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Keeping our online identity private and secure is an ongoing high interest matter as we want the ability to control how much information we disclose to others.
Although protection of our privacy and security rules increased in the last years, we know that sharing information, updates, images etc. doesn’t always give us the privacy that we may desire.
All our information gets stored in the cloud where is may stay available, forever. With the right applied tools is retrievable by whoever has interest gaining the data – even out of context.
It is already habit for most of us to use calendars on computers or mobile devices to schedule our day and get reminded if we have an appointment.
Today’s smartphones are capable to do much more than just tracking our schedule. They have more sensors than most people would ever imagine that permit collecting data about their users. Both, most Android and iPhones are equipped with audio sensors (microphones), image sensors (cameras), touch interfaces on the screen, an acceleration sensor (tri-axial accelerometer), Global Positioning System (GPS), light sensors and multiple other features. Continue reading “Smartphones – Technology to Track your Life” »
The next generation Internet, the Internet of Things (IoT), will be a dynamic network infrastructure with self-configuring abilities.
Both, physical and virtual “things”, will have an identity and physical characteristics as well as virtual personalities that are seamlessly integrated into the (information technology) IT networks.
Healthcare, such as eHealth, mHealth, telemedicine and assisted living, is one of the big targets of the IoT.
The goals of the IoT in healthcare include to better cope with the ever more increasing number of chronically ill people and complex diseases, for early prevention strategies and an older growing population (by 2040, the population over 80 years will be doubled). Continue reading “The Internet of Things IV – Healthcare Promises of the Technological Era” »
Mobile Health (mHealth) is a hot topic. Currently, there are more than 40,000 mHealth apps available for smartphones and tablets. It is projected that the mHealth market will reach revenues of $392 million in 2015 (by Frost & Sullivan).
Anyone who is looking to monitor weight and fitness, blood sugar levels, mental well-being etc. doesn’t have to search long for an smartphone app. However, finding a mHealth app of real worth is a completely different question. Currently, the mHealth market is mostly unregulated.
Experts expect digital health to significantly grow throughout the year 2013 and soon allow better managing disease and wellness.
1. Innovative hardware and software
The advance of smart phones, tablets and other devices will trigger the development of innovative applications in a wide variety of areas such as medical decision support, health communications and advice tools etc.
2. Cost-saving technology
Health care costs are exploding, thus, innovative cost-effective solutions are necessary. Technology can help to save costs by providing health care solutions that lead care in directions with better efficiencies and possibilities for self-care and increased wellness. Continue reading “How Will Digital Health Develop in 2013?” »
The digital area shapes expectations on personal and digital interaction, on social standards and on the multiple devices on the markets. Digital communication encompasses practically everybody’s life due to the ease and reliability technology tools give us for social and professional networking and multi-tasking providing apps for all possible situations one can imagine.
Electronic devices and ever more innovative software applications allow us to be available (or not available) whenever and wherever needed. Continue reading “Cyberpsychology I – Technology and Your Self” »
A hologram is a projected three-dimensional visual image of a physical representation.
The word “holography” derives from the Greek word “holos” meaning “whole” and “graphos” meaning “message” perfectly describing what a hologram really is; a “whole message” of an object or person.
Simplest holograms are flat surfaces which under proper illumination seem to comprehend a three-dimensional image. Most advanced holograms project 3D images into the air and allow tangible interaction with the projection. Continue reading “Holograms – Big Data of Tomorrow” »