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EPI Life is the world's first mobile phone with integrated ECG (electrocardiogram) and health monitoring functions. It allows users to record their ECG simply by touching the sides of the phone with their fingers, eliminating the need for complicated electrodes or messy gels. EPI Life also allows the user to input key health parameters such as Blood Glucose, Blood Pressure and Cholesterol, and to transmit these data to their online Personal Health Folder, which can be accessed by the user via internet. ECGs are sent to EPI’s 24-hour Health Concierge from the device via GPRS, where qualified doctors and cardiac technicians compare the ECG against the user’s baseline ECG, and respond via SMS based on the results of the comparison. EPI Life, coupled with the 24-hour Health Concierge and online Personal Health Folder, offers remote health monitoring, allowing the end-user to have timely feedback on their heart condition anytime, anywhere. The ability to detect heart rhythm abnormalities at the point of symptom/discomfort mean that ‘warning signs’ that may result in a fatal cardiac event will never be left unnoticed. Timely feedback on the ECGs sent also means that users are able to make informed decisions on their next course of action, be it visiting the hospital emergency department or the nearest 24-hour clinic. The highly scalable technology allows medical coverage to be extended into remote areas which have little or no access to medical services, making it perfect for rural health programs. EPI Life has won countless national and international awards.
Uncertain of his sister's fate, a boy enters limbo. Limbo is a puzzle-platform video game presented primarily in monochromatic black-and-white tones, using lighting, film grain effects and minimal ambient sounds to create an eerie atmosphere often associated with the horror genre. The navigation is simple and intuitive. What makes this game absolutely outstanding is the aesthetic design, moving reviewers to classify Limbo as an example of "video game as art". Journalists have praised the dark presentation, describing the work as comparable to film noir and German Expressionism. Some of the qualifiers coming to mind when playing this game: magnificent, unique, poetic, beautiful, special, intriguing. It can’t get better than that!
Empowering India provides citizens with easy access to information about political parties, candidates and electoral constituencies at national and provincial levels. The basic premise is that information promotes transparency in the democratic process, thus allowing citizens to assess their political leaders’ performance and thus hold them to accountability. A more responsive political process encourages citizens to actively participate in the largest democratic exercise in the world. The primary focus of Empowering India is the voter, who can realistically contribute to making democracy meaningful not just in form, but in substance. The website currently has detailed election results since 1977 and has also captured background information filed by thousands of candidates who contested elections at national and provincial levels since 2003. The information is provided at the respective constituency level in an easy to compare manner and is also available for various analytical purposes.
La Maja Desnuda is an ongoing website housing a multimedia archive for poetry, with biographies, images and especially, voices of poets narrating their work. The growing collection concentrates on Venezuela and Latin America, but includes numerous other international artists. La Maja Desnuda has a database with more than 900 poets recorded reading their poetry, among them contemporary poets as well known as Adonis (Lebanon), Fina Marruz Garcia (Cuba), Blanca Varela (Peru), Ledo Ivo (Brazil), Casimiro de Brito (Portugal), Nidaa Khoury (Lebanon), Ide Hintze (Austria) and Luisa Castro (Spain). The portal is complemented by a radio program on poetry, also called La Maja Desnuda, which has been on the air for more than 22 years and currently broadcasts in Venezuela. More than 1144 programs were produced during this time, presenting the most representative voices in world poetry, including: Walt Whitman, Tomas Tranströmer, Adonis, Pär Lagerkvist, Jorge Borges, César Vallejo, Miguel Hernandez, Sophia de Mello, T.S. Eliot and Pier Paolo Pasolini.
Areoscan is a web-based service that enables the user to create a 3D model of any area or object using digital photography. In industries such as surveying, architecture and design, Areoscan is proving to be a cost effective, flexible and time efficient solution for all sorts of jobs, ranging from complex land surveys through to creative art projects. Whatever the need, Areoscan takes a real-life subject and automatically generates a 3D model in the same way a 3D laser scanner does, without specialized equipment. The 3D models can be downloaded in several formats for manipulation by a range of computer-aided design (CAD) programmes. There are a number of guides available online to assist the user in maximising their experience and getting great results. This project cements New Zealand’s reputation as an innovative global developer.
My cpf – CPF Service Transformation has revolutionised public service delivery in Singapore. Close engagement with citizens and the innovative use of Infocomm Technology (IT) has resulted in a suite of retirement planning e-services customised to suit citizens’ individual life events. Most importantly, the e-services are accessible to all citizens regardless of their IT savvy. The “different strokes for different folks” approach accommodates the retirement planning and IT ability of diverse citizens. To educate and empower an aging, but increasingly sophisticated, population to plan early for a secure retirement, interactive retirement planning tools and content are presented from the user perspective. My cpf – CPF Service Transformation also caters to citizens at opposite ends of the IT skills spectrum. IT advanced citizens can use new mobile and media channels. The less IT savvy citizen is also assured of being able to “bridge the digital divide” thanks to the creative use of biometric, wireless and conventional e-services, often combined with a human touch.
Erada is a specialized portal addressing the needs of people with disabilities (PWD) in Egypt. Information empowerment for PWD ensures their full participation and inclusion at all levels of society. Free, accessible, comprehensive, user-friendly, the Erada portal provides knowledge of concern to PWD in all categories of impairment: hearing, visual, physical, mental, as well as, autism and learning difficulties. Important topics such as definitions of disabilities, laws & rights, early intervention, genetic diseases etc. are covered. Erada also provides a web creation & technical support service to ensure sustainable knowledge for concerned communities. According to 2007 WHO statistics, approximately 11% of the Egyptian population, around 9.4 million, live with some kind of disability/impairment. Given a helping hand, they can get along independently and contribute meaningfully to society.
Rufoofi s a one-of-a-kind e-content store application that offers thousands of books and publications covering various fields. Rufoof offers an amazing reading experience for both Arabic and English content. The language is 70% Arabic and 30% English, thus targetting the Arab audience in a new way. Steps to a quality reading experience are very easy with Rufoof, which makes technology easier and user-friendly for everyone. The Rufoof app is free of charge. The platform is compatible with iPad, iPhone, iPod, Android, web app and Windows Phone is coming soon.
Wikigoviya, the latest ICT initiative of Cyber Agriculture Wikipedia is a participatory and interactive web tool for agriculture development in Sri Lanka. The content is comprehensive and attractive, but simple in its approach, and has an easy navigation structure. Importantly, Wikigoviya is available in both Sinhala and Tamil – the two local languages. Wikigoviya serves as a meeting place for the agriculture community of farmers, experts, academics, private sector organizations, students and the interested general public. Designed with the farmer in mind, it provides the necessary platform for disseminating and sharing agriculture information among participating groups while serving as a forum for discussing current agriculture policies and their implementation, as well as sharing experiences and ideas. A detailed agriculture crop technology guide is provided, together with multimedia applications for easier understanding. All information is presented in a very user-friendly and colloquial manner, in a jargon in which the rural farmer feels comfortable. Wikigoviya has made a difference – clearly evident from its very active forum which has 399 registered users, 79 uploaded video clips and 14 active blogs.
The content and services of the Hallatlan Foundation website News and learning with sign language, aim to provide an effective learning tool popularizing the everyday use of Hungarian sign language. The innovative display of well categorized content is viewable through video loops, providing an opportunity to practice mimicry and gestures, a key factor for effective communication in sign language. The website structure makes for easy searches and area-focused language learning. The content of the website, including the interpretation of the signs, is currently available in Hungarian, English, German, and Spanish. The project is not only an online sign language dictionary, but also offers additional services such as a forum, chat room, online quizzes, news and crosswords, all together not only a useful source of information, but also a great community site. A CD-ROM series is available, focusing on different target groups, with content customized to each groups’ needs. News produced by MTV, Hungarian Television, the national public-service television channel, is translated into sign language and made available at this site weekly.