A new study by NYU School of Global Health published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society reports that regular Internet usage was associated with approximately half the risk of dementia compared to non-regular usage.
Women & Innovation: Celebrating International Women’s Day 2023
Chulalongkorn School of Integrated Innovations (ScII), in collaboration with the Embassy of Israel in Thailand, invites all to join the special event “Women & Innovation: Celebrating International Women’s Day 2023” on March 8, 2023, from 9:00 – 11:40 am at Toemsakdi Krishnamra Hall, Sasin School of Management, Chulalongkorn University.
Digital Reporting Tool Aims to Protect Fire Investigators and Boost Public Safety
After a fire, investigators charged with determining the cause of the blaze sometimes stumble on unstable surfaces, breathe in toxins, or face other health and safety risks. But they had no central place to document their exposure to hazards at work, and researchers had no central place to evaluate that data to try to mitigate those risks — until now.
EmpowerME – a Chula Chatbot Career Coach Preparing You with Future Skill Sets
Developed by lecturers of the Faculty of Education, Chulalongkorn University. EmpowerMe is a Chatbot-based career coach that enables learners to become digital citizens by developing future skill sets and suggests the right jobs needed by the market. The application has received a gold medal award in an innovation contest in South Korea.
LifeBridge Health Launches Mobile App for Patients
LifeBridge Health has launched a new comprehensive mobile app for patients and consumers. Now available for download for iPhone and Android phone users, LifeBridge Health Mobile offers convenient and immediate access to the health system’s services such the physician directory, patient portal and online scheduling. LifeBridge Health Mobile is just one piece of the health system’s overall strategy to improve the digital patient experience.
Radar gets a major makeover
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are working to replace legacy analog radars commonly used by the military with a new, digital, software-defined system called Multi-Mission Radio Frequency Architecture.
Life Gets Easier with ReadMe Program that Digitizes Documents and Images Developed Right Here in Thailand
A team from Chula’s Faculty of Engineering have made use of AI Deep Tech to develop a program that scans documents and images into OCR documents. The program is more than 90% accurate when reading Thai scripts and Chula’s UTC is now ready for a spin-off to the market through Eikonnex AI Co. Ltd.
National Outstanding Researcher of the Year 2021 (Philosophy) and His Research to Solve Social Inequality
According to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Apiwat Ratanawaraha, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University and National Outstanding Researcher of the Year 2021 (Philosophy) “Land use in Thailand has been a chronic problem and the cause of systemic social inequality and injustice. If we are unable to resolve this issue, it is difficult to reduce inequality and injustice in other areas.”
Researchers Create Novel Photonic Chip
Researchers at the George Washington University and University of California, Los Angeles, have developed and demonstrated for the first time a photonic digital to analog converter without leaving the optical domain. Such novel converters can advance next-generation data processing hardware…
Could chatbot be a lifeline for dementia carers?
A new project led by the University of South Australia will develop a virtual assistant tool to support around two million dementia carers in the Asia Pacific.
Digital Content on Track to Equal Half Earth’s Mass by 2245
As we use resources to power massive computer farms and process digital information, our technological progress is redistributing Earth’s matter from physical atoms to digital information. Eventually, we will reach a point of full saturation, a period in our evolution in which digital bits will outnumber atoms on Earth, a world “mostly computer simulated and dominated by digital bits and computer code,” according to an article published in AIP Advances. It is just a matter of time.
MyWorld set to make South West a digital media leader on global stage
The South West is on track to become an international trailblazer in screen-based media thanks to £46 million funding, which will launch a creative media powerhouse called MyWorld and supercharge economic growth, generating more than 700 jobs.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Awards & Appointments
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) announces the following awards and appointments.
Four things school districts need to know before moving learning online
As the number of cases of COVID-19 multiplies and the duration of school closures increases, school districts are struggling with the feasibility of providing students with online learning opportunities. A new report from Michigan State University’s Quello Center reveals the challenges schools face if they plan to move online.
Poor Internet connection leaves rural students behind
Slow Internet connections or limited access from homes in rural areas can contribute to students falling behind academically, according to a new report from Michigan State University’s Quello Center.
I spy with my digital eye … a tiger’s breathing, a lion’s pulse
A pilot study undertaken by researchers from the University of South Australia at Adelaide Zoo, has developed a new way to undertake basic health checks of exotic wildlife using a digital camera, saving them the stress of an anaesthetic.
Claus Torp Jensen Has Been Appointed First Chief Digital Officer and Head of Technology for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) today announced that Claus Torp Jensen, PhD, has joined the institution as its first Chief Digital Officer and Head of Technology. His recruitment follows an expansive national search to identify a leader with the vision and experience to lead MSK’s digital transformation.
Secret-Shopper-Style Study Shows Online Birth Control Prescription Overall Safe, Efficient
Secret-shopper-style study of nine Web-based and digital-app vendors of contraception scripts shows their services are overall safe and efficient
Analysis also reveals reliable screening by vendors for contraindicated health conditions and medications in line with CDC prescription guidelines
Such services may help reduce barriers to contraception and expand access for underserved populations
Further improvements needed, particularly in counseling about alternative birth control methods and ensuring patient ability to adhere to prescribed medication