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Wireless Reach (67)

Assisting in the Prevention and Care of Cardiovascular Disease

Chances are you know someone who has suffered a heart attack or stroke – often, the first warnings of cardiovascular disease (CVD). But did you know that CVDs are the leading cause of death globally? And, that more than 80 percent of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries where people with CVDs have less access to effective health care services?

Sep 29, 2011 by Shawn Covell

Qualcomm Participates in Bringing News Literacy to Children in Washington, DC

As a country, we see education as an important business. Educated minds are more informed, more discerning and more involved in government and foreign affairs. This is especially true at Qualcomm, a company rooted in education not only by the investments we make in this area but also by the principles that we hold true—after all, several of Qualcomm’s founders began their careers as educators.

Sep 14, 2011 by Greg Farmer

Building a New Model of Regional Medical Care

Tomio Hasegawa needs advanced health services to keep his blood pressure under control. The fact that he lives in a remote region of Japan where access to these services is lacking doesn’t prevent him from getting the daily care he needs. That’s because Tomio uses 3G wireless technology to measure his blood pressure at home, send the data in real time to doctors and nurses located hundreds of miles away and get their timely feedback.

Sep 12, 2011 by Jun Yamada

3G Provides Opportunities for Entrepreneurs & Students in Indonesia

Since the inception of our pilot project in Palembang, Indonesia, I have witnessed the power that opportunity can have in people’s lives, and more specifically, the influence of wireless connectivity. In May 2010, we completed a project with SRA International, Inc., that offered 1,000 prepaid tuition vouchers (all of which were redeemed) to economically disadvantaged students. The goal of the voucher program was to build awareness and interest in new wireless technology services within middle-mile communities – communities that connect a small town to a larger metropolitan area, where it then interconnects with major Internet carriers, providers and services.

Sep 1, 2011 by Erin Gavin

Helping High School Correspondence Students Earn Diplomas

Do you believe in giving people second chances? We do. We also value education. That’s why Qualcomm, through our Wireless Reach™ initiative, is collaborating with Renaissance Academy, a private correspondence high school in Japan, on a pioneering project that leverages 3G technologies to help high school dropouts re-engage in learning and earn their diplomas.

Aug 25, 2011 by Jun Yamada

Wireless Technology Strengthens Indonesia’s Micro-Entrepreneurs

As a milestone marking the success and growth of the Wireless Reach Application Laboratory (AppLab) project, Bakrie Telecom invited me to participate in the launch of a new mobile phone that has a unique application package called “Usahaku.”

Aug 11, 2011 by Shawn Covell

Qualcomm Joins Visionaries at Conference to Revolutionize Health Care

Recently, Wireless Reach sponsored a conference in Cape Town, South Africa that aimed to revolutionize the health care industry by addressing critical barriers and helping to create best practices for the emerging mobile health ecosystem. As an attendee at the event, I was able to observe the influence of mobility on health care worldwide.

Jul 27, 2011 by Blake Tye

How 3G wireless connectivity is saving lives in underserved communities

I recently came across a blog post and photos on the Wireless Access for Health project (WAH) by the Center for Health Market Innovations. I have always been fascinated by the benefits that wireless connectivity can bring to underserved communities, particular in the area of e-health, and this project is really something extraordinary.

Jul 22, 2011 by Mantosh Malhotra

Wireless Mobile Technology Brings Positive Changes to Education

As a great precursor to Wireless EdTech 2011 this October, the ISTE 2011 (International Society for Technology in Education) conference held this June was a massive gathering of the best and brightest in a variety of fields relating to education technology. Conferences such as these provide the perfect grounds for leaders, who would not otherwise cross paths, to meet and discover ways to collaborate on how to best integrate technology into the classroom

Jul 18, 2011 by Kristin Parsley Atkins

Helping Migrant Children Succeed

If you’ve ever changed schools as a child, you know how hard it can be. Different teachers and curriculum. Different academic achievement standards. Different graduation requirements. Plus the challenge of making new friends and fitting into a different social environment.

Jul 7, 2011 by Edith Guerrero

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