Neuroscience

Enhancing deep sleep through auditory brain stimulation

Many people, especially the elderly, suffer from abnormal sleep. In particular, the deep sleep phases become shorter and shallower with age. Deep sleep is important for the regeneration of the brain and memory, and also has ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Telehealth could 'break barriers' to antenatal care

Telemedicine should be used to increase access to routine care delivered to expectant mothers from the time they conceive to the onset of labor in resource-limited settings, a Ghana-based study suggests.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers use mobile device data to predict COVID-19 outbreaks

Researchers at the Yale School of Public Health were able to accurately predict outbreaks of COVID-19 in Connecticut municipalities using anonymous location information from mobile devices, according to a new study published ...

Health

Study: Mobile devices a lifeline for families during lockdowns

New Curtin research has revealed a positive aspect to the COVID pandemic, with families found to benefit from the extra time together during lockdowns and mobile devices proving useful for helping them stay in touch with ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Decline in infectious conjunctivitis during COVID-19 pandemic

(HealthDay)—There was a population-wide decrease in the rate of infectious conjunctivitis in association with public health interventions adopted to curb COVID-19, according to a study published online Nov. 18 in JAMA Ophthalmology.

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Mobile device

A mobile device (also known as cellphone device, handheld device, handheld computer, "Palmtop" or simply handheld) is a pocket-sized computing device, typically having a display screen with touch input or a miniature keyboard. In the case of the personal digital assistant (PDA) the input and output are combined into a touch-screen interface. Smartphones and PDAs are popular amongst those who require the assistance and convenience of a conventional computer, in environments where carrying one would not be practical. Enterprise digital assistants can further extend the available functionality for the business user by offering integrated data capture devices like Bar Code, RFID and Smart Card readers.

==Types of mobile devices== ==== Mobile computers==== *Netbook *Smartbook *Notebook PC *Ultra-Mobile PC *Handheld PC *Personal digital assistant/Enterprise digital assistant *Graphing calculator *Pocket computer (largely obsolete) ====Handheld game consoles==== * Nintendo DS (NDS) * Game Boy, Game Boy Color * Game Boy Advance * Sega Game Gear * PC Engine GT * Pokémon Mini * NeoGeo Pocket, NeoGeo Color * Atari Lynx * Pandora * GP2X/GP32 * Gizmondo * PlayStation Portable (PSP) * N-Gage * WonderSwan ====Media recorders==== *Digital still camera (DSC) *Digital video camera (DVC or digital Camcorder) *Digital audio recorders ====Media players/displayers==== * Portable media player * e-book reader ====Communication devices==== * Mobile phone * Cordless telephone * Pager ====[[Personal nav

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