Category Archives: health

The wireless future of medicine

Sorry I don’t know how to post a video directly from TED. Check out this like. http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/eric_topol_the_wireless_future_of_medicine.html Advertisements

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Nutrition and Cancer

This talk is by Dr. Donald Abrams.  It is related to our project and my own PhD research project. A little bit long, but you should take a watch. 

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Engaging the User – Arduino

Tying the lights and sensors together is the Arduino. It is the nexus of the Step Up! system, enabling the functionality that makes these system components engaging. An Arduino board is a programmable microcontroller, which can read input from sensors … Continue reading

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Engaging the User – Sensors

Part of the challenge for a project like Step Up! is engaging the user beyond the short-term. Curiosity is enough to get most people to try similar systems, like the Piano Stairs, and their desire to explore will keep them … Continue reading

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Instant Heart Rate

http://www.appbrain.com/app/instant-heart-rate/si.modula.android.instantheartrate An interesting app on both iPhone and Android. It can calculate your heart beat in just few seconds. Try it for free.

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Engaging the User – BlinkMs

In the Step Up! project, we wanted to encourage user engagement through a number of different means. One of our first ideas for doing this was through the use of lights. Previous research has demonstrated that ambient lights can be … Continue reading

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What’s the deal with Stress?

Everyone has their own way of dealing with it, but sometimes we still feel jittery during exams and stressed when many things are due. Many people turn to alternative methods of relaxation such as meditation.  Meditation is a way of … Continue reading

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