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The magic of slow motion recording

It was a long time ago when I first saw, and was fascinated, by the image of a bullet going through an apple.How could one possible capture “the moment”? At that time, indeed, it was magic. Today’s technology makes it easier (not easy!) to capture these kind of moments. It …

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Digital Therapeutics

If you split the total cost of healthcare based on what is ensuring your health you’ll discover something interesting: 20% is attributable to medical cure, including visits, exams, prescriptions 20-30% relates to your lifestyle, what you eat, drink, exercise, smoke (not smoke), positive attitude,… the remaining 50%+ is related to …

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Smartphones, and more, are getting cloudy

Processing is cheap, actually it is not! On the one hand we have seen a continuous decrease of processing cost but at the same time we have been increasing our (our applications) need for processing to the point that it made sense to create huge processing infrastructures that can be …

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Detecting viruses with your smartphone?

I still remember my wonder when I discovered I could use my smartphone as a flashlight! Just press the display on the flashlight icon and I could look at a flower during the darkest night (or, less romantically, search for lost keys under the couch…). Now my smartphone has a …

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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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Connect your sneakers to the Internet

I remember some 15 years ago, at the Future Centre of Telecom Italia, a pool of young researchers, many from Brasil, discussing what the future might look like and one of the idea was to have everything, but really everything, connected to the internet, creating data and those data being …

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Single molecule detection through a smartphone

Many diseases are characterised by the presence of specific molecules in body fluids. Searching for these molecules is challenging since there are billions of molecules in a sample and finding that specific one requires very sophisticated processes and equipments. Technicians in well equipped labs use chemical procedures to increase the …

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Clustering million nano-lenses to create a flat lens

The digital cameras embedded in smartphones have made incredible progresses, killing point and shoot cameras and now getting close to kill reflex cameras. The quality of the photos has improved thanks to electronics (better digital sensors and faster processing chip) and to software (computational photography). What has seen very little …

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