Wall of evidence

Bring Your Own Device

Launched by Fitbit, Bring Your Own Device is the first digital health technology initiative. It is part of the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us research program and it is developed under the Precision Medicine Initiative. It consists in a fitness tracker that has the goal to collect data from a variety of populations drawing on surveys, physical measurements, EHRs, and digital health technologies.

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Are you depressed? Just a click on your phone can reveal it

The days when mobile phones were “simply” a tool used to connect people distant in space, seem so far away. A novelty that eradicates once again this definition, now outdated, is launched by a startup from Palo Alto, California.

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Muscle function and physical performance’s health claims: an EFSA update

Following a request by EFSA, the Panel on Nutrition, Novel Foods and Food Allergens has recently updated the scientific requirements for health claims related to muscle function and physical performance, originally published in 2012.

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The new pacemaker (evidence) generation

It’s been 60 years since the first implantable pacemaker was introduced into the market. Today a new monitoring process is available for patients and Hp’s: Medtronic – whose founder created some of the first pacemaker models – has designed a mobile app that enables pacemakers-communication via mobile phone or tablets.

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MyStudies App, the FDA’S real-world lens

FDA has recently taken action in the real-world evidence field by releasing a new health App: MyStudies App is a standardized digital platform where researchers can collect, organize and analyze a variety of data directly from the real-world environment.

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