|iHeal: Can an App Really Treat Addiction?|
|Written by Melanie Kozlan, Four Green Steps|
|Thursday, 26 April 2012 19:00|
Written by Melanie Kozlan, Four Green Steps
While some are finding themselves addicted to their smartphones, others may be soon using it to treat their addictions. While it may seem absurd, new research suggests that the iHeal app may prove successful in aiding anyone battling with addiction.
Goodbye AA, hello smartphone? University of Massachusetts and MIT researchers have developed a technology to sense the body’s biophysical changes, detecting periods when a drug abuser is most likely to use, and to offer innovative intervention. If you have a craving, the platform conjures a soothing song, video, or distracting game or app to get you through the moment. (See a PDF of the study.)
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