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

iPad assessment for testing dementia within 10 minutes – CANTABmobile [VIDEO]

CANTABmobile by Cambridge Cognition is an iPad assessment for testing memory to help doctors decide if someone’s memory is normal for their age, or if there are real concerns. The … Continue reading

July 10, 2013 · 2 Comments

How Physicians Use Mobile Technology [Interactive Infographic]

Based on survey data collected from 100 physicians ZoomRX created this interactive infographic on how physicians use mobile technology and social media to improve health care: via ZoomRx – Super Physicians.

July 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Apps, guides and other resources for the tech-savvy social worker

My dear colleague and tech-savvy soul mate Elizabeth Torres-Russell from Australia has collected a broad range of apps and resources for social work at her Pinterest website. Among others you can … Continue reading

May 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

Mobile Messages To Empower Mothers – MAMA – The Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action [VIDEO][INFOGRAPHIC]

As it is Mother’s Day today it could be a good idea to have a look at the link between mobiles, mothers and social issues. In June 2012 we already … Continue reading

May 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

How young people use social media and social networks for sexual health communication

Researchers from Australia explored how young people use social media and social networks for sexual health communication. Here is the abstract of the article publishes in the The International Journal … Continue reading

April 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pain Squad – kids with cancer control their pain through gamification with back-up from Flashpoint characters [Video]

Two years ago me and my wife spent our holidays in Canada. We had a great time travelling in the east of Canada and spending some time in Ottawa, Toronto … Continue reading

April 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

Top 10 Mental Health Apps | World of Psychology

by SANDRA KIUME, http://psychcentral.com With so many apps on the market, it’s hard to know which are useful. Many are designed by software developers instead of psychologists, without scientific testing. They … Continue reading

February 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

MEMO was created to help adolescents to live positively with mobile phones

Depressive disorder in adolescence is common, disabling, and heightens the risk of suicide. Preventing the onset of depression may prevent a lifetime of mental health issues and health service utilization. There … Continue reading

January 26, 2013 · 2 Comments

Late-Night Gadget Use Damages Your Sleep Cycle [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Bob Al-Greene, mashable.com … 95% of people say they regularly browse the web, text or watch TV in the hour before bed. But all that facetime with a phone, tablet, … Continue reading

January 22, 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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