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The U.S. Department of State and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) have announced the selection of 102 semifinalists in the 2016 Tech-I Global Pitch Competition. Until May 1, the semifinalists’ 90-second pitch videos will be put to a global online vote to help determine the thirty finalists who will pitch at the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES 2016), June 23-24 in Silicon Valley, CA.
According to a press release, the semifinalists represent 51 emerging economies, including 11 economies that are eligible for the first time in the U.S. Department of State's Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Initiative.
Researchers with an interest in using data to address a social or policy issue are invited to participate in a Grand Data Challenge posed by the 2016 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, & Prediction and Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation.
"Fundamental research problems exist in how to fuse data, how to identify the relevant portions of the data, how assess change in the data, how to sample the data, and how to visualize the data. These issues must be met to advance social theorizing and improve policy analysis," according to the challenge overview. "This year’s SBP-BRiMS challenge problem invites you to take part in addressing one or more of these challenges."
The Elsevier Journal of Future Generation Computer Systems (Impact Factor: 2.8) has issued a call for papers for a special issue on Internet-of-Things and Big Data for Smarter Healthcare: From Device to Architecture, Applications and Analytics.
According to the announcement:
The interaction between technology and healthcare has a long history. However, the rapid growth of Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data, as well as the public embracement of miniature wearable biosensors have generated new opportunities for personalized eHealth and mHealth services. The advantages of these services include the availability and accessibility, ability to personalize and tailor content, and cost-effective delivery.
(This article is one in a series of occasional profiles of mHealth-related research projects. If you would like to have your project featured on mHealthHUB, please contact us.)
The Health Data Exploration (HDE) Project is working to utilize personal health data (PHD) for the public good – that is, help people better understand their health by making better use of the information they already gather every day.
According to its mission statement, the project wants to make use of the individual’s “digital footprints,” data everyone collects actively and passively as they go about their day. This data can be aggregated, analyzed and used to “fill in gaps in more traditional clinical or public health data collection, giving us a more complete picture of health.”
The use of wearables and mobile apps by U.S. consumers has doubled in the past 2 years, according to a survey by Accenture.
Accenture surveyed 8,000 consumers in 7 countries, including about 2,225 in the United States. Among the findings released last week were that the number of consumers in the U.S. who use mobile health apps increased from 16% in 2004 to 33% in 2016. The number of consumers using health wearables rose from 9 percent to 21 percent during the same time.
A Grand Data Challenge will beheld in conjunction with the 2016 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, & Prediction and Behavior.
SBP-BRiMS is a multidisciplinary conference with a selective single paper track and poster session. The conference also invites a small number of high quality tutorials and nationally recognized keynote speakers. The conference has grown out of two related meetings: SBP and BRiMS, which were co-located in previous years.
A week-long workshop designed to provide "a comprehensive and intensive overview of the emerging science of the exposome" will be held June 12-17 at Emory University in Atlanta.
The Emory Exposome Summer Course will bring together exports from top institutions, including Johns Hopkins, Harvard, UCLA, Berkeley, NIEHS and NCATS to provide updates on scientific progress on the exposome and related areas. Interactive laboratory sessions will allow participants to use cloud-based programs to analyze exposome-related datasets.
If you are developing mobile health applications, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has a mHealth Developer Portal that can help answer questions on how the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) may apply to mHealth apps.
Last week, the HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) posted some new guidance on the portal.
The White House is looking for organizations interested in hosting Precision Medicine events in their communities, which will play a vital role in making President Obama's vision of Precision Medicine a reality.
According to a website soliciting participation the Precision Medicine Initiative "requires an all-hands-on-deck approach, so as we continue the Federal Government's Work, we know that the work you are doing is just as important."
Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Southern California are teaming up to develop wireless sensors and other analytical devices that can predict and prevent the onset of pediatric asthma attacks.
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $6.1 million grant to the Center for Biomedical Real-Time Health Evaluation for Pediatric Asthma (BREATHE) to study and develop the technology with a goal of reducing the incidence of medical emergencies and allowing caregivers and people with chronic conditions to monitor their health in real time.
Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley have designed a flexible sensor that can measure metabolites and electrolytes in sweat and transmit its analysis to a smartphone.
According to a release from Berkeley, the device is "a flexible sensor system that can measure metabolites and electrolytes in sweat, calibrate the data based upon skin temperature and sync the results in real time to a smartphone."
Applications are open for the Global mHealth Research Training Institute, to be held June 6-9, 2016 by the Center for Global Health Studies (CGHS) at the Fogarty International Center.
CGHS will host the four-day institute at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's main campus in Bethesda, Maryland. This short-term, scenario-based training will promote multidisciplinary research, implementation science and novel research methodologies to a cohort of researchers from diverse fields who will help to lay the groundwork for future mHealth research projects and begin to build the evidence base for impactful technologies.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 mHealth Training Institute, to be held August 8-12 at UCLA.
The 5-day training institute brings together leaders in mobile technology and health sciences for a cross-training event for investigators with interest in mHealth. The training curriculum will cover the current state of the science in mobile technology computing and engineering, behavior change and clinical applications, and highlight the intersection among these areas for research related to health.
Stanford University, in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Research Councils of the United Kingdom (RCUK) with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), is hosting a Transatlantic Data Science Workshop.
This two-day workshop will be held on March 1-2, 2016 at the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD.
Applications have opened for the National Center for Simulation in Rehabilitation Research (NCSRR)/OpenSim Visiting Scholars program to be held next summer at Stanford University. The program fosters expertise and collaborations in biomechanical simulations for rehabilitation research.
According to the announcement, up to four individuals will be chosen to visit the NCSRR at Stanford University for a 5-week period during the summer of 2016, from mid-June to mid-July.