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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
Do We Need a Global Brain? | Sliwa | tripleC - Cognition, Communication, Co-operation
"The new trend of Pervasive Computing, based on massively deployed wireless sensor and actor networks, will enable gathering data about the world with an unprecedented accuracy and influencing it. Among many application fields, health support system will permit to measure and transmit the vital health parameters and to exert externally controlled actions on the human body. Such systems provide evident benefits, but also pose great new risks of misuse by totalitarian governments or criminals. Also “good” governments, in their effort to improve the lives of the citizens, may be tempted to rectify their conduct beyond their will and to enforce it with new means of total surveillance. This Global Brain, controlled by authorities advised by experts, too complex to be overseen by the general public, may lead to a revival of the Plato’s Rule of the Philosophers, a Brave New World where democracy is just an empty shell."
pervasive-computing  big-data  big-brother  global  sensors  democracy  post-democracy  distributed  cognition  communication 
february 2013 by tsuomela
Cosm - Internet of Things Platform Connecting Devices and Apps for Real-Time Control and Data Storage
"Connect devices and apps on the Cosm platform, exchange data and ideas with developers, and bring smart products to the world."
internet-of-things  internet  data  collecting  distributed  computers  sensors 
january 2013 by tsuomela
Cosm - Internet of Things Platform Connecting Devices and Apps for Real-Time Control and Data Storage
"Connect devices and apps on the Cosm platform, exchange data and ideas with developers, and bring smart products to the world."
internet-of-things  internet  data  collecting  distributed  computers  sensors 
january 2013 by tsuomela
Technology Review: Blogs: arXiv blog: Why compressive sensing will change the world
If you haven't come across compressive sensing, you will do soon. It's a way of sampling and reconstructing an analogue signal at a rate far lower than standard information theory would deem possible.
technology  arxiv  sensors  computer  information-theory  compression  signal-processing 
march 2009 by tsuomela

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