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Frontiers | iPads and the Use of “Apps” by Children with ...

Posted: (52 years ago) The advent of electronic tablets, such as Apple's iPad, has opened up the field of learning via technology, and the use of electronic applications (“apps”) on these devices continues to dramatically rise. Children with communication and social impairment, specifically those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), often use educational and recreational apps within the context of their home and ...

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Frontiers | Using a Smartphone App to Identify Clinically ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Sep 23, 2019  · The use of smartphone apps for research and clinical care in mental health has become increasingly popular, especially within youth mental health. In particular, digital phenotyping, the monitoring of data streams from a smartphone to identify proxies for functional outcomes like steps, sleep, and sociability, is of interest due to the ability to monitor these multiple relevant indications of ...

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Frontiers | Quality of Smartphone Apps Related to Panic ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Panic disorder (PD) is a common anxiety disorder associated with an important social and economic burden (1, 2). Available treatments include pharmacotherapy and cognitive–behavioral therapy (CBT) (3). Such treatments have, however, been insufficiently disseminated in clinical settings (4). Smartphones are widely used worldwide (5, 6) and have a growing role in health care (7–10). Concerns about the regulation of medical smartphone apps are, at the same time, rising among public administrations and the scientific community (9…

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Frontiers | Effectiveness of Mobile App-Based ...

Posted: (52 years ago) May 11, 2021  · Several studies have shown that mental health apps and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)-based apps are efficacious (Rathbone et al., 2017; Linardon et al., 2019). However, despite clinical potential, interest and early supporting evidence, one factor that seems to limit mental health apps is low engagement or poor adherence to the ...

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Frontiers | The Impact of Coding Apps to Support Young ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Jun 10, 2021  · Apps offering various programming lessons, puzzles, and challenges to teach core coding concepts to children have gained increased popularity in recent years. Coupled with the media and government's rhetoric and an increasing number of coding apps, educators have been responsible for introducing young children to coding using touchscreen ...

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Frontiers | Content Analysis of Mobile Health Applications ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Nov 27, 2017  · The apps supported self-management by offering features such as free installation, less than 50 MB space used, offline use, automated data entry, data export and sharing, educational tool, and advice. Of the 8 evaluated features, only 11 (31.4%) apps had a score …

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Frontiers | Popular Diabetes Apps and the Impact of ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Introduction: This study aimed to identify popular diabetes applications (apps) and to investigate the association of diabetes app use and other factors with cumulative self-care behaviour.Methods: From November 2017 to March 2018, we conducted a web-based survey with persons 18 years of age and above. We recruited respondents via diabetes Facebook groups, online patient-forums and targeted ...

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Frontiers | Interactive Apps Promote Learning of Basic ...

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The Digital Psychiatrist: In Search of Evidence-Based Apps ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Smartphones and Apps Smartphones are mobile/cellular phones capable of connecting to the Internet and performing similar functions to computers. Smartphone applications (apps) are software programs designed to perform specific tasks on smartphones. Through the use of apps, smartphones can perform many functions, including monitoring, ass… Health and Mental Health Apps Health apps (including those related to mental health) are one of the fastest growing categories of apps (3). Over two-thirds of American adults are willing to use their smartphone to help manage their health (4), and about 60% of people who own a smartphone have downloaded at least one health app (5). There are approxi… Potential Benefits of Mental Health Apps There are many potential benefits of using mental health apps for alleviating depression and anxiety. These include portability, immediacy and accessibility. These features may be of particular benefit to rural populations; people on waiting lists for face-to-face services; or, difficult-to-engage groups such as teenagers (16). Other a…

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Frontiers | Tablet Apps to Support First School Inclusion ...

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Efficacy of Self-Management Smartphone-Based Apps for Post ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms are prevalent in both civilian and military service members. As the number of smartphone-based applications (apps) grows rapidly in health care, apps are also increasingly used to help individuals with subthreshold PTSD or full PTSD. Yet, if the apps are self-managed, the feasibility and efficacy of such interventions are still rather unclear in ...

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Frontiers | Improving Stress and Positive Mental Health at ...

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Use of Smartphone Applications to Increase Physical ...

Posted: (52 years ago) The main limitation of the available apps, with or without game elements, is the long-term adherence to app-based interventions. Even with preliminary motivating results, it is still unclear whether or not app-based interventions actually increase the level of physical activity and health.

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Frontiers | Optimizing Expectations via Mobile Apps: A New ...

Posted: (52 years ago) There is an increased interest in understanding the effects of placebo interventions and the mechanisms underlying these effects. While basic research has led to a better understanding of psychobiological mechanisms underlying placebo effects by means of strictly controlled experiments (1), applied research has focused on elucidating the factors contributing to placebo effects in clinical practice (2). Some of these studies have been extensively covered in the media, reflecting the interest in placebo effects among the general publ…

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Frontiers | mHealth Apps for Enhanced Management of Spinal ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Smartphone technology can be used to solve the major issues of inconsistent information, difficulty accessing information, and delayed communication, which are faced by many surgical patients (7). Compared to large, generic, printed patient information booklets, mHealth apps make it easier for patients to find important information related to their surgery and provide them with a convenient way to revisit personalized information provided to them at their clinic visit. Studies have shown that patients have poor retention of medical informati…

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Frontiers | Food Delivery Apps and the Negative Health ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Food delivery applications have seen a surge in growth over the past decade. Digital ordering represents half of all food delivery visits, expanding beyond traditional dinner delivery to encompass breakfast and lunch delivery (1). Digital orders, ordered via a mobile app, Internet, or text message, have grown 23% over the past 4 years representing a $26.8 billion dollar industry (2). In most instances, digital food ordering can be done directly with a restaurant app or third party food service, which allow people to view local restaurants and menus (2). Grub…

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Frontiers | The Need for a Mental Health Technology ...

Posted: (52 years ago) The current coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic not only poses a large threat to the physical health of our population, if we fail to act now, it will also have detrimental long-term consequences for mental health. Though social distancing is a crucial intervention to slow down the destructive effects of the pandemic, it can lead to isolation, decreased physical activity, and increased rumination, which might particularly hurt those with pre-existing mental illness. Further, the stream of disheartening COVID-19 news provides fodder for increased w…

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Frontiers | Mobile Phone Apps in the Management and ...

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Frontiers | Artificial Intelligence Applications in ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Dermatology is a field with the growing interplay of digitalization, telehealth, and informatics (1). The increasing presence of artificial intelligence (AI) worldwide, has led to numerous attempts to leverage this technology for dermatological applications (2). In a recent international survey of 1,271 dermatologists, 85.1% of responders were aware of AI as an emerging topic in their field yet only 23.8% had good or excellent knowledge on the subject (3). Moreover, 77.3% agreed that AI will improve dermatologic care and 79.8% thought that AI should b…

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Frontiers | Plausibility of Menstrual Cycle Apps Claiming ...

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Frontiers | Tinder Use and Romantic Relationship ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Over the last years, online dating apps have become an increasingly popular platform for individuals seeking romantic relationships (Smith and Anderson, 2016). One such dating app is Tinder. Tinder is a picture-based dating app for smartphones, with which users are introduced to potential sexual or …

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Frontiers | Augmenting Mental Health in Primary Care: A 1 ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Integrating behavioral health care services into primary care is an evidence-based intervention that can increase access to care, improve patient outcomes, and decrease costs (1). The need for integrated behavioral health (BH) is driven by the heavy burden of mental health conditions, including depression, which is now recognized by the World Health Organization as the leading global cause of disability (2), as well as insufficient numbers of specialized behavioral health clinicians like social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, and cas…

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Frontiers | Connected Health in Hypertension Management ...

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Frontiers | Changes in the Serum Protein Electrophoresis ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Pyometra is a common reproductive disorder affecting mostly older female dogs (1) and manifesting as pus accumulation in the uterine lumen. Although the etiology of pyometra likely involves several complex mechanisms, it is generally associated with both hormonal and infectious factors (1). Bacterial uterine infection induces endometrial inflammation, and sometimes leads to sepsis and the systemic inflammatory response syndrome with multiple organ dysfunction, which is life-threatening (1, 2). Therefore, examining possible indic…

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Frontiers | Mobilizing Breast Cancer Prevention Research ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Nov 06, 2019  · The Use of Mobile Apps by Cancer Prevention Type and Research Phase. As displayed in Figure 2, apps were used across all phases of research with the predominant phase being feasibility in tertiary prevention studies (34%), effectiveness in secondary prevention studies (63%), and development (30%) and effectiveness (30%) in primary prevention studies.

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Frontiers | Should We Pay for Our Social Media/Messenger ...

Posted: (52 years ago) It has been estimated that 3.8 billion humans used social media1 and messenger services in 2020 (We Are Social et al., 2020). The most popular platforms in the Western part of the world derive from Facebook Inc. (We Are Social et al., 2020). Facebook owns not only the Facebook platform itself, but also Instagram and the messenger application WhatsApp. In the Eastern part of the world, in particular in China, WeChat dominates the market (Montag et al., 2018; We Are Social et al., 2020). Although different social media platforms and me…

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Frontiers | Implementing Health Apps for Digital Public ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Apps are becoming an increasingly important component of modern Public Health and health care. However, successful implementation of apps does not come without challenges. The Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR) provides a central typology to support the development of implementation theories and the examination of what works where and why in different contexts. The ...

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Frontiers | Barriers, Benefits, and Beliefs of Brain ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Apr 20, 2016  · Background: While clinical evidence for the efficacy of brain training remains in question, numerous smartphone applications (apps) already offer brain training directly to consumers. Little is known about why consumers choose to download these apps, how they use them, and what benefits they perceive. Given the high rates of smartphone ownership in those with internet access and the younger ...

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Frontiers | Virtual Reality and Oceanography: Overview ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Virtual Reality (VR) allows a user to immerse herself in a computer generated environment. The feeling of presence (Slater and Wilbur, 1997) is therein generated by simulating sensory feedback of the environment in response to a user's action. This allows a user to coexist and interact with virtual entities in the same three-dimensional space. Various display technologies have evolved to facilitate these experiences. While most systems only simulate visual and auditory feedback, e.g., head-mounted displays (Sutherland, 1968) or room …

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Frontiers | The Utility of a Mental Health App in ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Sep 04, 2020  · Introduction. Most mental health disorders emerge prior to the age of 25 years ().The 2007 National Survey of Mental Health and Well-being found the prevalence of 12-months mental disorders was highest in young people aged 16–24 years, but service use was also the lowest ().As such, there is a growing focus on prevention programs to reduce the incidence of new episodes of mental disorders by ...

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Frontiers | A Digital Platform Designed for Youth Mental ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Mental disorders present one of the most serious public health challenges in the twenty-first century. Young people (i.e., adolescents and young adults) are particularly vulnerable with over 75% of adult mental disorders emerging before the age of 25 years (1, 2) and over 45% of the total burden of disease for those aged 10–24 years being attributed to mental ill-health (3). The high prevalence of mental disorders during adolescence and young adulthood poses a risk for future health and well-being outcomes precisely due to the timing at which t…

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Frontiers | Coming Together: R&D and Children’s ...

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Frontiers | The Use of Wayfinding Apps by Deafblind ...

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New Virtual Reality and Spatial Computing Applications to ...

Posted: (52 years ago) More than 1 billion jobs, almost one-third of all jobs worldwide, are likely to be transformed by technology in the next decade, according to OECD estimates. In addition, 5 billion people today lack access to proper surgical and anesthesia care and current training models cannot meet this demand. This growing need for continuous upskill and reskill becomes even more crucial in the post COVID ...

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Frontiers | Digital Medication Adherence Support: Could ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Feb 17, 2021  · Adherence to prescribed medication is suboptimal in 50% of the chronic population, resulting in negative medical and economic outcomes. With the widespread use of mobile phones worldwide, medication adherence apps for mobile phones become promising medication adherence aids thanks to simplicity, user-friendliness, and accessibility for the public. Yet, until today, there is insufficient ...

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Frontiers | An Augmented Reality App to Learn to Interpret ...

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Frontiers | Onlife Extremism: Dynamic Integration of ...

Posted: (52 years ago) These apps allow algorithms to continuously structure an up-to-date datafied image of individuals. Data, in fact, might be partial and incomplete, but they are anything but raw materials (Gitelman, 2013). As soon as they are collected, data undergo a refinement progression that is purposed to design a …

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Frontiers | Blockchain Technology for Agriculture ...

Posted: (52 years ago) The blockchain is a ledger of accounts and transactions that are written and stored by all participants. It promises a reliable source of truth about the state of farms, inventories and contracts in agriculture, where the collection of such information is often incredibly costly. The blockchain technology can track the provenance of food and thus helps create trustworthy food supply chains and ...

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Frontiers | Serious Games and Gamification for Mental ...

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Frontiers | Predicting Obesity in Adults Using Machine ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Jun 01, 2021  · Obesity is strongly associated with multiple risk factors. It is significantly contributing to an increased risk of chronic disease morbidity and mortality worldwide. There are various challenges to better understand the association between risk factors and the occurrence of obesity. The traditional regression approach limits analysis to a small number of predictors and imposes assumptions of ...

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Frontiers | Consumers' Perceptions of Healthy Food ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 23, 2021  · This retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted to study consumers' perceptions of healthy food availability in online food delivery applications (OFD apps) among public university students in Malaysia and its association with their food choices. A total of 290 subjects aged 19–29 years old were recruited from 20 public universities in Malaysia via snowball sampling.

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‘Gamification’ for Health Behaviour Change in Smartphone Apps

Posted: (52 years ago) Methods: English-language health apps that contain gamification techniques were identified through a systematic search of the official Apple and Google Play store and the NHS health apps library. Top rated free and paid Medical, Health & Wellness, Health & Fitness apps …

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Frontiers | Improving Climate-Change Literacy and Science ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Nov 27, 2019  · Smart device apps could be an effective way translate research outputs beyond scientific journals, support science teaching, and make information on global change more translatable and relevant to the general public. Global change clearly one of the most important issues of the 21st century. Understanding of the impacts of large-scale human ...

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Are brain-training apps effective? – Science & research ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Apr 27, 2016  · By Tania FitzGeorge-Balfour, Frontiers science writer In recent years there has been an explosion in the number of smartphone apps aimed at ‘brain training’. These games often make confident statements about improving our mental performance, but there is little scientific evidence to show that they do. A new study in the open-access journal Frontiers in…

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Frontiers | Problematic Use of Mobile Phones in Australia ...

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