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Crowdfunding’s Big-Bang Moment

Crowdfunding’s Big-Bang Moment | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
The crowdfunding service Kickstarter reached an important milestone last week. The company’s website reported that Kickstarter has now funded over 50,000 projects, with pledges coming from over 5,000,000 individual backers.
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"..To understand why, consider how crowdfunding works today. Up until now, at least in the U.S., services such as Kickstarter (and others including Indiegogo and Rockethub) have operated on a donation model. Organizers determine a minimal level of funding they need to bring the project to fruition, and establish premiums associated with different levels of contribution. Backers promise to support proposed projects in exchange for the premiums, which become more generous as pledge levels go higher. If the project goal is reached, Kickstarter collects the pledges from backers, taking a 5% cut before turning over the proceeds to the organizers."

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The First Medical Tricorder Nears $1M

The First Medical Tricorder Nears $1M | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
A scanner packed with sensors designed to read your vital signs and send them wirelessly to your smartphone in a few seconds, any time, anywhere.

Via Marty Koenig
Carlos Fosca's insight:

Como un claro ejemplo exitoso de crowd-funding la Startup Scanadu está a punto de recolectar por Internet 1 millón de dólares de cerca de 5,000 inversores de todo el mundo, después de haber colocado en la plataforma de crowdfunding Indiegogo su propuesta de fabricar un sensor portátil capaz de medir rápidamente los signos vitales de una persona y transmitirlos via wifi a cualquier dispositivo móvil.


El sensor médico está siendo desarrollado por un equipo de médicos, científico de datos, matemáticos, biólogos moleculares, ingenieros mecánicos, eléctricos y biofísicos que conforman la  startup “Scanadu” ubicada en el Parque de Investigación de la NASA. El dispositivo portátil ha sido diseñado para leer los signos vitales: frecuencia cardiaca, temperatura del cuerpo, presión arterial, frecuencia respiratoria, oximetría, electrocardiograma y estrés emocional, a partir de colocarlo durante 10 segundos en la frente del paciente y poder adquirir la data a través de cualquier “Smartphone” vía wifi.


Aunque se espera que esté disponible en el mercado en marzo del 2014, Scanadu  advierte que hasta que el equipo esté aprobado por la FDA (Food and Drug Administration), no debería ser considerado como un dispositivo médico. En consecuencia, los primeros usuarios serán considerados como “probadores” que le ayudarán a recopilar los datos necesarios para obtener la aprobación. Todo un proyecto innovador desarrollado por un equipo multidisciplinario y aprovechando los grandes beneficios del “crowdsourcing”.

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Shane Liddell's comment, June 19, 2013 8:36 PM
Well, I've just seen an industry first. Indiegogo have extended this campaign by 30 days. What are they thinking? Will this give reason for others to ask for extensions to their campaigns?
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/scanadu-scout-the-first-medical-tricorder?c=activity
Kris Bunker's curator insight, June 19, 2013 10:28 PM

Incredibly, how quickly will this take to get into Aged Care????

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15 Seconds to a Better Presentation

15 Seconds to a Better Presentation | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
These four simple rules will help ensure that your audience sits up and pays attention.

Via Marty Koenig
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judicoms Associate's curator insight, August 27, 2013 7:33 AM

add your insight...an eye opener

 
Antonio Pastor Serrano's curator insight, August 31, 2013 4:18 PM

Importante una buena presentación ¿ con un público atento ? .