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4 ways to regulate safety, effectiveness of mobile apps – Clinical Innovation + Technology

Throughout the last decade, more than 300,000 healthcare-based, mobile applications have been created for patients to help address specific health issues. However, there’s no way to ensure patients and physicians mobile apps are safe and effective ways to help treat any condition. In a viewpoint article recently published in JAMA, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School physicians David ... Read More »

Mobile apps might make you feel better about travelling alone, but they won't necessarily make you safer – Phys.Org

<a rel="lightbox" href="https://3c1703fe8d.site.internapcdn.net/newman/gfx/news/2018/mobileappsmi.jpg" title="The bSafe app allows your loved ones to pinpoint your location when you activate the SOS button. Credit: BSafe“> The bSafe app allows your loved ones to pinpoint your location when you activate the SOS button. Credit: BSafe As I was writing this article, I was fortunate enough to be at a conference in Florence, Italy. Like ... Read More »

Mobile apps might make you feel better about travelling alone, but they won't necessarily make you safer – The Conversation AU

As I was writing this article, I was fortunate enough to be at a conference in Florence, Italy. Like a growing number of women who travel overseas, whether for work or leisure, many of the trips I’ve done in recent years have been alone. And as a digital criminologist (as well as a mobile app enthusiast), I’m certainly a convert ... Read More »

Scientists develop mobile phone app to diagnose TB – Telegraph.co.uk

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Telegraph.co.uk Scientists develop mobile phone app to diagnose TBTelegraph.co.uk… is currently supervising three PhD students looking at the use of mobile apps to diagnose diseases such as diabetes and coronary heart disease. “Mobile apps are a growing market in the UK and they have a lot of potential for diagnosing disease,” he …and more » Source ... Read More »

Mobile Apps Are Helping Ghanaian Farmers Avoid Exploitative Middlemen – New York Magazine

Local Problems, Global Tech A farmer in the Upper West Region of Ghana looks at his crops. Most Ghanaian farms are very small, which has made access to buyers difficult. Photo: Merten Snijders/Getty Images/Lonely Planet Image Farming is never easy, but beyond the long hours, uncertainty, and physical labor, farmers almost always feel like the smallest, least powerful point in ... Read More »

Why you should assume mobile apps are collecting your child's data – CNBC

Last week, two Democratic senators called on federal regulators to investigate if children’s apps are tracking their data. div > div.group > p:first-child”> Senators Edward Markey of Massachusetts and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut sent a letter on Wednesday to the Federal Trade Commission, writing they are concerned that numerous apps are potentially violating the law. Without explicit parental consent, it ... Read More »

Mobile apps may or may not be collecting your child's data—but here's why you should assume they are – CNBC

This week two democratic senators are calling on federal regulators to investigate if children’s apps are tracking their data. div > div.group > p:first-child”> Senators Edward Markey of Massachusetts and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut sent a letter on Wednesday to the Federal Trade Commission, writing they are concerned that numerous apps are potentially violating the law. Without explicit parental consent, ... Read More »