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How Geek Culture is saving the world. Can geeky, nerdy, and techy things help heal the world? Absolutely. | For the Geek Therapy Podcast and more, visit http://www.geektherapy.com.
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App Turns Smartphone Into Virtual Cane for the Blind

App Turns Smartphone Into Virtual Cane for the Blind | Geek Therapy | Scoop.it
A smartphone app inspired by Greek mythology has the potential to help the blind navigate indoors where GPS is unavailable.
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Richard Platt's curator insight, January 11, 2014 10:16 AM

Awesome use case for helping the blind,  How cool is that?

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Social impact mobile games

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Three games for target audiences in India and Africa on non-smart, low-end, widely-available mobile handsets blending social impact content with compelling gameplay.

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5 Ways to Instantly Connect With Doctors

5 Ways to Instantly Connect With Doctors | Geek Therapy | Scoop.it

New mobile health apps are springing up to save the day — connecting doctors on standby with patients who need them the most.

 

We’ve rounded up five medical apps and websites that connect users directly to doctors. With tele-health apps, patients can call, text or privately message licensed physicians online for immediate help. Patients have an instant connection to knowledgable specialists. This industry won’t replace primary care physicians, but it will come in handy when sudden sickness strikes.

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Mobile Tech + Coaching Can Improve Health

Mobile Tech + Coaching Can Improve Health | Geek Therapy | Scoop.it

...a new study shows that a combination of mobile technology and remote coaching holds promise in encouraging healthier eating and physical activity in adults.

 

Experts believe mobile technology to improve cardiovascular health can be a method to improve health outcomes and reduce costs.

 

The ubiquity of mobile technology allows timely sharing of health information to providers and/or health coaches allowing appropriate support and feedback.

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Kouply: This mobile game might just save your marriage

Kouply: This mobile game might just save your marriage | Geek Therapy | Scoop.it

This free app for iPhone, Windows Phone and the web turns your relationship into a game — letting you and your significant other award points to each other as positive reinforcement for those seriously sweet gestures.

 

Kouply is a moonlight project from two Seattle-area software engineers and a designer — three guys looking to make at least a tiny dent in the divorce rate by encouraging behavior that has a positive effect on relationships.

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Video game maker partners with Pfizer for Alzheimer’s clinical trial

Video game maker partners with Pfizer for Alzheimer’s clinical trial | Geek Therapy | Scoop.it

Boston-based Akili Interactive Labs partnered with Pfizer to conduct a study of Akili’s iOS-based game, Project Evo, in the hopes of using the game to detect indications of Alzheimer’s in healthy individuals.

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Richard Platt's curator insight, January 11, 2014 10:26 AM

Very interesting use case being developed here, see for yourself

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A Doctor Hacks His iPhone To Detect A Parasite That Plagues Billions

A Doctor Hacks His iPhone To Detect A Parasite That Plagues Billions | Geek Therapy | Scoop.it

While researching victims of intestinal worms in Tanzania, Canadian infectious disease specialist Isaac Bogoch didn’t always have access to a microscope to search for signs of hookworms and other parasites in stool samples. So, he taped an $8 glass lens over his iPhone’s camera, and suddenly had 50 times the magnifying power.


The resulting microscope (iMicroscope?) was able to detect parasite eggs in stool samples with nearly 70% accuracy (the normal microscope gets it right 87% of the time), and was able to detect some worms with up to 80% accuracy.

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Beyond exergames: New games for health go mobile and social

Beyond exergames: New games for health go mobile and social | Geek Therapy | Scoop.it
What's the next big thing in electronic games that are good for you? Developers and researchers aim at health games that work.

 

Hundreds of researchers are looking for the next big thing in electronic games that are good for you. These include so-called exergames that help you eat better, manage chronic illness or recover from a crisis.

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The Perfected Self: Behavioral Technology and the unlikely comeback of B.F. Skinner's Ideas

The Perfected Self: Behavioral Technology and the unlikely comeback of B.F. Skinner's Ideas | Geek Therapy | Scoop.it

Behavioral technology allows users to gradually and permanently alter all kinds of behavior, from reducing their energy use to controlling their spending. Now, with the help of our iPhones and a few Facebook friends, we can train ourselves to lead healthier, safer, eco-friendlier, more financially secure, and more productive lives.

 

Ironically, this high-tech behavioral revolution is rooted in the work of a mid-century psychologist once maligned as morally bankrupt, even fascist. But the rise of social media has reoriented our societal paranoias, and more and more people are incorporating his theories into their daily lives. As a result, psychology’s most misunderstood visionary may finally get his due.

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Leveraging mobile technology for health benefits

Leveraging mobile technology for health benefits | Geek Therapy | Scoop.it

Healthcare professionals all over the country are discovering the value of mobile technology as a means to improve patient care, physician coordinators and remote patient monitoring. In a recent paper, Margaret Morris, clinical psychologist and senior researcher at Intel, discussed guidelines healthcare providers can use to motivate healthy behaviors using mobile applications and devices.

 

 

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