Health

Remote devices for telehealth see surge in demand

Smartphone apps and connected devices that largely have seen niche use in the telemedicine context are likely to see a significant growth as online and remote consultations with doctors during the COVID-19 pandemic become ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Johnson vows new UK virus tracing strategy will be ready by June

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Wednesday the country will have 25,000 virus tracing staff recruited by June so the country can "make progress" in its strategy to keep easing the nationwide lockdown.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why we need the human touch in contact tracing for coronavirus

The UK has launched its smartphone app to assist with contact tracing. The government is full of enthusiasm and the Isle of Wight is the guinea pig. But for all the fanfare and faith in its potential, is the right kind of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVIDSafe: Why the government should share what it knows

It's 18 days since the government launched its digital contact-tracing app COVIDSafe. The latest figure we have for downloads is 5.4 million, on May 8, about 29% of smartphone users aged 14 and over.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Game app monitors young people's mood during coronavirus crisis

In a few weeks' time, we can expect weekly updates about young people's mood during the coronavirus crisis. Erasmus MC and Tilburg University are launching the Grow It! app to prevent psychological problems and also to obtain ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UK to roll out tracing app in bid to ease lockdown

Britain was poised on Monday to roll out a new smartphone tracing app for coronavirus on an island off England's south coast, as the country looks to ease a six-week nationwide lockdown.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists fault UK's pandemic strategy as deaths rise

As the coronavirus continues to infect people across Britain in what will likely turn out to be Europe's worst outbreak, the government has come under criticism from scientists, who say it has neglected the fundamentals of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UK says virus lockdown to be lifted gradually

The British government on Sunday said the easing of coronavirus lockdown measures was likely to be gradual, as it announced a further rise in the overall death toll.

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Smartphone

A smartphone is a mobile phone offering advanced capabilities, often with PC-like functionality (PC-mobile handset convergence). There is no industry standard definition of a smartphone. For some, a smartphone is a phone that runs complete operating system software providing a standardized interface and platform for application developers. For others, a smartphone is simply a phone with advanced features like e-mail, Internet and e-book reader capabilities, and/or a built-in full keyboard or external USB keyboard and VGA connector. In other words, it is a miniature computer that has phone capability.

Growth in demand for advanced mobile devices boasting powerful processors, abundant memory, large screens and open operating systems has outpaced the rest of the mobile phone market for several years.

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