Knowledge is power, and thanks to the proliferation of smart phones and wearable tech individuals can now gather, record, and access their own health data in increasingly powerful ways.
Yet with so many different health apps to choose from, consumers can be easily overwhelmed.
That’s why the College of Health, the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, and the Center for Medical Innovation have come together to create U-Bar, a new health app education center located in the Hope Fox Eccles Library adjacent to the University Hospital lobby.
“These apps and devices are designed to help consumers learn about their health and make good choices to improve their health and wellness,” said Chief Wellness Officer Robin Marcus, Ph.D, “We’ve looked at what’s available and narrowed it down to a manageable list of 17 free apps.”
U-bar, which opened on Monday, February 8, allows University Hospital patients to test-drive the selected list of apps while a staff of students recruited from the College of Health stand by to answer questions and coach patients on installing and using the apps on their devices.