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Research to create healthy workplaces

eLearningworld News How optimize the design of a workplace to create a healthy work environment? A team from the the University of Arizona Institute on Place and Wellbeing (UAIPW) in collaboration with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) used real-time wearable human health sensors and real-time environmental sensors to monitor federal workers’ in a multi-year-study with purpose to improve the work environment. The sensors monitored heart activity, physical movement and sleep quality. Where the results… Continue reading

Social interaction and gamification inspire to increase exercise

eLearningworld News New research from Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Boston University School of Medicine shows that the company of a friend and a gamified application is the best environment to reach your exercising goals. This means that social interaction and a gamified mechanisms that are challenging and competitive is the main driving forces. In this spirit, these activity trackers including designed gaming elements increased daily step counts by nearly… Continue reading

eHealth: Artificial Intelligence to support diagnosis of treatment

eLearningworld News Research from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) shows promising results in exploring ways for AI to help doctors make better medical decisions. The machine learning approach is based on large amounts of data from 40 000 patients of intensive-care-units (ICU). This means analytics from past ICU cases where the data comes from practice, labs, notes and demographics aiming to support real-time diagnosis of different symptoms to improve treatments. Harini Suresh,… Continue reading

Making use of gamification in healthcare

eLearningworld News Can digital games improve healthcare? That is what the annual Games4Health Challenge competition is trying to find out. The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at University of Utah that is arranging the competition invites college students from all over the world to design games that motivate healthy changes in behavior. The total amount of prize-money this year was 000 and after the time for submission of game-projects ended at the end of March we are… Continue reading

Latest News: Two new MOOCs on e-health and healthcare quality

eLearningworld News from Sweden Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm starts new MOOC on e-health in co-operation will edX. The course starts April 22 and focus on methods and techniques for collection, management and evaluation of medical information. The students will receive knowledge on secure and effective healthcare information management. You find course information here.  Jönköping Academy announce a new MOOC that is targeting healthcare employees. The purpose with the course is to teach the basics of quality improvement… Continue reading