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

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

Why You Should Listen To Podcasts In Social Work Education

As I am a fan of podcasts it’s good to see Dr. Jonathan Singer, founder of The Social Work Podcast, being interviewed on Learning by Podcasts. For THE NEW SOCIAL … Continue reading

August 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Use An App To Gather Feedback And Improve Services [VIDEO]

The Guardian’s Professional Healthcare Network recently published an article on „How one hospital is using mobile apps to gather feedback and improve services“. Michelle McLoughlin – chief nurse at Birmingham … Continue reading

June 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

Measures Your Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) On Your Phone? – Alcohoot [VIDEO]

You want to know your or your clients Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)? Maybe your iPhone, iPad or Androidphone can assist you if you add Alcohoot to it. Alcohoot is the … Continue reading

June 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

How To Develop A Mental Health App – My Journey [VIDEO]

My Journey – an mental health app for young people – has been mentioned here before. Recently Sarah Amani shared her experience of the development of that app in a … Continue reading

June 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Best 5 iPad Apps For Working With People With Dementia – Active! [VIDEO]

Alive! is a UK charity founded in 2009 and now working to provide stimulating activities in over 200 care homes and day centres across the South and South West of … Continue reading

May 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

An App To Help Victims Of Domestic Violence – Aurora

Recently the Australian Minister for Family and Community Services Pru Goward launched a new smart phone app for people who are experiencing domestic and family violence. The Aurora domestic and … Continue reading

May 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Using The Placebo Effect To Enhance Your Life With An App? [VIDEO]

One of the most fascinating things you come across as someone working in health related professions is the placebo effect. Depending on how you define this effect it can either … Continue reading

May 20, 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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