Magazine article ASEE Prism

Spread the Word

Magazine article ASEE Prism

Spread the Word

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The potential for digital technology to transform public health is limitless. Consider HealthMap.The interactive website gathers information at the very local level to track contagious diseases well before they develop into global pandemics.The five-year-old project, based at Children's Hospital in Boston, recently was relaunched to focus on "participatory epidemiology," or the gathering of data from social media like Twitter and Facebook so that it's even more up to the minute. HealthMap also partnered with the producers of the film Contagion (pictured), a thriller about a super-deadly global pandemic, on a publicawareness campaign about disease transmission and tracking. Meanwhile, a team led by John Rogers, a materials scientist and engineer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has developed an "electronic tattoo," a stick-on device that can monitor vital signs including heart rate, brain waves, and muscle activity. …

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