Smartphone cameras can do so much more than capture selfies. They can detect everything from an ear infection to cervical cancer.
Israeli start-up uses mobile tech to help community organizations in California battle a dread women’s disease.
MobileODT, an Israeli tech company, has unveiled the latest advance in mobile medicine. It’s a smartphone-fitted colposcope aimed at developing countries like Kenya, Rwanda and Haiti, desperate for cheap ways of detecting cervical cancer, a major killer in these places.
It’s been said that there’s an app for everything these days, so why should the world’s most pressing challenges be any different? That’s the message behind the Vodafone Americas Foundation’s Wireless Innovation Project Competition.
The Vodafone Americas Foundation™ today announced winners of its sixth annual Wireless Innovation Project, a competition where entrepreneurs, creators and developers from universities, NGOs and non-profits are invited to submit innovations that make a difference in the world under the theme of “mobile for good.”
Crowdsourcing of complex tasks to expert and nonexpert populations has emerged as a powerful tool to solve intricate or time-consuming problems by merging individual human responses through statistical analysis. Recently, we introduced a gaming-based crowdsourcing platform—BioGames—for distributed biomedical image analysis and diagnosis.
Technology is definitely key in CfA’s work helping government become more engaging, user-friendly and effective, but I believe that there’s also a secret sauce that makes it work—empathy.
The SafeNight app, now in limited pilot, which uses crowdsourcing techniques to help domestic violence organizations provide victims with temporary emergency shelter, often the first step to escaping a dangerous situation at home.
Health for America—a Vodafone Americas Foundation partner—sparks youth.
Mobile technology’s advances are part of what Fay Arjomandi, Vodafone Americas Foundation Chair, calls an “ecosystem tsunami” of change that has helped transform the world.