App via IOT gateway = Vision restoration


Mobile phones/smart devices and associated apps have been making tremendous impact in peoples life in last couple of years. These developments have surfaced up as a mass success element off late, mainly because their integration with IOT, an element which is helping them explore new avenues. Novartis, pharma giant has tapped into one of those avenue through its recent relaunched vision app.

Vision app, ViaOpta was originally launched in 2014 for assisting visually impaired. Assistance modes are generally vibration or voice guidance. While aforementioned was features in 2014 version, the current development is for smart watches from the likes of Apple and other watch manufacturers. App also gives more realtime notifications by using smartphone cameras to indicate image in purview.

New venture of Novartis is more to soothe its innovation appetite. Furthermore it also complements it’s USD 10.4 billion Alcon business.

Overall smart devices and their integration with IOT are spinning solutions that have been simplifying healthcare and making patients life much better around the world.

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IOT : Robot controlled through brain


Think of an era where you can control a machine through your brain!!!!!

Thanks to IOT, the time is now, and we have the honor of witnessing this breakthrough that takes us all the way to “playground of Europe”

Researchers from Switzerland’s Defitech foundation chair in brain machine, have developed technology platform that can help you control computers through brain.

Device has been trial and tested on 19 subjects with disabilities, and each one of them has shown tremendous control on machine application which is guided by brain signals. Surprisingly, the task of field training that each of the subject took was around 10 days. Credit mainly to be given to the amazing brain machine interface, which did the entire trick.

Subjects were able to control machine sitting far far away in Germany and Italy.

Science media regards this as technological breakthrough which can help disabled people view the world through machine’s eye, and travel areas that they initially thought was beyond their reach.

Rightly said ” Necessity is mother of invention “, & IOT holds key to many such advancements.

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Blackberry gets serious about healthcare


Phone giant from past, Blackberry has not laid down it’s weapons yet. Company is trying to counter souring sales and market share by venturing into non core segments. It begins its exploration by looking into ever growing healthcare market.

As per media frenzy claims , Blackberry is exploring for opportunities in bacteria free mobile based medical devices.

Company has been focusing on healthcare venture and aspirations for quiet some time now. It has been proving its metal by inking deals with Nanthealth, focusing on integrating devices with smart phones in emerging markets and much more.

Hope this venture turns out in favor of Blackberry and drive the sales in coming days.


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