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Tracking Influenza Via Twitter - YouTube

Researchers at the University of Rochester showed last year how Twitter can be used to predict how likely it is for a Twitter user to become sick. They have ...
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With a 90% accuracy they are now able to predict if a Twitter user is going to be ill the next day and this information can help that user make decisions in their lives.

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QoL Technology: Bionic hand allows patient to 'feel'

QoL Technology: Bionic hand allows patient to 'feel' | QoL Technology: e-Health | Scoop.it

Scientists have created a bionic hand which allows the amputee to feel lifelike sensations from their fingers.

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Survey shows breakdown of how med students, residents, and physician faculty are using mobile devices

Survey shows breakdown of how med students, residents, and physician faculty are using mobile devices | QoL Technology: e-Health | Scoop.it
A survey by researchers shares insights from over 1,000 respondents on how healthcare professionals use mobile devices to find medical information

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Why Positive Encouragement Works Better Than Criticism

Why Positive Encouragement Works Better Than Criticism | QoL Technology: e-Health | Scoop.it
According to science it's good to be the nice guy.
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I’ve written about positivity before, in terms of cultivating a positive outlook for yourself. What I want to write about today is cultivating positivity in your workplace, particularly if you’re a leader. By focusing on positive interactions with your employees and encouraging an upbeat emotional state as often as possible, you’ll be more likely to have a happy, productive and efficient team.

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I Big Data rivoluzioneranno anche il mondo del farmaco? - Quotidiano Sanità

I Big Data rivoluzioneranno anche il mondo del farmaco? - Quotidiano Sanità | QoL Technology: e-Health | Scoop.it
L’ingresso dei Big Data nel mondo della farmacologia porta con sé un potenziale grande vantaggio legato alla capacità di incrociare enormi masse di dati e analizzare così una quantità ineguagliata di informazioni, riferite a milioni di pazienti e ...
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--> dati biometrici (tra questi, ad esempio, altezza, peso, pressione, quantità di grasso corporeo, etc.)

--> dati correlati alle abitudini delle popolazioni

--> dati omogenei sugli obiettivi della terapia

--> dati sugli effetti collaterali

--> dati di riferimento sull’andamento naturale delle stesse patologie

--> dati sulla durata della risposta farmacologica nel tempo

--> UK Biobank è un agglomerato enorme di dati

--> l'analisi dei Big Data richiede strumenti molto più sofisticati rispetto a quelli tradizionali

--> AI e HI devono completarsi per trasformare i dati in informazioni e le informazioni in conoscenza

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Scambio di dati con il catalogo DATI.GOV.IT | Innovatori PA

Scambio di dati con il catalogo DATI.GOV.IT | Innovatori PA | QoL Technology: e-Health | Scoop.it

Sono sempre di più le amministrazioni che pubblicano i propri dati in formato aperto e, molte di queste, lo fanno attraverso un vero e proprio catalogo.  Per gli utilizzatori di dati aperti sarebbe utile avere una visione dell’offerta nazionale completa. Potete vedere i dati che fino ad oggi abbiamo  catalogato sul portale nazionale Dati.gov.it a partire da questo link: http://www.dati.gov.it/catalog/dataset .

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--> http://www.dati.gov.it/catalog/developer

--> guida sintetica: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1S7Li2ixce3AaFZhTcDrKDuq8bV4__MBd_oiG0-l_dYQ/edit

 

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SleepRate App: to address sleep problems

SleepRate App: to address sleep problems | QoL Technology: e-Health | Scoop.it
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-> Consumer Electronics Show 2014

-> SleepRate app analyzes heart rate and provides data-driven recommendations to address sleep problems

-> Working in tandem with a heart rate monitor

-> Track own sleep, View nightly results, Get personalized recommendations

 

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Aetna arming home health aides with smartphones

Aetna Better Health of Illinois is running a trial to better understand the impact of equipping home care aides with smartphones. In the pilot, aides will be issued smartphones with which to report changing conditions of members to primary care physicians in near real time. Aetna Better Health of Illinois, one of the insurer’s Medicaid plans, is conducting the test with Addus Home Care, a national provider of home and community-based services.

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-> Report changes in the participant’s condition in real time to primary care physicians allows for early identification and intervention

-> Observe changes in the physical, mental and environmental conditions of their clients

-> Prevent unnecessary hospitalizations and to better manage chronic conditions

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Are apps vendors adequately protecting your data? | mHealthNews

Are apps vendors adequately protecting your data? | mHealthNews | QoL Technology: e-Health | Scoop.it

Mobile health and a myriad of other types of apps collect personal data from users, but consumers are often unaware of the potential risks. That’s according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office, which shows that most of the companies it surveyed are in fact taking appropriate steps to protect the privacy of consumers.

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Gilbert Nichols - At Gardens of Roswell Assisted Living... | Facebook

At Gardens of Roswell Assisted Living for bimonthly bible study. Covering Mark's gospel, chapter fourteen. Please pray for me and those who attend. Thanks. (At Gardens of Roswell Assisted Living for bimonthly bible study.
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-          Personalising health and care (PHC) call

-          Single stage calls

-          Total budget of €549 million for 2014

-          Self-management of health and disease

-          eHealth interoperability

-          Integrated care

-          Patient empowerment

-          DSS based on predictive computer modelling used by the patient him/herself

-          Digital representation of health data

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Arriva la nuova smart App: bastano tre piccoli colpi per chiedere aiuto | Violenza Dentro

Arriva la nuova smart App: bastano tre piccoli colpi per chiedere aiuto | Violenza Dentro | QoL Technology: e-Health | Scoop.it
Sui telefonini arriva SOS Donne, la nuova e smart App per piattaforme IOS e Android pensata per la sicurezza delle donne.
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Stem cells could be used to cure balding

Stem cells could be used to cure balding | QoL Technology: e-Health | Scoop.it
Doctors may soon be able to reverse balding using stem cells to kick start dying follicles or re-grow missing ones. (I'm sure if the ladies were losing hair at the same rate as men they would be stepping up the program.
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Are health apps ‘discriminating’ against developing countries? | Telehealth and Telecare Aware

Are health apps ‘discriminating’ against developing countries? | Telehealth and Telecare Aware | QoL Technology: e-Health | Scoop.it

The ‘discrimination’ noted here comes from a study published this month in the Journal of Medical Internet Research’s mHealth and uHealth (JMIR), which attempts to cross-reference ‘high-income country’ and ‘low- and middle-income countries’ diseases with the number of apps available for those diseases. The count is based on a review of literature and apps stores.

The ‘discrimination’ noted here comes from a study published this month in the Journal of Medical Internet Research’s mHealth and uHealth (JMIR), which attempts to cross-reference ‘high-income country’ and ‘low- and middle-income countries’ diseases with the number of apps available for those diseases. The count is based on a review of literature and apps stores. - See more at: http://telecareaware.com/are-health-apps-discriminating/#sthash.9Dmb7PSk.dpuf
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According to WHO health apps are m-powering and therefore moreeffort should be made in developing countries

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How the Internet Helped Me Cope With My Rare Disease

How the Internet Helped Me Cope With My Rare Disease | QoL Technology: e-Health | Scoop.it
I have a condition that causes profound, random swelling and hives. The thing that’s helped me most so far is the amazing communities I've found online.
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--> optimism, for me, came entirely in the form of something doctors would prefer you avoid when it comes to disease: the Internet

--> 72% of Americans looked online for health information in 2013

--> 35% used the Internet to diagnose their own or someone else’s condition

--> there are over 40,000 health-related mobile apps, with chronic disease management apps that allow patients to take the reins

--> technology offers people with rare diseases the ability to take ownership over their health and to seek support rather than dwell in sickness alone

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Samsung S Health Buddy app gamifies active living - Android Community

Samsung S Health Buddy app gamifies active living - Android Community | QoL Technology: e-Health | Scoop.it

Everyone needs a morale boost once in a while, and nowhere is this need more pronounced than in exercising. That is why so many techniques have been developed to motivate people, from plain old force of mind to employing game mechanics. With S Health Buddy, Samsung wants to put that element of fun into your workout routine to help give you an added push.

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=74fWSJ60WWg

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--> S Health is an app on the Galaxy S4 that tracks users’ workout, food intake, and body weight.

--> It measures the surrounding temperature and humidity to gauge a user’s comfort levels.

--> It monitors and analyzes fitness progress

--> It creates a mini-you as a mirror of your health (animated avatar)

--> It is compatible only with the Galaxy S4 and its various editions

--> It is available for free on Google Play

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Basis fitness band adds REM sleep tracking

Basis fitness band adds REM sleep tracking | QoL Technology: e-Health | Scoop.it
Monitoring how long a user sleeps is an increasingly common feature in activity trackers, but Basis is upping the ante with a new suite of advanced analytics that can actually break down the phases...
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-> Presented at CES 2104

-> Recognize when a user was sleeping without the clunky button presses required.

-> Sleep analytics getting at real physiological signals.

-> Array of sensors: accelerometer, heart rate, skin temperature, skin perspiration.

-> Available now through the Basis website for $199.

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Sensoria Is A New Smart Sock That Coaches Runners In Real Time | TechCrunch

Sensoria Is A New Smart Sock That Coaches Runners In Real Time | TechCrunch | QoL Technology: e-Health | Scoop.it
Hardware maker, Heapsylon, debuted two new fitness products at CES 2014 : a smart fitness sock that coaches users on their running technique in real time and..
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-> Consumer Electronics Show 2014

-> Sensoria places sensors on the bottom of the foot so an app can give feedback on the most common types of runner errors.

 

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Body Tracking in Healthcare 2013 - Microsoft Research

Recent developments in sensor technologies combined with sophisticated machine learning techniques have opened a new set of rich possibilities for tracking and analysing the movement and posture of the body. In particular, technologies such as the Kinect sensor and other related devices have lowered the barrier to entry to these possibilities in terms of both cost and development complexity. Such developments have sparked particular interest within a variety of healthcare domains where the new interaction possibilities and new ways of analysing the body enabled by these technologies promise to transform key aspects of healthcare practice from diagnosis through to rehabilitation and surgery, the potential benefits of these technologies arise from both the ability to track the bodies of clinicians as well as the bodies of patients.

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Body tracking in surgical settingsBody tracking for clinical assessment and monitoringBody tracking for physical wellbeing care and rehabilitation
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