Unique potential is seen in health-related apps

09/17/2011 | MIT Technology Review online

Smartphone applications that address health concerns have a bright future, according to Aza Raskin, who was formerly in charge of design and user experience for Mozilla's Firefox Web browser. Raskin believes apps have a unique place in people's lives, presenting the opportunity to form a close and constant connection as users keep their smartphones with them throughout the day, a connection unavailable to medical professionals. "Health really happens in between doctor's visits," Raskin says.

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