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Metals for a new era

Metals for a new era | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
Cars that change colour at the push of a button; metals that strengthen with use; buildings that harness energy from the wind...
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Extremely stretchable hydrogels may be used in artificial muscles

Extremely stretchable hydrogels may be used in artificial muscles | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Hydrogels can reversibly change their size and shape under different conditions. This property makes them attractive for a wide variety of applications, including artificial muscles, drug delivery, and sensors. But even though stimuli-sensitive hydrogels have been studied for a few decades, ...
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'Starfish' crystals could lead to 3D-printed pills - Futurity

'Starfish' crystals could lead to 3D-printed pills - Futurity | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it

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Socrates Logos's curator insight, October 27, 7:31 PM

*‘STARFISH’ CRYSTALS COULD LEAD TO 3D-PRINTED PILLS*

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Nicole Casal Moore-Michigan 

"Engineers have figured out how to make rounded crystals with no facets, a design that mimics the hard-to-duplicate texture of starfish shells.

The discovery could one day lead to 3D-printed medications that absorb better into the body.
Both the crystals’ shape and the way they’re made—using organic vapor jet printing—have other promising applications, researchers say. The geometry could potentially be useful to guide light in advanced LEDs, solar cells, and nonreflective surfaces...."


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OriMetric – new rubber origami driven material exploration // by Mads Hansen

OriMetric – new rubber origami driven material exploration // by Mads Hansen | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
  By successfully blending old with new, Danish Designer Mads Jeppe Hansen, has found great inspiration in the art of traditional Japanese paper origami when developing and creating a new clas...
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This column will change your life: empathy

This column will change your life: empathy | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
What the world really needs, according to the Yale psychologist Paul Bloom, is a bit less empathy.

 

Yes, I know how that sounds. So does he: "Like announcing that you hate kittens," as he put it recently in the Boston Review. In a world clearly suffering from what Barack Obama calls the "empathy deficit", it seems that he's being obnoxiously counterintuitive for the sake of it.

 

Research suggests that empathetic people are more altruistic; higher empathy is associated with better relationships.

 

Roman Krznaric, author of the recent book Empathy (he's in favour of it), thinks that "outrospection" – the deliberate effort to seek out other people's experiences – might help solve everything from inequality to climate change.  

 

by Oliver Burkeman


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Vibrating cane to help blind people

A team of scientists in Delhi has developed a smart cane for blind people, which uses sensors to give vibration feedback.
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The rise of the digital patient

The rise of the digital patient | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it

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Helen Adams's curator insight, September 30, 6:26 AM

Fabulous infographic on how patients use and interact with social media and digital tools.  Its not new data but put together in a very engaging way.

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Mediamatic.net - Bio-me

Mediamatic.net - Bio-me | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
Bio-me, celebrates designing with organisms. Mediamatic presents Bio-me, a 3-day symposium and festival that celebrates designing with organisms. Join us for talks, workshops, presentations, tastings and more.

Bio-me functions as a broad bio-cultural lab within the city of Amsterdam. By inviting artist, designers, engineers, architects, scientist, farmers, chefs and the public, Bio-me aims to create a shared knowledge environment and production space to investigate the social, technological and cultural implications and potential of Fungal and Bio-based materials through art, architecture and design.

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Epibone helps patients "grow their own bone"

Epibone helps patients "grow their own bone" | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
New York regenerative medicine startup EpiBone's tagline is apt: "Grow your own bone." It uses a patient's own stem cells to create transplantable, highly personalized bone grafts, going after a 900,000-strong market of patients that need some variety of bone graft to treat, say, severe bone trauma, growth defects or genetic disorders.
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Grounding Is a Key Mechanism by Which Your Body Maintains Health

Grounding Is a Key Mechanism by Which Your Body Maintains Health | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it

"Have you ever noticed how good it feels to walk barefoot on a sandy beach, or in a forest? There is a reason for that—it’s called the grounding effect. The reason for this sense of well-being is due to the fact that you’re receiving a surge of potent healing electrons from the ground."

 

The earth has a slightly negative charge, so when you stand barefoot on that sand, electrons from the earth flow into your body, giving you a virtual “transfusion” of healing power.

 

The featured documentary, The Grounded 2, is a sequel to the film The Grounded, released in 2013. The sequel features Step Sinatra, the son of cardiologist Stephen Sinatra MD, astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell, and yours truly, among many others.

 

Step was a Wall Street trader until his health suddenly began to decline, bringing him to the brink of death. He credits his ultimate recovery to learning about grounding, along with a switch to an all-organic diet.

In 2010, his father, Dr. Stephen Sinatra released a book on the healing power of grounding called Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever?, co-authored with Clint Ober, one of the pioneers in this field.




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TechWell | Debunking the Left-Brain/Right-Brain Myth

TechWell | Debunking the Left-Brain/Right-Brain Myth | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
Supposedly, if you’re right-brained, you're more creative and artistic. If you’re left-brained, you’re more methodical and analytical. It turns out all this categorization is a myth. There's no evidence anyone uses one side of the brain more than the other or that either drives personality traits.
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Drink Up: Tree Branches Can Be Effective Water Filters | Gadgets, Science & Technology

Drink Up: Tree Branches Can Be Effective Water Filters | Gadgets, Science & Technology | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
Since that expensive water filtration pitcher in your refrigerator is less than portable when you go camping, MIT researchers have given us a natural way to ...
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Biofuel Tools Applied to Household Soaps

Biofuel Tools Applied to Household Soaps | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it

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Socrates Logos's curator insight, May 30, 4:04 PM

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"Consumer products containing ingredients made using an advanced form of engineering known as synthetic biology are beginning to show up more often on grocery and department store shelves.

A liquid laundry detergent made by Ecover, a Belgian company that makes “green” household products including the Method line, contains an oil produced by algae whose genetic code was altered using synthetic biology. The algae’s DNA sequence was changed in a lab, according to Tom Domen, the company’s manager for long-term innovation.
Ecover calls the algae-produced oil a “natural” replacement for palm kernel oil, which is in such high demand that environmentalists are concerned that tropical rain forests are being felled to grow palm trees, disturbing ecosystems and threatening endangered animals.
“Finding a sustainable source of palm oil is, of course, difficult,” Mr. Domen said. “This new oil is a more sustainable alternative from a new technology.”
That technology is synthetic biology, which involves the creation of biological systems intended for specific purposes. Synthetic biology, originally aimed at producing biofuels, has been around for about 20 years, but applications have only recently begun to emerge across several industries including cosmetics, flavorings and scents....."


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What medtech can learn from digital health

What medtech can learn from digital health | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
“ SAN FRANCISCO -- Big medical technology companies have the trust of hospitals. But digital-health startups are the ones developing the most exciting new technologies. Given partnerships and acquisi...”
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Wow of the week: Olfactory nerve cells help paralyzed man to walk

Wow of the week: Olfactory nerve cells help paralyzed man to walk | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
Derek Fidyka who became paralyzed after a knife severed his spinal cord is learning to walk again thanks to a surgery involving implanted olfactory nerve cells.
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Human-centered design - Design Kit - Empathy by Emi Kolawole

Human-centered design - Design Kit - Empathy by Emi Kolawole | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
“I can’t come up with any new ideas if all I do is exist in my own life.”

 

Empathy is the capacity to step into other people’s shoes, to understand their lives, and start to solve problems from their perspectives. Human-centered design is premised on empathy, on the idea that the people you’re designing for are your roadmap to innovative solutions.

 

All you have to do empathize, understand them, and bring them along with you in the design process.

 


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Customer Empathy - ignore it at your peril!

Customer Empathy - ignore it at your peril! | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it

Have you ever looked up the definition of the word Empathy?

 

I would suspect that you have not! It is not often that we take the time to read dictionaries!! If you read the definition above, it is also likely that you will find it difficult to correlate many of the words used with organisations that you interact with on a daily basis. I often tell people how rare I think it is for companies to demonstrate ‘customer empathy’ on a consistent basis. There are many reasons why this is the case – organisational culture being the predominant one.

 

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Customer empathy is a critical element that will have a significant effect on the experience customers have with a business. 


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Lucy McRae envisions a human vacuum chamber for space travel

Lucy McRae envisions a human vacuum chamber for space travel | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
A vacuum chamber that wraps performers in silver foil material is part of an installation by Lucy McRae that imagines a future where space travel is common.
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In Search of Meaningful Food - Food Design research project - YouTube

You are invited to take part in this research project, In Search of Meaningful Food, aiming at enhancing our understanding of what makes food meaningful. My ...
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Implant means end of reading glasses is in sight - Telegraph

Implant means end of reading glasses is in sight - Telegraph | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
Scientists have developed a tiny implant, no bigger than a pinhead, which sits inside the cornea and slightly increases its curvature, to allow the eye to focus again
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DEVELOP3D blog - Shoes not helping you to win the Tour de France? Make your own like Hanseeno

DEVELOP3D blog - Shoes not helping you to win the Tour de France? Make your own like Hanseeno | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
When pro cyclist Adam Hansen favoured shoes were discontinued he made his own, and an entire brand to…
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Medication management goes digital

Medication management goes digital | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
Medication management for patients, as well as their physicians and pharmacists, is going digital.

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John Lemos Forman's curator insight, August 11, 3:19 PM

São inúmeras as possibilidades de uso das TICs em benefício tanto dos pacientes como dos gestores das unidades de saúde.

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Out of the Dark: restoring furniture and direction to troubled teenagers - video

Out of the Dark: restoring furniture and direction to troubled teenagers - video | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
A thriving project helps restore and upcycle discarded furniture for leading designers and design fairs
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How mobile became mighty in healthcare

How mobile became mighty in healthcare | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
Chris Duffey and Katie Erbs on 10 powerful trends emerging in mobile health for patients, professionals and providers
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The importance of humanising healthcare Technology

The importance of humanising healthcare Technology | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
"Technology has seriously upped the ante when it comes to enabling patients to be informed and educated about their health. There are more than70,000 websites that disseminate health information. As exciting as this may sound, access to the general public is often hindered by design issues (poor navigation, writing at graduate level, and disorganization) and questionable quality and accuracy of information. We can do better."
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