Tag Archive: mobile apps

May 3 2019

Where Discovery Leads: New Phone App for Name Recognition to Aid Autism Screening

By Nancy McCann

Editor’s Note: Where Discovery Leads is a multimedia storytelling project that delves into key research themes at CHOP Research Institute. This is part two of a three-part series that focuses on novel diagnostic tools and approaches being developed under the leadership of the Center for Autism Research at CHOP. See part 1 and part 3 of this series.

A child’s diminished response to hearing his or her name has long been recognized as a red flag for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and now researchers have developed a phone app to quantitatively measure this behavior as a way to help screen for this complex neurodevelopmental diagnosis.

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Oct 11 2016

CHOP, Penn Researchers Share Progress and Tips for Using mHealth Tools

mHealthThe digital world moves fast. When the digital realm in question is the use of mobile devices, social media, and related technologies in medical research (mHealth), it isn’t always easy for researchers who use these tools to keep pace.

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