Wellness

About 100 million people globally are pushed below the poverty line every year as a result of health care expenditures, according to the World Health Organization. Society's most vulnerable and marginalized groups tend to bear an undue proportion of health problems. In this section read how technology and compassion are helping overcome physical and mental health challenges for populations most in need.
 

Ground-breaking Service for Millions Uses Cloud for Online Psychotherapy

Thu, 2016-03-24 12:54 -- Compassionate C...
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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

Wed, 2016-03-23 15:58 -- Compassionate C...
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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

Wed, 2016-03-23 15:40 -- Compassionate C...
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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

Mon, 2016-02-29 06:13 -- Compassionate C...
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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.

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