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Study shows benefits of mHealth apps, wearable devices in chronic disease care

A study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research showed that patients with osteoarthritis in the knees experienced a 55% pain reduction after using the JawBone UP 24 wearable device in combination with the OA GO mHealth app, compared with a 33.8% pain reduction among those who only received a monitoring solution. Researchers found that those who used both the app and the device also increased their mobility and the number of steps taken daily, and had extremely high adherence rates.

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