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Virtual Reality Therapy Company Gains $5.1M in Early Funds

Scene from VR program

A company in the U.K. developing automated treatments for phobias using immersive virtual reality is raising £3.2 million ($US 5.1 million) in its first venture funding round. . . . → Read More: Virtual Reality Therapy Company Gains $5.1M in Early Funds

Stressed Out? Stress is Damaging Your Health and How to Chill Out

We have to practice activities that are known to reduce stress to get that relaxed and chilled out feeling. . . . → Read More: Stressed Out? Stress is Damaging Your Health and How to Chill Out

Google Glass System Assessed for Autism Therapy

Autism study participant

A pilot study evaluating an autism spectrum disorder therapy that combines Google Glass with a smartphone app using machine learning shows a decrease in autism-related behaviors among the children in the test. . . . → Read More: Google Glass System Assessed for Autism Therapy

Apps Seen Over-Diagnosing Mental Health Conditions

Mental health scrabble

A study of leading mobile apps for mental health indicates many apps promote their use with misleading guidance to individuals on the extent and seriousness of psychological conditions. . . . → Read More: Apps Seen Over-Diagnosing Mental Health Conditions

New Models Improve Suicide Risk Predictions

Woman at window

Statistical models derived from data in electronic health records and standard questionnaires for depression are shown to better predict a person’s risk of suicide following a doctor’s office or mental health clinic visit. . . . → Read More: New Models Improve Suicide Risk Predictions

Mobile Tech Helps Reduce Adverse Cancer Therapy Effects

Susan Peterson

Mobile technology combined with sensor-connected home devices are shown in a clinical trial to help patients reduce adverse side effects from radiation therapy for head and neck cancer. . . . → Read More: Mobile Tech Helps Reduce Adverse Cancer Therapy Effects

Team Performance Explored in Multi-Sensory Work Sites

A research project is underway that examines the ways teams of workers adapt and perform in new industrial environments demanding attention to visual information as well as cues from sound and touch. . . . → Read More: Team Performance Explored in Multi-Sensory Work Sites

Study Using Phones to Examine Blood Pressure, Stress

A new research project is underway to better understand the linkages between stress and blood pressure, using surveys and physiological data collected with Samsung smartphones. . . . → Read More: Study Using Phones to Examine Blood Pressure, Stress

Lilly, Tech Company Study Diabetes Experiences

A maker of diabetes drugs and digital health enterprise are beginning a study of real world experiences with self-management and education among people with diabetes. . . . → Read More: Lilly, Tech Company Study Diabetes Experiences

Phone Sensors Shown to Monitor Chemotherapy Effects

Catheter for chemotherapy (Rhoda Baer, National Cancer Institute)

21 December 2017. A group of cancer patients was able to monitor the severity of effects of their chemotherapy with built-in sensors on smartphones and fitness trackers. Results of the clinical study, led by researchers at University of Pittsburgh, appear in the 19 December issue of . . . → Read More: Phone Sensors Shown to Monitor Chemotherapy Effects