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TD Pilot will let people with disabilities control iPads with their eyes

Engadget

There's plenty new in iPadOS 15, but it also features an under-sung accessibility upgrade: support for third-party eye-tracking devices. That'll allow people with disabilities to use iPad apps and speech generation software simply through eye movements -- no touchscreen interaction required. Tobii Dynavox, the assistive tech division of the eye-tracking company Tobii, worked with Apple for years to help make that happen. And now, the firm is ready to announce TD Pilot, a device that aims to bring the iPad experience to the estimated 50 million people globally who need communication assistance. The TD Pilot is basically a super-powered frame for Apple's tablets: It can fit in something as big as the iPad Pro 12.9-inch, and it also packs in large speakers, an extended battery and a wheelchair mount.


40 Healthcare Technology Startups and Companies on the Forefront of Modern Medicine

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Employing a wealth of digital information, healthtech startups around the world are harnessing powerful technologies to create healthcare products and services that benefit patients and providers alike. Check out 40 emerging healthcare companies on the cutting-edge of modern medicine.


What happens when AI is your therapist?

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THE ROAD TO WELLVILLE?: AI-powered health apps are proliferating. The mental stresses of the pandemic have fueled a boom in wellness devices that track speech, facial expressions and even eye blinks to assess emotional states. This kind of "affective computing" can replicate therapy or detect depression when in-person care isn't available -- and even remotely monitor workers and children. But the burst of interest is heightening concerns about whether there's enough government oversight of the technology, known as "emotion AI". Future Pulse spoke about the tension points with Alexandrine Royer, a doctoral candidate studying the field and the digital economy at the University of Cambridge and a student fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence.


Editorial: Worker shortage a boon for robots

Boston Herald

Atlas and Spot won't have blank spaces on their resumes. The Boston Dynamics robots, famous for their YouTube parkour and dancing exploits, could land a position in a heartbeat, as can many non-human job-seekers, part of the wave of robot hires amid a human worker shortage. As the Associated Press reported, the pandemic ushered in these workplace changes. Companies are starting to automate service sector jobs, thanks to higher labor costs and the aforementioned worker shortages. Machines can do many tasks such as toss pizza dough, transport hospital linens, inspect gauges and sort goods.


A.I. Breakthrough Could Disrupt the $11 Trillion Medical Sector

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A massive disruption now appears imminent in one of the world's largest – and most important – industries. In much the same way that Amazon disrupted the retail business – and how PayPal disrupted the payments industry – one under-the-radar health technology company now seeks to transform the $11.85 trillion global health industry. By moving healthcare away from brick and mortar, traditional medicine into an AI-driven tool that offers unprecedented speed, efficiency, and accuracy... Investors still have a brief window of opportunity to get in on this transformational investment opportunity while it still flies beneath Wall Street's radar. But as you'll soon discover, this company's technology is so powerful that it could become a valuable addition to hundreds of millions of households worldwide. Whether most patients, providers, or large healthcare companies realize it or not, the healthcare industry is already in the early stages of significant change. That's because patients now desire access to more information – and better information – in the blink of an eye. In a recent survey of U.S. health consumers, 71% reported facing major frustrations through their experience with healthcare providers. Concerns ranged from difficulties scheduling appointments to impersonal visits.


Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Diagnosis Market to Grow at a CAGR of 44.0% to reach US$ 66,811.97 million from 2020 to 2027

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Artificial intelligence (AI) uses algorithms and software to perform certain tasks without human intervention and instructions. AI represents the integration of technologies such as machine learning, natural language processing, reasoning, and perception. It is used in healthcare for approximation of human cognition as well as the analysis of complex medical and diagnostic imaging data. The artificial intelligence in healthcare diagnosis market is driven by the ability of AI to provide improved outcomes; moreover, the growing need to increase coordination between healthcare workforce and patients also supports the market growth. The rise in the importance of Big Data in healthcare, increase in the adoption of precision medicine, and surge in venture capital investments also contribute to the market growth.


How to Transfer Fundamental AI Advances into Practical Solutions for Healthcare - insideBIGDATA

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In this special guest feature, Dave DeCaprio, CTO and Co-founder, ClosedLoop.ai, discusses what it really takes to make AI that physicians trust. Dave has more than 20 years of experience transitioning advanced technology from academic research labs into successful businesses. His experience includes genome research, pharmaceutical development, health insurance, computer vision, sports analytics, speech recognition, transportation logistics, operations research, real time collaboration, robotics, and financial markets. Dave has been involved in several successful startups as well as consulting and advising both small and large organizations on how to innovate using technology with maximum impact. Dave graduated from MIT with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and currently lives in Austin, TX.


After the buzz, AI finding its place in health care

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READY FOR ITS CLOSE-UP: Artificial intelligence has long been hyped as a game changer in health care: Remember this 2012 prediction that computers will replace 80 percent of doctors? But it's been much harder to get a sense of the real-world scale of the phenomenon. Is AI a perpetual technology of the future? Or is it starting to get a toehold? A recently released Food and Drug Administration database starts to get at that question.


5G & The Future Of Connectivity

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The next generation of wireless technology could affect a wide range of industries, from healthcare to financial services to retail. The technology enables faster data transfer speeds -- up to 10x faster than the speeds achievable with older standards -- lower latency, and greater network capacity. As a result, 5G creates a tremendous opportunity for numerous industries, but also sets the stage for large-scale disruption. Download the free report to understand what 5G is, the industries it's disrupting, and the drivers paving the way for its implementation. As of June 2021, commercial 5G services have already been deployed across more than 1,500 cities in 60 countries worldwide, according to Viavi Solutions. The number of IoT devices -- which will rely on 5G to transmit vast amounts of data in real time -- is projected to grow from 12B in 2020 to 30B in 2025, per IoT Analytics, more than 4 devices for every person on Earth. Executives across industries are already jostling to take advantage of 5G tech -- and avoid being disrupted by it. Earnings call mentions of 5G have soared in recent years. From enabling remote robotic surgery and autonomous cars to improving crop management, 5G is poised to transform many of the world's biggest industries. The impact of 5G on manufacturing could be huge. It's estimated that improved connectivity through 5G will create $13T in global economic value across industries by 2035, according to IHS Markit. A third of that total is projected to come from the manufacturing sector alone. This would enable manufacturers to build "smart factories" that rely on automation, augmented reality, and IoT. And with 5G powering large amounts of IoT devices and sensors around the factory, artificial intelligence can be integrated more deeply with operations. On fast-paced assembly lines, even microseconds of latency can cause costly disruptions for the manufacturer.


AI Startup Navina Leverages Amazon Web Services To Improve Patient Care

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Ronen Lavi and Shay Perera have spent years working to develop and deploy AI in one of the most demanding environments in the world--the elite intelligence units of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Lavi established and led the AI Lab of Israel's Military Intelligence and Perera served there as manager of machine learning and computer vision research and development. After being awarded a National Security Award in 2018, they left the IDF to launch a startup, as many Israelis with similar experience and skills have done before them. The rapid digital transformation of the healthcare industry worldwide, the proliferation of healthcare data, the increasing complexity of healthcare (including its administration), the dearth of qualified personnel--and the Covid pandemic--have all contributed to a rising demand for AI solutions, intended to assist with detection, diagnosis, treatment, preventive care and wellness. The wealth of data that is produced by digitized medical records is what modern AI approaches (deep learning) require so they can "learn" from examples, automate certain decisions, and provide a helping hand to physicians and healthcare staff.