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Fighting senior loneliness with computers

Males over the age of 75 have the heighest suicide rate of any group in the United States and it seems likely that loneliness is a factor in this. One of the major tools of connectivity, email and the internet, is still underused in this age group. Why not create an operating system specifically for these users. One that's simple, easy to learn and helps seniors to remain connected even if they live alone.
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by: Adam | Jun 25, 2010

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Opal Guide to StayingAsSaneAsPossible

As disorder naturally increases with competition for resources and living depends more on adaptability, Opal's Guide to Staying-As-Sane-As-Possible saves precious energy in deciding where-to-go-next. This information process allows individuals, families, communities, nations and cultures to refocus attention more efficiently from sickening fears to healthier "feelgoods" by matching a different scale of natures to a sense of personal pleasure so that greater potential can return. A range of regularly reviewed media outlets would make possible the "owning" of a generic world-view, based on the most accurate information available. Personalized props like totem jewelery, paraphernalia etc. would serve as reminders.

by: Opal Ocean | Aug 16, 2010

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Condom for Africa

In Africa, many believe in the traditional power of juju amulets (bracelets, often made of elephant hair), to protect them from HIV / AIDS. There can also be a low estimation of the effectiveness of condoms. A condom developed in consultation with traditional healers could incorporate features of the amulet, such as a spell & a sliver of elephant hair (or alternative?) molded into the base ring. Such a culturally adapted product could prove more effective.

by: Raymond stockill | Jun 25, 2010

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Health Ways Unlimited Centers

A 21st Century business model that brings health information to the store front sidewalks across America. These health information centers offer free health and wellness information and sell no physical products in the store. There are displays in the store that educate the customer about product or services. Computers in the store offer online resource information and options for purchasing directly from the vendors. There are free on going lectures and demonstrations to assist the customer in gaining health and wellness information. Click the image to learn more.

by: Terry Mullenbach | Jul 24, 2010

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Daidzein - health from kudzu

Kudzu, the fast-growing weed known as "the vine that ate the South", contains daidzein, an isoflavone compound used in traditional Chinese medicine. Daidzein is an antioxidant and may have anticancer properties. My idea is to produce daidzein from kudzu using a simplified apparatus shown in the accompanying diagram. Ground kudzu is placed into an extractor (1), saturated with alcohol for 24 hours. The extract is pumped through a silica filter (2) into a vacuum chamber (3) where the alcohol is removed and recycled. The product is daidzein in powdered form to be marketed in bulk.

by: Michael Flora | Aug 24, 2010

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Peace by evolution

This is a t-shirt with a picture of a human cell's 46 chromosomes, representing the human genome, the result of millions of years of evolution. A new paradigm embracing the idea that a greater appreciation for what constitutes the evolution of our species, could have an admirable change on how man treats himself and his fellow men.

by: Anthony D'Auria | Jul 27, 2010

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Wellbeingism

What if we were not the only ones responsible for our health? What if our society structures would be preventing us from achieving complete health? In order to live a healthy life, in order to achieve wellbeing, shouldn't we start by looking at creating the "optimal" society? Welcome to the world of Wellbeingism.

by: Cynthia Bouchard | Sep 1, 2010

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The creation of mental capital

We take good health for granted until it is challenged. How we deal with lesser health is mostly up to our positive state of mind. It's our Mental Capital that pulls us through or renews our faith. My method is based on Insight, Overview and Vision to create an awareness of our positive strength, awareness of our potential as individuals or as a group to create wellness ourselves. The method works like a pebble in a pond, because vision triggers new insights and ideas. By short coaching sessions participants will create tailor-made wellness plans for themselves and others by taking action in their own hands.

by: René Van Leeuwen | Sep 1, 2010

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Data Mining for Health

An easy-to-use, fun social application for smartphones that helps people make dietary choices and uses collected data to analyze health-trends. How it works: Enter your personal information, take pictures of what you're eating, and the software will tell you if you will go over your caloric requirements for the day (amongst other things); and for fun your "pics" will be Tweeted or sent to Facebook. Essentially, this is a food journal mixed with other interactive tools. The twist in this, though, is that data will be used to identify health trends. Big people eat cookies? Maybe cookies causes obesity!

by: Harry Chong | Jun 25, 2010

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Amanda - Faster, Better, Healthier Healthcare

Amanda is an adaptive cartography system for analytics-assisted clinical care delivery for Hospital2.0 operations. Amanda improves patient outcomes by optimizing the quality and timeliness of care while ensuring efficient healthcare delivery by utilizing automated acuity analysis, real-time QoS patient routing, and live-learning capacity prediction. Amanda leverages MEDgle's care delivery analytics cloud for patient-specific acuity/ESI analysis and queue prioritization. Amanda combines this information with current capacity, care time, and other parameters to provide live-learning capacity prediction. Amanda gives global healthcare providers a web/mobile SaaS solution offering each patient the best care path and health outcome while optimizing provider resources/costs.

by: Alex Kawas | Sep 1, 2010

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