Shabbir Syed-Abdul

Shabbir Syed-Abdul

Dr.Shabbir Syed-Abdul,is an associate professor of Health informatics at Graduate Institute of Biomedical Informatics, College of Medical Science and Technology, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan.

Location Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Dear Learners,

    I am Prof Shabbir, and would like to extend a warm welcome to all of you. Hope you have a great learning experience during the course. I would like to encourage you to fill out the Pre-course assessment survey in the next step, which would just take a few minutes. Thank you and Best wishes!

  • Hi Dr. Raksha. Thank you for your interest in this course, If you have any dataset and interested to collaborate for publication, please do contact me.

  • Thank you Taniya for your interest in this course. May I know details of your EPQ project.

  • I strongly recommend all learners to take this survey so that we can know where and by whom exactly AI can be focused and you all see the real use of AI, In preventive care or curative care at home care or hospital...etc.

  • If you are from Taiwan, you can register and check your own data and predictions :-)

  • Yes, we are working on models that can predict cancer in next 3 years of time.

  • You are correct Farhad Ali, It is the AI developer who should be taking caution when selecting the training data while developing the AI algorithms. He/She needs to know how much generalization is possible. Its good that you pointed out this issue.

  • Its "Alexander Fleming " not Alexander family.. sorry for typo.

  • "Today preventive care by govt institutions ends in information dissemination using documents/pamphlets..." Exactly.. therefore we need to try to encourage on pulling information from patient side. Empower patients to get authenticate information...

  • Thank you, Margaret York. Please participate in the discussion.

  • Good luck Susan

  • Exactly Suaina, you got the point !

  • How hard it can be to connect a device to Wifi. Once you are connected, It is so easy to use. Yes, It works on voice recognition. Anyone speaking English can use it. This tool can be useful to common people to get first-hand information.
    You mentioned correct, cancer can be caused by multiple factors, such as lifestyle, diet and family history. We cannot...

  • It is exactly opposite, very easy, however, you need to connect the device to the Wifi.

  • Very good point. Actually, Google home (or Siri), they only suggest/recommend you authenticated website from professional associations. You are very correct if we search we may find misleading information. Therefore, one should pay attention to the source of the information.

  • Hi Guys, Welcome to this course. Let's get started. Please click on "mark as complete" once you finish the activity. Good Luck !

  • Hi Sabrina, Contact me at TMU Daan Campus, We are having a new project where we are using VR. If you are interested we can involve your grandmother in this project.

  • 10 Apps That Will Help You Sleep Better
    http://mashable.com/2014/07/23/sleep-better-apps/#q9buxHn60OqY

    Sleep Deeply from Harmony hypnosis Ltd is a paid App.

    I found the above information online, I am not sure about the accuracy of this information.

  • Thanks for reply.

  • Thank you, Ian Blaby we are seriously focused on ageing problems, would like to be in contact with you to discuss some possible research project with your institute.
    Looking forward to work with you!
    Best Regards
    Dr. Shabbir

  • Thanks Marian, my students from mHealth course will be actively participating in the discussion.

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  • Yes, you got the point Russle. We have to know motivation and source of the content we read.

  • You are correct Abdul Moiz, That is exactly we recommended in our paper. :-)

  • Dear Marco B
    Here is the study you asked:
    Eur Eat Disord Rev. 2009 May;17(3):214-9. doi: 10.1002/erv.910.
    Viewership of pro-anorexia websites in seventh, ninth and eleventh graders.

  • Dear Frank, We are offering a course of the role of social media in healthcare. Welcome to join us.

  • Dear Learners.

    Sorry for crossposting. Those who have filled the questionnaire can ignore this message.

    URL to Questionnaire: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/internet-aging/1/steps/133536

    This is my last and humble reminder to take the questionnaire and help us to serve you better !

  • Dear Learners.

    Sorry for crossposting. Those who have filled the questionnaire can ignore this message.

    URL to Questionnaire: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/internet-aging/1/steps/133536

    This is my last and humble reminder to take the questionnaire and help us to serve you better !

  • Please review week 1 video by Prof. Angela.

  • Welcome and i will be happy to see you in person.

  • Wow.. I think you are one of the Topper. I would be interested to know score of each of you guys !

  • Useful comments, Thank you Deny!

  • Dear Learners.

    Sorry for crossposting. Those who have filled the questionnaire can ignore this message.

    The impact of wearable devices has direct and depends on how best we take advantage of these emerging technologies. Wearable devices have changed our living style and the way we are communicating and seeking information. The purpose of this...

  • Dear Learners.

    Sorry for crossposting. Those who have filled the questionnaire can ignore this message.

    The impact of wearable devices has direct and depends on how best we take advantage of these emerging technologies. Wearable devices have changed our living style and the way we are communicating and seeking information. The purpose of this...

  • I wish you active and healthy life.. please dont see the numbers.. feel as young as you can ! Hope to see you in my future courses ;-)

  • Thank you Ita :-)

  • I will do, please do send me reminder.

  • Good Question Patricia. I wanted to know what are other purposes you use Internet, other than for seeking health information. Example, if more people play games, then we can build education material in the form of a game, we call it Gamification or Exergame...etc.

  • Thank you Patricia, really i am learning a lot. I planned the survey after reading all your comments. I want to go in dept of this topic.

  • Linda, sorry for misunderstanding, regarding to questions asked.. our aim was to know most common use of Internet, you can reply "never" if you think it is so sensitive for you to reply. In the same way we asked for shopping, online games... they are not directly related with wearable devices, however, it will give us some information like people use online...

  • Humble reminder to all those not yet completed the Questionnaire. It is about the usage and experiences with wearable devices. Learners above 45 years are highly recommended to provide your inputs.

  • Dear Linda, The questionnaire is about your usage experiences with wearable devices and your willingness to use.

  • Dear Mike, Its fine to clarify your concerns. There is not personal information except your age, sex and country. So, please dont worry about it. Also, i will use only and only for research.

  • Thank you Crawford :-)

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  • Hi Mike
    The purpose of this questionnaire is to explore the usage and experiences with wearable devices among elderly. As a educator and researcher I am interested to know how and why the elderly want to use wearable devices, are they willing to pay for devices? Are they willing to pay for the services to maintain their data and send them meaningful prompts...

  • Dear Nell, Our intention was to know are people willing to pay, or want to use, only if made it free for use. And the responses are not between several times.. but you strongly agree to pay or strongly disagree.

  • Thank you Bob.. You are 100% correct.

  • Dear Marie, This survey is to explore usage and experiences of wearables from elderly people. I wanted to know in real world why and how the wearable devices are getting used.
    As a educator and researcher I am interested to know how and why the elderly want to use wearable devices, are they willing to pay for devices? Are they willing to pay for the...

  • We have fixed the bugs. Now you can fill the Questionnaire.

    Good Luck.

  • We are fixing some bugs in the Questionnaire. Please fill it after my further notice.
    Sorry for inconvenience.

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    Sorry for inconvenience.

  • Really sorry about it Elise. Please complete the survey, let me know if you confront any problem. Thank you

  • With the number of users and mass production the cost will get down. I wish and hope we can reach poor as well.

  • With the number of users and mass production the cost will get down. I wish and hope we can reach poor as well.

  • I think of two reasons. 1. Still wearable devices are emerging technology, its long way to go. 2. "Low number" is subjective word, in my literature review we got about 4000 articles, however after applying exclusion criteria we end up with 110 articles. Also i think you will be seeing more articles in near future.

  • Dear Dorcas Frazer, Of course you can measure and be aware of your own activities, However, once you have a device which keep record of your measures, I feel it will help you in a long run. I mean can you keep track of your activities and modify according to your needs. Also our ultimate aim is to keep ourselves active and healthy and not just to use any...

  • Exactly Ossie Weinert ;)

  • The IoT is just emerging. We hope that the advancement of technology and studies proving the benefit of the IoT in the health, the cost to become cheap and it ll be incorporated in all health system (public and private) ;)