Tag Archives: health

JOOL: App for a “purpose-driven life”

By | January 17, 2017

Want to find purpose in your life? Sleep better, eat better, lose weight, increase energy, decrease stress? Well, now there’s an app for that. JOOL Health is a new Ann Arbor-based digital health solution company led by CEO and founder Vic Strecher, professor at the School of Public Health and director for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship. JOOL integrates the science of… Read More »

Sensing sickness

By | January 16, 2017

One day, it might be possible to spot illness the same way we track exercise habits and sleep patterns: with wearable sensors. A new study compared baseline normal readings on 60 people, then looked for deviations to see if changes might be tied to new environmental conditions, illness, or other factors that can impact health. Because most people… Read More »

Health apps #fail

By | December 15, 2016

A study published this month in the journal Health Affairs found problems with many smartphone health apps. Most concerning was what happened (or didn’t happen) with information that should have drawn warnings from the app—like selecting “yes” when the app asked if the user was feeling suicidal, or entering extremely abnormal levels for blood sugar levels. Only 28… Read More »