Daily Archives: October 3, 2019


Tailored apps could help develop healthier habits – study finds

A study from a Florida International University College of Business professor has found that tailored apps and tech-enabled platforms could hold the key to developing healthy cooking habits that can drive behavioural change. Cynthia LeRouge, associate professor of information systems and business analytics, found that specially designed programs that provide culinary nutrition education combined with social…


SilverCloud and Microsoft announce research collaboration for mental health

Digital mental health company, SilverCloud Health, has announced a research collaboration with Microsoft to enhance its online offering with artificial intelligence (AI). SilverCloud Health and Microsoft Labs in Cambridge have been working together over the past 18 months, in research that combines Microsoft’s machine learning and AI technologies with SilverCloud’s delivery of evidence-based interventions and…


ABHI Pavilion to exhibit digital innovations at Medica 2019

A ‘smart’ peak flow meter that connects to a smartphone and a software platform that turns exercise into video games are two of the technologies that will be showcased alongside a range of UK digital health innovations at Medica 2019. This year, the ABHI UK Pavilion – organised by the Association of British HealthTech Industries – will highlight…


Just 15% of health apps reach minimum standards – ORCHA says

Health app evaluation and advisor organisation ORCHA, has revealed that only 15% of healthcare apps available for download meet minimum standards set by its review process. Its evaluation of over 5,000 health apps has revealed that a significant number of healthcare apps available to download do not meet the minimum safety requirements. Notably, 75% of…

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