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Monthly Archives: February 2012
Dr. Google will see you now
Are you feeling a little under the weather? Do you have a mysterious pain or your stomach feels a little weird? Google just launched a new research service that you can use to learn about possible causes and conditions that are related to your symptoms. Obviously, the users of this service are reminded that the results they get are generated by algorithms and they do not in any way replace a medical opinion!
One of the most prominent features of the iPhone 4S is the introduction of “Siri”.
Siri is a personal assistant software equipped with advanced voice and phrase recognition capabilities. It distinguishes itself from the previous generation of voice-recogntition apps, such as Android’s Google Voice Actions, by its unmatched ability to understand “normal” phrases and react in a variety of ways: if you ask Siri to do something, it will use the correct app in the iPhone to obey your instructions. If you ask it a more open question, it will also mobilize its database and its connection to the Internet to try to find the most relevant answer.
The quantifiable patterns of our everyday habits can provide us with useful information about our vital functions and help us understand in a better way how our body responds to the activities that form our unique nature. But did you ever imagine that this simple cluster of data could become a source of inspiration for many talented artists? Today we are going to see a whole new side of self-tracking and travel where research meets art!
What we consider one of the most important features of our products is their ability to work with a variety of mobile apps and online services. In this series, we will shed some light on some of those partners and the services they offer to allow you to get the best out of your Withings scale and/or blood pressure monitor.
Crowdsourcing is simple in principle: a group of people share knowledge in order to find a solution to a problem. We discussed crowdsourcing briefly in our last blog post, we will see today how this method is already used to solve other issues related to health. What is really interesting about it, is that it lets people with different ideas and experiences work together and present a new, sometimes amateuristic, but also unexpected point of view.
When we discuss connected health on the blog, most of the time it is in relation with progress made for patient care, self-treatment, or some form of tele-medicine. Today, we take a look at how technology makes a difference is the way governments, NGOs and other institutions tackle international health issues.