Using AI to predict heart attacks

Engadget reports that a “team of researchers from the University of Nottingham in the UK have developed a machine-learning algorithm that can predict your likelihood of having a heart attack or stroke as well as any doctor.”

Source: https://www.engadget.com/2017/04/16/ai-can-predict-heart-attacks-more-accurately-than-doctors/

The Shelter Box Helps Milan’s Homeless

PSFK and The Inspiration Room highlight work by Italian designers to help Milan’s homeless population – called the Shelter Box – which “serves as a bed, chair, table and portable bag, providing shelter from the elements while sleeping, and storage of possessions during the day”.
Sources: http://theinspirationroom.com/daily/2017/mia-onlus-shelter-box/

https://www.psfk.com/2017/04/homeless-shelter-handy-box.html

A vertical farm and education centre to combat rural poverty

Inhabitat features a concept modular and moveable building – called Mashambas – that could be used to increase farming productivity and reduce poverty in developing nations, such as those in sub-Saharan Africa where around 40% of the population are subsistence farmers.

Combining growing space, tools, education and a marketplace, the Mashambas is put in place for as long as needed – i.e. when the local community is thriving and self sustaining – before being disassembled and moved to another community.

http://inhabitat.com/incredible-farming-skyscraper-could-fight-poverty-and-feed-the-world/

Paralyzed Man Uses a Neuroprosthetic to Move His Arm

For the first time in 8 years a man paralyzed from the neck down has been able to move his right arm thanks to a neuroprosthetic brain implant. This allows him to control his right hand through thoughts that are transmitted to electrodes embedded in his hand.

Via MIT Technology Review

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/603993/this-paralyzed-man-is-using-a-neuroprosthetic-to-move-his-arm-for-the-first-time-in-years/amp/