Engelen, L. (2012, February). Lucien Engelen: Crowdsource your health [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.ted.com/talks/lucien_engelen_crowdsource_your_health.html.
This TED talk looks at how crowdsourcing can be used to help improve service to patients. Crowdsourcing is “the practice of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people and especially from the online community rather than from traditional employees or suppliers (crowdsourcing, 2011. In Merriam-Webster.com. Retrieved May 8, 2011, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crowdsourcing.).”
According to Lucien Engelen (“a technologist and innovator who is working to put patients into the healthcare team”), “you can use your smartphone to find a local ATM, but what if you need a defibrillator? At TEDxMaastricht, Lucien Engelen shows us online innovations that are changing the way we save lives, including a crowdsourced map of local defibrillators.”
To watch the video visit: http://www.ted.com/talks/lucien_engelen_crowdsource_your_health.html.