Topic: Personal Technology
As attempts to reform and improve the American health care system plod forward, little is said about giving patients more tools to manage their own health and wellness. Rajiv Mehta and Hugh Dubberly, applying their imagination as designers, suggest tools for patients to design their own treatment and improve personal well-being.
Greg Skibiski explains CitySense, a mobile app for the Blackberry and the iPhone that predicts movement over time by mapping observed behavioral similarities rather than just geography. In this presentation from the Where 2.0 Conference, Skibiski discusses how location data using SMS from carriers and various other sources is used to gain market insights and understand real world activity in aggregate, anonymously.
The 2009 presidential election was the most closely monitored election in US history, thanks in part to the efforts of tech entrepreneurs like David Troy. Troy speaks at the 2009 Emerging Communications Conference about how he and his teams were able to create the Twitter Vote Report, which allowed people to report on poll conditions, and the Inauguration Report '09, a first hand documentation of people's experiences at the 2009 presidential election.
Join Alex "Sandy" Pentland as he talks about the indoor spaces of the city and the answers that can be gleaned from human movements within the interiors of buildings. From the movement of bees to the layout of boardroom locations, software can be used to predict and prevent communication failures. Tracking organizational and social behavior through data analysis has the potential to improve and perhaps even change the world.
Broadband in the USA is considered to be anything above 200 kb/sec. In Japan and South Korea broadband is defined as 100 mb/sec and above. This Ecomm presentation by Benjamin Joffe discusses striking differences between the Western world's current technological capability and Asia's. From content infrastructure, to business models, to social networking, Joffe explores what can be learned from the Pacific rim's innovations.
"The opportunity to innovate starts with doing something that hasn't been done yet", Chris Brogan presses in this lively, sardonic speech about ten minutes in length, in which the blogger and President of New Marketing Labs, a social media agency, advises businesses and individuals alike on how to utilize to the best capacity the web's power to connect them to their communities.
Digg.com, one of the most successful social media websites, has over 40 million users, amounting to about 20,000 submissions a day, but young CEO Jay Adelson wants more. In this candid conversation with Brady Forrest "serial entrepreneurs" Adelson and his Partner Kevin Rose share with us where Digg fits into the "huge volume of stuff", as Adelson puts it, on the World Wide Web, and their plans for its future.
What if you could type with your eyes? People with limited mobility may have no other choice. But it's slow, currently around 12-18 words per minute. Is that the best we can offer? Scott MacKenzie describes the physiology of the eye and technical limits on eye tracking, his work to evaluate various input methods, and his new approach, the "scanning ambiguous keyboard," that helps some disabled people communicate more freely than ever before.
Dr. Moira Gunn sits down with author and CEO, Dan Roam, to learn how he is teaching people to solve complex problems using simple pictures, from the pages of his new book, Unfolding the Napkin, the Hands-On Method for Solving Complex Problems with Simple Pictures.
In everyday life, people deal with more identifiers, such as email addresses, than they realize, says Ben Gross, and these identifiers have implications for people's privacy, security, productivity, and quality of life. Discussing recent issues of privacy on the web, Gross considers technologies that track identity and tools that show how identity is tracked.