While health trackers are doing a decent job capturing data such as burned calories, they're not so great with accurate insight on measurements such as strength training, according to a study from Iowa State University (ISU) Department of Kinesiology researchers.
The team tested four fitness trackers and two research monitors to find out their accuracy in tracking aerobic, sedentary and resistance activity. Read more
There are many reasons mobile healthcare is being propelled forward. Smartphone advancements are laying a strong foundation for healthcare device development; app makers are innovating on monitoring; and tracking software and providers are piloting new tools at their facilities.
These all make for good headlines, but one trend that often doesn't get as much attention is the collaborative trifecta: when tech vendors, platform builders and providers all are part of an effort.
An example of this is the work surrounding the use of a mobile tool for diabetics in Canada: the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN), Baltimore-based WellDoc and Samsung are teaming up on the initiative. Read more...
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