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  • Tanzeem Choudhury and Ethan Berke: Measuring Wellness With Mobiles

    Webcasts // Jan 2012 // provided by CC PopTech

    In this Webcast the presenter describes about a mobile technology that monitors well-being by using voice pattern recognition technology. The research investigates micro-level voice patterns which to detect subtle changes in wellness.

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  • Desney Tan and Scott Saponas: Our Bodies as the Interface

    Webcasts // Jan 2012 // provided by CC PopTech

    In this Webcast the presenter describes about Skinput, focuses on allowing richer, more natural ways of interacting with their ubiquitous technology devices. They envision a day when one can change their music, learn a language, and even answer email using bio-acoustics on the touch-sensitive surfaces of their bodies.

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  • PeaceTXT: Using Mobile Technology to End Violence

    Webcasts // Jan 2012 // provided by CC PopTech

    In this Webcast the presenter describes about PeaceTXT: using mobile technology to end violence. PeaceTXT is a multidisciplinary project to explore the potential of mobile technology to amplify a proven approach to reducing violence.

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  • What Can 2.1 Billion People Do With Their Mobile Phones? Nathan Eagle Wants to Find Out

    Webcasts // Jul 2011 // provided by CC PopTech

    In this webcast, the presenter describes how his work at MIT, in Kenya and around Africa led him to this project. Mobile phones' ubiquity in the developing world, their ability to send and receive money through services like M-PESA, and their potential to communicate work opportunities were all factors that ...

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  • Aydogan Ozcan: Mobile Microscopes

    Webcasts // Jan 2011 // provided by CC PopTech

    The presenter has discovered how to convert cell phones into microscopes by relying on shadow imaging instead of expensive optics. In time, the ability to conduct tests and detect infectious diseases by leveraging mobile technologies in resource-poor settings could transform public health.

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  • Adrian Bowyer - PopTech 2007

    Webcasts // Jan 2011 // provided by CC PopTech

    A machine that builds itself? The presenter shows one that this seemingly fantastic idea is not far from becoming reality. The self-replicating rapid prototyper, or "RepRap," could have dramatic effects on people in developing countries.

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  • Ken Banks: Mobile-Enabled Change

    Webcasts // Jan 2011 // provided by CC PopTech

    The presenter is the founder of kiwanja.net, which helps non-profits put mobiles to work through innovative offerings like FrontlineSMS - free software enabling coordinated, many-to-many, two-way text messaging. His solutions are being used worldwide to improve communications in a variety of critical situations.

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  • Yasser Ansari: Networked Organisms

    Webcasts // Jan 2011 // provided by CC PopTech

    The presenter self-described bio geek-turned-telecom nerd, wants to help boost eco-literacy. To do so, he has created Noah, an online platform and mobile application that allows "Curious naturalists" to contribute to ongoing scientific research through data collection and documentation efforts.

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  • Matthew Berg: Mobiles for Health

    Webcasts // Jan 2011 // provided by CC PopTech

    The presenter helped create and pilot ChildCount+, a mobile-phone-based health platform that empowers communities in Africa to improve child and maternal health. He also trains local programmers at the Rural Technology Lab, with a goal to advance the health of millions while decentralizing the software development process.

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  • Ben Lyon: Mobile Microcredit

    Webcasts // Jan 2011 // provided by CC PopTech

    The webcast describes about the presenter who found the FrontlineSMS: credit to allow microfinance institutions to send and receive secure loan payments, track loans and develop a micro-insurance model using the ubiquitous mobile phone.

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