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

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

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

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

Share files with anyone, anywhere…off the Internet, even off the power grid…with LibraryBox [VIDEO]

Recently we had a look at BRCK – a device that serves as a kind of backup for the internet in rural areas like Africa. After a successful Kickstarter campaign … Continue reading

July 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

How To Build A Startup On Digital Tools For Social Problems

  Joe Roberson, a digital copywriter and bid writer for social good, published a post on Six tips for creating digital tools that solve social problems. The post at Innovationlabs … Continue reading

May 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

How To Bring Mobile Internet To Rural Underserved Areas In Africa – BRCK [VIDEO]

What is the BRCK? And how can it bring mobile internet to rural underserved areas in Africa or elsewhere. BRCK is a kickstarter project from Ushahidi – „a non-profit technology … Continue reading

May 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

The future of touch screens – touching virtual surface? [VIDEO]

As we are used to communicate by screens and keyboards a lot of the perception of the world misses the real touch. No matter what I look at the surface … Continue reading

April 6, 2013 · 3 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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