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

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

What Developers Of Social Work Apps Can Learn From The Health Sector

A recent post by Steven Chan, iMedicalApps, on “Important tips for doctors with medical app ideas” addresses an range of problems that healthcare professionals run into while developing their own apps. … Continue reading

August 6, 2013 · 2 Comments

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

Women and mobiles in rural areas: an impact pathway | e-Agriculture [VIDEO]

Reblogged from Women and mobiles in rural areas: an impact pathway | e-Agriculture Women and mobiles in rural areas: an impact pathway Submitted by Andrea_Jimenez on Thu, 11/07/2013 – 10:03 […] … Continue reading

July 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Could social networking prevent suicide in teenagers? Study finds most young people would turn to technology to ask for help | Mail Online

Helen Collis, Mail Online, recently shared a post discussing the question if social networking could provent teenage suicide. She refers to a study by Scottye Cash, College of Social Work … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

SPARX – The Video Game For Depression – Is On The Way [VIDEO]

Last year we had a look at SPARX, a video game designed to help treat depression and anxiety in teenage kids, that was proven in a clinical trial by researchers … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Why mobile health app overload drives us crazy, and how to restore the sanity

Abstract Background Smartphones and tablet computers have become an integral part of our lives. One of their key features is the possibility of installing third-party apps. These apps can be … Continue reading

July 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

More Than Every Second Social Media Users Suffers From Fear Of Missing Out – FOMO [INFOGRAPHIC]

The following infographic is based on a survey conducted online within the USA by Harris Interactive on behalf of MyLife.com among 2084 adults in 2013. It shows that … people … Continue reading

July 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

Cognitive Behavior Therapy App – MoodKit [VIDEO] [INFOGRAPHIC]

MoodKit is an iPhone app that helps people to cope with depression or anxiety. It is developed by Thriveport which main team includes clinical psychologists Dr. Edrick Dorian and Dr. Drew … Continue reading

July 13, 2013 · 2 Comments
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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