[Health] OLPC Health Mapping Discussion - 9AM EDT Mon, Sept 13 (Kendall Sq/Conf Call)
holt at laptop.org
Sun Sep 12 13:16:32 EDT 2010
Thanks all for joining Monday 9AM EDT (Boston Time, that's 19hrs45min
from now) for Rumi Chunara's presentation and community Q&A, where ~10
PDF slides and a live phone number will be posted. Join us here, at
Firefox preferred -- or point your favorite IRC client software to
channel #olpc-help on irc.freenode.net -- thanks all for your
input+ideas on the call!
> Please join us 9AM Monday Sept 13, discussing Rumi Chunara's health
> surveillance work below, at Harvard Medical School, and its possible
> OLPC relevance?
> Ms. Chunara will appear at OLPC in Kendall Sq, Cambridge,
> Massachusetts in person, giving a very snappy 10+ min presentation of
> her ideas around this fascinating topic -- then asking for your
> practical reflections on our global society increasingly entering the
> Ushahidi / Crisis-Mapping / Grassroots Mapping era:
> /"I'm working for a group that runs HealthMap (see:
> http://healthmap.org). As you will see, we look for disparate
> information sources to track Health events.
> I was thinking that since OLPC reaches so many people in so many
> places, there could be some interesting information obtained from
> each of the computers when in use, that could be used for
> downstream interpretation as well as possibly for feedback about
> efficacy of some OLPC programs, that we could visualize and use
> such as the information we currently use on HealthMap. I'm sure
> there a whole host of privacy and other logistical matters
> regarding this, but I [nevertheless would love to investigate]
> these possibilities.
> I think there could be some very neat and useful properties
> obtained, and OLPC can make use of it's penetration to-date to
> initiate this type of work."/
> All please RSVP to me privately if you want our exact Kendall Sq
> location and/or conf-call digits! Also please read up on Rumi Chunara
> and her 14-person HealthMap team: (http://healthmap.org/theteam/)
> /*Rumi Chunara, PhD* is a Research Fellow at HealthMap and Harvard
> Medical School with a background in building biological sensors.
> Rumi is particularly interested in information obtained from
> sensors and how it can be used to augment health care. She is
> trained as an engineer and her doctoral studies were through the
> Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. She also
> has gained clinical experience at hospitals in Pakistan, Kenya and
> the US./
> Committed to advancing the wider R&D challenge around live-mapping
> disaster/response?? Strongly consider Oct 1-3's Crisis Mappers Net
> Fair & Conference at Tufts University:
> PS Kudos to Beth Santos for similarly making strides building strong
> OLPC Health connections around sanitation/water science "curriculum"
> this past Monday 9AM, with possible immediate applications for the
> kids Waveplace.org is helping in Haiti by end of year.
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