The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Healthcare IT Market MedTech News CDSCOdigital therapeuticsGoQiimedical device registrationwearables Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Add Comment GOQii bags CDSCO med device registration for GOQii Smart Vital, Vital 3.0 and Vital ECG Related Posts Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 By EH News Bureau on December 3, 2020 Comments (0) Registration adds quality assurance tag to wearables; company hopes to move complete manufacturing to India within the next 12 to 18 monthsIn a positive step towards quality assurance, GOQii has received medical device registration for the GOQii Smart Vital, Vital 3.0 and Vital ECG from the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, which is the national regulatory body for Indian pharmaceuticals and medical devices.With the next wave of healthcare innovation likely come from digital therapeutics and software-based treatments Vishal Gondal, Founder & CEO, GOQii commended the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the CDSCO for their proactive measures to regulate this area. “The work of these regulatory entities will lead to profound benefits to the end-consumers in the healthcare sector, especially with regard to treatment accessibility and affordability,” he added.In line with the Government of India’s push towards Atmanirbhar Bharat, GOQii is also reportedly making strides towards moving its manufacturing base to India. The company has already shifted some assembly activities to India. However, with the launch of several medical device manufacturing hubs across India and the incentives being offered in them – the company is hoping to move its complete manufacturing activities to India within the next 12 to 18 months.GOQii is also piloting the technology for its use as a remote health monitoring tool. The company is apparently already working with civic bodies, police departments, production houses and multinational companies to provide end-to-end remote health monitoring services.Gondal added, “The virtues of the preventive approach to healthcare cannot be overstated. The challenge with preventive medicine is that people lack tools that provide detailed data snapshots of their current health. GOQii aims to change this with their wearable integrated approach to healthcare delivery and service. This technology has the potential to positively impact long-term patient outcomes across the continuum of care. Due to the convenience of wearable technology people who used to get their vitals checked once a year are now monitoring their parameters several times a week.”Wearable technology presents many compelling opportunities for improving healthcare. The use of wearables can enable healthcare consumers to analyse their biomarkers, receive digital coaching services and benefit on their insurance plans. It also enables the medical community to use biomarker analysis in remote prognosis and treatment. The technology will lead to paradigm shifts in the healthcare industry from a ‘sick-care’ model to a preventive or wellness-based model.As per the release, many patients with challenging lifestyle conditions like NAFLD, diabetes and hypertension, have already improved their outcomes from the company’s digital coaching services, delivered in partnership with third-party pharmaceutical partners.When discussing wearable technology, along with measurement accuracy the technology needs to have a strong data security architecture. Healthcare technology firms have to exercise significant care when collecting, processing and storing personal health data. While sharing health data may be the key for medical innovations that transform patient care, GOQii reportedly understands the same needs to be handled with integrity and responsibility.Wearable technology has the potential to transform healthcare and healthcare research by enabling accessible, continuous and longitudinal health monitoring. As per the company release, GOQii has partnered with K.J. Somaiya Medical College and Research Centre for a seminal clinical study on the use of advanced wearable technology to provide doctors and medical staff with detailed health data on each COVID-19 patient under their care in real-time. The initial results of the study are promising, and an absolute focus has been laid upon the accuracy of the device. WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Adoption of AI/ML can disrupt healthcare services Read Article Share
HomeBlog Blog: 5G – The race to 2020 Intelligence Brief: How is 5G faring in South Korea? Blog Related Kavit Majithia Previous ArticleVivendi buys games stakesNext ArticleAsia Briefs: Indonesia’s tighter registration rules to slow SIM uptake, Viettel expands into Tanzania & more Blog: Will 5G drive additional ARPU gains in Korea? AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 15 OCT 2015 The first time I really began to think about 5G becoming a reality followed a visit to “the world’s largest academic 5G innovation centre”, at the University of Surrey in the UK, which opened its doors in September after three years of development.Here, I witnessed what was claimed to be “the world’s first demos” running on 5G technology speeds, catering to both IoT and 4K video services.The centre itself is indeed impressive, and is set to house 24 members, including the UK’s four operators, all focused on developing 5G, with an on-campus trial earmarked for 2018.These developments in Surrey were followed by an announcement from the European Union, which said it would partner with China to “make 5G a reality by 2020”, building on similar handshakes with Japan and South Korea.Announcing the news in his own blog post, EC commissioner Guenther Oettinger said China and the EU are “committed to reaching a global standard for the concept, basic functionalities, key technologies and a time plan for 5G by the end of the year”.Alongside the EU-backed FANTASTIC 5G consortium in July, which pins together 16 members dedicated to standardising the technology, Europe is arguably set. But of course, everyone else wants in. In Asia, alongside agreements with the Europeans, operators are looking to be the first 5G adopters, with the goal to get 5G ready in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games.The US also recently made its intentions clear, with Verizon set to lead a project to hold field trials for the technology next year, proclaiming “5G is no longer a dream from the distant future”.A big statement. But with all the announcements and investment going into a 5G world, it’s becoming harder to disagree. So, is the market actually ready?“2020 seems all right to me, it could even be a bit early,” commented Nicolas Demassieux (pictured, below), SVP at Orange Labs research. “There’s always a risk of running a PR race between various regions of the world about who can get there first. I’ve been hearing about it being ready for the Olympics as a major headline maker.”When considering 5G timescales, Demassieux cannot help but reflect on a time when a lot of players were hyping up pre-4G technology WiMAX, “when the market invested a lot of energy, made a lot of noise and nothing really came of it”.Then, there was 3G, which he says “was also pushed by some players too fast, and you end up with a standard that is not fully satisfactory”.Indeed, Orange’s man is refreshingly cautious, unlike most in the industry, about overhyping what is coming with 5G, and indeed the apparent rush in getting it deployed.He’s headed up Orange’s 5G development for about three years, with the decision to develop the technology “largely based on trends in the wireless space that dictate there should a new generation of mobile internet every ten years or so”.And while establishing what 5G actually will be has had the industry at odds for some time now, Demassieux claims research for 4G proved even more difficult.He recalls starting the process at a time when smartphones were not so common in the market, meaning the best part of a decade was spent understanding how the boom in smartphones would impact user behaviour, and creating a standard based on that.For 5G, Orange is pinning its work on three key areas; IoT, energy, and the experience of the user. “These three things were also not available when we started 4G. IoT, in particular, is the event of managing multiple devices on one network.”“Issues surrounding energy on the network has plagued mobile communications research for more than 30 years, and it all relates to spectrum efficiency. Researchers tend to first deliver a high speed system then think about how to save energy. We want to change that with 5G.”For Demassieux, speed of deployment of the technology is not really at the forefront of his thinking.“We’ve just got 4G, we really don’t need to go faster with 5G. If you take France as an example, we’ve never deployed a network as fast as we have with 4G.”“It’s all about having a good 5G standard which is scalable. This time, it’s not about who starts.”Mr Oettinger may, however, have other ideas.The editorial views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and will not necessarily reflect the views of the GSMA, its Members or Associate Members. Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. 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View Comments East Haddam, CT’s Goodspeed Musicals has announced a trio of productions slated to appear as part of the company’s 2020 season. Fresh stagings of South Pacific and Candide will be complemented by a new-age take on Anne of Green Gables.Launching the season will be a mounting of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Tony- and Pulitzer-winning musical South Pacific. Rob Ruggiero will direct the musical, scheduled to run from April 17 through June 28.Next up will be an original musical adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables. Featuring a book by Matte O’Brien and a folk-rock score by Matt Vinson (music) and O’Brien (lyrics), the tuner will play Goodspeed from July 10 through September 10. This Anne of Green Gables was first produced by the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival in July 2018.Closing out Goodspeed’s season will be a new staging of the iconic operetta Candide. Tony winner Darko Tresnjak will direct the classic work, which features a book adapted from Voltaire by Hugh Wheeler, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Richard Wilbur and additional lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and John LaTouche. Candide will run from September 18 through November 22.Casting and additional creative team members for Goodspeed’s 2020 season will be announced at a later date. Matte O’Brien, book writer and lyricist of “Anne of Green Gables”
Free and reduced lunch students receive custom violins and lessons through new String Sprouts program. A new initiative from Heartland Chamber Music aims to make learning an instrument more accessible for kids in free and reduced lunch programs. Last week, 56 children received violins that had been donated by area music stores to kick off a months-long music education program that will culminate with their performing with the Kansas City Symphony next April. A number of the students who received the instruments are enrolled in Comanche Elementary’s pre-K program. Through String Sprouts, which is paid for with a grant from the Kauffman Foundation, kids get free instruction on the condition that a parent or caregiver take the lessons with them and that they practice each day at home.Lenexa resident killed in Lawrence motel shooting. A man who had moved from the East coast to Kansas just a few months ago and who was living in Lenexa was killed in a motel shooting in Lawrence Saturday. Cameron A. Hooks, 23, died from injuries sustained in the shooting at the 3rd Street Motel 6. Two other men suffered life-threatening injuries as well. [Lenexa victim in fatal Lawrence motel shooting sought new start in Kansas — Kansas City Star]Raiders outlast Indians in season opener; Free State blows by Vikings. Shawnee Mission South’s football team left the field with a win Friday in an intra-district contest against SM North to open the 2017 season. The Raiders held on for a 22-19 win Friday at SM North District Stadium against the Indians. The Raiders will face a big test this week, though, when they face Lawrence Free State, which scored 56 unanswered points to beat SM West 56-9 at SM South District Stadium Friday.
LGE Design Build recently completed construction on a newly remodeled office, manufacturing and warehouse facility located in Tempe, AZ for Cling’s. This 39,963 SF facility includes a new 6,175 SF office area, and a fully air conditioned 27,688 SF manufacturing area with an ancillary 6,100 SF evap-cooled storage area. The original office area was updated with all new exterior, including an entrance plaza, steel canopies, lighting and landscaping. The interiors are contemporary, with carpet tile, accented walls and epoxy floors in those areas with heavy employee traffic. The air conditioned manufacturing area insures the exceptional standards and tolerances of their manufacturing can be maintained consistently. Cling’s Aerospace was established in 1972. They are established as a high quality contract manufacturer for the aerospace, defense and medical industries. Their specialties are in complex, 4 and 5 axis machined parts, fabricated tubes, weldments and assemblies.
Beautiful people tend to believe that life is fundamentally fair and just, according to new research conducted with college students.The study, published in the journal Psychological Reports, examined the relationship between physical attractiveness and belief in a just world, meaning the belief that people get what they deserve and deserve what they get.“My primary area of research is the attractiveness stereotype, which refers to the human tendency to attribute positive traits to attractive people and negative traits to those deemed unattractive,” said R. Shane Westfall, a PhD student at University of Nevada, Las Vegas and corresponding author of the study. Share on Facebook Email Share on Twitter Share Pinterest LinkedIn “As I was reading more about the Just World Hypothesis for an unrelated topic, I noticed that the strongest endorsers of the hypothesis tend to be those favored by society. This led me to make a connection with my research, as more attractive individuals receive favorable treatment throughout their lives.”Two studies of 395 college students found that people who were more physically attractive were more likely to agree with statements such as “I feel that people get what they are entitled to have” and “I feel that people who meet with misfortune have brought it on themselves.”This was true both when the participants rated their own attractiveness and when the attractiveness of the participants was rated by their peers.“As humans, we often want to compartmentalize various aspects of our self,” Westfall explained to PsyPost. “This work helps to crystallize the message that our perception of the world is influenced by factors that we would tend to discount as tangential.”“Our personal beliefs and values are often simply a reflections of the stimuli that we’ve been exposed to, rather than representations of well thought out positions. In the case of this study, our conceptualization of justice may simply reflect our own privilege.”The study has some limitations, particularly in regards to its sample of participants.“The participants in this study were largely college-aged Americans,” Westfall said. “There is work finding cultural differences when looking at the just-world hypothesis, so perhaps this relationship would be different in other areas. More importantly, the participants were at an age where appearance is both very important and salient. One important area for future work is to see if this relationship changes as people age.”“Although our appearance is largely beyond our personal control, this work adds to the literature demonstrating the profound influence it has on our daily lives,” he added.The study, “The Influence of Physical Attractiveness on Belief in a Just World“, was authored by R. Shane Westfall , Murray G. Millar, and Aileen Lovitt.
Fire Nicole Taylor is at her wits end.After losing her home to a blaze earlier this week, the woman has nowhere to turn and is in desperate need of help.The 30-year-old woman, who is eight months pregnant, sobbed as she was stretchered away from the house and treated for smoke inhalation.The family of four is now homeless and living temporarily in a motel thanks to the help of the Red Cross.They lost all their possessions.Firefighters have gone through the fire’s ashes and tried to recover whatever they can for Taylor’s family.Lauderhill Fire Rescue is collecting clothes, diapers and other items for the family.Capt. Jerry Gonzalez is asking anyone interested in helping the family to call 954-628-5824.
TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. announced it has been honored with the 2011 Supplier Award in the category of Technical Support from Huawei, a leading global information and communication (ICT) technologies solutions provider. “For almost three decades we have developed and manufactured some of the highest quality RF products in the world,” said Brian Balut, TriQuint Vice President for Networks Products. “We pride ourselves in providing top service and support that enable our partners to bring to market the best devices and technical solutions. This recognition from Huawei, a long time partner, is a true honor.” “Huawei appreciates the outstanding technical support from TriQuint. TriQuint implemented the application-specific demands within a short time, and they delivered solutions just as quickly,” said Mr. Libiao Wang, PDT (Product Development Team) Manager with Huawei. “We achieve our goals when our technical support team becomes an integral and dependable part of our partners’ organizations.” Nominated by Huawei’s team that builds Transport Products for the world’s high-speed networks, TriQuint was recognized for superior performance in the following categories: timely response to Huawei requests, solutions to all of Huawei’s technical questions within a requested cycle time, and supplying continuous value-added training for Huawei employees. Among hundreds of Huawei’s suppliers, only three were presented with the award for Technical Support by Huawei.
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English Premier League 2018/2019 champions Manchester City have avoided a transfer ban after admitting breaching Fifa rules on signing youth players, and have been given a slap on the wrist in form of a fine of 370,000 Swiss Francs (£315,000).Fifa said City breached article 19 of its regulations which states, “International transfers of players are only permitted if the player is over the age of 18.”City say the breaches, which all occurred before December 2016, were as a result of “misinterpretation of the regulations in question.”Chelsea were banned from signing players for two transfer windows for a similar rule breach – but the club are appealing to have that overturned.City said the rule breach was in relation to players on trial and their participation in friendly games and the club have been “fully compliant” since. The club also said they “cooperated fully” with Fifa’s investigation.“The club accepts responsibility for the breaches which arose as a result of misinterpretation of the regulations in question,” said City.Last year, two players from Ghana’s Right to Dream football academy, Sierra Leone’s George Davies and Ghanaian Dominic Oduro, told Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten that they signed for City and played in youth matches before they turned 18.“The Fifa disciplinary committee has sanctioned English club Manchester City FC for breaches relating to the international transfer and registration of players under the age of 18,” said football’s world governing body in a statement.“Manchester City FC was found to have breached, among others, article 19 of the Fifa Regulations on the status and transfer of players.“The disciplinary committee took into account the fact that Manchester City FC accepted its responsibility and sanctioned the club with a fine of CHF 370,000.”Chelsea were sanctioned by Fifa in February for breaching rules in relation to 29 youth players, and were fined £460,000 in addition to their transfer ban.In June the Blues, who were not allowed to make any signings in the summer transfer window, announced they were taking their appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, having failed with their first appeal to Fifa.In May 2017, City were banned from signing academy players for two years and fined £300,000 after breaching Premier League transfer rules.The club are currently being investigated by Uefa for alleged financial fair play violations.Related