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How IoT will disrupt healthcare

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By Zenobia Hegde

There are hundreds of proposals for the IoT in the health services. Half of them could be terrible. If only we knew which half! I’m not sure about other countries but whenever I hear about ‘disruptive technology’ and the British National Health Service (NHS), I always feel nervous.

We’ve already wasted £11 billion (€12.31 billion) and rising on a ‘fit for purpose’ programme for IT that wasn’t fit for anything. It would be a brave NHS purchaser that would sign off on any more ‘disruption’. Surely, if they are going to sell the idea, they need a new catchphrase, says Nick Booth, freelance IT and communications writer.

For now, in this sector at least, IoT needs to be a bit less brash and ambitious. We don’t want to see any more flash IT salesmen flaunting their wealth. Acqueon claims its IoT could save the NHS £500 million (€559.72 million) a year. Well, OK, prove it, by taking your payment as a commission on the savings you create.

The savings they are so confident about will come from solving the problem of medication noncompliance – that situation where patients don’t keep taking the pills. This will get worse as our population ages. IoT connected pill boxes don’t miss their doses.

Failing to take medication correctly leads to 200,000 premature deaths in Europe a year. Partly it’s because the old are bamboozled with complicated drug taking regimes. This polypharmacy involves a smorgasboard of pills which have to be taken in varying intervals.

A smart pill box knows when they’ve not been opened and sends automated reminders to the patient. If these messages go answered and the pill box still not opened, the device snitches on you to the clinician who then phones you directly.

Robots are getting old now too. The first robot assistant, the Arthrobot, made its debut in an operating theatre in 1984. Since then, robots have performed surgery on everything in degrees of complexity ranging from eyes and knees to neurosurgery.

Imperial College London created the PROBOT, which first performed prostate surgery at Guy’s & St Thomas’s Hospital in 1992. The robots are starting to take on human characteristics.

They’re starting to leave pieces of equipment in the patients, just like their human counterparts. This is all documented in Adverse Events in Robotic Surgery: A Retrospective Study of 14 Years of FDA Data. The authors from University of Illinois, Michigan Institute of Technology and Rush Medical Center compiled the report from MAUDE data (as in Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience).

In a study of 1.74 million robotic surgical procedures – mostly urological or gynaecological – the data recorded 8,061 device malfunctions, 1,391 patient injuries and 144 patient deaths. Adverse incidents included electrical arcing, sparking or charring of instruments and the falling of broken or burnt pieces into the patient’s body. Such incidents were said to have contributed to 119 injuries and one patient death.

“Clearly, operations utilising robotics are not without their risk, says Greg McEwen, partner at insurance law specialist BLM. As he points out, incidents relating to broken or left behind instruments […]

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The Internet of Things in Your Driveway | @ThingsExpo #AI #IoT #M2M

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By 2020, 90 percent of all new cars will have some sort of built-in connectivity platform, and by 2022, there will be 1.8 billion automotive M2M connections. As cars join the Internet of Things, cars will stop being independent entities and will become part of a larger, connected ecosystem. Cars as part of the IoT isn’t just a look into the future – it’s already happening.
“Everything that moves will become autonomic, it’s just a matter of time,” says Vishnu Andhare, Consulting Manager at ISG. Andhare notes that all of the big automotive players are already moving towards a future of shared mobility, and mobility-as-a-service – although it will take time. “In the future, it will not be limited by technology, but by the psychological barrier, and by public policy,” he says. “there is a limit to which the human mind can go without semblance of control. At airports, you already see terminal-to-terminal autonomic shuttles. We are used to them. But with cars on the road, there is still a psychological barrier.”

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Birmingham City University shows Indian tech giants virtual reality training for medical applications

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By Zenobia Hedge

Representatives from two of India’s creative companies have visited Birmingham City University to learn more about how the UK university is training the next generation of virtual reality (VR) professionals, and with the hope of exploring potential partnerships in the future.

The head and creative director of JIO Studios (Aditya Bhat and Ankit Sharma respectively), along with the founder and managing director of philmCGI (Anand Bhanushali) spent time on Wednesday 8 November with senior academics as part of a visit organised by the UK’s Department of International Trade.

Based in Navi Mumbai, mobile network operator JIO is the world’s biggest data start-up company, attracting 138 million paid subscribers within less than a year of operations, and currently welcoming seven new customers each second. Part of Reliance, JIO’s parent company is the biggest private sector firm in India with a revenue of US$51 billion (€43.94 billion) in 2017.

JIO’s in house studio is planning to launch its own VR app in 2018 and is hoping to collaborate with experts at Birmingham City University by expanding their technical know-how, co-creating content and ensuring they are making best use of the latest technology. JIO also hopes it can work with students who are creating VR and augmented reality (AR) content by showcasing their projects on its new platform.

Meanwhile, philmCGI is an animation studio based out of both Mumbai and Pune, where some 90 artists provide computer-generated images and visual effects services in films and television for some of the biggest studios in Europe and Asia, and is also expanding its offer in VR and AR – two areas which are taught through Birmingham City’s University’s Digital Media Technology (DMT) Lab.

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Based in the institution’s Faculty of Computing Engineering and the Built Environment, the DMT Lab is a research space focussed on finding new uses of digital technology. Among the projects taking place in the Lab, researchers are looking into the application of augmented and mixed reality systems, and digital audio processing.

The visitors from India were able to see some of the University’s leading research in this area, including a new mixed reality system which allows medical practitioners to view and interact with virtual replicas of patients’ organs, bones or body parts.

The business leaders also spent time in the University’s £62 million Parkside Building, home to the institution’s wealth of media and recording facilities, including four TV studios.

Anand Bhanushali, founder and managing director of philmCGI, said: “Birmingham City University has state-of-the-art media facilities; it is no wonder so many Indian students want to come to the UK to study.”

“Today we have discussed a number of opportunities for collaboration, such as STEAM-based problem solving. Lots of innovative solutions can be developed when applying fresh minds to companies such as ourselves.”

Birmingham City University was one of the first UK universities to offer media degrees and today boasts such cutting edge provisions as Europe’s largest static green screen.

Professor Julian Beer, deputy vice-chancellor, said: “Birmingham City University and indeed the wider West Midlands is at the forefront […]

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With Amazon Key’s launch, customers and lawyers have lots of questions

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Enlarge / IoT products like Amazon Key come with a whole set of risks that consumers aren’t equipped to assess themselves. (credit: Amazon)

Last week, Amazon announced a new voluntary service that allows its own contracted delivery personnel to temporarily access customers’ homes through a new service dubbed “Amazon Key” which begins Wednesday, November 8.

Privacy experts wonder what kind of avenue putting such a camera in the home could mean for law enforcement, particularly given last year’s episode when Amazon refused to help law enforcement in a murder case in Arkansas. There, investigators attempted to get the company to hand over data collected by a nearby Alexa. If that instance is any indication, Amazon may resist a legal demand to open up an Amazon Key lock.

Beyond concerns about the police, many on Twitter are fundamentally uncomfortable with Amazon Key.

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With Amazon Key’s launch, customers and lawyers have lots of questions

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By Cyrus Farivar

Enlarge / IoT products like Amazon Key come with a whole set of risks that consumers aren’t equipped to assess themselves. (credit: Amazon)

Last week, Amazon announced a new voluntary service that allows its own contracted delivery personnel to temporarily access customers’ homes through a new service dubbed “Amazon Key” which begins Wednesday, November 8.

Privacy experts wonder what kind of avenue putting such a camera in the home could mean for law enforcement, particularly given last year’s episode when Amazon refused to help law enforcement in a murder case in Arkansas. There, investigators attempted to get the company to hand over data collected by a nearby Alexa. If that instance is any indication, Amazon may resist a legal demand to open up an Amazon Key lock.

Beyond concerns about the police, many on Twitter are fundamentally uncomfortable with Amazon Key.

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Accruent acquires BlueCielo, accelerates European expansion

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Accruent, a provider of software and services that enable organisations to manage the full lifecycle of their physical resources, has acquired Amsterdam-based BlueCielo, a global advanced Asset Lifecycle Information Management (ALIM) provider.

BlueCielo’s Meridian solutions manage engineering information throughout asset lifecycles, connecting maintenance with engineering, supporting concurrent engineering for facility modifications and improving data handover. More than 1,200 companies around the world depend on BlueCielo Meridian solutions to ensure compliance, control costs, improve safety, protect their brand reputation and extend the lifespans of decades-old assets.

“BlueCielo increases Accruent’s depth and breadth by adding engineering information management to our portfolio of innovative physical resource management solutions,” said John Borgerding, CEO of Accruent. “This acquisition adds a complementary best-of-breed solution to our portfolio, and it establishes a new strategic growth platform with a strong geographic footprint in Europe and adds expertise in industry sectors such as pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, and chemicals.”

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The BlueCielo acquisition is the latest in a series of strategic acquisitions fueling Accruent’s growth. Successive acquisitions of strong, growth-oriented companies with complementary products and global presence have resulted in scale, world-class support and depth and breadth of solutions that is unrivalled.

Recent acquisitions include Lucernex, a leading global provider of Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS), and Verisae, a leading provider of cloud-based solutions that connect facilities and assets to the maintenance and service network through the Internet of Things (IoT).

“The BlueCielo team and I are excited to join Accruent,” said Willem-Jan Scholten, BlueCielo CEO. “Our customers will benefit from Accruent’s world-class support infrastructure and the advantages that Accruent’s scale brings to our operations, development and cross-application innovation. We look forward to expanding our growth by introducing integrated engineering and asset information management to improve asset and facility lifecycles to thousands of additional loyal Accruent customers and new markets.”

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“Accruent’s acquisition of BlueCielo will provide strategic benefits to both companies, as well as customers and prospects,” said Kevin Prouty, vice president for IDC Energy Insights, a global provider of information technology market intelligence. “BlueCielo’s Meridian asset lifecycle information system adds the ability to manage all asset content and documentation into Accruent’s asset lifecycle management capabilities.”

The acquisition, effective immediately, includes the continuation of all existing BlueCielo product development, support, sales and channel resources. BlueCielo customers and business partners will be provided with a series of communications on relevant aspects of any changes and will be invited to Accruent’s annual INSIGHTS conference April 8 – 11, 2018, in Austin, Texas. BlueCielo Partners and colleagues will learn more at BlueCielo’s annual Synergy conference January 15-18, 2018, in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Silver Spring Networks completes IoT network canopy rollout for DEWA

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At WETEX, Silver Spring Networks, Inc. announced the initial successful completion of the deployment of its multi-application IPv6 network canopy for Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA). DEWA’s network canopy extends across the Emirate of Dubai and is based on Silver Spring’s Gen5 technology, which offers high performance, reliability, security and scalability. Silver Spring Networks is now working with DEWA towards final acceptance, with the remaining head-end integration work expected to be completed before the end of the year.

Silver Spring Networks also announced that its Gen5 technology has been integrated into smart meter devices from Honeywell Elster, to connect the first DEWA electric customers to its IoT canopy as a part of the next phase of this modernisation project. DEWA’s infrastructure modernisation efforts support the Smart Dubai initiative, aimed at making Dubai the most innovative smart city in the world.

DEWA provides services for over 700,000 electricity and 600,000 water connections across its service territory, all of which it intends to connect to the network canopy through additional Silver Spring ecosystem partners and future phases of its multi-year modernisation program. These announcements detail the update described during Silver Spring Networks’ second quarter earnings conference call on August 8, 2017.

“DEWA is pleased with its progress for the second smart initiative, Smart Applications through smart meters and Grids, in alignment with the UAE Vision 2021 and the Dubai Plan 2021, which enables DEWA to build a wide and integrated smart grid covering generation, transmission and distribution systems.

We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Silver Spring Networks to bring the company’s proven Internet of Things technology to DEWA customers, first through smart electric services and beyond into other smart applications, which can help contribute to making Dubai the happiest and most innovative city in the world.” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.

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“We’re very pleased to achieve the delivery of the high-performance canopy network – a significant project milestone for DEWA – to help reliably deliver electricity, water and other new services across Dubai,” said Burak Aydin, general manager – EMEA, Silver Spring Networks. “We are committed to offering the newest innovation available through our standards-based technology, and look forward to helping bring smart grid benefits to DEWA customers in Dubai during the next phase of our deployment.”

As a longtime proponent of open standards, Silver Spring’s technology is based on Wi-SUN mesh technology (IEEE 802.15.4.g). Silver Spring’s standards-based networking platform will enable DEWA to support a wide range of device vendors across its network canopy.

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Silver Spring Networks completes IoT network canopy rollout for DEWA

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By Zenobia Hedge

At WETEX, Silver Spring Networks, Inc. announced the initial successful completion of the deployment of its multi-application IPv6 network canopy for Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA). DEWA’s network canopy extends across the Emirate of Dubai and is based on Silver Spring’s Gen5 technology, which offers high performance, reliability, security and scalability. Silver Spring Networks is now working with DEWA towards final acceptance, with the remaining head-end integration work expected to be completed before the end of the year.

Silver Spring Networks also announced that its Gen5 technology has been integrated into smart meter devices from Honeywell Elster, to connect the first DEWA electric customers to its IoT canopy as a part of the next phase of this modernisation project. DEWA’s infrastructure modernisation efforts support the Smart Dubai initiative, aimed at making Dubai the most innovative smart city in the world.

DEWA provides services for over 700,000 electricity and 600,000 water connections across its service territory, all of which it intends to connect to the network canopy through additional Silver Spring ecosystem partners and future phases of its multi-year modernisation program. These announcements detail the update described during Silver Spring Networks’ second quarter earnings conference call on August 8, 2017.

“DEWA is pleased with its progress for the second smart initiative, Smart Applications through smart meters and Grids, in alignment with the UAE Vision 2021 and the Dubai Plan 2021, which enables DEWA to build a wide and integrated smart grid covering generation, transmission and distribution systems.

We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Silver Spring Networks to bring the company’s proven Internet of Things technology to DEWA customers, first through smart electric services and beyond into other smart applications, which can help contribute to making Dubai the happiest and most innovative city in the world.” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.

Burak Aydin

“We’re very pleased to achieve the delivery of the high-performance canopy network – a significant project milestone for DEWA – to help reliably deliver electricity, water and other new services across Dubai,” said Burak Aydin, general manager – EMEA, Silver Spring Networks. “We are committed to offering the newest innovation available through our standards-based technology, and look forward to helping bring smart grid benefits to DEWA customers in Dubai during the next phase of our deployment.”

As a longtime proponent of open standards, Silver Spring’s technology is based on Wi-SUN mesh technology (IEEE 802.15.4.g). Silver Spring’s standards-based networking platform will enable DEWA to support a wide range of device vendors across its network canopy.

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IoT platform Ayla Networks announces $60M Series D financing

Aylya Networks, an IoT Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) company announced that it has raised $60M in Series D financing. The round was led by Run Liang Tai Fund (RLT) and Sunsea Telecommunications Co. Ltd.

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The company doubled down on the funding path as it previously raised $39M Series C in June last year. The current financing brings Ayla Network’s total equity funding to approximately $124M since its launch in 2010.

The company will use the latest proceeds to expand platform capabilities and to grow the ecosystem which includes application providers and channel partners.

Ayla focuses on the leading product manufacturers enabling them to make their products internet-connected via Ayla Network’s PaaS. Its end-to-end software runs across devices, the cloud, and applications to provide internet connectivity and device analytics. The Wi-Fi modules of leading hardware vendors have pre-built Ayla embedded agent. The Ayla Cloud provides a managed service where customers can track their ‘connected deployments’.

“Ayla has amassed more than 100 large enterprise customers by solving their challenges regarding how to securely connect, manage and apply intelligence to all of their connected devices and sensors.”David Friedman, Ayla CEO and co-founder

Ayla has adopted a ‘mobile-first’ approach. The company offers mobile application libraries containing APIs. The APIs can be used to create iOS and Android apps for Ayla-enabled products.

Another ‘platform-based’ company connecting consumer products to the internet is Evrythng. It raised $24.8 million Series B funding in March this year.

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IoT platform Ayla Networks announces $60M Series D financing

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Aylya Networks, an IoT Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) company announced that it has raised $60M in Series D financing. The round was led by Run Liang Tai Fund (RLT) and Sunsea Telecommunications Co. Ltd.

PaaG Architecture Diagram

The company doubled down on the funding path as it previously raised $39M Series C in June last year. The current financing brings Ayla Network’s total equity funding to approximately $124M since its launch in 2010.

The company will use the latest proceeds to expand platform capabilities and to grow the ecosystem which includes application providers and channel partners.

Ayla focuses on the leading product manufacturers enabling them to make their products internet-connected via Ayla Network’s PaaS. Its end-to-end software runs across devices, the cloud, and applications to provide internet connectivity and device analytics. The Wi-Fi modules of leading hardware vendors have pre-built Ayla embedded agent. The Ayla Cloud provides a managed service where customers can track their ‘connected deployments’.

“Ayla has amassed more than 100 large enterprise customers by solving their challenges regarding how to securely connect, manage and apply intelligence to all of their connected devices and sensors.”David Friedman, Ayla CEO and co-founder

Ayla has adopted a ‘mobile-first’ approach. The company offers mobile application libraries containing APIs. The APIs can be used to create iOS and Android apps for Ayla-enabled products.

Another ‘platform-based’ company connecting consumer products to the internet is Evrythng. It raised $24.8 million Series B funding in March this year.

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