July 4, 2017

Mobile phone health apps: how useful are they really?

Have you turned to a mobile app to manage or improve your health? Apps that claim to treat everything from pimples to depression appeal to the anxiety many of us harbour about our health. But how trustworthy are they, and what’s the evidence behind their effectiveness? Associate Professor Carol Maher, a researcher in mobile health apps from the University of South Australia, says there’s a few basic principles people can