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Checking the validity and reliability of the Japanese version of the Mini-Cog using a smartphone application

BMC Res Notes. 2022 Jun 25;15(1):222. doi: 10.1186/s13104-022-06101-4. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: Cognitive decline is an important and well-documented health problem. The Mini-Cog, a simple cognitive function test, is recommended as a potential early cognitive screening tool. Kanagawa Prefecture, one of the largest prefectures in Japan, developed this self-testing application on a smartphone to enable a large […]

Clinical performance of a smartphone-based low vision aid

Sci Rep. 2022 Jun 24;12(1):10752. doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-14489-z. ABSTRACT Real-time digital image processing to optimally enhance low vision is now realizable with recent advances in personal computers. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of a wearable smartphone-based low vision aid (LVA) with customizable vision enhancement in patients with visual impairment. We recruited 35 subjects with […]

Do clinical decision support tools have a role to play in dealing with paediatric dental trauma?

Evid Based Dent. 2022 Jun;23(2):74-75. doi: 10.1038/s41432-022-0271-x. Epub 2022 Jun 24. ABSTRACT Design Randomised controlled trial.Case selection In order to assess baseline knowledge of dental trauma, paediatric dentists and medical students were administered a pre-test, subsequent to which a random assignment was carried out to one of three learning groups: mobile app clinical decision support […]

The effect of laying down posture while using smartphone among school children in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand

Rocz Panstw Zakl Hig. 2022;72(2):221-229. doi: 10.32394/rpzh.2022.0210. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Lots of children use the smartphone in lying down posture that is unappreciated posture. The postures of children while using a smartphone affect their musculoskeletal pain and can enhance Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs). OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of lying down posture while using smartphone among school […]

Home-Based Measurements of Dystonia in Cerebral Palsy Using Smartphone-Coupled Inertial Sensor Technology and Machine Learning: A Proof-of-Concept Study

Sensors (Basel). 2022 Jun 9;22(12):4386. doi: 10.3390/s22124386. ABSTRACT Accurate and reliable measurement of the severity of dystonia is essential for the indication, evaluation, monitoring and fine-tuning of treatments. Assessment of dystonia in children and adolescents with dyskinetic cerebral palsy (CP) is now commonly performed by visual evaluation either directly in the doctor’s office or from […]

Accuracy Improvement of Vehicle Recognition by Using Smart Device Sensors

Sensors (Basel). 2022 Jun 10;22(12):4397. doi: 10.3390/s22124397. ABSTRACT This paper explores the utilization of smart device sensors for the purpose of vehicle recognition. Currently a ubiquitous aspect of people’s lives, smart devices can conveniently record details about walking, biking, jogging, and stepping, including physiological data, via often built-in phone activity recognition processes. This paper examines […]

Association of Smartphone Use Duration with Physical Fitness among University Students: Focus on Strength and Flexibility

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Jun 16;19(12):7386. doi: 10.3390/ijerph19127386. ABSTRACT High-frequency smartphone use leads to physical inactivity and may consequently cause the loss of physical fitness. Although the relationship between smartphone usage and physical fitness has been investigated, most of these studies focused on partial physical fitness, and the evaluation of the duration […]

Problematic Smartphone Use Leads to Behavioral and Cognitive Self-Control Deficits

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Jun 17;19(12):7445. doi: 10.3390/ijerph19127445. ABSTRACT Excessive use of smartphones has been associated with a number of negative consequences for individuals. Some of these consequences relate to many symptoms of behavioral addiction. The present study aims to investigate whether participants with high levels of smartphone usage may have difficulty […]

Distinguishing the Effect of Time Spent at Home during COVID-19 Pandemic on the Mental Health of Urban and Suburban College Students Using Cell Phone Geolocation

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Jun 19;19(12):7513. doi: 10.3390/ijerph19127513. ABSTRACT The aim of this study was to assess the correlation of depression and anxiety with time spent at home among students at two universities-one urban and the other suburban-during the COVID-19 pandemic. METHODS: Geolocation data from the smartphones of 124 participants were collected […]