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By Jonah Comstock May 20, 2015
RunKeeper's current Spotify integration. Music streaming service Spotify made some unexpected health and fitness related announcements at its press event today, TechCrunch reports. The company's app will actually use the phone's accelerometer to detect the pace of a user's run and select music with a tempo to match. If the pace of the run changes, so will the song. The second part of the...
By Aditi Pai February 11, 2015
Activity tracking apps on smartphones are more accurate than fitness tracking wearables when it comes to step counts, according to a small study conducted by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania. Interestingly, the study found that clip-on pedometers were the most accurate. “Since step counts are such an important part of how these devices and apps measure physical activity, including...
By Jonah Comstock July 30, 2013
One of the mantras for the quantified self movement seems to be that no place is off-limits for a sensor. MobiHealthNews has written about sensors in clothing, belt sensors, brain wave sensors on the forehead, ingestible sensors, sensors in toothbrushes and sensors in forks. Now a team of researchers from the National Taiwan University in Taipei have found a new wearable use case -- a tiny...
By Jonah Comstock November 20, 2012
The National Football League has signed a deal with EHR maker eClinicalWorks to transition the league from paper records to an all electronic system. The Boston Globe reported that the NFL will pay between $7 million and $10 million for the 10-year contract. Records will be instantly viewable on a smartphone or tablet by medical staff on the sidelines of the games. As players often move and...
By Brian Dolan February 9, 2010
Not surprisingly, Microsoft Research is investigating how to integrate mobile health projects running on Windows Mobile powered phones into the company's personal health information platform, HealthVault. The company's director of technology strategy for Asia, Eric Chang, told PC World in a recent interview: "One of those projects, an application called MyLife for Windows Mobile phones, could...