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Dynamic Shape Display

inFORM is a Dynamic Shape Display that can render 3D content physically, so users can interact with digital information in a tangible way. inFORM can also interact with the physical world around it, for example moving objects on the table’s surface. Remote participants in a video conference can be displayed physically, allowing for a strong sense of presence and the ability to interact physically at a distance. inFORM is a step toward MIT’s vision of Radical Atoms. [Sources: The Verge and MIT.edu]

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SMS Lifesaver

Sweden has found a faster way to treat people experiencing cardiac emergencies through a text message and a few thousand volunteers. A program called SMSlivräddare, (or SMSLifesaver) (link in Swedish) solicits people who’ve been trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). When a Stockholm resident dials 112 for emergency services, a text message is sent to all volunteers within 500 meters of the person in need. The volunteer then arrives at the location within the crucial first minutes to perform lifesaving CPR. The odds for surviving cardiac arrest drop 10% for every minute it takes first responders to arrive. [Source: Quartz]



According to the MediSafe website, 50 percent of the U.S. population takes medication regularly. Among them, only half of patients typically take their medications as prescribed. So, the MediSafe app was designed to help people integrate healthier behavior into their daily lives with their cloud-synced mobile medication management system.  Using everyday technologies people already have, the app strives to  make it easier for families and friends to give the support needed to help their loved ones get healthier. [Source: MediSafeproject.com]

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