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"Illness - Stories & Experience: Arthur Frank & Havi Carel in Dialogue" (Seminar, London, 6 June 2013)

"Illness - Stories & Experience: Arthur Frank & Havi Carel in Dialogue" (Seminar, London, 6 June 2013) | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
Illness - Stories and Experience: Arthur Frank and Havi Carel in dialogue Part of Goldsmiths' Centre of the Body programme of events - 'Exploring the Body: Interdisciplinarity in Practice' supporte...
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Scanadu Scout, the first Medical Tricorder

Scanadu Scout, the first Medical Tricorder | shubush design & wellbeing | 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.
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Theorising mHealth and the quantified self

Theorising mHealth and the quantified self | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it

Mobile and wearable digital devices and related Web 2.0 apps and social media tools offer new ways of monitoring, measuring and representing the human body. They are capable of producing detailed biometric data that may be collected by individuals and then shared with others. Health promoters, like many medical and public health professionals, have been eager to seize the opportunities they perceive for using what have been dubbed ‘mHealth’ (‘mobile health’) technologies to promote the public’s health. These technologies are also increasingly used by lay people outside the professional sphere of health promotion as part of voluntary self-tracking strategies (referred to by some as ‘the quantified self’).

 


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In response to the overwhelmingly positive approach evident in the health promotion and self-tracking literature, this article adopts a critical sociological perspective to identify some of the social and cultural meanings of self-tracking practices via digital devices. Following an overview of the technologies currently available for such purposes it moves on to discuss how they may contribute to concepts of health, embodiment and identity. The discussion focuses particularly on how these technologies promote techno-utopian, enhancement and healthist discourses and the privileging of the visual and the metric in representing the body via these devices.

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Digital Health For Dummies

Digital Health For Dummies | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
A day doesn't go by when I'm asked about digital health. What surprises me most about the perceptions around digital health are the misperceptions.

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App Delivers 'Virtual Placebo' to Improve Your Health

App Delivers 'Virtual Placebo' to Improve Your Health | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
A team of researchers is raising funds through Indiegogo for a placebo app -- no pills, just pictures.
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Almost-Hoverbike Levitates and Generates Electricity + Wi-Fi | Gadgets, Science & Technology

Almost-Hoverbike Levitates and Generates Electricity + Wi-Fi | Gadgets, Science & Technology | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
Almost-Hoverbike Levitates and Generates Electricity + Wi-Fi
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Toward Preventing Shoulder Injuries Using 3-D Motion Analysis

Toward Preventing Shoulder Injuries Using 3-D Motion Analysis | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
Shoulder injuries are sometimes hard to prevent, especially for those in professional sports such as baseball pitchers. Common methods of analyzing shoulder motion make use of cameras and observations by the naked eye.
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Brown University Researchers Create Technique to Guide Nerve Growth for Neuro Implants

Brown University Researchers Create Technique to Guide Nerve Growth for Neuro Implants | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
Growing nerves to correct all kinds of neurological disorders and injuries is a major goal of medicine, something that can revolutionize neurosurgery similarly to how bypasses and stents changed vascular therapy.
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Incredible Edible Meds: Safe Electronic Devices in Pill Form | Gadgets, Science & Technology

Incredible Edible Meds: Safe Electronic Devices in Pill Form | Gadgets, Science & Technology | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
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United Micro Kingdoms (UMK): A Design Fiction

United Micro Kingdoms (UMK): A Design Fiction | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
United Micro Kingdoms (UMK): A Design Fiction

 

"01 May – 26 August

UmK presents perspectives on a fictional future for the United Kingdom, as imagined by designers and educatorsDunne & Raby. The exhibition sees England devolved into four self-contained counties, each free to experiment with governance, economy and lifestyle. These 'live laboratories' interrogate the cultural and ethical impact of existing and new technologies and how they alter the way we live."

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The Future of Open-Source Hardware for Medical Devices | Circuit ...

The Future of Open-Source Hardware for Medical Devices | Circuit ... | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
In Circuit Cellar, Fergus Dixon discusses the future of open-source hardware (OSHW) for medical devices and other medical technology topics.For home hobbyists and students, OSHW is great. There is free access to working circuits, ...
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Make and mend - FT.com

Make and mend - FT.com | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
I’m not a big collector but I do have a row of aluminium stovetop espresso-makers in my dining room. As most of them are old, probably 1950s-1980s, I’ve had to replace many of the ring-shaped rubber gaskets which give a good seal.
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TechWell | Mobile Device Technology and Wearables Continue to Advance Health Care

TechWell | Mobile Device Technology and Wearables Continue to Advance Health Care | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
Advancements in the medical field are being made faster than ever, as doctors and patients both begin to embrace mobile technology.
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The “Quantified Self” Is Only the First Step to Better Health

The “Quantified Self” Is Only the First Step to Better Health | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
This post is part of Tech Cocktail’s “Healthy Entrepreneur” series, bringing you insights on food, exercise, and sleep throughout May. The series is presented by Coromega (more info and a giveaway below).

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Rowan Norrie's curator insight, May 29, 2013 4:41 AM

In order to improve something, it has to be measurable. The quantified self is the fist step for the individual to measure variables to a) understand what the relevant variables are and b) make sensible steps to improve their health.

 

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iPhone biosensor

iPhone biosensor | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
It seems like every day we're getting a little bit closer to having tricorders, and today's no exception.

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eMedToday's curator insight, May 26, 2013 5:09 AM

Great example of new mhealth app in development which could be remarkable. 

 

 Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have designed hardware and software that turns the iPhone into a powerful biosensor that's useful for toxin and pathogen testing as well as medical diagnosis.

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Take a Deep Breath and Find Your Inner Balance – a User Friendly iOS Sensor and App from HeartMath

Take a Deep Breath and Find Your Inner Balance – a User Friendly iOS Sensor and App from HeartMath | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
According to HeartMath (Boulder Creek, California), about 60% of adults have tried to reduce their stress levels, with 50% of this population still struggling to consistently achieve this goal.

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Biosensor patch monitors brain, heart, muscle signals | KurzweilAI

Biosensor patch monitors brain, heart, muscle signals | KurzweilAI | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
Bio-patch (credit: KTH The Royal Institute of Technology) The future of health care could be found in a tiny, paper-thin skin patch that collects vital
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This Glove Changes Color When it Senses Dangerous Toxins - Wearable Technology | CrunchWear

This Glove Changes Color When it Senses Dangerous Toxins - Wearable Technology | CrunchWear | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
It's a dangerous world out there. Pianos fall from tall buildings and at any moment a coyote could use a massive amount of TNT to dislodge you from your latest hiding place. Wait, that's the cartoon ...
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The Empowered Patient Decision Support App

The Empowered Patient Decision Support App | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it

The Empowered Patient® Decision Support web app is a series of ten questions that help identify areas in which patients may need help and support when making health care decisions. The app produces a streamlined pdf report of areas where the patient feels confident and decisive – and areas in which the patient may need information and guidance.


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Mighty Casey's curator insight, May 13, 2013 8:07 AM

Interesting ... would love your thoughts on this app's worth.

rob halkes's curator insight, May 17, 2013 1:34 AM

Inspring idea! Would love to see responses by NICE (UK) and IQWig (Germany). Are there some evalutions/reviews from users??

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Sea horse tails inspire robot armor, medical devices

Sea horse tails inspire robot armor, medical devices | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
Researchers said the flexible, strong tails of sea horses may provide the blueprints for future robotics, including armor and medical devices.
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A sophisticated bowl for arthritic seniors

A sophisticated bowl for arthritic seniors | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
One doesn't necessarily have to be receiving the senior discount to require some help holding a bowl, but what really bothered aspiring designer Shelly Ni was the lack of sophistication in the adap...
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Which Diseases Have the Most iPad apps?

Which Diseases Have the Most iPad apps? | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it

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eMedToday's curator insight, May 1, 2013 7:05 AM

Interesting insights into the apple store and diseases covered by mobile apps. In general, few clinical apps exist in app store. Even though the author state he was looking for chronic disease only on was represented, diabetes. What these means is that there is a big opportunity to develop apps around chronic disease. 

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Chair 'grows like popcorn'

Chair 'grows like popcorn' | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
Belgian designer Carl de Smet discusses his experiments with smart foam technology, which allows him to 'bake' furniture so it assembles itself.

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BioAid: iPhones Now Turned Into Functional Hearing Aids

BioAid: iPhones Now Turned Into Functional Hearing Aids | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
In yet another lovely example of turning a smartphone into a medical product, researchers at the University of Essex, UK created a new iPhone app that works like a hearing aid.
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X Prize Exec on How Sensing Technology Can Transform Healthcare | Qmed

X Prize Exec on How Sensing Technology Can Transform Healthcare | 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.
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