GFH Module 1-Casey-hsc230-Games Gone Healthy

The game that I chose to play was Sex Phrases and Sexy Singing. These were very easy games to understand and to play. I got a couple of friends together to play both of these games. For Sex Phrases we used a printed out sheet of the phrases and would randomly chose one with our fingers. Then we would essentially play telephone and see how the phrases ended up. We played 8 times and 6 out of the 8 times the phrase made it all the way through.

Here is an example of the Phrases:

Sexy Singing was a bit of an unusual game. We pulled up YouTube on our TV and played about 5 songs from the list provided to us. A few songs we used were: Sexy Can I -Akon, California Gurlz -Katy Perry, S&M-Rihanna, OMG-Usher and Whistle-FloRida. All of these songs have sexual innuendos included in them, whether it be about actual sex or women.

SWOT Analysis of Sex Phrases:

Strengths: shows how rumors can be started, hoe things can get twisted, SexEd.

Weaknesses: outdated info, awkward to pass along for some

Opportunities: education on topics, teach kids effects of word of mouth.

Threats: some kids may not participate

SWOT Analysis of Sexy Singing:

Strengths: easy to play, simple, awareness of sexual innuendos in today’s songs

Weaknesses: could update list

Opportunities: gets people talking, especially about artists using this language

Threats: probably not going to change people’s views


CESS Podcast for Health

This week in class we had to do a podcast about different topics in the health and technology world. My group and I (CESS) made sure that we knew a lot about the topic so that the conversations could just flow. We talked about preventative medicine, new innovations in the digital health world, games for health in reference to the benefits of playing video games and also social media.

Listen below to find out more info!:


Creating this podcast was a very good experience in my opinion, to got us talking about all the new things that are coming in the digital health world in 2018 and beyond. I also found myself listening to  lot of other podcasts. I am going to list a couple of my favorites below:

    1. Can Wearable Fitness Trackers Help Drive Behavior Change?
      1. Dr. John Moore, focused on wearable devices and their link to behavior change. I found this very interesting and east to listen to. A couple little things that I noticed was that he was a very good speaker, he was easy to listen to and was very enthusiastic about what he was talking about rather than some others I listened to with monotone voices.
    1. “Artificial Vision. Real Results.”
      1. This was a very interesting one for me, it focuses in on artificial vision. It talks about a company design of a device called the MyEye2.0 and all of its successes.


Group Members:

Sam Duncan

Elianna Sanchez

Sherisse Maloney

Casey Gray


Digital Health on the Brink of Successes

4 Reasons Video Games Are Good For Your Health

This article outlines some of the positive aspects that can come from playing video games. Obviously in context of moderation, because sitting playing video games for 6 hours isn’t healthy for you. This article talks about positive impacts that are cognitive, motivational, emotional and social. First person shooter games can enhance accuracy, quicken attention allocation, and increase mental rotation ability. Gamers develop spatial skills that can be compared to people that are in formal courses designed to teach that same skill. There are a lot of games out there that have to do with problem solving, so it only makes sense that gamers develop better problem solving


skills. As for the motivational tactics, gamers and kids normally keep working on a game, say on story mode to beat the game, no matter how many times they fail they have something in them that makes them want to keep going. “Gaming may be among the most efficient and effective means by which children and youth generate positive feelings.”


Wearables, the quantified self and synthetic biology: The Day Before Tomorrow kicks off with a look at health disruptors

This is an article and a video segment that explores things like wearable technologies which I have talked about in my previous blogs. There is an obvious growth in the reaction ship between technology and health. As said before, wearable technology in an extension of individuals and lets them monitor their health while also maintaining it. They also talk about synthetic biology, which is the practice of engineering bacteria on a bid to allow human to do things they are incapable of in their natural state. A quote from the panel session stated that “As human beings we’re not great at doing calculations, but computers are, so we can get them to do calculations in the most easily digestible form for humans. There’s a lot of optimisation that can be done.”

Video Segment below:



In this article, it talks about how the world is getting smaller and smaller and in reference to healthcare, that is true. A claim stated that the world will be short 12.9 million health care workers by 2035. Artificial intelligence could be the solution for this problem by integrating it into apps. AI help with optimizing clinical processes they can check for vitals, and also suggest education for common allergies. With is Doctors are more free for more critical cases. AI can allow for early and precise diagnosis, it can help with prevention which is better than the cure as the saying goes. Something I found very interesting is AI is in the works of trying to find a solution for blindness, diagnose sleep disorders and many other things. As for the future “Currently humans are irreplaceable when it comes to caring for another human. No algorithm is able to empathize with any of its cases. That’s for a human to do! It yet cannot function as a doctor or a nurse on its own, it can only be consulted.”

Twitter Takeover

This past week I took over the Suny Oswego Twitter account @ozhealthtech. It was a very different experience than just using my normal social media account. I had to put in a lot more thought into what I should post and how it pertains to health and technology. I enjoyed posting on the twitter account because I learned about a lot of important aspects of digital health and upcoming news in the field. 


I chose to use the automated posting tool Buffer. This made things a lot easier through the week, I would find things the night before to post and then I could just get on the app the next day and post them at different times. It made things very effortless and a lot less stressful. It saved a huge amount of time.

What Does a Successful Social Media Takeover Look Like?

I found this article very interesting. It talked about how organizations use celebrities for a lot of social media takeovers. For an example the LAKings hockey team asked for an actress to come live tweet one of their games even though she doesn’t know much about hockey. Even though she didn’t know much, her popularity and fame and personality would attract fans to the game.



Twitter Takeover Video:


Other articles I read:’t-manage-you)/

Know Your Do’s and Don’ts on Social Media

20 Basic Do’s and Don’ts for Digital Citizenship

This article was written by TeachThoughtStaff.

I found this chart very intriguing to me. Even the small things stood out, it was very eye catching and I think that is a good aspect to it to draw people towards it. I like how it brought basic manners used in everyday life to the social media world as “rules”. It is a combined list of Do’s and Don’ts on social media platforms. I am going to share some of my favorites from both sides.

Do’s: Build your own Brand(promote yourself positively), Treat other the way you’d like to be treated(be pleasant and polite), Use proper english(spelling and grammar), Be careful what you share(make sure it is legal, i.e., others retweets).

Don’ts: Dont steal others work(copyrights), Don’t feed the trolls(ignore and report), Don’t just retweet(make your own content).

This is a very beneficial for any person that uses social media. It shows you how you should and should not act online, which could also be applied to offline.


University of Michigan Teaches Digital Etiquette to Middle School Students

This article is written by Meghan Borgardus Cortez.

To continue the topic of digital citizenship, I chose this article to reflect on that ties into the first article.

This article is about master’s students from University of Michigan that teach middle schooler in Ann Arbor how to be safe and treat each other online. Digital citizenship is a key role in the first step to improving cybersecurity. If these children learn how to treat each other online and learn about these new things then they are less susceptible to being a victim or being the person cyberbullying.

This program teaches kids about privacy, security, phishing, copyright infringement, online reputation and cyberbullying. I am sure that at some point in everyones life someone instills in our minds that whatever you put online will stay on there forever no matter if you delete it or not. I think that this program is an amazing thing to teach young kids about this and show them the right thing to do online and how to be safe.

This article goes hand in hand with the Do’s and Don’ts article and I think that this is a very interning topic that a lot of people don’t think can be taught.


Straying away from the above topics, another I found interesting is wearable technology.WearablesStatsImage_1be205394ef7

Checking your vitals: Wearable technology is changing the way we monitor health

This article is written by Angela Haggerty.

It is no surprise that in today’s world mobile technology has changed the way we interact with each other. Wearable devices such as Apple Watches, FitBits, Garmin etc… are becoming very popular for many reason. They allow us to track our health in areas such as measuring exercise, heart rate, calorie intake and also keep close watch on someone’s vitals.

I think that wearable devices are such smart invention. They are for the sole purpose of mining health, reaching your goals and preventing problems. People are so accustomed to typing in their symptoms on google and then results come up with such things like cancer and then it freaks you out(I have done this before). This in no way is a substitute for a professional opinion, but wearing one of these can help you keep track of yourself and maybe if something isn’t going right, it will push you to see medical help.

I have always wanted an Apple Watch and when I finally get one I am very excited to be able to have that technology to keep track of myself and goals right at my wrist.



Social Media in Health

Social Media for Wellness

Using social media for health and wellness can be a great thing if that is the thing for you. No everyone is connected with social media, but it makes sense for the people that are to take advantage of it. Although the internet can by very overwhelming when researching health, it can also be very helpful. A lot of sites, specifically the one I looked at,, uses a system of 70/30. This means that for every 10 posts, 7 are resourceful and 3 are promotional. Obviously when using the internet there is going to be promotions and I think that that is okay, it is how companies make money, but if they are giving out resources for health then why not?

Apple Health Data used in Murder Investigations

Recently, I have come across some articles that talk about how the pre-installed health tracker on your phone has helped investigators find evidence against murder and rape victims. The app records steps, nutrition, sleep patterns and also heart rate. In the article I read it showed that the steps that were shown on the phone were crucial in how the police determined the act of disposing the body. I think that this could be a really good thing. If you have a prime suspect and are trying determine the path they took to whatever crime they were committing, using the steps could be very helpful.

App or Not to App

This was my personal favorite to read. It talked about how there are so many apps today that deal with health and a lot of them dealing with mental illness. I think this is a really good thing. It could be a more practical way to deal with someones illness rather than going to therapy, some people are just not comfortable with it. It is so practical, it can be available to anyone and very helpful. These apps could also be misleading if they are not used correctly. They talk about the criteria on how to determine if an app is good. There are five aspects to the criteria that I will share below2017-02-13-1486976947-766984-APA.App.Model.jpg

I chose to focus on social media for wellness this week because it is very interesting to me. I enjoy using social media for health and I can be very tech savvy so it comes easy to me. All these articles were so interesting to me and brought new ideas to me that I can explore.