Writing for Carnival of the Mobilists this week, Mippen.com host Scott Beaumont demonstrated the synergy of ideas that are changing mobile matters and rapidly bringing them forward to new cultural and commercial dominance. This bit from Carnival #132 links mobile medical at the UN and via YouTube:
It was not that long ago that there was a stigma attached to using a mobile phone and it seemed to take some markets a long time to reach critical mass (UK, US and France for example), yet the impact of mobile technology can be far-reaching indeed. Take a look at this United Nations Foundation paper examining how mobile can be used to advance health care, particularly in the developing world.
This ties in with Roland’s Sunday Smart Trends #223 on SmartMobs which describes the use of social networking in patient diagnosis and care.