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Innovative Solutions to the exploitation of health data in the global South

An international research team led by Prof Sharifah Sekalala of Warwick Law School has been awarded €1.4 million to examine how to better regulate the collection and migration of health data of people in the global South in order to protect privacy and prevent exploitation of their personal information.

Wed 23 Feb 2022, 08:06 | Tags: Health, Grants, app, Africa, South Africa, Kenya, privacy, Wellcome

Boundary-spanning research centre launches six new projects

From improving mapping of species at risk to analysing the uptake of COVID-19 test and tracing apps by the public, researchers at the University of Warwick's Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies (CIM) are launching six new projects investigating how new technologies are shaping society, and demonstrating how data science can tackle current social, political and ecological challenges.


Unfit people are more physically active because of Sweatcoin the app that pays you to walk

More people are physically active due to the Sweatcoin app which rewards you for walking – researchers at the Institute of Digital Healthcare, WMG at the University of Warwick have found. Sweatcoin gets people outdoors and walking to earn a virtual currency to spend in their marketplace.

Tue 22 Jan 2019, 09:03 | Tags: University of Warwick, IDH, WMG, app, Sciences

Uber drivers are gaming the system and even going offline en masse to force ‘surge’ pricing.

In an extensive study researchers found that drivers were finding ways to trick the algorithms that Uber uses to control them to cancel fairs they didn’t want and to avoid the unpopular UberPOOL – where drivers have to take multiple passengers who are heading in the same direction.

Wed 02 Aug 2017, 12:56 | Tags: cars, WBS, Business, app

Education in developing countries transformed with mobile phone apps

Mobile phone apps can revolutionise school learning in developing countries, where access to educational resources are less accessible, according to research by the University of Warwick.


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