Category : Public Services

The End of “I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up”

December 14th, 2012 by Kel Smith | Comments Off on The End of “I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up”

A call-to-action for nursing homes, assisted-living facilities and senior residences to explore alternatives to the “panic button” in the form of passive environments.

Plight of the Home Care Nurse

September 29th, 2012 by Kel Smith | Comments Off on Plight of the Home Care Nurse

Since May of 2012, the book has received a decent amount of advance press due to various speaking engagements. With that, though, comes the perfectly reasonable and necessary demand to back up claims with factual information. One particular area of skepticism has been the source material for the data point that home healthcare professionals drive […]

Digital Outcasts and Food Deserts

April 7th, 2012 by Kel Smith | 3 comments

A food desert is a term given to any part of the industrialized world where healthy, affordable food is difficult for consumers to obtain. New technologies combined with community involvement may one day solve a growing health problem.

Using Phone Data to Track Public Services

June 6th, 2011 by Kel Smith | Comments Off on Using Phone Data to Track Public Services

My friend Craig DeLarge linked me to this interesting development in New York City’s underground subway network. One of the issues facing the city’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority has been how to provide better predictability in train schedules. Technology now enables us to analyze when and how people lose their phone services when going underground. Urban […]