[Health] Health on a stick/OLPC as [crowdsourced] environmental sensor

Chris Leonard cjlhomeaddress at gmail.com
Wed Jun 15 15:25:27 EDT 2011

I would note that the fine folks from Hesperian now have a "A
Community Guide to Environmental Health".  They had been positive
about sharing "Where there is No Doctor", perhaps they could be
approached about this newer project as well.


On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 3:09 PM, Holt <holt at laptop.org> wrote:
> Can folks plz provide feedback for Daniel Mietchen in Germany, working with Fabiana Kubke of OLPC New Zealand, as they put together "Health on a stick" ?  Thanks!!
>>  On 6/15/2011 11:56 AM, Daniel Mietchen wrote:
>>  Dear all,
>>  [Please] take a look at section 3.1.1 in
>>  https://github.com/Daniel-Mietchen/Open-Research-Proposals/blob/73077431a5a0c82915c209de65392aa4dc8bc1ff/open-drafting.pdf?raw=true
>>  or any later version in
>>  https://github.com/Daniel-Mietchen/Open-Research-Proposals .
>>  There is also a related idea that I would like to explore (already
>>  discussed with Tony [Anderson]): Wouldn't it be great to use the OLPC
>>  network for crowdsourced environmental sensing, as mentioned at the
>>  last paragraph of
>>  http://www.science3point0.com/evomri/2011/06/15/the-blind-men-and-the-elephant-open-science-version/
>>  ?
>>  Any pointers, comments, suggestions etc. very welcome!
>>  Thanks and cheers,
>>  Daniel
> On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 6:14 PM, [Holt] wrote:
>>  Wow, Nick Doiron (when he has time) is a strong contributor of
>>  health/environmental Sugar techniques you should speak to.
>>  [Do] post to our health and olpcMAPmakers as this firms up:
>>       http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/health
>>       http://groups.google.com/group/olpcMAPmakers/
> we certainly plan to reach out to the wider OLPC community for input,
> but haven't done so yet because this part of the project has so far
> not been developed in much detail.
> Anyway, we would appreciate input, especially from people more
> experienced than us in running this kind project, so feel free to pass
> the information on as you see fit. You may wish to add in a link to
> http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/User:OpenScientist/Open_grant_writing_-_Encyclopaedia_of_original_research
> , which acts as our dashboard for the project.
> Note that we are drafting the proposal in the open, such that others
> can join in. We could also imagine splitting either of these two
> potential OLPC projects off the main proposal, especially the
> environmental sensor part.
> I am involved in biodiversity data publishing (see the publishing
> guidelines linked from
> http://www.gbif.org/communications/news-and-events/showsingle/article/new-incentive-for-biodiversity-data-publishing/
> ) and could facilitate things on that end once we have worked out what
> is possible (and realistic) on the OLPC side.
> One way to get things started would be to equip my XO with some of the
> sensor stuff, so that I could test things and demonstrate them to the
> biodiversity people.
> Thanks and cheers,
> Daniel
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