- WSA Global Congress
Sustainable Cities is a social network that focuses on citizenship. It follows the worldwide trend towards segmented social networks. MyFunCity - Sustainable Cities is an e-government software tool designed for e-citizens looking to have an impact on public management with their real needs and priorities. Multi-platform and multi-channel, MyFunCity- Sustainable Cities integrates mobiles phones, smartphones and the web. Citizens can contribute to thirteen areas of evaluation, including transportation, education, health, leisure, safety, street cleanliness, traffic, roads, green spaces, visual pollution, noise, and mood. An average of six questions per area is presented randomly each time a user checks in. Drawing on the total evaluations pertaining to a certain space, such as a street, borough or city, an exact map is drawn based on citizens’ praise and/or disapproval.
Streetspotr is the Smartphone app that connects businesses to Europe’s largest mobile workforce. Streetspotr enables everyday local people with Smartphones to deliver relevant, nearly instant business intelligence, and get paid for it! With the power of a Smartphone, an individual is able to photograph, record and report on required business information and within an instant, relay this information back to the business. Quick, easy, reliable and cost efficient. With 160,000+ Streetspotrs now operating in Europe, there has never been a better time for businesses to benefit from a world that is more socially connected, increasingly urbanized, mobile and digitally enabled. And for the individual Streetspotr, their Smartphone has just become the ultimate money making machine while on the go!
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“OzBook” is an interactive book for both children and the entire family, based on L. Frank Baum’s original novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Sixty interactive illustrations featuring beautiful scenes, vivacious music, and special sound effects let children feel the spirit of the adventurous journey to Emerald City, together with all the engaging characters. By lighting candles in the dark, the child finds the sneaky Wizard, helps Scarecrow to whisk angry crows away, or sees Emerald City with green glasses. Powered by a realistic physics engine allowing fast content accessibility, the award-winning OzBook features a user-friendly interface, magnificent particle simulations, accelerometer and aquatic and/or fire effects, as well as a memory game and magic pictures that come to life as users touch or tilt the iPad. OzBook can be accessed in four different languages including English, Lithuanian, German and Russian.
The Math Mage makes mental arithmetic the key to defeat monsters invading the hero’s city. The game is a wildly entertaining adventure, utilizing dynamic battling controls that turn arithmetic into sheer action. Players simply tap approaching monsters to fight them. The action freezes, as a math equation pops onto the screen and a fiery ring with up to five possible answers appears around the attacker. Players choose the right answer before the ring casts its spell, vanquishing the invader.
Meanwhile, The Math Mage’s top levels ramp up the challenge. Players first choose addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division, then work backwards from the numeric answer to create an equation from two sets of number rings. The Math Mage includes four modes of difficulty to ensure that all users enjoy the game, regardless of skill or age. Children build on skills via a reward system challenging them to try harder. The game takes the player on a magical journey through beautiful 3D worlds in which delightfully animated scenes relay the story. The game does not use text, other than in the main menu, thus transcending languages. The Math Mage is cited by industry experts as an excellent addition to a child’s toolbox for life.
Blanco y Negro is an app for visually impaired persons, optimizing the use of other senses to access the main functions of a cell phone. The app makes use of two key tools, a speech synthesizer and a set of functions called Gesture, to provide feedback about actions taken on the mobile so that users can easily follow. Based on these tools, visually impaired persons can access mobile phone functions in a way adapted to their abilities and needs: phone calling, text messaging, information management and colour recognition. Blanco y Negro is available in English and Spanish. Blanco y Negro is a unique app ensuring the inclusion of visually impaired persons in the use of smartphones.
Wheelmap is an online map for wheelchair accessible places. Like Wikipedia, the data is publically owned - anyone can contribute by tagging public places according to their accessibility. Mobility-impaired persons, such as users of wheelchairs or walking frames, use the platform to share relevant location-based information. Can one reach a specific café? Does a popular restaurant have an accessible toilet? Is a municipal office barrier-free? The OpenStreetMap-based approach helps mobility-impaired users, as well as anyone with limited mobility, to plan their day more efficiently. Thousands of e-volunteers supporting the cause add to the database via the web or mobile phones. Wheelmap has more than 250,000 points of interests in eighteen languages. Public awareness raised by Wheelmap can encourage owners of public buildings to improve their location’s accessibility.
Dérive app is a simple, but engaging platform that allows users to explore urban spaces in a carefree way. The web-based mobile app facilitates a randomized meander through urban environments by prompting the user with tasks so as to experience one’s surroundings unconventionally, while essentially playing a game. Because the urban experience does not rely on the actual physical location and yet still results in a unique experience, Dérive app is the exact opposite of conventional tourism. This tool takes the ideals of the Situationists and merges them with digital means, in order to induce an unusual exploration of urban space. The app was created to nudge those people who are in a daily repetitive rut of routine activities to allow the subjectivities of others to enter their urban existence. Task cards call the user to search for specific architectural or social points of interest. Users can add their own tasks and their own subjective reality, thus reflecting urban space in a different light. Dérive app aims to improve people’s sense of community and with it, openness, civic mindedness and renewal.
SocialDiabetes is a system for the self-management of Diabetes Mellitus Type 1. By utilizing knowledge that diabetic patients have about their own disease and sharing it with others through this app, users can leverage the potential provided by cloudcomputing in order to enhance the quality of life. Factors like food intake and exercise are logged into the system which in turn recommends the insulin dose based on these parameters. This method lets the user gain flexibility over their diet and security in their treatment, as the system takes the treatment pattern determined by the doctor and recalculates the recommended dose after considering the parameters in context, together with changes in the patient’s vital signs. By managing statistical information and data about the patient’s actual behaviour, the Social Diabetes system can make personalized recommendations. The patient can invite their doctor to join the Social Diabetes web, to monitor the patient online. Alerts can be established and changes in treatment ordered by the doctor automatically appear on the patient’s device. The optimization of patient monitoring by healthcare professionals leads to improvements in healthcare services, while reducing time and costs.
Life with Cancer is an app for cancer patients, caregivers, relatives and friends in Denmark. This app offers on-the-spot help, whenever patients and relatives need more information about a specific cancer, its symptoms and treatment, how to care for cancer patients, what to ask the doctor, where to get help or treatment. It contains a logbook/diary where patients can keep a log of their illness or share/ update information with others. Images, audio and video can be added to the logbook. Special features include a Checklist function to create to-do lists, questions for the doctor and share them with others. The Events function shows what is on at the nearest cancer counseling center and saves details to a calendar. The Addresses function offers locations and opening hours at cancer counseling centers throughout Denmark, as well as phone counseling and access to the online community. Users can access videos on cancer screenings and treatment, create password protected user profiles or enter data. Presentations are customized based on the information provided in the user profile. The app does not remove the anxiety associated with cancer, but it helps to relieve it, making life with cancer more humane.
MagicReader provides a magical experience of reading and viewing e-books using the iPad. There is no need to touch the hardware to turn pages, facial movements are enough. MagicReader uses the mobile device’s camera to detect the movement of the person reading the book. With this new technology, a disabled or injured person can read a book without having to depend on help from someone else. MagicReader can also be used in diverse daily situations, such as reading while eating with both hands, reading a recipe while cooking or perusing documents while typing on a keyboard. There are countless more ways to use MagicReader.