Smartphones detect stroke risk

A mobile app developed at a Finnish university will enable smartphone users to monitor their risk of having a stroke. The University of Turku team's mobile app uses an algorithm and the accelerometer - found...

App platform provides 20 million meals

Over 20 million meals have been provided to groups worldwide that are on the brink of starvation, thanks to an innovative smartphone app. Innovators Magazine regularly flags up the milestones achieved by the...

Share your meal this Christmas

Downloading and using the ShareTheMeal app is a great way to help hungry children this Christmas. Backed by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the innovative platform - which has provided million...

Tech to ‘help you breathe better’

A French environmental tech company has developed a free mobile app that provides real-time pollution forecasting. Plume Labs is tackling the problem of pollution by providing the public with live reports th...

E-commerce platform supports farmers

The World Food Programme Innovation (WFP Innovation) platform walks the walk when it comes to developing products and services that transform people's lives. Innovators Magazine regularly covers the projects...

App detects concussion

(USA) A new smartphone app is being developed that can detect concussion and other brain injuries. The technology being advanced by researchers at the University of Washington could be applied to a variet...

Selfies can detect pancreatic cancer

(USA) Researchers in America have developed an app that uses selfies to screen for pancreatic cancer. The team from the University of Washington has pioneered the BiliScreen, which combines machine learni...

App supports ‘consumer genomics’

(USA) What do your genetics say about you? A Japanese startup now working out of the genomics center in Silicon Valley has launched a consumer app to answer that question. The genomic explorer app, from A...

App offers patients extra support

(USA) A new study has demonstrated that a smartphone app can play an important role in supporting older people who are suffering from mental illness. Developed by a team from Dartmouth College, to help in...

Students enjoy the personal touch

Researchers at an Australian university have demonstrated how an app can be used to improve academic performance. The Swinburne University of Technology team developed a customised app for lecturers, to enab...