By Pradeep Kolankari, Senior Director, Medical Devices and Healthcare, Capgemini At a hospital in Wuhan in China, robots and IoT devices were used to check patients' temperatures, as well as monitor their heart rates and sugar levels through a smart bracelet worn by patients. They also cleaned and disinfected the area, apart from providing food and medicines to patients. Best of all, they even entertained patients with some dance moves. Welcome to the age of the Internet of Things (IoT) in healthcare! Globally, the healthcare landscape is stretched.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is having a growing impact on the global economy. So, how is the impact of COVID-19 going to be on the tech job market and what are the latest trends for data science, AI/ML, analytics, IoT, cloud computing? What are the key in-demand tech job profiles and domains during and after the COVID-19 phase? There have been more than 12,750 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in India so far. Between April 6 – 12, 46% and 39% of new confirmed cases have been reported in Europe and the USA respectively.
Cyber security inevitably suffers when scares infect the populace. The Covid-19 outbreak appears to be the most acute global crisis since the Second World War. Every aspect of the Covid-19 crisis has been exploited by opportunistic hackers, terrorists, and other criminals. In addition to capitalising on rampant fear, uncertainty, and doubt, attackers are targeting a fresh new honeypot of federal aid, in the form of payouts from unemployment checks, stimulus checks, and the Paycheck Protection Program. Pervasive social engineering attacks are hindering the world's coordinated response to the COVID-19 emergency.
In only a few weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has completely disrupted our normal way of life. With many businesses shutting their doors or transitioning to a work-from-home system, adaptability to a constantly changing situation will prove key for the survival of organizations large and small. Despite everything that is going on, however, the pandemic is also spurring new innovations, particularly in the world of artificial intelligence. Here are several important ways AI is already making a difference in improving public health and safety as the world adapts to a new normal. One of the biggest challenges with this coronavirus (and the COVID-19 disease it subsequenly causes) has been how quickly it can spread.
Healthcare has often been sat on the sidelines when it comes to digital innovations. Part of that is because these services are often under-funded and what resources they do have are channelled into front-line care as much as possible. But it's becoming increasingly clear that technology can play a role in helping doctors deal with the ever-rising pressure to deliver more services. The response to the cornonavirus crisis, which has seen the broad adoption of everything from video conferencing to AI, is unlikely to be undone; expect the future of healthcare to feature more data analysis and automation. With many of those contracting COVID-19 picking up the disease in hospital and medical staff suffering significant levels of infection themselves, robots could offer a way of delivering hospital care while reducing the chances of person-to-person transmissions. Prior to COVID-19, robots were mostly used in operating theatres, under the control of surgeons.