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This awesome dad 3-D printed a prosthetic hand for his son

This awesome dad 3-D printed a prosthetic hand for his son | science, technology, south africa, rhodes university, grahamstown, rhodes university journalism, gadgets, environment, | Scoop.it
3-D printers are one of the coolest pieces of technology available. Part of what makes them so cool is how easily they can improve someone's life.

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using technology, that is not specifically aimed at helping people, to give this gift gives hope to the ever growing tecnological age- Justine Pearce

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Azam Bata's curator insight, November 29, 2013 11:19 AM

was only a matter of time

 

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Video games take bold step against youth suicide

Video games take bold step against youth suicide | science, technology, south africa, rhodes university, grahamstown, rhodes university journalism, gadgets, environment, | Scoop.it

There’s a word you’ll never hear in a new program to help children cope with troubling emotions: Suicide.

 

The interactive story — in his travels, a space explorer finds creatures dealing with differing emotions — will be accessible to many children on About Kids Health, the Sick Kids website for families and patients.

 

Emerging research shows that kids do learn and can change behaviour from technology such as videos, says psychologist Patrick McGrath.


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Clever invension but I don't think many children will be interested in playing this compared to other popular games such as GTA 5 and many other violent games. - sara

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robyns tut's curator insight, October 22, 2013 8:47 AM

Relating to an article I scooped previously, Though I think this will be more effective in children. The need to introduce these steps into video games speaks volumes about society, but the measures of prevention are extraordinary.

Nandi

Nolan foote's curator insight, November 12, 2013 1:01 PM

wow kids from ages 5-14 are  committing Suicide behavior from these vidoe games. The games that I used to play were call of duty and these games mess with your head. There as a boy who played call of duty and  in The game when u kill someone they come back to life and he thought that his parents would  come  back to life. And he had shoot them  and they did not come back to life. So whoever play these games stop playing them they mess with you.

robyns tut's curator insight, November 25, 2013 10:03 AM

understanding from oneself and from ones family is defininitely a huge step toward acceptance or cure. If this program gets far I believe that it would be an amazing journey to better well- being for many-Justine Pearce 

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Top 10 Tech This Week

Top 10 Tech This Week | science, technology, south africa, rhodes university, grahamstown, rhodes university journalism, gadgets, environment, | Scoop.it
A look at the newest and most innovative tech and gadgets that was announced or released this week.

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The tikker one reminds me too much of the movie "in time". It would be good to find out how they plan on counting life expectancy and if they can predict if a bus is going to hit you tomorrow, or is this more of a scare factor. Who would actually buy this product? Also with the Push workout device, why would people need it when they can get a trainer, does it work out cheaper?  The children app isn't of much importance to university students.

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Constance Jones Collier's curator insight, October 14, 2013 11:43 PM

all I can say is WOW!!

robyns tut's curator insight, October 15, 2013 3:05 AM
I think its amazing how the new technology that's being invented is being invented with the purpose of safety and security in mind as well as being able to assist in ones health. Especially in a time when health is such a huge factor in society with children from a very young age becoming obese and suffering from eating disorders.
oussama kebbous's curator insight, October 20, 2013 10:03 AM

cooooool

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Computer-assisted treatments help patients conquer their phobias

Computer-assisted treatments help patients conquer their phobias | science, technology, south africa, rhodes university, grahamstown, rhodes university journalism, gadgets, environment, | Scoop.it

Dr. Jesse Wright, a psychiatrist with University of Louisville Physicians, has authored papers on the efficacy of computer-assisted therapy and offers the virtual reality therapy in his U of L office.

 

According to Wright, patients with a debilitating fear of flying need to confront that fear directly — not by relying on “avoidance behaviors” like pre-flight medication or alcohol.

 

“To really overcome it, you have to look the fear in the eye and say OK, this is nothing, really, that I need to be afraid of,” Wright said.

 

But therapists can’t go along with patients to help them get through it. That’s where the virtual reality therapy comes in. 


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This is a really good idea. Able to help more people with less money spent on nursing.

 

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Elizabeth Oneil's comment, September 20, 2013 1:41 PM
VVX cool
robyns tut's comment, October 18, 2013 8:08 AM
i have a few phobias that i would love to overcome, my views on this new idea of therapy to get rid of it is a brilliant idea because it will help so many people. Cayleigh
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Games prove to be winning fitness motivators

Games prove to be winning fitness motivators | science, technology, south africa, rhodes university, grahamstown, rhodes university journalism, gadgets, environment, | Scoop.it

After years of failed attempts at self-motivation, it was an app that finally got Sally Albert out of bed and exercising every morning.

 

An Android app, designed as part of a Stanford study, ultimately delivered her the necessary kick in the rear.


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This is a great way to promote fitness. You may not know who your behaviour or energy level is perceived by others, but now your bird icon will show you. Very smart way to get people conscious of their health and exercise routine.

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robyns tut's comment, September 25, 2013 5:12 PM
this is a useful device as it is an app that helps people get outdoors and get fit through the coaxing of their cellphones. in the past people relied on alarm clocks which they could easily snooze. great idea -shannon wilson
EARLEENabf's comment, September 26, 2013 12:17 AM
Yeah science and technology always helps human life's run
robyns tut's comment, October 5, 2013 1:08 PM
- sara
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Video games take bold step against youth suicide

Video games take bold step against youth suicide | science, technology, south africa, rhodes university, grahamstown, rhodes university journalism, gadgets, environment, | Scoop.it

There’s a word you’ll never hear in a new program to help children cope with troubling emotions: Suicide.

 

The interactive story — in his travels, a space explorer finds creatures dealing with differing emotions — will be accessible to many children on About Kids Health, the Sick Kids website for families and patients.

 

Emerging research shows that kids do learn and can change behaviour from technology such as videos, says psychologist Patrick McGrath.


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robyns tut's insight:

Relating to an article I scooped previously, Though I think this will be more effective in children. The need to introduce these steps into video games speaks volumes about society, but the measures of prevention are extraordinary.

Nandi

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robyns tut's curator insight, October 22, 2013 10:14 AM

Clever invension but I don't think many children will be interested in playing this compared to other popular games such as GTA 5 and many other violent games. - sara

Nolan foote's curator insight, November 12, 2013 1:01 PM

wow kids from ages 5-14 are  committing Suicide behavior from these vidoe games. The games that I used to play were call of duty and these games mess with your head. There as a boy who played call of duty and  in The game when u kill someone they come back to life and he thought that his parents would  come  back to life. And he had shoot them  and they did not come back to life. So whoever play these games stop playing them they mess with you.

robyns tut's curator insight, November 25, 2013 10:03 AM

understanding from oneself and from ones family is defininitely a huge step toward acceptance or cure. If this program gets far I believe that it would be an amazing journey to better well- being for many-Justine Pearce 

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Video games take bold step against youth suicide

Video games take bold step against youth suicide | science, technology, south africa, rhodes university, grahamstown, rhodes university journalism, gadgets, environment, | Scoop.it

There’s a word you’ll never hear in a new program to help children cope with troubling emotions: Suicide.

 

The interactive story — in his travels, a space explorer finds creatures dealing with differing emotions — will be accessible to many children on About Kids Health, the Sick Kids website for families and patients.

 

Emerging research shows that kids do learn and can change behaviour from technology such as videos, says psychologist Patrick McGrath.


Via Josué Cardona
robyns tut's insight:

understanding from oneself and from ones family is defininitely a huge step toward acceptance or cure. If this program gets far I believe that it would be an amazing journey to better well- being for many-Justine Pearce 

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robyns tut's curator insight, October 22, 2013 8:47 AM

Relating to an article I scooped previously, Though I think this will be more effective in children. The need to introduce these steps into video games speaks volumes about society, but the measures of prevention are extraordinary.

Nandi

robyns tut's curator insight, October 22, 2013 10:14 AM

Clever invension but I don't think many children will be interested in playing this compared to other popular games such as GTA 5 and many other violent games. - sara

Nolan foote's curator insight, November 12, 2013 1:01 PM

wow kids from ages 5-14 are  committing Suicide behavior from these vidoe games. The games that I used to play were call of duty and these games mess with your head. There as a boy who played call of duty and  in The game when u kill someone they come back to life and he thought that his parents would  come  back to life. And he had shoot them  and they did not come back to life. So whoever play these games stop playing them they mess with you.

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Top 10 Tech This Week

Top 10 Tech This Week | science, technology, south africa, rhodes university, grahamstown, rhodes university journalism, gadgets, environment, | Scoop.it
A look at the newest and most innovative tech and gadgets that was announced or released this week.

Via Tiaan Jonker
robyns tut's insight:
I think its amazing how the new technology that's being invented is being invented with the purpose of safety and security in mind as well as being able to assist in ones health. Especially in a time when health is such a huge factor in society with children from a very young age becoming obese and suffering from eating disorders.
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robyns tut's curator insight, October 14, 2013 12:59 PM

The tikker one reminds me too much of the movie "in time". It would be good to find out how they plan on counting life expectancy and if they can predict if a bus is going to hit you tomorrow, or is this more of a scare factor. Who would actually buy this product? Also with the Push workout device, why would people need it when they can get a trainer, does it work out cheaper?  The children app isn't of much importance to university students.

-Tanah

Constance Jones Collier's curator insight, October 14, 2013 11:43 PM

all I can say is WOW!!

oussama kebbous's curator insight, October 20, 2013 10:03 AM

cooooool

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Games prove to be winning fitness motivators

Games prove to be winning fitness motivators | science, technology, south africa, rhodes university, grahamstown, rhodes university journalism, gadgets, environment, | Scoop.it

After years of failed attempts at self-motivation, it was an app that finally got Sally Albert out of bed and exercising every morning.

 

An Android app, designed as part of a Stanford study, ultimately delivered her the necessary kick in the rear.


Via Josué Cardona
robyns tut's insight:

I fully support the continuos evolution of science and technology, especially if it is helping improve the lives of people for the better. However, as much as it seems to be encouraging people to lead healthier lives, I feel that people will increasingly be dependant on technology to dictate how they ought to live their lives. And that for me is unfortunate, because people thus allow technology to define who they are.With that being said, the impact that science and technology have on society has played a big role in emancipating the way in which people live, and it has definitely gven us more options and opportunity for personal, social and economic growth.

by: Sisipho Skweyiya

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EARLEENabf's comment, September 26, 2013 12:17 AM
Yeah science and technology always helps human life's run
robyns tut's curator insight, October 5, 2013 1:08 PM

This is a great way to promote fitness. You may not know who your behaviour or energy level is perceived by others, but now your bird icon will show you. Very smart way to get people conscious of their health and exercise routine.

robyns tut's comment, October 5, 2013 1:08 PM
- sara