US Navy Working on iPad App to Help Prevent PTSD

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The US Office of Naval Research is working on an app for the iPad that can help prevent the occurrence of PTSD amongst people who go to war.

Currently, the app will go through testing at the Naval Center for Combat and Operational Stress Control this April, reports AppleInsider.

The app makes use of a heart rate monitor, and features that will help soldiers better deal with the stress under difficult situations. It seems like a very good use for the tablet, and it would be great if it could improve lives. Fortunately, I’ve never had to serve, and I don’t know what it’s like. Still, if it’s something that can help persons who have been affected negatively by the stresses and trauma of war, it’s worth the effort. It should also help with associated medical costs, according to the report, that’s if the program works as intended. I do know at least one friend who has to visit the VA hospital, and they say it’s very difficult at times. Perhaps this is one way things can be prevented before they become a problem.

[via MedicalXpress]

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