mobile apps

Improve Your Health with Smartphone Technology

We were always told that when we got to the 21st century, we’d all be traveling in rockets and technology would improve our lives in amazing ways. Well, we don’t commute via rockets yet and we don’t quite have diagnostic health tricorders like those on Star Trek (or do we?—see the end of this article), but the pace of our lives is quickening (thank you millennials!) and we do have some amazing tools to help us. Try these three approaches to learn how to use your smartphone to improve your health.

What if It’s All About the Little Things?

There are few things I love more than seeing someone solve a simple but common problem that most of us have faced at one point or another. That’s why I was so excited to see that someone has finally solved the problem of stepping on Lego pieces.

Four Ways Technology Can Help You Quit Smoking

Quitting smoking can be like a bad road trip: it takes longer than expected and there can be lots of wrong turns. However, just like we now use GPS and mobile apps to help us navigate journeys, information technology (IT) can be a useful co-pilot while you quit smoking. In this post, I take you through four factors that are important for kicking the habit, and show ways you can use mobile health and other technologies to achieve success.

How do I know if an app is good to use with my patients?

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked this question. Here at T2, my job is to keep track of all the published research on apps that’s out there, and this means that I’m constantly on the lookout for randomized controlled trials, reviews, qualitative studies and other reported research related to apps.

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