An open letter, signed by professors from 26 countries, urges governments to evaluate potential dangers of contact-tracing apps before implementing them.
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Contact-tracing could prove useful in avoiding long-term confinement measures, the college said, but caution needs to be exercised to protect privacy.
Join senior reporter Andrea Downey, editor Hannah Crouch, and editor-in-chief Jon Hoeksma as we discuss the development of contact-tracing apps.
Since the beginning of March 2020 more than 500 health apps have been updated to contain coronavirus-related keywords in their description, ORCHA said.
This month’s mobile health apps round-up features news Breast Cancer Support’s end of treatment app, Becca, has been translated into Welsh.
The apps, which include platforms to proactively improve mental health and sleep improvement programmes, will be freely available until December 2020.
Gaming and healthcare are not usually put together in the same sentence but Kumar Jacob, founder and CEO of Mindwave Ventures, argues they should be.
The app, which would operate on an opt-in basis, would alert people to new cases of suspected coronavirus their area, Digital Health News understands.
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Experts found the apps may cause harm from failure to identify potentially deadly skin cancers, or from over-investigation such as removing harmless moles.
This month’s mobile apps round-up features news two London trusts are to pilot a health and wellbeing platform to boost staff morale.