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Xuyan Liu, Xinjie Zhu, Deng Pan
Lithium-ion batteries are widely used in various industries, such as portable electronic devices, mobile phones, new energy car batteries, etc., and show great potential for more demanding applications like electric vehicles. Among advanced anode materials applied to lithium-ion batteries, silicon-carbon anodes have been explored extensively due to their high capacity, good operation potential, environmental friendliness and high abundance. Silicon-carbon anodes have demonstrated great potential as an anode material for lithium-ion batteries because they have perfectly improved the problems that existed in silicon anodes, such as the particle pulverization, shedding and failures of electrochemical performance during lithiation and delithiation...
June 2018: Royal Society Open Science
Jae Yoon Yi, Yujin Kim, Yoon-Min Cho, Hongsoo Kim
Objectives: Population aging has increased the burden of chronic diseases globally. mHealth is often cited as a viable solution to enhance the management of chronic conditions. In this study, we conducted a systematic review of mHealth interventions for the self-management of chronic diseases in Korea, a highly-connected country with a high chronic care burden. Methods: Five databases were searched for relevant empirical studies that employed randomized controlled trial (RCT) or quasi-experimental methods published in English or Korean from the years 2008 to 2018...
July 2018: Healthcare Informatics Research
Sara Hernández Sánchez, Rubén Fernández Pozo, Luis A Hernández Gómez
Characterization of driving maneuvers or driving styles through motion sensors has become a field of great interest. Before now, this characterization used to be carried out with signals coming from extra equipment installed inside the vehicle, such as On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) devices or sensors in pedals. Nowadays, with the evolution and scope of smartphones, these have become the devices for recording mobile signals in many driving characterization applications. Normally multiple available sensors are used, such as accelerometers, gyroscopes, magnetometers or the Global Positioning System (GPS)...
August 10, 2018: Sensors
Catherine McClure, Maureen Cunningham, Sheana Bull, Stephen Berman, Mandy A Allison
In this narrative review, we will present a brief overview of known disparities in children's language development based on socioeconomic status (SES) and efforts in the primary care setting to promote children's language development. Next, we will define mobile-health (m-health) and review the limited, published literature regarding the effectiveness of m-health interventions in promoting children's health, in general, and language development, in particular. Finally, we will discuss the potential role of smart phone applications to increase parental behaviors that promote their children's language development as well as challenges that should be addressed as the field of m-health continues to grow...
August 8, 2018: Academic Pediatrics
Hua Pang
In the last couple of years, the increasing application and popularization of mobile app have dramatically transformed people's daily political lives through offering innovative mechanisms for interpersonal communication. While a majority of past studies on WeChat have mainly focused on its characteristics, only few documents have unearthed the potential effect of using such emerging social media on facilitating political discussion and increasing political efficacy. Given those, this study adopted uses and gratifications approach to explore the possible relationships between gratifications-sought, the intensity of WeChat usage on mobile phones, online political discussion, and political efficacy among college students in China...
2018: PloS One
Manuela Fischer, Kate Parkins, Kean Maizels, Duncan R Sutherland, Blake M Allan, Graeme Coulson, Julian Di Stefano
The availability of low-cost wildlife trackers increases the capacity to collect valuable ecological data when research budgets are limited. We converted a commercially available global positioning system (GPS) product into a low-cost tracking device that sends data via the mobile phone network, and assessed its performance under varying conditions. We established a stationary test, deploying devices along a continuum from open urban areas to topographically and structurally complex forested sites. We tested three features of the device: (a) the GPS, by measuring fix success rate, fix precision and horizontal dilution of precision (HDOP), (b) remote download capacity via the mobile phone network and (c) battery drain...
2018: PloS One
Hakan Babaoglu, Ozkan Varan, Hamit Kucuk, Nuh Atas, Hasan Satis, Reyhan Salman, Mehmet Akif Ozturk, Seminur Haznedaroglu, Berna Goker, Abdurrahman Tufan
To evaluate the efficacy of on-demand use of anakinra in patients with crFMF. The Gazi FMF cohort was established in the year 2010, and from that date, 689 patients with FMF diagnosed according to the Tel Hashomer criteria were registered. Attack type, duration, severity, and their impact on life were collected either by disease diaries or a mobile phone application (FMF AIDD, AppStore, and Playstore). A retrospective cohort analysis was made from records of patients who have ever been treated with IL-1 inhibitors...
July 30, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
Hilary Spindler, Jessica Dyer, Kingshuk Bagchi, Vikash Ranjan, Amelia Christmas, Susanna R Cohen, Mona Sterling, Malay Bharat Shah, Aritra Das, Tanmay Mahapatra, Dilys Walker
Aim: This analysis assessed changes over time in skill and knowledge related to the use of evidence-based practices associated with quality of maternal and neonatal care during a nurse midwife mentoring intervention at primary health clinics (PHCs) in Bihar, India. Design: Nurse midwife mentors (NMMs) entered live birth observation data into a mobile App from 320 PHCs. Methods: The NMMs completed prompted questions in the App after every live birth witnessed...
July 2018: Nursing Open
Adam C Powell, Preeti Singh, John Torous
BACKGROUND: In 2017, the Supreme Court of India ruled that privacy is a fundamental right of every citizen. Although mobile phone apps have the potential to help people with noncommunicable diseases, such as diabetes and mental illness, they often contain complex privacy policies, which consumers may not understand. This complexity may impede the ability of consumers to make decisions regarding privacy, a critical issue due to the stigma of mental illness. OBJECTIVE: Our objective is to determine whether mental health apps have more complex privacy policies than diabetes apps...
July 30, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
Hakan Babaoglu, Ozkan Varan, Hamit Kucuk, Nuh Atas, Hasan Satis, Reyhan Salman, Mehmet Akif Ozturk, Berna Goker, Abdurrahman Tufan, Seminur Haznedaroglu
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to present our single-center real-life experience of canakinumab use in adult patients with familial Mediterranean fever (FMF). METHODS: Data were derived from the Gazi FMF cohort, which was established in 2010. From that year, all patients with FMF were registered. The impact of FMF on their lives was tracked by either an FMF diary or mobile phone application (FMF-AIDD, free to download in App Store and Google Play). The records of patients who were treated with canakinumab were reviewed...
July 25, 2018: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
Paul A Ullucci, Frank Tudini, Matthew F Moran
CONTEXT: Assessment of upper cervical range of motion (UCROM) and mobility is commonly performed in the clinical setting for patients suffering from headache, neck pain and vestibular dysfunction. Reliable and reproducible measurement of this motion is often difficult or too expensive to perform in the clinical setting. Smartphone applications, utilizing the device's internal gyroscope, offer an easy and inexpensive means of measuring UCROM, but their reliability has not been reported in the literature...
July 24, 2018: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
Daniel C Mulcare, Trevor J Coward
PURPOSE: Color matching a facial prosthesis to human skin is very challenging. Colorimeters aid this process by adding objectivity to what is an otherwise subjective procedure. Mobile phone colorimeter applications offer a less expensive and widely available alternative to dedicated colorimeter devices for color measurement. There is a lack of evidence in the literature regarding the suitability of mobile phone colorimeter applications for the development of silicone shades for facial prosthetics...
July 20, 2018: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
Mashfiqui Rabbi, Meredith Philyaw Kotov, Rebecca Cunningham, Erin E Bonar, Inbal Nahum-Shani, Predrag Klasnja, Maureen Walton, Susan Murphy
BACKGROUND: Substance use is an alarming public health issue associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Adolescents and emerging adults are at particularly high risk because substance use typically initiates and peaks during this developmental period. Mobile health apps are a promising data collection and intervention delivery tool for substance-using youth as most teens and young adults own a mobile phone. However, engagement with data collection for most mobile health applications is low, and often, large fractions of users stop providing data after a week of use...
July 18, 2018: JMIR Research Protocols
Juan Manuel Diez Tetamanti, Eduardo Rocha, Glauco Munsberg, Jessica Helena Peixoto Castro, Aline Dos Santos Neutzling, Sergio Fernando Jaime, Leonardo Javier Schuler
Community health agents carry out significant actions on the ground to provide prevention and care and bring health services to families. These practices in the field constitute a constant collective mapping process using the knowledge of the territory that the agents possess. Based on intensive fieldwork starting in 2012 in conjunction with local social organizations and health institutions in Brazil and Argentina, the binational project App+Health (App+Salud in Spanish and App+Saúde in Portugués) was initiated...
January 2018: Salud Colectiva
Maria Fernanda Capoani Garcia Mondelli, Ivan Dos Santos José, Maria Renata José, Natália Barreto Frederigue Lopes
INTRODUCTION: There is evidence pointing to the importance of the evaluation of musical perception through objective and subjective instruments. In Brazil, there is a shortage of instruments that evaluates musical perception. OBJECTIVE: To develop an instrument to evaluate the recognition of traditional Brazilian melodies and investigate the performance of children with typical hearing. METHODS: The study was carried out after approval of the research ethics committee (1...
June 30, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
Anna Ek, Christina Alexandrou, Christine Delisle Nyström, Artur Direito, Ulf Eriksson, Ulf Hammar, Pontus Henriksson, Ralph Maddison, Ylva Trolle Lagerros, Marie Löf
BACKGROUND: The global pandemic of physical inactivity represents a considerable public health challenge. Active transportation (i.e., walking or cycling for transport) can contribute to greater total physical activity levels. Mobile phone-based programs can promote behaviour change, but no study has evaluated whether such a program can promote active transportation in adults. This study protocol presents the design and methodology of The Smart City Active Mobile Phone Intervention (SCAMPI), a randomised controlled trial to promote active transportation via a smartphone application (app) with the aim to increase physical activity...
July 16, 2018: BMC Public Health
Satchit Balsari, Alexander Fortenko, Joaquín A Blaya, Adrian Gropper, Malavika Jayaram, Rahul Matthan, Ram Sahasranam, Mark Shankar, Suptendra N Sarbadhikari, Barbara E Bierer, Kenneth D Mandl, Sanjay Mehendale, Tarun Khanna
In February 2018, the Government of India announced a massive public health insurance scheme extending coverage to 500 million citizens, in effect making it the world's largest insurance program. To meet this target, the government will rely on technology to effectively scale services, monitor quality, and ensure accountability. While India has seen great strides in informational technology development and outsourcing, cellular phone penetration, cloud computing, and financial technology, the digital health ecosystem is in its nascent stages and has been waiting for a catalyst to seed the system...
July 13, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
Rachel Isaksson Vogel, Kristin Niendorf, Heewon Lee, Sue Petzel, Hee Yun Lee, Melissa A Geller
Background: National guidelines recommend genetic counseling for all ovarian cancer patients because up to 20% of ovarian cancers are thought to be due to hereditary cancer syndromes and effective cancer screening and prevention options exist for at-risk family members. Despite these recommendations, uptake of genetic counselling and testing is low. The goal of this study was to identify barriers to and motivators for receipt of genetic counseling along with preferences regarding potential use of a mobile application to promote genetic counseling...
2018: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice
Niels Buus, Annette Erlangsen, Jo River, Kate Andreasson, Hanne Frandsen, Jette Louise Skovgaard Larsen, Merete Nordentoft, Anette Juel
OBJECTIVE: To explore different stakeholder perspectives on the MYPLAN app for suicide prevention safety planning. METHODS: The study was a comparative analysis of four focus groups with Danish MYPLAN stakeholders, young users, adult users, relatives, and clinicians. The focus groups were audio recorded, transcribed, and subjected to a thematic analysis. RESULTS: The analysis contextualised the participants' experiences of the benefits and limitations of MYPLAN...
July 9, 2018: Archives of Suicide Research: Official Journal of the International Academy for Suicide Research
Jean-Louis A Ndiaye, Ibrahima Diallo, Youssoupha NDiaye, Ekoue Kouevidjin, Ibrahima Aw, Fassiatou Tairou, Tidiane Ndoye, Christine M Halleux, Isaac Manga, Mbaye Niang Dieme, Medoune Ndiop, Babacar Faye, Piero Olliaro, Corinne S Merle, Oumar Gaye, Paul Milligan
Background: Seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) using sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine plus amodiaquine has been introduced in 12 African countries. Additional strategies for safety monitoring are needed to supplement national systems of spontaneous reporting that are known to under represent the incidence of adverse reactions. Objectives: This study aimed to determine if adverse event (AE) reporting could be improved using a smartphone application provided to village health workers, or by active follow-up using a symptom card provided to caregivers...
2018: Pharmaceutical Medicine
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