VR App Helps Manage Pain and Anxiety

VR App Helps Manage Pain and Anxiety

The possibilities of pharmaceutical-free stress reduction and pain management have broad appeal (except, perhaps, to pharmaceutical companies). We’ve covered wearables designed to reduce stress, such as iBreve’s eponymous breathing pattern monitor and...
Remote Mental Health Care Supported by Smart Patch

Remote Mental Health Care Supported by Smart Patch

Sheltering at home appears to be an effective defense against COVID-19. However, the lockdown’s confinement and restricted contact with friends and family on top of the daily pall of virus-related news induce significant stress for many people. The increased...
Wearable for Campus Mental Health Self-Care [video]

Wearable for Campus Mental Health Self-Care [video]

Engineers from Texas A&M University (TAMU) are taking a proactive approach to the mental health of college students. Researchers in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering are developing a wearable continuous mental health monitoring and...
Smartphones Can Detect Cognitive Decline

Smartphones Can Detect Cognitive Decline

Cognitive functioning — an individual’s ability¬†to think and to learn — has multiple components. Cognition involves reasoning, memory, attention, language, and more. The Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) established the Healthy Brain...