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.
Texas Hospital Taps AI at the Edge to Build Safe, Intelligent Virtual ICU The global pandemic motivates Houston Methodist Hospital to roll out a virtual ICU. Using software that collects and analyzes data and uses AI at the edge, clinicians can treat patients while reducing exposure to infectious disease.
Wearable Device Uses AI to Detect COVID-19 Symptoms Continuous monitoring and machine learning in a patch-like wearable device enables early detection of COVID-19 symptoms. Remote monitoring capabilities extend the reach of doctors and the safety of patients.
Smart Building Tech and Air Sensors Allows Workers to Breathe Easy As buildings reopen, ensuring employee safety with better air quality is at the forefront of COVID-19 concerns. Companies are looking for advanced ventilation systems that bring in more outside air, ways to clean or disinfect the air, and environmental sensors that monitor air quality within a building.
Healthcare Gives AI a Wellness Check Is AI ready for the tough demands of healthcare? Berlin Institute of Health, University Hospital, and Penn Medicine are early AI adopters, adding AI into their workforce to speed diagnosis, improve workflows, and deliver better patient outcomes. These organizations and others are testing AI limits and opening doors for innovations.