Ocular melanomas

Ocular melanoma (melanoma in or around the eye) is a type of cancer that develops in the cells that produce pigment. Pigment gives color to your skin, hair and eyes. Just as you can develop melanoma on your skin, you can also develop it inside your eye or on your conjunctiva. Ocular melanoma is the most common primary cancer of the eye in adults. It is diagnosed in about 2,500 adults every year in the United States and occurs most often in lightly pigmented individuals with a median age of 5...
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The Aga Khan University’s Innovation Lab – 3D printed nasal swab

Pakistan now has the ability to locally produce nasal swabs, the essential tool that collects samples for COVID-19 tests, after Aga Khan University successfully completed clinical trials on a 3D printed swab. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a global surge in demand for diagnostic test kits and components, including the cotton bud-shaped nasal swabs, as countries around the world ramped up testing facilities. Pakistan was no different and has had to import all nasal swabs to date. ...
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Tohoku University – wearable sensors for detecting viruses and bacteria in the surrounding environment

Scientists at Tohoku University have been studying materials that can change mechanical into electrical or magnetic energy, and vice versa, for decades. Together with colleagues, they published a review in the journal Advanced Materials about the most recent endeavours into using these materials to fabricate functional biosensors. Piezoelectric materials convert mechanical into electrical energy. Antibodies that interact with a specific virus can be placed on an electrode incorporated on...
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Converting vibration energy to electrical energy

Vibration powered generators usually consist of a resonator which is used to amplify the vibration source, and a transducer mechanism which converts the energy from the vibrations into electrical energy. The transducer usually consists of a magnet and coil or a piezoelectric crystal. Researchers at the University of Dayton are testing soft piezoelectric composites that show great promise as next-generation energy harvesting materials. Vibration Energy Harvesting - Omron Electronic Com...
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Apple new IOS 14.2 with option to setup – ‘social distancing’

Apple has a new tool to help enforce social distancing. The latest update to Apple's iOS software (iOS 14.2) that powers iPhones can detect people around you and measure how far away they are.  Magnifier can detect people nearby, and report their distance using the LiDAR sensor. Apple added a new "People Detection" accessibility feature in the Magnifier app that takes advantage of the camera to let ‌iPhone‌ users know how far away other people are, a useful tool for social distancing....
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Technology sites to help startups

'AppSumo' partners with the start-ups & companies and provides their community with affordable software solutions for every stage of the entrepreneurial journey. https://appsumo.com/ Online Privacy - Online Privacy provides search without tracking by enabling advanced privacy settings. https://onlineprivacyweb.com/ Google Ad manager - Allows you to connect with advertisers everywhere and grow ads revenue on any device. https://admanager.google.com/hom...
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Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore.

Jewel Changi Airport is a nature-themed entertainment and retail complex on the inside of Changi Airport, Singapore. Jewel represents an innovation in the world of lifestyle/retail design, with a one-of-a-kind relationship between garden and marketplace. https://youtu.be/owNABcxVY1g Jewel weaves together an experience of nature and the marketplace, dramatically asserting the idea of the airport as an uplifting and vibrant urban center, engaging travelers, visitors and residents, and ...
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FoldiMate – robotic laundry folding, de-wrinkle, and perfumes your clean clothes

FoldiMate  is an automatic iron dryer that not only takes care of drying and ironing clothes for you, but also leaves it perfectly folded. FoldiMate is a California-based company developing a robotic laundry folding machine. https://youtu.be/qHljT48dz-U  Foldimate, which is about the size of a small washing machine, can handle 25 items in less than five minutes. FoldiMate can fold shirts, buttoned-up blouses, and pants from children's clothes to adult size XXL. Robotic Folding ...
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‘Pillo Health’ – healthcare companion Robot

Pillo is a healthcare companion. Pillo Health makes even the most complex health routines simple. Using a combination of adaptive AI and thoughtfully designed hardware, our proactive and secure digital health companion offers enterprise solutions that Bring Healthcare into the Home. Using the latest in voice and facial recognition technologies, Pillo can hear, see and understand you. This enables Pillio to adapt users functionalities to serve specific needs. e.g.: ensure that your medica...
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‘Engineered Resistance’ – GMO crops that can sustain climate changes

Can a genetically engineered crop better withstand environmental stresses  as climate change become more new normal. The precarious food security situation is compounded by skepticism of the adoption of biotechnology, such as genetically engineered crops. An assistant professor of biochemistry and genetics at Emory University, Deal says most plants have a kind of memory for stress. When experiencing water shortage, for example, plants close the holes in their leaves, called stomata, to re...
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OCEANIX CITY – sustainable floating community for 10,000 residents

Oceanix designs and builds floating cities for people to live sustainably on the ocean. A modular concept for new floating cities that is a self-sustaining & affordable. New industry with blue technologies that meet humanity's shelter, energy, water and food needs without killing marine ecosystems. Oceanix City, features mid-rise housing around a shared, green public space where agriculture and recreation co-exist. The design is anchored in the Sustainable Development Goals...
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Sensely – Virtual Avatar Conversational AI Chat Bots

Sensely is a developer of avatar and chatbot-based platform designed to assist insurance plan members and patients. Sensely's avatar and chatbot-based platforms assist insurance plan members and patients with the insurance services and healthcare resources they need, when they need it. With offices in London and San Francisco, Sensely's global teams provide virtual assistant solutions to insurance companies, pharmaceutical clients, and hospital systems worldwide. Using Sensely's platf...
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Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT)

Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) is a procedure that delivers healthy human donor stool to a person via colonoscopy, enema, nasogastric (NG) tube or in capsule form (popularly called “poop pills”). It may be prescribed for debilitating gasterointestinal infections, such as Clostridium difficile (C. diff), that keep recurring despite antibiotic therapy. C. diff is a serious infection — one that causes debilitating diarrhea. Treating C. diff begins with administering antibiotics; however...
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‘Adlib’ – Automatically Enrich, Classify & Extract value content & develop insights from raw data

Adlib simplifies the processing of the most complex documents, automatically transforming file formats from multiple sources into high-quality content, ready to unearth new market opportunities and business lifelines. Adlib allows to automatically discover volumes of content from multiple sources, in any format. Easily understand your current content, including data that is duplicated, trivial and just plain obsolete – isolating the high-value content for additional processing. Prope...
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‘Brave’ – open-source web privacy focused browser

Brave is a free and open-source web browser developed by Brave Software, Inc. based on the Chromium web browser. It blocks ads and website trackers. Being a privacy focused browser, Brave can be considered far safer than Chrome and Firefox. Not only does is block ads by default, but also trackers and blocking scripts. Brave does everything it can to shield your PC, Laptop or mobile phone against malware & other malicious scripts Brave is built upon Chromium, the open-source project Go...
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AKKIO – simple, visual, easy-to-use platform that enables anyone to build and deploy AI in minutes

The promise of the AI Revolution is to tackle numerous, intractable problems across business, healthcare, science, education, government, transportation, and logistics to name just a few. Akkio makes it so that everyone has access to the same state-of-the-art AI capabilities, formerly only available to the largest corporations and most well funded research groups. No coding or data science neededFrom spreadsheet to AI in less than 5 minutes. Building and deploying AI models has ne...
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Infermedica – pre-diagnose, triage over smartphone to connect patients with the appropriate medical services.

Infermedica, the Poland-founded health tech startup that offers an AI-driven platform for preliminary diagnosis and triage. Symptom Checker is a tool to assist patients in preliminary diagnosis. Using artificial intelligence to check symptoms, it then guides patients to the appropriate medical services. Infermedica tackles the problem of inappropriate use of medical services and misdiagnosis, providing insurance companies, hospitals, and health systems with a set of advanced prelimina...
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ResApp is developing smartphone applications for the diagnosis and management of respiratory disease.

It will Instantly diagnose and manage respiratory disease using only a smartphone. It's machine learning algorithms use sound to diagnose and measure the severity of respiratory conditions without the need for additional hardware. Respiratory disease diagnosis using only the sound of a patient’s cough It will provide point of care diagnostic solutions for telehealth that will be easily integrated into existing platforms. ResApp Health Limited , a leading digital health company ...
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Binah.ai – SmartPhone Video-based Vital Signs Monitoring

Binah.ai - Video Camera based Real-time, vital signs measurements using only a smartphone, laptop or tablet camera. From remote or on-premises. Just by looking at the device's camera. In less than two minutes. Binah.ai’ vital signs monitoring solutions remove the need for wearables to allow users to take more control of their personal wellbeing just by using a device they already have and constantly use – a smartphone camera. The unique mix of signal processing and AI technologies al...
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Eyeborg – allow people to perceive color through sound waves

An eyeborg is a body modification apparatus which fits on the wearer's head, and is designed to allow people to perceive color through sound waves Device translates the wavelengths of different colors into audible tones, then sends them to Harbisson's inner ears via bone conduction.  3D printed prosthetic eyes are the natural progression of prosthetic technology but as if that wasn’t enough there is a cyborg aspect as well Eyeborgproject,tv A one-eyed filmmaker with a camera eye...
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Pakistan Bioniks a startup building robotics based prosthetics for 10% of the cost in US

Over 6 million people in Pakistan suffer from amputations and require limb prosthetics. Bioniks, a startup incubated at NIC Karachi, has developed low-cost prosthetic arms that allow amputees to live better. Surgical Planning and Case Study Models Bionics has developed a system through which it takes in patient's pre-surgical scans (bones or organs) and convert them into a tangible, physical model that surgeons can use to plan surgery. Person’s brain is apparently capable of deve...
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Bare Conductive – Interactive Wall – transforms any surface into a smart surface.

Create robust and reliable interactive walls and murals with the Interactive Wall Kit. Intelligent coating technology that turns ordinary surfaces into smart ones. Use the Interactive Wall Kit to create touchless interfaces. By tuning its capacitive proximity sensors, users can interact with your wall without having to touch the surface. https://youtu.be/3Cd-5ZJOYdw Dynamically Functional Surfaces™ Bare Conductive’s groundbreaking Dynamically Functional Surface Technology makes...
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3D Hologram

Glimm screens has developed a special division for integrated solutions. to enter the creative advertisement and digital signage market. Glimm has developed different customized products/ display solutions. Virtual mannequinRear projection film creates this holographic solution Retail stores, airports, offices, shopping malls and public buildings all over the world are using the Virtual Mannequin to enhance the consumer experience and increase sales by improving customer service in a ...
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Google’s Dialogflow – natural language understanding platform for conversational user interface & interactive voice response system

Dialogflow is a natural language understanding platform that makes it easy to design and integrate a conversational user interface into your mobile app, web application, device, bot, interactive voice response system, and so on. Using Dialogflow, you can provide new and engaging ways for users to interact with your product. Dialogflow can analyze multiple types of input from your customers, including text or audio inputs (like from a phone or voice recording). It can also respond to your cus...
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Locusrobotics – Warehouse robots

Locus Robotics’ innovative autonomous mobile robots make it easy to optimize your warehouse operation, respond to e-commerce volume growth and seasonal peaks while giving you control over your labor costs. LocusBots operate safely alongside people, making them more efficient and effective compared to traditional order fulfillment systems. Workers are able to fulfill more orders with less labor without the need to reconfigure or disrupt your warehouse. Complete, end-to-end syste...
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Kiwibot – robotics delivery

Kiwibot provides a turnkey robotic delivery service for Restaurant chains, delivery apps & Governments. Last-mile delivery is incredibly expensive; we reduce cost of last mile delivery by 40% YoY, kiwibot team continue to work with the customers until we get to <$1. Cutting-edge behavioral neural network, Kiwibots are able to seamlessly mesh into the fabric of urban landscapes. https://youtu.be/iyO9TJHEQ7E Technology used by kiwibots, like Smart Brake and Street Crossing Mo...
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Memory Mirror – Smart mirror with augmented reality and artificial intelligence

MemoMi is the creator of Memory Mirror®, an augmented reality and artificial intelligence platform. Memory Mirror transforms the in-store and online experience by enabling customers to try products virtually and get recommendations based on profile, style and preference. Multi-layer AR & AI engine. Using a physics and pixel-based algorithm, Memomi provides a realistic and personalized augmented reality experience. https://youtu.be/Xp7s_kCHJS0 Smart mirrors bring the retail sh...
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lumen.me – Lumen is the world’s first hand-held, portable device to accurately measure metabolism.

Lumen is the world’s first hand-held, portable device to accurately measure metabolism. Lumen uses a CO2 sensor and flow meter to determine the CO2 concentration in a single breath. This indicates the type of fuel your body is using to produce energy. The CO2 concentration is measured using a unique breath maneuver, which is performed by inhaling a fixed volume of air through the Lumen device (dynamic to each individual), holding it for 10 seconds, and exhaling fully. https://yout...
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Caper – AI powered Smart shopping cart

Innovative new technologies aimed at enhancing the customer shopping experience and to make it faster and easier. The Caper Smart Cart improves a retailer's entire customer shopping experience by streamlining checkout, and through an interactive screen, provide nearby deals, tailored recommendations, and recipes. It also complements existing retail operations without the need for any significant infrastructure or operational overhauls. The technology can be scaled quickly to serve many locat...
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Cryo

Cryotherapy, which literally means “cold therapy,” is a technique where the body is exposed to extremely cold temperatures for several minutes. Cryotherapy can be delivered to just one area, or you can opt for whole-body cryotherapy. All forms of cryotherapy treatments work on the same principle of reducing the surface temperature of the skin in order to stimulate various wellness benefits. Cryotherapy was first developed in 1978 in Japan as a tool to treat patients who struggled with pai...
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