IBM Health Corps: The Tech Powerhouse’s Health Initiative

IBM launched a new initiative for public health development – the IBM Health Corps. It will work with different health organizations as to help develop new ways in dealing different health issues across the globe. On EWeek.com, IBM was featured to use their cognitive approach in dealing with such health issues. With this, the company deploys its best problem-solving teams to find solutions on a wider scale. Jen Crozier, vice president of Global Citizenship Initiatives with IBM’s Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs said in a post on the Citizen IBM Blog: “We believe the next paradigm shift in health is represented by the cognitive era. IBM is at the forefront of this movement having launched Watson Health, a new business unit that leverages cognitive computing to solve complex health and medical challenges for patients, physicians, researchers, and health insurers across the globe.”Like us on Facebook IBM’s Watson on Apple Watch – New Age of Health Care Truthfully, what he implies here is that with the help of modern technology, it makes the medical world be more adept with the available information across the globe – thanks to the help of IBM’s ability to collect and assess data for such purposes. Nancy Aossey, president and CEO of International Medical Corps said: “Our partnership with IBM has strengthened our capacity to use data and analytics to increase community resilience to crises, and we look forward to continuing work with IBM to help underserved communities survive and thrive.” Yes, there are some communities that have very limited access to medical information and services, but since this initiative implies public health – it could be well-serving our fellow men on a less fortunate setting. So far, IBM was able to dispatch almost 3,000 IBM employees from nearly 60 countries. They are sent for more than 1,000 projects for 38 countries within 8 years, It seems that IBM is not just a tech powerhouse – but a big name in terms of public health services. Photo: PingWest, YouTube

Smartphone Addiction: A Sign Of Impulsiveness, Says Study

Smartphone addiction is a major issue that has taken the world in a very short time. Being glued to your device when there is so much happening out there is not surprising but some people just can’t put it down for a moment. Smartphone addiction has become so common that psychologists Henry Wilmer and Jason Chein of Temple University in the US decided to find out why? Why is it that some people cannot stop checking and then rechecking their phones despite no such requirement? Could there be a link of this addiction to a person’s psychological well-being? There has been very few studies to find such correlations. Smartphone addiction is a sign of impatience As part of their study, the psychologists screened 91 undergraduate students who filled up a set of test of cognition and other questionnaires.Like us on Facebook The tests were meant to find out about the way these students used their smartphones – whether they spent more time on social media, were they inclined to posting public updates, or just a simple checking on their device. Selfie Addiction Links to Psychopathic Behavior They were also assessed for their intertemporal preferences wherein they were questioned if they would prefer a smaller but early reward or a late but larger reward. Their ability to control personal impulses, tendency towards pursuance of reward stimulus were also looked into and analysed. What was found through these assessments were interesting. Those who frequently checked their gadgets for updates etc were found to be not interested in delayed gratification. “Mobile technology habits, such as frequent checking, seem to be driven most strongly by uncontrolled impulses and not by the desire to pursue rewards,” said Wilmer. According to him, the tendency of people to keep checking on their gadgets had clear correlation with they being more impulsive and not valuing a reward which was delayed. The findings provide important insights regarding the individual difference factors that relate to technology engagement,” added Chein. The assessment showed that as usually concluded in general arena, the gadget addiction was definitely a proof of impatience. Photo: Pixabay, Pixabay

IBM Health Corps: The Tech Powerhouse’s Health Initiative

IBM launched a new initiative for public health development – the IBM Health Corps. It will work with different health organizations as to help develop new ways in dealing different health issues across the globe. On EWeek.com, IBM was featured to use their cognitive approach in dealing with such health issues. With this, the company deploys its best problem-solving teams to find solutions on a wider scale. Jen Crozier, vice president of Global Citizenship Initiatives with IBM’s Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs said in a post on the Citizen IBM Blog: “We believe the next paradigm shift in health is represented by the cognitive era. IBM is at the forefront of this movement having launched Watson Health, a new business unit that leverages cognitive computing to solve complex health and medical challenges for patients, physicians, researchers, and health insurers across the globe.”Like us on Facebook IBM’s Watson on Apple Watch – New Age of Health Care Truthfully, what he implies here is that with the help of modern technology, it makes the medical world be more adept with the available information across the globe – thanks to the help of IBM’s ability to collect and assess data for such purposes. Nancy Aossey, president and CEO of International Medical Corps said: “Our partnership with IBM has strengthened our capacity to use data and analytics to increase community resilience to crises, and we look forward to continuing work with IBM to help underserved communities survive and thrive.” Yes, there are some communities that have very limited access to medical information and services, but since this initiative implies public health – it could be well-serving our fellow men on a less fortunate setting. So far, IBM was able to dispatch almost 3,000 IBM employees from nearly 60 countries. They are sent for more than 1,000 projects for 38 countries within 8 years, It seems that IBM is not just a tech powerhouse – but a big name in terms of public health services. Photo: PingWest, YouTube

How Technological Change Becomes The Biggest Nuisance In History

Change is the only constant thing in this world – and technology is the best example of this. Though technological change has helped our society in a multitude of ways possible, reality shows that at the same time, it also became the biggest nuisance in history. How? TechCrunch gives us an idea as to how technology, though universally beneficial, became an annoyance because of its “fast-paced” development. There are those who say years before, “Technology develops every eight months”, but it seems that nowadays, eight months can be considered “slow”. Every single day, new ideas come about, and more is to come – technology has changed the things we were once accustomed to before. Technology annoys businessmen? Traditional businesses went to prestige by their hard-earned work outputs over the years when technology isn’t a big thing yet. But nowadays, it is noted that many businessmen filed bankruptcy though they were once firmly established. The reason was that technology resulted to more competitions, easier access to social platforms, and mobile applications made it possible for small-scale businessmen be known in just a few taps and clicks.Like us on Facebook With this sudden change of pace in business, technology became an annoyance and the competition just got a little messy – which ends up to the defeat of those who once stood above all. Technology annoys governments? Yes, governments benefit from technological change – easier transactions became a thing because of database systems and the Internet. But the change is too fast, that sometimes government had a hard time keeping up on what the citizens expects them to do. You’ll Be Surprised How Much Time Teens Spend on Tech Technology annoys us? How many of us became so happy to connect with our dear loved ones who are distant from us? Via internet, we gain access to communication platforms that makes it possible to interact with people from different parts of the world, make friends, and learn more. Yet, it is also annoying to see that it also creates gap between us and the people that are literally beside us. Technology annoys medical services? Relatively, yes, it does annoy medical services. Though technology offers many modern breakthroughs in the field of medicine, sometimes it’s too fast that the expectations of patients and the current practice of doctors doesn’t match at all – annoying indeed. In the end, every good thing in this world have downsides after all. Photo: SocialGadgetNews, PuckerMob

IBM Health Corps: The Tech Powerhouse’s Health Initiative

IBM launched a new initiative for public health development – the IBM Health Corps. It will work with different health organizations as to help develop new ways in dealing different health issues across the globe. On EWeek.com, IBM was featured to use their cognitive approach in dealing with such health issues. With this, the company deploys its best problem-solving teams to find solutions on a wider scale. Jen Crozier, vice president of Global Citizenship Initiatives with IBM’s Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs said in a post on the Citizen IBM Blog: “We believe the next paradigm shift in health is represented by the cognitive era. IBM is at the forefront of this movement having launched Watson Health, a new business unit that leverages cognitive computing to solve complex health and medical challenges for patients, physicians, researchers, and health insurers across the globe.”Like us on Facebook IBM’s Watson on Apple Watch – New Age of Health Care Truthfully, what he implies here is that with the help of modern technology, it makes the medical world be more adept with the available information across the globe – thanks to the help of IBM’s ability to collect and assess data for such purposes. Nancy Aossey, president and CEO of International Medical Corps said: “Our partnership with IBM has strengthened our capacity to use data and analytics to increase community resilience to crises, and we look forward to continuing work with IBM to help underserved communities survive and thrive.” Yes, there are some communities that have very limited access to medical information and services, but since this initiative implies public health – it could be well-serving our fellow men on a less fortunate setting. So far, IBM was able to dispatch almost 3,000 IBM employees from nearly 60 countries. They are sent for more than 1,000 projects for 38 countries within 8 years, It seems that IBM is not just a tech powerhouse – but a big name in terms of public health services. Photo: PingWest, YouTube

How Technological Change Becomes The Biggest Nuisance In History

Change is the only constant thing in this world – and technology is the best example of this. Though technological change has helped our society in a multitude of ways possible, reality shows that at the same time, it also became the biggest nuisance in history. How? TechCrunch gives us an idea as to how technology, though universally beneficial, became an annoyance because of its “fast-paced” development. There are those who say years before, “Technology develops every eight months”, but it seems that nowadays, eight months can be considered “slow”. Every single day, new ideas come about, and more is to come – technology has changed the things we were once accustomed to before. Technology annoys businessmen? Traditional businesses went to prestige by their hard-earned work outputs over the years when technology isn’t a big thing yet. But nowadays, it is noted that many businessmen filed bankruptcy though they were once firmly established. The reason was that technology resulted to more competitions, easier access to social platforms, and mobile applications made it possible for small-scale businessmen be known in just a few taps and clicks.Like us on Facebook With this sudden change of pace in business, technology became an annoyance and the competition just got a little messy – which ends up to the defeat of those who once stood above all. Technology annoys governments? Yes, governments benefit from technological change – easier transactions became a thing because of database systems and the Internet. But the change is too fast, that sometimes government had a hard time keeping up on what the citizens expects them to do. You’ll Be Surprised How Much Time Teens Spend on Tech Technology annoys us? How many of us became so happy to connect with our dear loved ones who are distant from us? Via internet, we gain access to communication platforms that makes it possible to interact with people from different parts of the world, make friends, and learn more. Yet, it is also annoying to see that it also creates gap between us and the people that are literally beside us. Technology annoys medical services? Relatively, yes, it does annoy medical services. Though technology offers many modern breakthroughs in the field of medicine, sometimes it’s too fast that the expectations of patients and the current practice of doctors doesn’t match at all – annoying indeed. In the end, every good thing in this world have downsides after all. Photo: SocialGadgetNews, PuckerMob

Fitbit and Amazon Echo: Collaboration For Voice-Assisted Fitness

Fitbit became among the first to introduce wearable tech in the market as a fitness tracker. Now they have collaborated with Amazon Echo in order to offer an easier way to track one’s health – via voice-assistance fitness. TechCrunch details some information about the latest tech collaboration between two big companies in the field of technology. Using Alexa, an API Integration, you can ask Fitbit about your progress via Amazon Echo. With this voice-assisted method, you can keep tabs on your health in a much easier way. Well, the basic setting was to check your smartphone or smart watch on their screens – but admit it – sometime we feel so lazy that we just skip that idea.Like us on Facebook Fitness Technology – A New Trend in Fitness and Workout Using Amazon Echo, you can just speak and ask something like “Alexa, ask Fitbit how I’m doing today”, and a response can be given to you. As long as Amazon Echo can pick up your voice commands, you can ask her anytime and anywhere. Here are some of the things you may ask Alexa: How did I sleep last night? How many steps have I taken today? How far have I walked? And many more…… The point is you can ask about anything that your Fitbit can assist you with – even your heart rates and other health factors. This may sound lazy, but actually it is also a practical application. Sometimes, when we look on our smartphone, we tend to see other things we originally didn’t intend to check – and it can be a waste of time. But if you don’t look and simply ask Alexa a specific question – well that can save time. It can also be beneficial for the visually impaired ones. They can now have access to a Fitbit device and can learn about their own health via voice commands, instead of looking at screens which they can’t do unless they have to ask someone else. Using the Amazon Echo, talking with Alexa can have that more natural feeling when talking to a computer. Photo: ZDNet4, Wareable

How Technological Change Becomes The Biggest Nuisance In History

Change is the only constant thing in this world – and technology is the best example of this. Though technological change has helped our society in a multitude of ways possible, reality shows that at the same time, it also became the biggest nuisance in history. How? TechCrunch gives us an idea as to how technology, though universally beneficial, became an annoyance because of its “fast-paced” development. There are those who say years before, “Technology develops every eight months”, but it seems that nowadays, eight months can be considered “slow”. Every single day, new ideas come about, and more is to come – technology has changed the things we were once accustomed to before. Technology annoys businessmen? Traditional businesses went to prestige by their hard-earned work outputs over the years when technology isn’t a big thing yet. But nowadays, it is noted that many businessmen filed bankruptcy though they were once firmly established. The reason was that technology resulted to more competitions, easier access to social platforms, and mobile applications made it possible for small-scale businessmen be known in just a few taps and clicks.Like us on Facebook With this sudden change of pace in business, technology became an annoyance and the competition just got a little messy – which ends up to the defeat of those who once stood above all. Technology annoys governments? Yes, governments benefit from technological change – easier transactions became a thing because of database systems and the Internet. But the change is too fast, that sometimes government had a hard time keeping up on what the citizens expects them to do. You’ll Be Surprised How Much Time Teens Spend on Tech Technology annoys us? How many of us became so happy to connect with our dear loved ones who are distant from us? Via internet, we gain access to communication platforms that makes it possible to interact with people from different parts of the world, make friends, and learn more. Yet, it is also annoying to see that it also creates gap between us and the people that are literally beside us. Technology annoys medical services? Relatively, yes, it does annoy medical services. Though technology offers many modern breakthroughs in the field of medicine, sometimes it’s too fast that the expectations of patients and the current practice of doctors doesn’t match at all – annoying indeed. In the end, every good thing in this world have downsides after all. Photo: SocialGadgetNews, PuckerMob

IBM Health Corps: The Tech Powerhouse’s Health Initiative

IBM launched a new initiative for public health development – the IBM Health Corps. It will work with different health organizations as to help develop new ways in dealing different health issues across the globe. On EWeek.com, IBM was featured to use their cognitive approach in dealing with such health issues. With this, the company deploys its best problem-solving teams to find solutions on a wider scale. Jen Crozier, vice president of Global Citizenship Initiatives with IBM’s Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs said in a post on the Citizen IBM Blog: “We believe the next paradigm shift in health is represented by the cognitive era. IBM is at the forefront of this movement having launched Watson Health, a new business unit that leverages cognitive computing to solve complex health and medical challenges for patients, physicians, researchers, and health insurers across the globe.”Like us on Facebook IBM’s Watson on Apple Watch – New Age of Health Care Truthfully, what he implies here is that with the help of modern technology, it makes the medical world be more adept with the available information across the globe – thanks to the help of IBM’s ability to collect and assess data for such purposes. Nancy Aossey, president and CEO of International Medical Corps said: “Our partnership with IBM has strengthened our capacity to use data and analytics to increase community resilience to crises, and we look forward to continuing work with IBM to help underserved communities survive and thrive.” Yes, there are some communities that have very limited access to medical information and services, but since this initiative implies public health – it could be well-serving our fellow men on a less fortunate setting. So far, IBM was able to dispatch almost 3,000 IBM employees from nearly 60 countries. They are sent for more than 1,000 projects for 38 countries within 8 years, It seems that IBM is not just a tech powerhouse – but a big name in terms of public health services. Photo: PingWest, YouTube

Fitbit and Amazon Echo: Collaboration For Voice-Assisted Fitness

Fitbit became among the first to introduce wearable tech in the market as a fitness tracker. Now they have collaborated with Amazon Echo in order to offer an easier way to track one’s health – via voice-assistance fitness. TechCrunch details some information about the latest tech collaboration between two big companies in the field of technology. Using Alexa, an API Integration, you can ask Fitbit about your progress via Amazon Echo. With this voice-assisted method, you can keep tabs on your health in a much easier way. Well, the basic setting was to check your smartphone or smart watch on their screens – but admit it – sometime we feel so lazy that we just skip that idea.Like us on Facebook Fitness Technology – A New Trend in Fitness and Workout Using Amazon Echo, you can just speak and ask something like “Alexa, ask Fitbit how I’m doing today”, and a response can be given to you. As long as Amazon Echo can pick up your voice commands, you can ask her anytime and anywhere. Here are some of the things you may ask Alexa: How did I sleep last night? How many steps have I taken today? How far have I walked? And many more…… The point is you can ask about anything that your Fitbit can assist you with – even your heart rates and other health factors. This may sound lazy, but actually it is also a practical application. Sometimes, when we look on our smartphone, we tend to see other things we originally didn’t intend to check – and it can be a waste of time. But if you don’t look and simply ask Alexa a specific question – well that can save time. It can also be beneficial for the visually impaired ones. They can now have access to a Fitbit device and can learn about their own health via voice commands, instead of looking at screens which they can’t do unless they have to ask someone else. Using the Amazon Echo, talking with Alexa can have that more natural feeling when talking to a computer. Photo: ZDNet4, Wareable