Thailand: i-CREATe 2011 - Exhibition Highlights Technology to Aid People with Impaired Hearing and Eyesight
Technology has come to the aid of people with disabilities, thanks to the ingenuity of university students whose gadgets, soon to go on view at i-CREATe 2011, could help bridge gaps in their communication with other people and enable them to do their daily chores on their own.
From www.bangkokpost.com, August 02, 2011
Scientists Devise Mind-Controlled Car Braking System
A new technology could one day enable cars to automatically apply the brakes the moment a driver thinks about stopping.
From http://www.digitaltrends.com, August 02, 2011
Review: Google Plus Keyboard Accessibility
Social media in general has major accessibility problems. Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook all certainly need improvement. Google's latest attempt at social media, Google Plus, launched a short time ago. This time, Google says they "considered accessibility of Google+ from day 1". Although it's a much better attempt at accessibility than the ill-fated Google Wave, Google Plus still has a lot of room for improvement.
From webaxe.blogspot.com, August 02, 2011
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