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Big brother in the academy | Features | Times Higher Education
"As monitoring of scholars’ performance, time and output increases, so do reservations about its value and effectiveness"
academic  academia  monitor  work  metrics  measurement  value 
october 2014 by tsuomela
Flu Near You | HealthMap
"Flu Near You is a site administered by Healthmap of Boston Children’s Hospital in partnership with the American Public Health Association and the Skoll Global Threats Fund. Flu Near You is open to anyone for browsing. Any individual living in the United States or Canada, 13 years of age or older, can register to complete brief, weekly surveys that help all of us learn more about the flu. This effort is supported with private funds to demonstrate its utility for multiple sectors who must work together for pandemic preparedness if data is openly shared. The information on the site will be available to public health officials, researchers, disaster planning organizations and anyone else who may find this information useful."
influenza  diseases  monitor  epidemiology  season  google  crowdsourcing  health 
september 2014 by tsuomela
Tomgram: Crump and Harwood, The Net Closes Around Us | TomDispatch
"A future Internet of Things does have the potential to offer real benefits, but the dark side of that seemingly shiny coin is this: companies will increasingly know all there is to know about you.  Most people are already aware that virtually everything a typical person does on the Internet is tracked. In the not-too-distant future, however, real space will be increasingly like cyberspace, thanks to our headlong rush toward that Internet of Things. With the rise of the networked device, what people do in their homes, in their cars, in stores, and within their communities will be monitored and analyzed in ever more intrusive ways by corporations and, by extension, the government."
internet-of-things  surveillance  privacy  business  monitor  objects  government  big-brother 
march 2014 by tsuomela
Building A Global Health Sensing Network From Star Trek-Inspired Devices | Co.Exist | ideas + impact
"The $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE is an effort to make science fiction a reality. It takes the imaginary concept of the medical tricorder--the futuristic diagnostic device used on Star Trek--and aims to get it into the field, where it can conduct diagnostic tests for a minimum of 15 real-life conditions. It's a case of life imitating art."
contest  engineering  monitor  environment  crowdsourcing  health  sensors 
january 2014 by tsuomela
Crowdsourcing a Living Map of World Health
"The team is working towards developing a tricorder that could monitor both individual and environmental health. In phase one, citizen sensors will test their drinking water using a simple test strip device that automatically sends the test results to a central data server for analysis while telling the tester whether the water is safe to drink."
crowdsourcing  health  monitor  environment  sensors 
january 2014 by tsuomela
Forest Research - Anna Lawrence
Author of "The first cuckoo in winter: British phenology recording, credibility and meaning"
people  research  citizen-science  forestry  environment  monitor  citizen  participation  phenology  biology  diversity  country(UK) 
april 2011 by tsuomela
BioCaster Global Health Monitor
Based on a combination of text mining algoithms, BioCaster aims to provide an early warning monitoring station for epidemic and environmental diseases (human, animal and plant). It does this by aggregating online news reports, processing them automatically using human language technology and trying to spot unusual trends. For example, the trend spotting algorithm we use on the top page is CDC's Early Aberration Reporting System (EARS) C2 algorithm. Being able to spot unusual health events still requires skilled human analysts for risk assessment and verification. Automated methods like BioCaster try to make human tasks easier by providing intelligently filtered news.

BioCaster started in 2006 and provides a demonstration portal for public health workers, clinicians and researchers. The portal is currently under development at the National Institute of Informatics, Japan
diseases  machine-learning  data-mining  pandemic  health  monitor  global  natural-language-processing 
april 2010 by tsuomela

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