Big Tech Weighs In to Help Vaccine Distribution Efforts Google, Microsoft, and SAP are rounding up partners to support and improve vaccination efforts. While federal efforts are moving forward, local organizations may be looking for help from integrators. Successful vaccine distribution depends on sharing accurate data throughout the supply chain, so organizations and local health departments can make plans and communicate effectively with their communities.  
IoT Wayfinding Signals All the Right Turns for Hospital Visitors In healthcare campuses across the US, IoT sensors and mapping technology are turning into crowd pleasers, outperforming old-school maps. Patients guided by a mobile phone and app with turn-by-turn directions are quickly locating doctor offices, treatment centers, and cafeterias in sprawling health complexes.  
Electronic Skin Is the New Wearable Device Researchers are developing synthetic skin-like devices that monitor vital signs and movement, dispense medicine, and react to sensory stimulation. The technologies bring the promise of smart capabilities to artificial prosthetics and advanced telemedicine.  
Smart Robots Aid Overworked Medical Staff During Pandemic Hospitals in India are deploying robotic assistants to help overworked doctors and nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Artificial intelligence enables the robots to connect with and help care for isolated patients.   
Walgreens’ Use of AI for Flu Tracking is Nothing to Sneeze At Combining geographical location data with demographic data and powerful artificial intelligence, the pharmaceutical retailer relies on GSI mapping to shed light on the spread of influenza and help direct medication inventory needed in its stores. The technology even plays a role in national COVID-19 infection tracking.  
AI Propels Rapid and Personalized Vaccine Development Researchers rely on artificial intelligence to streamline research efforts and model viral protein structures. The data enables scientists to create personalized cancer vaccines and fast-track the development of a COVID-19 vaccine.    
IoT Aids in Complex Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccine IoT technologies play a key role in the distribution of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, which must remain at sub-arctic temperatures to ensure efficacy. Monitoring the location and temperature will be essential as vaccines move from the manufacturer to the public.    
VR Tests the Realities of the Workplace Are remote learning and remote working preparing us for a virtual reality future? As work environments adjust to new demands, VR is honing workforce skillsets and taking on multiple roles in construction, healthcare, retail, and manufacturing.  
Fighting COVID-19: NFL Scores a Safety for Players The NFL kicks off the 2020 season with COVID-19 protections in mind to protect players and team staff, using redesigned Oakley mouth shields for particulate blocking and Kinexon SafeTag devices for contact warning and contact tracing.   
Putting Interconnected IoT Devices to Work to Improve Patient Healthcare Innovation will continue to fuel the medical device sector’s ongoing quest for better ways to diagnose and treat  medical conditions proactively. When devices are interconnected, the ability for practitioners and clinicians to provide better patient care is increased exponentially.     

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