Mobile to Help Create High-Definition Health System
Dr. Brigitte Piniewski is convinced that mobile and wireless technologies can bring the kinds of improvements in population health that policymakers can only dream of. “I really think that’s where the vision is at,” she says.
From mobihealthnews.com, August 01, 2011
New App Integrates mHealth Info into One Location
Sensei, Inc. is a healthcare company dedicated to creating “programs for health, wellness, and chronic illness that improve outcomes and reduce costs,” two goals that they hope to realize through the new Sensei Health Hub. The Sensei Health Hub is a cloud-based system that integrates health information and services into one native application that users can easily access.
From www.mobilemarketingwatch.com, August 01, 2011
Mobile App Diagnoses Malaria from a Single Drop of Blood
The virtual ink had barely dried on our story about the Skin Scan app for diagnosing melanoma when we received word of another, equally compelling mobile diagnostic tool. Focusing this time on the millions of people at risk from malaria in sub-Saharan Africa and other parts of the world, Lifelens is a project that has created a smartphone app to diagnose the insidious, mosquito-borne disease.
From www.springwise.com, August 01, 2011
High-tech Gadget turns a Smartphone into a Hospital-Grade Heart Monitor
Phones are getting better all the time and with all the big strides being made in consumer medical devices will we, someday in the future be required t show up at the ER with our our EKG already emailed to the hospital?
From ducknetweb.blogspot.com, August 01, 2011
New iPhone Hack Tracks Sodium and Glucose
The iPhone takes another step toward improving health awareness as researchers led by Heather Clark from the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Northeastern University present a remarkable innovation. Using a modified iPhone and a flourescent nanosensor tattoo, people may soon be able to track their sodium and blood oxygen levels to reduce the risk of dehydration.
From www.psfk.com, August 01, 2011
Virtual Master's Program on Disability and Public Policy in the ASEAN Region
The Institute on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP) offers the world’s first virtual Master’s program on disability and public policy. It's the world’s first virtual Master’s Program on Disability and Public Policy and bids to increase inclusion for Persons with Disabilities in the ASEAN region.
From aseanidpp.org/, July 29, 2011
World Population to Top 7 billion Before 2012
The latest demographic estimates from the United Nations indicate that the global human population will top 7 billion before 2012. The population division of the department of economic and social affairs has released a report suggesting that the milestone will be achieved a mere 12 years after the 6 billion figure was hit in 1999. Another 2.3 billion are expected to be added by 2050, with human population hitting 10.1 billion in 2100.
From www.wired.co.uk, July 29, 2011
Babyloid: Therapeutic Baby Robot for the Elderly
apan has the world’s oldest society (20% of the population is 65 or older), and it’s the world’s No. 1 robot nation. As such, the country has seen quite a few “welfare robots” over the years – and the so-called Babyloid [JP] is the newest model. As the name suggests, the little guy is designed to resemble an infant. Babyloid weighs 2.2kg, measures 44cm in length and has a movable mouth, arms and eyelids.
From techcrunch.com, July 29, 2011
Text Messaging 'Improves Children's Spelling Skills'
Mobile phone text messaging can boost children’s spelling skills, according to new research. The use of “textisms” can improve literacy among pupils by giving them extra exposure to word composition outside the school day, it was claimed. The conclusions come despite fears that the use of abbreviations such as “CU L8R”, “Gr8” and “innit” can undermine children’s reading and writing.
From www.telegraph.co.uk, July 29, 2011
USA: Student-Built Technology Helping Low-Vision Students
One of my favorite teams participating in the recent Imagine Cup 2011 Finals was Note-Taker, a team out of Arizona State University. Like all the teams in Microsoft’s student technology competition, Team Note-Taker has developed a tool designed to help visually-impaired students with, as the name suggests, taking notes in class.
From mindshift.kqed.org, July 28, 2011