MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Neurologists this week unveiled studies for a pair of smartphone apps that could help patients suffering seizures or strokes.
One study highlighted an app to help physicians manage care for acute stoke patients, with features to ease communication, provide screening for clinical trials and improve healthcare quality. The app is already in use at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, according to an American Academy of Neurology press release.
The 2nd app is designed for non-medical users, helping them identify epileptic seizures. Researchers tested the app in more than 130 individuals, finding that the app was informative in 87% of the users and that it produced results that agreed with physicians’ diagnoses in 97% of cases.
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