CASE STUDY

Project Ray: A "RAY of Light" on Independence for Blind and Visually Impaired People

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Qualcomm Wireless Reach and Project RAY are collaborating with Israel’s Central Library for the Blind, Visually Impaired and Handicapped to build a system that enables people with visual impairments to use RAY devices to easily download and read audio-books, magazines, newspapers and other audio assets from the library. Learn more in this case study.

Children’s charity enhances fundraising

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If donors experience a lengthy or cumbersome process trying to donate to a charity, will they think twice about donating to that organization again? The SickKids Foundation of Canada worked with Cisco to improve its collaboration and efficiency. As a result, it's raising more funds to help more sick kids. Read the case study for details.

Empowering Communities to Promote Diabetes Care and Prevention Through 3G Technologies

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The diabetes epidemic in northern Mexico and elsewhere suggests an urgent need for innovative solutions. Read in a Qualcomm case study how 3G wireless Internet access is being used in diabetes management to improve patient care for marginalized communities.

Ground-breaking Service for Millions Uses Cloud for Online Psychotherapy

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Experts estimate more than 1.7 billion people suffer from a range of mental health conditions. Untreated, those conditions can unravel lives. Yet the social stigma attached to seeking help means many don't get treatment. To solve that, an Egyptian startup uses Microsoft's cloud technology to make online psychotherapy services available to millions in the Middle East.

Connecting Brazil’s Children to a Healthier Future

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There are not enough pediatricians to care for the world’s children. Pediatric subspecialists in particular are in short supply globally. Read in this Cisco case study about a pilot in Northeast Brazil that used collaboration and cloud technologies to bring virtual pediatrics to underserved communities.

Washington, D.C. Pediatric Center Consults on Heart Disease with Immersive Video

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The urgency of congenital heart disease is an issue across the developing world. Read in this case study how The Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. uses Cisco TelePresence technology to collaborate on young heart patients' care with health professionals at the Uganda Heart Institute in real time.

Augmented Reality for e-labora: Mobile Apps for Workers with Intellectual Disabilities

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Wireless Reach and Vodafone Spain Foundation collaborated on an "Augmented Reality for e-labora" project which provided customizable mobile applications for workers with intellectual disabilities. Read in this Qualcomm case study how tools and training helped them be more successful.

StoveTrace: How Clean Cooking Technologies Save Lives

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About 40% of the world’s population depend on traditional cookstoves that burn firewood, cow dung and crop residues. Inhaling that smoke and soot leads to about four million deaths a year. Read how switching to clean cooking technologies can improve the health of women and children who are most exposed to the smoke.

Translating Technology into Healthcare Innovation

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A wireless video trolley developed for a UK teaching hospital helps improve access to language specialists, optimizing patient care and cost efficiency. This case study will be of interest to city leaders and staff in areas where language barriers can impede citizen access to services.