Does Smartphone Use Undermine Enjoyment of Face-to-Face Social Interactions?

Research Paper Title Smartphone use undermines enjoyment of face-to-face social interactions. Background Using a field experiment and experience sampling, the researchers found the first evidence that phone use may undermine the enjoyment people derive from real world social interactions. Methods In Study 1, the researchers recruited over 300 community members and students to share a meal at… Read More

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What is Boredom … erm …

Research Paper Title The Bored Mind is a Guiding Mind: Toward a regulatory theory of boredom. Introduction Boredom appears to be ubiquitous. It affects both healthy individuals and patient populations. It affects individuals of all genders and ages, and from all cultures. It finds us at home or at work. It finds drivers behind the wheel, students… Read More

Smartphones & the Promotion of Physical Activity

Research Paper Title Effectiveness of a Smartphone Application to Promote Physical Activity in Primary Care. Background Physical inactivity is a major, potentially modifiable, risk factor for cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other chronic diseases. Effective, simple, and generalisable interventions that will increase physical activity in populations are needed. Aim To evaluate the effectiveness of a smartphone… Read More

Mobile Health Trends & Figures 2013-2017

Research Paper Title Mobile Health Trends and Figures 2013-2017. Outline This report maps out the future development of the mHealth applications market. It highlights 10 key trends that will shape the mHealth market until 2017. The report also provides a detailed outlook on future market size and revenue models. The report will help the readers… Read More