[Health] OLPC Health Mapping Discussion - 9AM EDT Mon, Sept 13 (Kendall Sq/Conf Call)
holt at laptop.org
Mon Sep 13 00:04:33 EDT 2010
Please download Rumi Chunara's slides (14.4MB, 13 pages) in advance of
Thanks for bringing your best questions to our call & live chat (below)
9hrs from now!
> Thanks all for joining Monday 9AM EDT (Boston Time...) 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 that time:
> 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!
> Holt wrote:
>> 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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