Ideally, mental wellness should be considered part of a healthy daily routine, like exercise. But even exercise is difficult to turn into a regular habit. Peloton addressed physical fitness by combining smart stationary bikes with live classes and community features to create an engaging experience. Now a new startup, MindLabs, is taking a similar approach to mental wellness [Read more…] about What will the ‘Peloton for mental health’ look like five years from now? And, who will develop it?
“Federal enforcement action against the makers of a mobile app that claims to improve users’ vision will have a chilling effect on scientists hoping to commercialize their research, the app’s inventor told Bloomberg BNA Feb. 24. [Read more…] about Important conversation: Who knows more about improving vision, a) the Federal Trade Commission or b) 60+ vision scientists
App With a Mind For Improving Transportation Safety (The Wall Street Journal):
“A team of scientists from Indonesia has come up with a novel way to improve transportation safety in their country through a mobile app that scans transport operators’ brain waves and combines it with data on weather, vehicle and [Read more…] about Next: Mobile apps to assess brain waves and improve driving safety
Vision training: Mobile app improved pilots’ vision (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association):
“Military pilots (and other test subjects) have improved their vision after a few weeks of training with a new application for mobile devices—an application now available to the public.
The technology has helped dedicated users reverse age-related vision loss, and to help younger [Read more…] about Trend: Mobile apps to improve vision via perceptual learning
We recently came across a fascinating scientific study, titled Examining cognitive function across the lifespan using a mobile application (Computers in Human Behavior), which studied the value and limitations of using an iPad app called “brainbaseline.”
Abstract: “Many studies conducted in a laboratory or university setting are limited by funding, personnel, space, and time constraints. In the present study, [Read more…] about Monitoring cognition via mobile applications: iPad app analyzed