Each Friday, I share a collection of stories, research, or other news and notes related to the role of feedback in complex systems that catch my attention during the previous week. Most of these I share on twitter when I first read about them; if you have a twitter account, feel free to follow me. If you’re not on twitter, I hope that you enjoy this selection of my favourites; links are provided so you can explore each one fully.
This week’s favourites again aren’t specifically related to feedback, but highlight how new technologies can play a role in health care delivery and improving personal health. Both are very cool innovations.
- People Power for Global Health: Can going for a walk charge your cell phone? A colleague here at SFU, Dr. Max Donelan is developing energy harvesting technology for people whose lives depend on portable power. Watch the short video to learn more.
- New video games to help add more activity to your day: Dr. Regan Mandryk (a former classmate who completed her M.Sc. and Ph.D. at SFU) and colleagues at the University of Saskatchewan are developing new games that are controlled by player’s movements. Other games developed for smart phones aim to engage whole families to get them active together.