Daily Archives: May 20, 2019

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Study suggests clinicians could prescribe fitness apps to cancer survivors

Fitness apps could be prescribed by clinicians to help patients recovering from cancer increase their physical activity levels, new research in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship reports. Researchers from the University of Surrey and Universidad de Oviedo in Spain evaluated fitness apps and their suitability for helping cancer survivors increase their physical activity. Clinical guidance…

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Mobile care company incorporates IDDSI into nutritional tools

Mobile care monitoring company Person Centred Software has incorporated the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) into its nutritional tools for care providers. Andrew Coles, head of product management at Person Centred Software said: “We have adopted the IDDSI categorisation of food and fluid into our electronic evidence of care planning system, so that care…

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Spin-out to deliver prototype communications aid for tracheostomy patients

A spin-out of the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) has announced that it is to deliver a prototype patient-carer communications aid to be used by tracheostomy patients in critical care environments. Liopa, which has secured UK Research and Innovation funding, will work alongside Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust…

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Q&A: How one startup supports IBD patients

Web content editor Ian Bolland caught up with Roeland Pater, co-founder of Nori Health, a healthtech startup that uses an app-based AI-powered digital coach to support people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). The company aims to run a second trial in a clinical environment this summer.  How did Nori come about? Nori’s journey started from my…

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