By Elizabeth Leis Newman, Senior Editor
July 06, 2015
A flurry of apps released or updated this spring may help long-term care providers improve care.
The company ManagingLife, based out of Toronto, said it created the app Manage My Pain with the hope of improving physician-patient communication, but will be feeding data to York University for a psychology study.
“Most chronic pain studies involve hundreds of participants, but thanks to this app, we have several thousands of patients' data to work with, including hundreds of thousands of data points,” said Joel Katz, Ph.D., Canada Research Chair in Health Psychology at York University.
The analysis will be at York University's Human Pain Mechanisms Lab, where Katz is principal investigator.
For residents with hearing challenges, mobile applications company Bxtel LLC has released Enhanced Ears, an app that lets an Apple iPhone to function like a hearing aid.
The Enhanced Ears iPhone app is an affordable, discreet and effective alternative to hearing aids for those with mild to moderate hearing loss, the company said.