged and older patients, and […]