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In a series A round of funding led by Shasta Ventures, IoT device remediation company Viakoo has secured $10 million in funding. The California-based firm is hoping to capitalise on the growth of IoT devices and the accompanying need to secure network data. Part of the money will be spent on investment in product development,… Read More
Investment in Internet of Things (IoT) technologies is expected to overtake cloud computing, next-generation security, big data analytics and other digital transformation technologies in the near future, according to a new study.
As part of a recent entry to Science Robotics, experts argued that “Covid-19 could be a catalyst for developing robotic systems that can be rapidly deployed with remote access […] to front lines”. It is often in times of great strife that innovation truly comes to the fore – the progress made across both public and private sectors in recent weeks is a tribute to just that, encompassing everything from advanced data analytics to the production of ventilators by the likes of McLaren, Mercedes and other F1 teams.
Robotics is no different. Robots are currently handling room service in isolation centres, patrolling the streets to help countries achieve social distancing policies, and helping to entertain the elderly. There are even robots whose purpose aligns perfectly with the specificities of this particular pandemic. UVD Robots, a company founded in 2016 by BlueOcean Robotics, produces a mobile bot with powerful UV lights built into the hardware. The robot can kill 99.99 per cent of all pathogens in the air using those light waves, a feature which will be most welcome in hospitals around the world currently.
The impact of COVID-19 is the latest reminder that healthcare must be as flexible as available tools will allow. From pop-up networks, mobile screenings, and mobile health vehicles to telemedicine and IoT, technology is pushing the boundaries of how and where healthcare is offered. Whether inside a clinic or far beyond, healthcare requires flexible, reliable, and secure connectivity. In many situations, LTE and 5G are the best solution.
A heart failure patient has become the first person in the world to be fitted with a new heart implant that can communicate with doctors on a smartphone, an NHS trust said. David Southworth, 73, of Colchester, had an operation to fit the advanced implant at Essex Cardiothoracic Centre in Basildon. Doctors have likened the device to having a “paramedic in your pocket” and Mr Southworth said it has already helped with his breathing.