Activity trackers are rising in popularity. Yet a new study demonstrates that many struggle to optimally use these devices. The cause? Outdated digital literacy skills.
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Digital tracking of people with mental health conditions has the power to transform medical diagnostics and treatment, but its claims need careful scrutiny.
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How University of Alberta health scientists are helping fulfil the promise of big data to revolutionize everything from prevention to diagnosis to treatment.