In advance of the 2013 VITA Awards ceremony in July, CTIA highlights some of last year’s winners, Jordan Poulin of Michigan, Alexis Stannis of Florida and Ashok Agrawala of the University of Maryland in College Park, who all used wireless devices to save a life.
CTIA’s Vice President of External and State Affairs Jamie Hastings discusses GrowingWireless.com, which provides information, facts and case studies for parents and caregivers to help them keep their kids safe and responsible in today’s digital world. Hastings also highlights the CTIA Mobile Application Rating System with ESRB, which are similar to those assigned for video [...]
This month’s Policy Point focuses on the Child Online Protection Act, or COPPA, which sets rules on what websites and apps can and cannot collect as well as requiring parental notification along the way. While COPPA was recently updated to reflect the changes in technology, CTIA and the wireless industry proactively developed best practices, tools [...]
For students at Southwest High School in North Carolina, Project K-Nect is improving their math scores and confidence by using interactive learning via wireless technology. Students use tablets to collaborate in real-time with their teachers and other students, view videos and share answers, which is changing the way students do and feel about math.
In an effort to better manage water quality and flow as well as sewage disposal for millions of homes and businesses, the Boston Metropolitan Water Resources Authority has retrofitted hundreds of their underground meters with wireless chips to collect instantaneous data. This information helps the Boston Water Authority workers identify leaks and other problems in [...]
Congestive heart failure is a struggle for patients, but for those who are in rural areas, it’s even harder since access to medical care is challenging. Rita Yazzie, featured in this video, uses monitoring equipment to transmit vital signs and blood pressure from her Navajo reservation in rural Arizona to the Flagstaff Medical Center seventy [...]
For Oksana Masters, a 2012 Paralympic Bronze Medalist and a double above the knee amputee, adjusting her prostheses meant imprecise measurements or trips to the doctor. Thanks to wireless technology, Oksana may remotely adjust the prostheses through an app or simply calling her caregiver. Whether it’s adjusting for a change of pace or terrain or [...]
Marcelo Claure, Chairman and CEO of Brightstar, discusses how Viva Movil has combined social sharing and purchasing to appeal to the modern Latino during the CTIA 2013 day two keynote panel session, “Mobile and the Fastest Growing Consumer Segment: The Modern Latino.” Visit the CTIA 2013 highlights website for more videos, pictures and conference [...]