GIS Health News Weekly: SF Earthquake Impacts Sleep, Registries of Medically Vulnerable Citizens
Fitness Trackers Identify Sleep Disruption During SF Earthquake
RE Sieber @re_sieber VGI & the quantified self: Fitness tracker UP shows spatial distribution of sleep disruptions near the earthquake
Magpi, a leading provider of configurable, cloud-based mobile data collection and communication applications, today [Aug 25] announced the release of Magpi 2.0, making it easier and more affordable to create form-based mobile apps and outgoing SMS and voice messages. Magpi (formerly DataDyne) was founded in 2003 by two experts in global health and technology from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and American Red Cross. It’s the longest running data collection technology in international development and widely used in the global health and international development sectors.
Grant to Study Well-being of Children Exposed to Gas Drilling Impacts
An interdisciplinary team of researchers has received a new foundation grant to study the well-being of children in two states: Pennsylvania that allows natural gas drilling and New York that bans such activities.
Molly Martin, associate professor of sociology and demography at Penn State, is leading the project, supported by a $150,000 grant from The Russell Sage Foundation, a leading foundation dedicated to the improvement of social and living conditions in the U.S. The researchers will review and analyze data from Pennsylvania and New York school districts located above the Marcellus Shale region, one of the largest natural gas reserves in the U.S.
The goal is to tease out other factors and determine the impact of drilling. GIS will be a key tool.