When medical alarm standards fail patients and health professionals

When medical alarm standards fail patients and health professionals

Auditory masking could prevent health professionals from hearing medical device alarms. Work is being done now to prevent masking and improve patient care.

Will programmers in health IT have to take the Hippocratic Oath?

Will programmers in health IT have to take the Hippocratic Oath?

The rise of healthcare IT raises many questions, including the ethical decision making of software makers.

Healthcare terms and communication should matter to patients

Healthcare terms and communication should matter to patients

When patients talk to physicians and nurses, they get complementary but not identical information from the providers. The nurse and the doctor can provide contradictory information to the patient, and the patient needs to decide which...

Cutting traffic delays by making cars

Cutting traffic delays by making cars "talk" to each other

Navigation apps that promise to re-route drivers offer some help to combat increasing traffic on the world's roads, but these often just move congestion from one spot to another. A team tries to develop a system to have cars share...

How patient participation designed a medical app

How patient participation designed a medical app

Why patient-centered feedback and participation in medical app design is so essential to the long-term success of a patient's treatment.

The problems with cloud storage services for mobile phones

The problems with cloud storage services for mobile phones

As mobile devices, such as smartphones, take on a larger role in our lives, they need to handle more complicated tasks and computations. With limited computational, energy and storage resources available to mobile devices and their...

How hunting aliens can solve problems with crowdsensing

How hunting aliens can solve problems with crowdsensing

Gamification and micropayments can be used to incentivize people to participate in mobile crowdsensing and to help collect valuable data and ensure user consent.

What mapping fitness and sleep data can reveal about us

What mapping fitness and sleep data can reveal about us

As wearable devices and mobile fitness trackers become more popular, users must be aware of where their data is going and how to protect their private information from unwanted sources.

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