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Intelligent medicine: the future of health

The Swedish American Life Science Summit, held August 21 – 23, had many interesting presentations and discussions about various topics across the life science sector, such as Innovative Healthcare Delivery Models and Creating a Digital Health System.

At the event, I presented Ericsson’s vision of the Networked Society and some of the concepts that could be realized today if we utilize the possibilities we have within connectivity and networking.

Here are a few examples:

The Doctor in a Box is a device that you can either have in your home or that can be brought to you by a home Samaritan, relative or friend. It offers distant healthcare and video conferencing with real doctors for daily/weekly checkups like blood pressure and a simple blood test to see that you are fine and that the medications you take are working well.

The “Doctor in a Box Program” aims to make it easier to get medical assistance, by simultaneously reducing the pressure on the health care system.

Intelligent Medicine Jar acts together with the Living Tray ( an app running on the tablet that connects with the medicine jars), and displays live, up-to-date information on the outside packaging. You are identified with fingerprints, so no one can take the wrong medicine. The packaging is secure, keeps track of your consumption and dispenses only the right amount of pills. If the patient combines medicines that are negative to each other it will send a warning.

Fast line traffic management is an advanced traffic logistics system, providing real-time information through its network. This enables green lights along the route of emergency vehicles and directs traffic flow effectively in rush hour. This reduces the risk of collisions and shortens travel time in matters of emergency, saving lives for patients and reducing risk in traffic.

To learn more, view my presentation on SlideShare or look at the Networked Society blog 

Social life of the young – same needs, different tools

When I was young, dating – or at least trying to date – consisted of slipping a note into a girl’s locker, or shuffling nervously towards her to ask her out with my friends offering humiliating support in the background.

Today it’s much simpler. Ericsson’s ConsumerLab report, Social Life of the Young, looks into how US teenagers are using technology in their social lives. What it shows is that a few text messages can test the temperature of a girl’s interest without you having to suffer the humiliation of your friends’ encouragement. Texting also allows you to communicate with your circle of friends during class or in the privacy of your family home.

Back in the day, walking around school holding your girlfriend’s hand was proof that the relationship was “official.” In today’s technology-driven society, and with Facebook being the highlight of a teenager’s online life, changing your status to “in a relationship” is now seen as the official announcement to your friends.

Read the full post at the Networked Society blog >>>

Add that, bookmark this!

Is quite hard to be updated on all sharing and bookmarking services out there. I’m using about fifteen of these. How many are you using?

Mobiltelefonen – förändrade kommunikationsvanor och ökande kostnader

Enligt Sveriges officiella statistik har kostnaden för svenska hushålls kommunikation ökat årligen sedan år 2000. Under perioden 2000-2010 ökade konsumtionen av kommunikation med 113 %. Kostnaden har skjutit i höjden i allt snabbare takt och mellan år 2009 och 2010 ökade kostnaden med 6,7%. Vi ser en koppling mellan kostnadsökningarna och hushållens användning av mobiltele­fon. För att förstå den decennielånga ökningen av kommunikationskostnader som SCB identifierat vrider vi tillbaka klockan till mobiltelefonens barnår…

I december skrev jag och min kollega Marcus ett kapitel i Konsumtionsrapporten 2011 som är en årlig publikation från Centrum för konsumtionsvetenskap, Göteborgs universitet. I rapporten sammanfattas och analyseras hushållens privata konsumtion i Sverige under 2010. Ladda hem och läs!

 

Social life of the young – same needs, different tools

When I was young, dating – or at least trying to date – consisted of slipping a note into a girl’s locker, or shuffling nervously towards her to ask her out with my friends offering humiliating support in the background.

Today it’s much simpler. Ericsson’s ConsumerLab report, Social Life of the Young, looks into how US teenagers are using technology in their social lives. What it shows is that a few text messages can test the temperature of a girl’s interest without you having to suffer the humiliation of your friends’ encouragement. Texting also allows you to communicate with your circle of friends during class or in the privacy of your family home.

Read the post at: http://www.ericsson.com/thinkingahead/the-networked-society-blog/2012/01/05/social-life-of-the-young-same-needs-different-tools/#more-1942

Facebook and the new communication circles

When researching consumer behavior, we have been using the concept of  communication circles for about 10 years. The main change from then to now is that people today have a completely new tool to reach out and stay in touch: Facebook.

The concept of communication circles is very simple. In the middle you have yourself. Then you categorize the people you are in frequent contact with in circles around you. Throughout the years the circles have been relatively constant. Until Facebook.

Read this post at: http://www.ericsson.com/thinkingahead/the-networked-society-blog/2011/10/21/facebook-and-the-new-communication-circles/

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