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Diabetes

John Meyer
Simple goal seeking loop for type 1 diabetes, describing relationship between blood glucose level, insulin injections, and food consumption, seeking to achieve healthy balanced blood glucose levels in the body.

Diabetes Health

  • 6 years 1 week ago

Improving Social Services for Women

Jade Herrscher
I will be evaluating the needs of the community in Green Bay, WI in terms of the addiction treatment system. 
  • Factors that lead to addiction.  This links to
  • Services women have expressed a need for or services that will likely be beneficial based on contributing factors
  • The services that are currently available at the Women's Empowerment Center and otherwise found in the community
  • Assessment of services accessibility, usefulness, and ability for women to locate.  Also included is an assessment of how (women feel) services can be improved.
The last category consists of suggestions for improvement of current services or new services to implement.

Health

  • 3 years 8 months ago

Configurable Conveyor Pattern

Synkretik
Example of Configurable Conveyor Pattern (vectorized conveyor with multiple 'conveyor speeds')
See Taking The Pill https://getsatisfaction.com/insightmaker/topics/delay-in-taking-the-pill for the problem statement

Health Conveyor

  • 2 years 3 months ago

INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE IMPACT ON POLLUTION AND RESOURCES

Guy Lakeman

INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE IMPACT ON POLLUTION AND RESOURCES THE 2017 MODEL (BY GUY LAKEMAN) EMPHASIZES THE PEAK IN POLLUTION BEING CREATED BY OVERPOPULATION WITH THE CARRYING CAPACITY OF ARABLE LAND NOW BEING 1.5 TIMES OVER A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE (PASSED IN 1990) AND NOW INCREASING IN LOSS OF HUMAN SUSTAINABILITY DUE TO SEA RISE AND EXTREME GLOBAL WATER RELOCATION IN WEATHER CHANGES IN FLOODS AND DROUGHTS AND EXTENDED TROPICAL AND HORSE LATTITUDE CYCLONE ACTIVITY AROUND HADLEY CELLS

The World3 model is a detailed simulation of human population growth from 1900 into the future. It includes many environmental and demographic factors.

THIS MODEL BY GUY LAKEMAN, FROM METRICS OBTAINED USING A MORE COMPREHENSIVE VENSIM SOFTWARE MODEL, SHOWS CURRENT CONDITIONS CREATED BY THE LATEST WEATHER EXTREMES AND LOSS OF ARABLE LAND BY THE  ALBEDO EFECT MELTING THE POLAR CAPS TOGETHER WITH NORTHERN JETSTREAM SHIFT NORTHWARDS, AND A NECESSITY TO ACT BEFORE THERE IS HUGE SUFFERING.BY SETTING THE NEW ECOLOGICAL POLICIES TO 2015 WE CAN SEE THAT SOME POPULATIONS CAN BE SAVED BUT CITIES WILL SUFFER MOST. CURRENT MARKET SATURATION PLATEAU OF SOLID PRODUCTS AND BEHAVIORAL SINK FACTORS ARE ALSO ADDED

Use the sliders to experiment with the initial amount of non-renewable resources to see how these affect the simulation. Does increasing the amount of non-renewable resources (which could occur through the development of better exploration technologies) improve our future? Also, experiment with the start date of a low birth-rate, environmentally focused policy.

Environment Demographics Population Growth Population Weather Climate Failure Death Mortality Science Technology Engineering Strategy Economics Politics Fertility Health Services Resources Land Jobs Labor Urban Industrial Rural Lifetime Pollution Regeneration Yield Ocean Sea Fish Plants Animals Flood Drought Loss Hurricane Typhoon Tornado Cyclone Agriculture Food Energy Nuclear Solar Resource Graphene Silicene Transport

  • 1 year 4 months ago

Multiple Cause Diagram (MCD) to explore treatment options of chronic blepharitis

Hanns-Jürgen Hodann
Multiple Cause Diagrams (MCDs) can be used to find solutions to systemic problems. This diagram tries to explore treatment options that could theoretically be available to a person who has been diagnosed with a particular type of blepharitis (inflammation of eye lids). This type of blepharitis often leads to 'pink eye' and  'dry eye syndrome'. It  is caused by rosacea of the eye lids, a systemic disease which can only be controlled but not cured.  The MCD also assumes that the patient's tear glands do not produce enough tears, which  further complicates his eye condition.  The broken green lines indicate treatment options.Their aim is to weaken or disrupt links that keep the malignant process going.
Hypothetically a person afflicted by this condition could construct a MCD similar to the one shown, based on authoritative information from his ophthalmologist and bonafide medical websites. It could serve to improve  his /her  understand of their condition and the treatment  available. As such, I believe this diagram demonstrates the usefulness of MCDs. 

Health Posterior Blepharitis Dry Eye Syndrome Meibomitis Rosacea Ocular

  • 1 year 10 months ago

DRY EYE CYCLE

Hanns-Jürgen Hodann
Ophthalmologist Craig Blackwell described the 'Dry Eye Cycle' in two excellent videos with graphic descriptions. From his description it becomes clear that the Dry Eye Cycle really consist of two self-reinforcing feedback loops. I have constructed these feedback loops here because they help explain the cycle, and understanding it may be very useful for suffers of the often debilitating 'dry eye syndrome '. The process usually starts with one of two deficiencies: the oil secreted from oil glands is too thick and does not adequately cover the aqueous film leading to evaporation and dryness or tear glands do not produce enough tears.  Dr. Blackwell stresses the role of inflammation which can lead to the progressive worsening of the condition and  which should be controlled. He suggests various treatments. I highly recommend watching the videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooYcjzNtn58

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwpWKCM31JI

Dry Eye Syndrome Health Ophthalmology

  • 3 years 7 months ago

ITS_831-Tutorial-1-Disease-Dynamics

Sai Krishnanand Nagavelli
This insight shows the relation between a healthy set of people and an infected set using the primitive infection rate variable as the "rate" that defines how many people get into the infected set at which rate. The second part of the insight shows how many people get recovered and move into Immune set by the rate defined through Recovery Rate variable.

Disease Dynamics Health Infection Immunity Rate Of Recovery.

  • 11 months 2 weeks ago

Bourke Infection Rate

Pavel Burmakin
This model shows the relationship between placement to Bourke Hospital and Infection Rate, Recovery rate and release from Bourke Hospital.  
AssumptionsThis model assumes that:upper value for Sensitive to get infected is 50 peopleupper value for Placed into Bourke hospital is 50 peopleupper value for Released from Bourke hospital is 50 people
VariablesInfection Rate - can be adjusted upwards or downwards to stimulate infection rate.Infection Factor - can be adjusted upwards or downwards to stimulate infection rate.Recovery Rate - can be adjusted upwards or downwards to stimulate infection rate.

Health People Infection

  • 1 year 7 months ago

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