First Remote Patient Monitoring Trial Using Mobile Technology in New Zealand

The Auckland District Health Board (ADHB), Gen-i (a member of the Telecom New Zealand Group) and Alcatel-Lucent have joined efforts to launch New Zealand’s first trial of a healthcare remote patient monitoring (RPM) solution using mobile technology to monitor and manage chronic illness in the home. The three-month trial focuses on 20 heart disease patients selected by Auckland Hospital.

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Researchers Bring Avatars and People Together for Virtual Meetings in Physical Spaces

With support from IBM Research and Nokia Research Center, the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland created an experimental system that enables people in multiple locations to interact and collaborate with avatars and objects in a single, virtual meeting. Objects and avatars are located in a “virtual” space that mirrors the corresponding physical room.

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Kenya Schools Prepared for 21st-Century Education

At the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting, Cisco, Intel, Microsoft, the government of Kenya and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a joint commitment to improve education in Kenya. Launched in collaboration with Kenya’s Ministry of Education, the Accelerating 21st Century Education (ACE) project aims to improve the quality of primary and secondary education through the effective use of information and communications technology (ICT).

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