Emergent Futures Tumblelog

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smarterplanet:

Caltech’s ePetri dish uses Android, not microscope | CNET News

What do you get when you combine an Android smartphone, cell phone image sensor, Lego building blocks, and a handful of Caltech engineers and biologists? The ePetri, which isn’t Petri Dish 2.0, but a full reworking of a technology that dates back to the late 1800s.

Posted at 7:57pm and tagged with: ePetri, Android, healthcare, sensors, research, Caltech, science, tech,.

smarterplanet:

Caltech’s ePetri dish uses Android, not microscope | CNET News
What do you get when you combine an Android smartphone, cell phone image sensor, Lego building blocks, and a handful of Caltech engineers and biologists? The ePetri, which isn’t Petri Dish 2.0, but a full reworking of a technology that dates back to the late 1800s.

smarterplanet:

The Ugandan Ministry of Health has launched an initiative to digitize the country’s health management systems. Because mobile technology can be the fastest, cheapest means of collecting and analyzing data, especially in rural areas, the Minstry is embracing mobile technology to create a seamless system of health management and early warning techniques across the country. The Ugandan UNICEF country office has developed projects to work with the Ministry’s goal of digitizing the health systems. mTrac and Community Vulnerability Surveillance are two new projects that use SMS to gather and disseminate data and news, with a focus on health and public services.

Posted at 5:06pm and tagged with: healthcare, telecom, Uganda, new intelligence, UNICEF, SMS, safety,.

smarterplanet:

IBM Watson: Transforming Healthcare (by IBM)

There are over 12,000 diseases in the world. Some take years to diagnose and treat. This, combined with medical knowledge that doubles every 5 years often makes it difficult for doctors to keep up. IBM is working on new solutions based on Watson to help doctors with faster and more accurate diagnoses.
To learn more, please visit http://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/healthcare_solutions/ideas/index.html?….

Posted at 7:20am and tagged with: healthcare, watson, new intelligence, AI, medicine, diagnosis, healthfeatures,.

Augmented reality app illustrates damage to smokers’ lungs

For smokers, it’s one thing to be told that cigarettes are damaging to the lungs; it’s quite another, however, to see a visual depiction of that destruction. Enter London marketing firm SapientNitro, which recently created “AR Lungs,” an augmented reality app that displays the harm that can be done by smoking. READ MORE…

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Posted at 5:30am and tagged with: Business, health, innovation, startups, tech, technology, healthcare, smoking, AR, augmented reality,.


Augmented reality app illustrates damage to smokers’ lungs
For smokers, it’s one thing to be told that cigarettes are damaging to the lungs; it’s quite another, however, to see a visual depiction of that destruction. Enter London marketing firm SapientNitro, which recently created “AR Lungs,” an augmented reality app that displays the harm that can be done by smoking. READ MORE…

springwise:
More and more major businesses and industries are being run on software and delivered as online services—from movies to agriculture to national defense. Many of the winners are Silicon Valley-style entrepreneurial technology companies that are invading and overturning established industry structures. Over the next 10 years, I expect many more industries to be disrupted by software, with new world-beating Silicon Valley companies doing the disruption in more cases than not.
3G cellular embedded wireless systems can give medical practitioners instant access to patient data, including real-time test results and feedback on health issues
There’s a huge group of mobile users that you may be overlooking as you develop your hospital’s mobile strategy. They’re “information seekers,” and they will be the largest cohort of mobile healthcare consumers in the future, according to a new report by IBM, “The Future of Connected Health Devices.” Traditional mHealth users are a small percentage of highly motivated individuals with significant fitness goals or debilitating chronic conditions. Both groups are willing to put in the time to learn and use smartphone apps, remote monitoring devices and other mobile health products, IBM’s researchers found in their study of more than 1,300 mobile health device users.