ideas, innovations and apps for social work in the age of smartphones and social media 

Tap Tap See iphone app for blind and visually impaired [VIDEO]

Using Tap Tap See to identify package contents and gain a measure if independence through the use of technology. Showing real live situations in the use of this iphone app. … Continue reading

November 22, 2013 · 1 Comment

Care in a Digital Age: Use of Technology in Social Care | FutureGov

Dominic Campbell – founder and director of digital design company FUTUREGOV – gave a keynote speech at the Care in the Digital Age event, where he ran through his vision for how … Continue reading

August 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

TEXTING & DRIVING …IT CAN WAIT | Initiative 4 Teens About The Dangers [VIDEO]

The initiative TEXTING & DRIVING … IT CAN WAIT works on raising the awareness on how fatal texting and driving can be by asking to join the movement pledging to … Continue reading

August 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Don’t Get Lost In The Dark! | App Leading People Affected By Night Blindness

Researchers from Pakistan recently published an article about an app that is leading people affected by night blindness. According to Wikipedia … Nyctalopia (from Greek νύκτ-, nykt- “night”; and αλαός, … Continue reading

August 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Microsoft’s working on sign language recognittion and translation using Kinect & Bing [VIDEO]

… Researchers from Microsoft Research Asia have collaborated with colleagues from the Institute of Computing Technology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) to explore how Kinect’s body-tracking abilities can … Continue reading

July 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Good Apps for Children – Chriteria Database and Live Presentation [VIDEO]

What are the criteria for good apps for children and which apps fulfil these? This is the question that was worked on in an open online course offered by the … Continue reading

July 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Can a software system help those with social anxiety [VIDEO]

MIT is currently working on software systems that can be used to help people practice their interpersonal skills so that they feel more comfortable with social situations. This can be … Continue reading

June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

How To Use Tech To Teach Children With Disabilities About Their Rights [VIDEO]

Can mobile technology be useful to educate children with disabilities of their rights? Yes. That’s the result of a project carried out by the Autism Society Philippines (ASP). The idea … Continue reading

June 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

How to interact with a touchscreen if you are manual disabled – MouthStick Stylus

Mobile devices with touchscreens like the iPad have become a part of our life. But how do you use an iPad if you have a disability that does not let … Continue reading

March 17, 2013 · Leave a comment
Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

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