MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Rates of mobile health app adoption among American adults with mobile phones hasn’t budged much since 2010, according to a new survey from the American Life Project.
The portion of mobile-phone carrying adults with health-related apps for tracking their health remains around 10%, a new survey released last week reported.
The Pew survey focuses more on interactive smartphone apps, rather than those that provide tips or reference-style information, mobihealthnews reported.
"When we wrote that survey question back in 2010 it was about wanting to find out about people’s engagement," Pew Associate Director Susannah Fox told the news outlet. "As the Internet evolved our project evolved to study not only how people access information but how they engage with information as well as with each other and institutions."
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