Many Mobile Health Apps Neglect Needs of Blind Users

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mHealth-app-button-failure-375x666More Americans are using mobile devices and other technologies to track some aspect of their health at home, from diet and exercise to sleep patterns and bloodwork.

Because people who are blind or have low vision are more likely to have health problems such as obesity or diabetes, it’s especially important that mobile health (mHealth) applications — health tracking sensors that connect with smartphone apps — work for those users.

Yet University of Washington researchers who conducted the first academic review of nine mHealth applications on the market in March 2014 found Continue reading