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Technology, health care, apps, devices, e-health

Repairing a broken system: The role of technology

Technology has promised to transform health care for years now. Multiple apps, devices, and other e-health approaches are being created to help the patient increase...
Wearable sensors can tell when you are getting sick

Wearable sensors can tell when you are getting sick

Wearable sensors that monitor heart rate, activity, skin temperature and other variables can reveal a lot about what is going on inside a person,...
'Facebooking' your doctor's appointment

‘Facebooking’ your doctor’s appointment

Telemedicine, which allows doctors to communicate, diagnose and even treat their patients remotely is on the rise thanks to advances in information technology. It allows...
Tablet devices show promise in managing agitation among patients with dementia

Tablet devices show promise in managing agitation among patients with dementia

A new pilot study led by McLean Hospital's Ipsit Vahia, MD, medical director of Geriatric Psychiatry Outpatient Services at McLean Hospital, suggests that the...
IntelliCare

New apps designed to reduce depression and anxiety as easily as checking your phone

Soon you can seek mental health advice on your smartphone as quickly as finding a good restaurant. A novel suite of 13 speedy mini-apps called IntelliCare resulted...
What do Google search queries reveal about brand attitudes?

What do Google search queries reveal about brand attitudes?

It has been widely thought that brand search volume -- the counts of queries that a search engine receives from users that include specific...
Turning Your Living Room into a Wireless Charging Station

Turning your living room into a wireless charging station

The flat-screen TV on your living room wall could soon be remotely charging any device within its line of sight. Well, not your actual TV,...
Samsung and Google introduce the next generation Chromebook designed for Google Play

Samsung and Google introduce the next generation Chromebook designed for Google Play

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced the Samsung Chromebook Plus and Chromebook Pro, the latest generation of its Chromebooks that pairs the power and productivity...
Samsung introduces the award-winning Samsung Notebook Odyssey, a new portable gaming PC

Samsung introduces the award-winning Samsung Notebook Odyssey, a new portable gaming PC

Samsung Electronics today unveiled the award-winning Samsung Notebook Odyssey, a new portable gaming PC with high-power performance and dynamic display. Available in 17.3-inch and 15.6-inch...
Gaming your brain to treat depression

Gaming your brain to treat depression

Researchers have found promising results for treating depression with a video game interface that targets underlying cognitive issues associated with depression rather than just...