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This robot will check your vital signs

Boston Dynamics Spot robot looks like a dog (at least like a mechanical dog) and was designed to operate in a variety of complex environment, with complex meaning uneven pavement, cluttered with “stuff” (including people). This is pretty challenging for a robot, it requires both the awareness on what is …

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Covid-19 knows no boundary

Few days ago I read an interesting article by McKinsey: “How might the Covid-19 pandemic end“, resulting from interviews to several people in industry plus a few experts in epidemics. One point that impressed me is the evaluation of the economic cost, somewhere between 16 trillion to 35 trillion $ …

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Pingdemic is on the rise

There are a number of tracing apps to signal a potential exposure to Covid-19, that is if you have been in contact with an infected person. In Italy we have Immuni. It has been downloaded by 12 + million people, 19,858 of them have become infected and notified the central …

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Post-Pandemic Scenarios – XLVII – Synthetic Biology 2

CRISPR-CasX The CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) – Cas  (CRISPR Associated Protein) system was discovered, and invented, in the last century, the first reference is found in an article in 1987. The CRISPR was discovered in bacteria: they are short DNA sequences that bacteria have inherited from viruses …

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Post-Pandemic Scenarios – XIV – TeleHealth

Tele-Health The pandemic has accelerated the adoption of tele-health in many Countries. In the US, according to Fair Health, the usage of tele-health has increased over 4,300% between March 2019 and March 2020. Medicare and Medicaid have added over 80 services in 2020 to be delivered remotely and have set …

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Post-Pandemic Scenarios – XIII – Doctor at home

Healthcare at home At home healthcare is nothing new. As technology progresses there are more and more opportunity for continuous monitoring and remote diagnostics. I remember I started to be involved, from a Telco perspective, in telemedicine 40 years ago as we were looking for application of ISDN, an amazing …

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Post-Pandemic Scenarios – IX – Future of work

Macro-shift in the Workforce The Digital Transformation is ongoing and it is a major force in reshaping the market, in terms of value perception -thus shifting demands- and in reshaping the way the offer is created. Both of these factors are clearly affecting the workforce in volume, in quality (skills) …

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