Health on a stick/OLPC as [crowdsourced] environmental sensor

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Jun 15, 2011, 3:09:35 PM6/15/11
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Can folks plz provide feedback for Daniel Mietchen in Germany, working with Fabiana Kubke of OLPC New Zealand, as they put together "Health on a stick" ? Thanks!!


> On 6/15/2011 11:56 AM, Daniel Mietchen wrote:
> Dear all,
>
> [Please] take a look at section 3.1.1 in
> https://github.com/Daniel-Mietchen/Open-Research-Proposals/blob/73077431a5a0c82915c209de65392aa4dc8bc1ff/open-drafting.pdf?raw=true
> or any later version in
> https://github.com/Daniel-Mietchen/Open-Research-Proposals .
>
> There is also a related idea that I would like to explore (already
> discussed with Tony [Anderson]): Wouldn't it be great to use the OLPC
> network for crowdsourced environmental sensing, as mentioned at the
> last paragraph of
> http://www.science3point0.com/evomri/2011/06/15/the-blind-men-and-the-elephant-open-science-version/
> ?
>
> Any pointers, comments, suggestions etc. very welcome!
>
> Thanks and cheers,
>
> Daniel

On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 6:14 PM, [Holt] wrote:
> Wow, Nick Doiron (when he has time) is a strong contributor of
> health/environmental Sugar techniques you should speak to.
> [Do] post to our health and olpcMAPmakers as this firms up:
>
> http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/health
> http://groups.google.com/group/olpcMAPmakers/

we certainly plan to reach out to the wider OLPC community for input,
but haven't done so yet because this part of the project has so far
not been developed in much detail.

Anyway, we would appreciate input, especially from people more
experienced than us in running this kind project, so feel free to pass
the information on as you see fit. You may wish to add in a link to
http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/User:OpenScientist/Open_grant_writing_-_Encyclopaedia_of_original_research
, which acts as our dashboard for the project.

Note that we are drafting the proposal in the open, such that others
can join in. We could also imagine splitting either of these two
potential OLPC projects off the main proposal, especially the
environmental sensor part.

I am involved in biodiversity data publishing (see the publishing
guidelines linked from
http://www.gbif.org/communications/news-and-events/showsingle/article/new-incentive-for-biodiversity-data-publishing/
) and could facilitate things on that end once we have worked out what
is possible (and realistic) on the OLPC side.

One way to get things started would be to equip my XO with some of the
sensor stuff, so that I could test things and demonstrate them to the
biodiversity people.

Thanks and cheers,

Daniel

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