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The Healing Power Of Interactive Artworks (And Giant Furniture) | The Creators Project

The Healing Power Of Interactive Artworks (And Giant Furniture) | The Creators Project | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
Chris O'Shea's latest installation Woodland Wiggle is situated inside an oversized Alice in Wonderland-style children's play space
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Students develop assistive technologies - MIT News Office

Students develop assistive technologies - MIT News Office | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
Undergraduate teams create helpful phone apps and devices for people with disabilities.
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Cell circuits remember their history: Engineers design new synthetic biology circuits that combine memory and logic

Cell circuits remember their history: Engineers design new synthetic biology circuits that combine memory and logic | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it

MIT engineers have created genetic circuits in bacterial cells that not only perform logic functions, but also remember the results, which are encoded in the cell's DNA and passed on for dozens of generations.


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We are living in a bacterial world, and it's impacting us more than previously thought

We are living in a bacterial world, and it's impacting us more than previously thought | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—Throughout her career, the famous biologist Lynn Margulis (1938-2011) argued that the world of microorganisms has a much larger impact on the entire biosphere—the world of all living things—than scientists typically recognize.
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How a 15-year-old created the cheapest medical device that might ...

How a 15-year-old created the cheapest medical device that might ... | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
Jack Andraka is in his sophomore high-school year, but while other kids his age might be preoccupied with fighting puberty, the 15-year-old is fighting.
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Dried Vaccines Without The Need for Needles (w/video)

Dried Vaccines Without The Need for Needles (w/video) | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
The skin is a great site to access the systemic circulation of the human body. And that’s exactly where we want the effect of vaccinations to occur.
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Giving Blindness the Finger: Wearable Shopping Assistant | Gadgets, Science & Technology

Giving Blindness the Finger: Wearable Shopping Assistant | Gadgets, Science & Technology | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
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Why Carbon Footprints Matter: Calculating Your Impact

Why Carbon Footprints Matter: Calculating Your Impact | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
The energy that powers the world comes mostly from coal, gas, and oil, and that’s led us to CO2 levels over 390 parts per billion now, and climate change. We can think of climate change as a design question: where do we want to end up? Impact studies tell us what will happen to the planet as we warm up—it's basically a litany of horrors. At a 1.5 degree increase, we'll lose 10 percent of species. At 2 degrees, we'll lose 90 percent of coral reefs. At 3 degrees, 1 to 4 billion people will face water shortages, leading to war across the planet. We need to each understand the basic math behind energy and climate change so we can reach the right solutions. We need a massive shift to renewable energy, and we also need changes in our everyday lives. One first step is understanding your own carbon footprint. 
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Duane Craig's curator insight, February 7, 2013 3:24 PM

It's strange how so many are concerned about leaving debt to the next generations, but unconcerned about leaving a compromised environment.

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What is YOUR Carbon footprint?

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Design graduate perfumer bottles history, landmarks and nostalgia (Wired UK)

Design graduate perfumer bottles history, landmarks and nostalgia  (Wired UK) | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
Design graduate Olivia Clemence has captured the scent of the Southbank and a historical London pub -- now she wants to improve your shopping experiences by bottling nostalgia
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UC Berkeley Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium - Bio: Kate Hartman

UC Berkeley Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium - Bio: Kate Hartman | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it

'What gizmo can we use to read our minds, expose our hearts, or settle disputes? What gadget can improve our communication with house plants or buildings or glaciers?

We are rapidly reinventing the ways in which we relate to each other and the world around us. Working with communication and body-centric technologies in the creative context enables artists and designers to ask questions, tell stories, and predict possible futures. The projects they create can speak to needs, longings, and desires not currently attended to by existing devices and systems.

In this talk Kate Hartman will present a collection of prototypes, tools, and methods that allow us to reconsider the ways in which we relate and communicate and discuss the challenges and opportunities for work that sits close to the skin.'

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Robodocs and tricorders: a telemedicine-informed future for health

Robodocs and tricorders: a telemedicine-informed future for health | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it

Aside from the rise of sensors, expanded broadband access and the ubiquity of connected and mobile devices among patients and doctors, several health-specific trends are making remote care more of a reality. More patients are coming online, meaning that fewer doctors will be needed to serve more patients; payment models are shifting from fee-for-service to managed care approaches that emphasize patient outcomes; and hospitals are under more pressure to keep re-admission rates down. Remote monitoring and communication technology could play a critical role in addressing each of those issues.

 

Some telehealth innovations, like the iRobot that lets doctors visit  a patient’s bedside via an electronic avatar and 15-inch screen, seem like the stuff of science fiction. San Francisco-based Scanadu is developing handheld tools that have been likened to the StarTrek “Tricorder.”  A recent product lets you check your temperature, blood oxygen levels, pulse and other vitals by holding the device close to your body. Then it sends the information to your smartphone, where it can be sent on to your doctor. To encourage more innovation in sensor-based mobile technology, the X Prize Foundation even developed the Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize competition (in which Scanadu is a participant). A “Magic Carpet”developed by researchers at GE and Intel, uses sensors in home carpets to monitor seniors’ activity and then predict and detect falls.

 

 


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Biolace, Design and Biofacture, Horizon 2050 (english version)

BioLace © Carole Collet 2012 Design Research Project by Carole Collet, Reader and TFRC Deputy Director, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University…

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Social media has already changed the healthcare landscape irrevocably

Social media has already changed the healthcare landscape irrevocably | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it

As patients increasingly turn toward social media to access healthcare and self-diagnose, the patient-provider relationship is changing, the book argues. The first step in this change came when patients gained access to medical information online. Now they're adding the power of crowd sourcing, which means the healthcare industry isn't just seeing a more educated patient but also patients interpreting information and, essentially, becoming a member of their healthcare team.

 

"Patients are becoming our colleagues," said co-author of 'Social Media For Nurses' Ramona Nelson. "It's changing relationships and the kinds of questions and services a patient asks for."

 

With healthcare becoming increasingly virtual, said Wolf, it's becoming the provider's responsibility to direct patients to the best online resources.

Looking ahead, Wolf advises that nurses and practitioners need to incorporate social media into a strategic plan to determine how they're going to use different platforms and extend services through them. This plan, she said, should be created from a clinical perspective as well as an IT perspective, allowing for an interdisciplinary approach.

 

"Clinicians in services may not understand websites or synchronized information versus unsynchronized information," she said. "They need help to get them out there virtually."


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rob halkes's curator insight, January 27, 2013 2:18 PM

Surely socia media do have changed health care and patients' care for their proper health. But I guess, it is still at the outside realms of the interactive care process itself: not directly to the interaction and communication wtihtin the care process itself!

Indeed, for some, attitutes of patients (informed empowerment) have been developed. Attitudes of physicians and other caregivers might also have been influenced, for some. But how to use social media to reconstruct the very caring process itself so as to create a more open and direct shared decision making between patients and hs caregivers? Theres is a lot to be learned and reserached still.BUt as you can read in this blog, resp. book, you will see that we go onwards, not backwards, for sure. ;-)

 

Sven Awege's comment, January 31, 2013 10:13 AM
We're all patients or caregivers, and some of us are pushing very hard, asking for much better service and taking responsibility about our health. We will prevail!
rob halkes's comment, January 31, 2013 10:55 AM
Indeed Sven, that's my spirit! SO, let's make it happen! ;-)
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ORIGAMI BLOG » Meet The Freelance Origami Expert Who Invents Shoes For Nike

a web site dedicated to the joy of origami – concepts, products and inspiration

 

"If this beautiful video portrait of shoe designer Mike Friton doesn’t inspire you to think outside the box, we don’t know what will."

'“I think that’s when you become an innovator, when you realize there’s more than this small, little niche that you’re in.” That’s Mike Friton, who designed Nike footwear for 30 years. Thanks to this profile by production house Cineastas, we get a look inside his workspace while Stoch muses on the importance of being inspired by materials and processes outside one’s normal purview."

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Watson Is Now Commercially Available, Set To Help Doctors Treat Cancer

Watson Is Now Commercially Available, Set To Help Doctors Treat Cancer | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it

IBM’s most promising medical student just graduated and is ready to join the workforce and help people – in the fight against cancer, to be specific. IBM has just released a commercially available Watson whose cognitive computing could help doctors make better diagnoses and smarter treatment choices.


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The Internet and Health

The Internet and Health | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it

The internet can be used as a diagnostic tool, for peer-to-peer healthcare, and for self-tracking. We look at the statistics behind these activities.


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Meet the woman making brainwave control look more like meditation and less ... - Digital Trends

Meet the woman making brainwave control look more like meditation and less ... - Digital Trends | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
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With a background spanning fashion design, neuroscience, and psychotherapy, she's about as interdisciplinary as they come.
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“Human Brain Project” Moving Ahead, Thanks to Massive European Grant

“Human Brain Project” Moving Ahead, Thanks to Massive European Grant | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
The human brain may be the most complex and mysterious system in the universe, so studying it requires some advanced tools.
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The Future of Materiality PART III: Alter Nature

The Future of Materiality PART III: Alter Nature | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
The third and final theme in our investigation about the Future of Materiality; ALTER NATURE is found at the intersection of design, biology and technology.  This theme is lead by a scientific appr...

 

"The culture of biology is rapidly changing and the field of synthetic biology has the potential to generate a new industrial revolution.  It is perhaps the defining technology for the 21st century. If 20th-century biology was about taking living things apart to find out how they work; the current era will be defined by putting them back together, although not necessarily by following the traditional evolution guidelines.  Without an informed society however, fear of this unparalleled and sometimes troubling use and application of technology may obstruct its future."

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intriguing look at present and future developments around materials with synthetic biology and self assembling environments and products. I would love to work with these themes for health applications.

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Implants make light work of fixing broken bones

Implants make light work of fixing broken bones | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
Artificial bone, created using stem cells and a new lightweight plastic, could soon be used to heal shattered limbs.

 

The use of bone stem cells combined with a degradable rigid material that inserts into broken bones and encourages real bone to re-grow has been developed at the Universities of Edinburgh and Southampton. Researchers have developed the material with a honeycomb scaffold structure that allows blood to flow through it, enabling stem cells from the patient's bone marrow to attach to the material and grow new bone. Over time, the plastic slowly degrades as the implant is replaced by newly grown bone.

 

The study, published in the journal Advanced Functional Materials, was funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. 

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-02-implants-broken-bones.html#jCp

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The evidence behind mHealth gamification

The evidence behind mHealth gamification | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
The application of gamification for patient health may have implications in the future. However, how can this be applied and with what objectives?

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Rowan Norrie's curator insight, February 6, 2013 8:55 AM

Great article exploring some of the ways gaming can improve our health, whether it is through reward or (cunningly) actually involving the patient more in their care and treatment

 

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The Culture Show: 2012/2013: Episode 25

The Culture Show: 2012/2013: Episode 25 | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
A design themed edition of the Culture Show presented by Tom Dyckhoff.

 

-interviews Dunne and Raby with their Critical Design ideas

-social design, which looks at empowering a society

-hacking: redesign, a 'make-do and mend for the 21st century' -Sugru

-Assa Assuach and digital forming software for customers, with users as partners

 

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Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne 2013 | Home | Home - Edito

Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne 2013 | Home | Home - Edito | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
Site dédié à la Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne édition 2013. retrouvez toutes les informations nécessaires pour préparer votre visite.
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Electronic Health Tracking Increasingly Common, Researchers Say

More Americans are tracking their health using smartphone applications and other devices that collect personal data automatically.
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Coated Cotton Catches Desert Fog to Make Safe Drinking Water | Gadgets, Science & Technology

Coated Cotton Catches Desert Fog to Make Safe Drinking Water | Gadgets, Science & Technology | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
Coated Cotton Catches Desert Fog to Make Safe Drinking Water
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