Improved App for Pay & Leave Launched

An improved mobile phone app for Defence Connect has been launched. It allows personnel to view their pay, check and submit leave applications and expenses, see what benefits they are eligible for and tap into what is happening in regiments and sub-units. Individuals can also advertise their knowledge, skills and experience in their personal profile.… Read More

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What Makes a Good Fitness Tracker?

Introduction For anyone who is trying to improve their health, a fitness tracker could be an awesome way for them to keep tabs on their progress. They do not just keep track of exercise; some fitness trackers can even monitor heart rate patterns and lifestyle habits, and keep you informed with calendar alerts and weather… Read More

Sailors & Royal Marines can now Submit their Expense Claims via Mobile Devices

Sailors and Royal Marines can now submit their expense claims on their smart phones, tablets and home PCs thanks to the latest update to the My Navy app. The upgrade – which also includes an improved alerts section and access to support and well-being – means personnel will not necessarily have to log into JPA… Read More

US Veterans Can Now Access their Medical Records on their iPhones

US Veterans with iPhones can now view their Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical records through their phone’s health app. The VA and Apple began rolling out the capability during the summer of 2019, with a formal announcement just ahead of Veterans Day. Veterans can now access their health data at any time and in… Read More

How eSports & Gaming might Improve your Cognitive Abilities – Even in Military a Environment

eSports and gaming in general do not, at first glance, seem to have too much in common with the military – unless you take into account first person shooters (FPS) games where you communicate as a team and use different weaponry to achieve the objective(s) of the game. However, there are surprising effects that playing… Read More

New Health App Guidance Aims to Protect Patients

The Royal College of Physicians has produced a factsheet on using medical apps, to help doctors protect patients. The factsheet explains what is and what is not a medical app, what to do if you are using or developing a medical app, and how to report problems with apps. It advises doctors not to use… Read More

Smart Phone Apps for Asthma: Any Quality Assurance Issues?

Research Paper Title The Evolution of Mobile Apps for Asthma: An Updated Systematic Assessment of Content and Tools. Background Interest in mobile apps that support long-term conditions such as asthma is matched by recognition of the importance of the quality and safety of apps intended for patient use. We assessed how changes over a 2-year… Read More