Posts Tagged ‘mHealth’

Reaching Underserved Populations with an App

October 30, 2018 — Tech has a very mixed track record in obesity care. Diet apps were early hits. Fitness trackers have a loyal following. The apps are free and the trackers have a lot of gee whiz pizazz. What’s not to like? Unfortunately, proving that they lead to better health outcomes has been tough. But now, in the […]

Pedometers Plus: A Physical Activity Boost for Years

March 18, 2018 — Sometimes simple things can have lasting effects. A new study in PLOS Medicine points to an excellent example. The subject is a 12-week walking program with pedometers. Follow-up on two different randomized controlled studies show real increases in physical activity three to four years after the program. More Than Just the Gizmos The story behind […]

Important Trends That Will Reshape mHealth in 2017

February 25, 2017 — The advancement in mobile devices has led to significant growth in the mHealth industry. Smartphones are now pre-built with health sensors, which has made it easier for users to track their health. But what trends should we expect in 2017 that will reshape the mobile health industry? In a special guest post, our friend, JenTechnology, offers […]

Fitness Trackers: High Tech Placebos or Coaches?

March 25, 2016 — It’s hard to tell whether fitness trackers will turn out to be high tech placebos or coaches. Everything you read talks about promise and short-term outcomes — along with tech companies jostling for a competitive advantage. It’s pretty clear that physical activity monitoring technology offers plenty of promise and plenty of unfinished business. A research letter published […]

3D Calorie Counting

January 21, 2016 — One of the toughest problems in nutrition and obesity is getting an accurate estimate of what people are eating. Without good measures of food intake, it’s tough to make good nutrition assessments or sound recommendations. 3D calorie counting is an intriguing possibility for solving this problem. Scientists at the University of Washington developed technology that utilizes laser scanning and […]

Five New Health Technologies You Wear

January 26, 2014 — New health technologies you wear are proliferating at a rate that makes rabbits seem celibate by comparison. Wearable health tech created an enormous buzz at the gigantic International CES this month. It’s quite a feat to through the clutter of that meeting of well over 100,000 techies. Here are five technologies that will have a […]

Food Mood Bra

December 9, 2013 — The food mood bra for emotional eating makes us wonder why people think the folks at Microsoft (who came up with this) have lost their innovative edge. Who else could dream this up? The people behind this breakthrough say that their device can detect stressful situations because its sensors are close to the heart. “It’s […]

Seven Closing Takeaways from Obesity Week 2013

November 17, 2013 — Now that everyone has hit the exits from Atlanta and returned to their favorite pillows, here are seven closing highlights from Obesity Week 2013. This has been a big, diverse meeting, full of energy. Media coverage has been extraordinary. The team working behind the curtain on all of the logistics made it seem remarkably smooth, […]

Weight Watchers Losing Ground to mHealth

August 7, 2013 — Weight Watchers has lost a quarter of its market value over the last six months and, on Friday, lost its CEO — all presumably due to mHealth trends that were leaving Weight Watchers behind. Will Weight Watchers join Slim-Fast and Ayds in the dustbin of weight management history? Or will the brand enjoy the kind […]