Smartphones and Better Health
Health Literacy and Integrating Technology Colleagues,
I am starting a new discussion thread that may be of interest to those interested in technology -- especially smartphone technology -- solutions to better health and health literacy.
As you learn or read about new ways that smartphones or other portable Internet accessible devices can be used to help adult learners who may themselves have an illness or chronic disease, or who have a family member who might benefit from using smartphones or other Internet accessible devices for better health, please share that information in this thread. If you want to be sure to easily find it, make a note to use your LINCS "Search" tab and search for "smartphones" or "better health" or "smartphones and better health, or just bookmark this page.
To begin, do any of your adult learners have -- or have a family member who has -- liver problems? If so, this article from Bottom Line Blog and Radio, "How can your smartphone help your liver?" may be helpful.
Is this article interesting, of use to your students? Is this a discussion thread that interests you? Do you have other articles or information about using portable digital devices for health, managing chronic disease, communication with healthcare providers, and health literacy? If so please share them.
David J. Rosen, Moderator
LINCS Integrating Technology group