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mhealth: the digital placebo effect of health apps

mhealth: the digital placebo effect of health apps

Sharing information about the expected effect of a health app before its use and providing positive feedback regarding its effectiveness after its use have the potential to strengthen the placebo effect.

AI identifies 'ugly ducklings' to catch skin cancer

AI identifies 'ugly ducklings' to catch skin cancer

Deep learning-based system enables dermatologist-level identification of suspicious skin lesions from smartphone photos, allowing better screening.

Virtual reality helps to treat fear of heights

Virtual reality helps to treat fear of heights

Researchers have developed a VR app to reduce fear of heights. Now, they have conducted a clinical trial to study its efficacy.

Can an app change your personality?

Can an app change your personality?

Research has shown that daily use of a smartphone app can lead to desired personality changes within three months.

A 'smart' sensor bandage for chronic wounds

A 'smart' sensor bandage for chronic wounds

Researchers are developing an oxygen-sensing patch printed on a flexible, disposable bandage that could enable remote monitoring for the early detection of illnesses.

mhealth: A smartphone-based COVID-19 test

mhealth: A smartphone-based COVID-19 test

Researchers are developing a COVID-19 testing method that uses a smartphone microscope to analyze saliva samples and deliver results in about 10 minutes.

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