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Bringing hope through technobabble – Opinion – ABC Ramp Up (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Bringing hope through technobabble – Opinion – ABC Ramp Up (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
Advancing technology should focus on increasing access rather than curing individual impairments, writes Craig Wallace.
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L'Oreal to start 3D-printing skin - BBC News

L'Oreal to start 3D-printing skin - BBC News | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
French cosmetics firm L'Oreal is teaming up with bio-engineering start-up Organovo to 3D-print human skin.

It said the printed skin would be used in product tests.

Organovo has already made headlines with claims that it can 3D-print a human liver but this is its first tie-up with the cosmetics industry.

Experts said the science might be legitimate but questioned why a beauty firm would want to print skin.

L'Oreal currently grows skin samples from tissues donated by plastic surgery patients. It produces more than 100,000, 0.5 sq cm skin samples per year and grows nine varieties across all ages and ethnicities.

Its statement explaining the advantage of printing skin, offered little detail: "Our partnership will not only bring about new advanced in vitro methods for evaluating product safety and performance, but the potential for where this new field of technology and research can take us is boundless."

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Intestine-inspired 3D printed fashion will hold glowing bacteria

Intestine-inspired 3D printed fashion will hold glowing bacteria | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
These 3D printed, over-sized knickers have been inspired by the human gastrointestinal tract and are designed to be full of channels for cyanobacteria and E.coli
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Palm 'holds secrets of future health' - BBC News

Palm 'holds secrets of future health' - BBC News | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
The chances of having a heart attack, stroke or dying young may be hidden in the palm of the hand, a study suggests.

A trial on nearly 140,000 people in 14 countries, published in the Lancet, suggests grip strength is better than blood pressure at predicting risk.

The international research team said it would be a "simple, inexpensive" tool for doctors.

Experts argued the link between grip and the heart was unclear and needed more study.

The maximum crushing force you can exert in your grip naturally declines with age.

But those whose grip strength declines fastest may be at greater risk of health problems, the study suggests.

Women in their mid-20s have a grip strength about 75lb (34kg), which falls to 53lb in a 70-year-old.
The equivalent figures for men are 119lb (54kg) falling to 84lb.

The huge trial, in 14 countries, showed each 11lb (5kg) reduction in grip strength increased the odds of an early death by 16%.

The odds of a fatal heart problem increased by 17% and a stroke by 9%.

Doctors currently calculate the chances of a heart attack or stroke by filling out a questionnaire with the patient by assessing age, whether they smoke, obesity, cholesterol levels, blood pressure where they live and family history.

The researchers argue grip strength makes more accurate predictions than blood pressure alone and could be a new tool for assessing risk.

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Computers That Know How You Feel Will Soon Be Everywhere | WIRED

Computers That Know How You Feel Will Soon Be Everywhere | WIRED | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
Sometime next summer, you’ll be able to watch a horror series that is exactly as scary as you want it to be—no more, no less. You’ll pull up the show, which relies on software from the artificial intelligence startup Affectiva, and tap a button to opt in. Then, while you stare at your iPad, its camera will stare at you.

The software will read your emotional reactions to the show in real time. Should your mouth turn down a second too long or your eyes squeeze shut in fright, the plot will speed along. But if they grow large and hold your interest, the program will draw out the suspense. “Yes, the killing is going to happen, but whether you want to be kept in the tension depends on you,” says Julian McCrea, founder of the London-based studio Portal Entertainment, which has a development deal with a large unidentified entertainment network to produce the series. He calls Affectiva’s face-reading software, Affdex, “an incredible piece of technology.”

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Switzerland, Scandinavia top global 'happy' index (Update)

Switzerland, Scandinavia top global 'happy' index (Update) | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
Switzerland is the happiest country in the world, closely followed by Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Canada, according to a global ranking of happiness unveiled in New York on Thursday.
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The Geography of Well-Being

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Economic growth has long been the basic metric through which we evaluate economic and social progress. But a growing number of policymakers and experts argue that we need a better way to measure “well being.”

In a recent report, the Social Science Research Council’s Measure of America project takes a crack at it with their own metric. Inspired by the UN’s influential Human Development Index for nations, their American Human Development Index develops measures of well-being for America’s 435 congressional districts (plus Washington, D.C.). This allows us to see how patterns of uneven and unequal socio-economic well-being exist not just between but within many of America’s largest metros...


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The overall index is based on three key dimensions of well-being:

A long and healthy life, as measured by life expectancy at birth.Access to knowledge, based on school enrollment for people ages 3 to 24 (weighted one third) and educational degree attainment for those 25 and older (weighted two-thirds).Standard of living, based on median earnings for full- and part-time workers 16 and older.
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Why scientists are making brain cells from skin - Futurity

Why scientists are making brain cells from skin - Futurity | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
Researchers can now make brain cells from the skin cells of patients with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, to better study the fatal disease.

The team used a genetic engineering technique to convert patients’ adult skin cells into “induced pluripotent stem cells,” which can then be coaxed into becoming brain cells.

“We make brain cells out of the patient’s own skin,” says Jeffrey Rothstein, professor of neurology, who directs the Brain Science Institute and the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins University.

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The Promise Of Invisibles

The Promise Of Invisibles | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
Flight or invisibility? The age-old question about which superpower one would choose unveils a preference for either showboating or stealth. When the same..
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Intersting article. Although the understanding of why we wear objects could be expanded. 

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If… Game Co-founder: It’s Time for Games that Teach Empathy

If… Game Co-founder: It’s Time for Games that Teach Empathy | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it

If… Co-founder Berlinski: “The climate is ripe for video game companies and investors to make money on empathy-building games…”

 

By Jessica Berlinski 


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7 Sci-Fi Inspired Medical Devices | Qmed

7 Sci-Fi Inspired Medical Devices | Qmed | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
Qmed (formerly Medical Device Link) is the world's first completely prequalified supplier directory and news source for medical device OEMs. Find medical device suppliers and IVD suppliers who are FDA-registered, ISO 13485- and ISO 9001-certified. Qmed is also the home of Medical Product Manufacturing News and the most relevant breaking news for the medical device industry.
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Designing For The Elderly: Ways Older People Use Digital Technology Differently - Smashing Magazine

Designing For The Elderly: Ways Older People Use Digital Technology Differently - Smashing Magazine | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
Elderly people consistently excel in attention span, persistence and thoroughness. Jakob Nielsen has observed similar things, finding that 95% of seniors are “methodical” in their behaviors. This is significant in a world where the average person’s attention span has actually dropped below the level of a goldfish.
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Don't Relax: Uncomfortability Is The New Convenience

Don't Relax: Uncomfortability Is The New Convenience | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
To stop humanity from turning into useless, pleasure-seeking blobs, some designers are abandoning the quest to make everything easy, and introducing a...
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Can Regenerative Design Save the Planet?

Can Regenerative Design Save the Planet? | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
A Vancouver building illustrates how architecture can make an active, positive contribution to the environment.

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Fish that produce their own sunscreen could inspire improved UV protection

Fish that produce their own sunscreen could inspire improved UV protection | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
Scientists have uncovered a technique used by a zebrafish and other animals to create their own sunscreen and then reproduced it in the lab. They say the method could one day be used to produce sun lotion for humans and other pharmaceuticals.

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Loading cancer vaccines into silicon microparticles could stop tumors in their tracks

Loading cancer vaccines into silicon microparticles could stop tumors in their tracks | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
New research now suggests a vaccine for breast cancer might not be all that far away, with the discovery that loading cancer antigens into silicon microparticles serves to greatly boost the body's immune response.

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They monitor hearts, count calories … but are health apps any good for you?

They monitor hearts, count calories … but are health apps any good for you? | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
The Apple Watch is just the latest step in a fast-growing industry gathering data on our wellbeing Continue reading...
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Infographic: How healthcare technology can save lives

Infographic: How healthcare technology can save lives | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
From the Department of Technology Is Good for Medicine — well, actually, from Mission Safety Services, Edmonton, Alberta — comes this infographic highlighting how medical technology saves lives.
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‘Design empathy’ builds inclusive spaces for people with autism

‘Design empathy’ builds inclusive spaces for people with autism | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it

 

by ALEX BOZIKOVIC

Architects and researchers are increasingly turning their attention to the creation of comfortable school and work spaces for those on the autism spectrum

 

There was very little research available on the topic, so Paron-Wildes conducted her own, developing guidelines for architects and helping design facilities for children with autism. But she also finds “design empathy,” as she puts it, valuable in the offices she designs with her day job. “We have a range of human spectrums,” she says.'

 

 the diversity among the population of people might, and should, generate a deeper and more empathetic way of thinking about how everyone experiences a space

 

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This company is using machine learning to develop a cure for cancer

This company is using machine learning to develop a cure for cancer | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
Boston-based Berg has spent the last six years perfecting an artificial intelligence platform that may soon crack the cancer code.

Could we be just two or three years away from curing cancer? Niven Narain, the president of Berg, a small Boston-based biotech firm, says that may very well be the case.

With funding from billionaire real-estate tycoon Carl Berg as well as from Mitch Gray, Narain, a medical doctor by training, and his small army of scientists, technicians, and programmers, have spent the last six years perfecting and testing an artificial intelligence platform that he believes could soon crack the cancer code, in addition to discovering valuable information about a variety of other terrible diseases, including Parkinson’s.

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The Problem With Wearable Technology, According To "Blade Runner" Designer Syd Mead

The Problem With Wearable Technology, According To "Blade Runner" Designer Syd Mead | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
Mead chats with us about the Apple Watch, Glassholes, and Daft Punk copying one of his designs.
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Empathy-building Through Museums: A Teacher’s Guide

Empathy-building Through Museums: A Teacher’s Guide | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it

After years of studying the history of Islamic art and museum studies, the activity at the Exploratorium was the first time Elif felt an exhibit enabled her to face her own behavior and how empathy clearly affected her day-to-day choices.

 

Ever since, she has been fascinated with what she calls “empathy-building through museums,” or “empathy hacking”  – strategically designing museums, exhibitions, and their educational programming to serve as platforms for the exploration of empathy.

 

In her own words: “My goal is to make museums platforms where empathy can be built, explored, nurtured, and harnessed strategically towards personal and social progress.”

 

Such spaces could be an exciting destination for class fieldtrips, and a site at which children could build upon the lessons they learn in school. Here are a few fast facts about empathy-building through museums, to get you thinking about how you’d like your favorite exhibits to transform:

 

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Can we connect with heritage in a empathy way ?

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Sensory Pen Diagnoses Parkinson's Disease | EMDT - European Medical Device Technology

Sensory Pen Diagnoses Parkinson's Disease | EMDT - European Medical Device Technology | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
Manus Neurodynamica is set to launch a sensory pen that may be used to monitor and diagnose Parkinson's disease in patients by the use of unique technology to measure neuromuscular function.
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This Materials Innovation Could Enable Cheap Tests for Pathogens | Qmed

This Materials Innovation Could Enable Cheap Tests for Pathogens | Qmed | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
Qmed (formerly Medical Device Link) is the world's first completely prequalified supplier directory and news source for medical device OEMs. Find medical device suppliers and IVD suppliers who are FDA-registered, ISO 13485- and ISO 9001-certified. Qmed is also the home of Medical Product Manufacturing News and the most relevant breaking news for the medical device industry.
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This Is What a Psychiatric Ward Designed by Patients Looks Like

This Is What a Psychiatric Ward Designed by Patients Looks Like | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
What would a psychiatric ward look like if patients designed it? That is the question behind “Madlove: A Designer Asylum” from British artist and activist James Leadbitter (aka “the vacuum cleaner”). Leadbitter—whose work has been exhibited at venues including the Tate Modern and Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art—has endured stays in many public hospital...
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