Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Can contact tracing apps save us from COVID-19?

Associate Professor in Health and Medical Geography at the University of Canterbury, Dr. Malcolm Campbell says that relying on smartphone-based approaches involves some big assumptions and we need to carefully consider what ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

During epidemics, access to GPS data from smartphones can be crucial

A new EPFL and MIT study into the interplay between mobility and the 2013 and 2014 dengue outbreaks in Singapore has uncovered a legal void around access to mobile phone data—information that can prove vital in preventing ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

The mobile game that can detect Alzheimer's risk

A specially designed mobile phone game can detect people at risk of Alzheimer's – according to new research from the University of East Anglia.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Halting the spread of cholera through a neighborhood response

Using data gathered during a cholera outbreak in Chad, EPFL researchers have found that a response strategy that targets the neighborhood close to reported cases can more effectively contain the outbreak than a large-scale ...

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