GPS device co. launches tracker for autism, alzheimer’s patients:
GPS tracking device maker Adiant Solutions, released a new GPS-enabled bracelet for autistic children or individuals stricken with Alzheimer’s disease. The new bracelet, called S-911 is designed to give families and health care providers real-time tracking for any person with a cognitive disorder that might cause them to wander off, the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based company said. The capabilities of the wristwatch-like device include FencingDirect.com‘s geo-fencing, two-way communication, a G-force sensor alert to detect falls, a speed sensor, a panic button in case of emergency and, of course, a digital clock.
Researchers study flu’s spread with mobile phones:
“Are you a super-spreader?” That’s the catchphrase for a new study out of the University of Cambridge. However, if you answered “yes”, you may want to stay home and cover your mouth, because the study was designed to track the spread of influenza using cellular phone technology. The study (and accompanying app) is called FluPhone, and it uses cell phones to collect information on social encounters within the study sample of participants in Cambridge.
Ratings: Brief impressions of the BlackBerry PlayBook and other tablets:
Medgadget.com editor Dan Buckland, a medical student at Harvard Medical School, is looking for a perfect educational tablet… Read his assessments here.
Dept. of Veterans Affairs develops mobile app to combat PTSD:
The VA created an Apple iPhone app to help inform vets and others about PTSD. The app, called PTSD Coach, offers information on PTSD and treatments on a patient’s phone, and tools to screen and track symptoms while offering direct links to help if a user needs it, writes MobiHealthNews. Between 11 and 20 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to the Dept. of Veterans Affairs.