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ON Semiconductor In the News: The Evolution of Smart Healthcare and Personal IoT

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Read our roundup of news, announcements and wearable medical devices including wearable biosensors to combat the opioid crisis, wearable biometric-monitoring to combat epilepsy and much more.    

Read more of our ON Semiconductor in the news, visit www.onsemi.com/PowerSolutions/Newscenter.do 

Qualcomm Partners with KidzAlive to Enhance HIV Prevention

Leveraging Mobile Technology & Creative Storytelling to Enhance HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment for Children and Adolescents
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Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™ is a strategic initiative that brings wireless technology to underserved communities globally. Wireless Reach invests in programs that foster entrepreneurship, aid in public safety, enhance the delivery of health care, enrich teaching and learning and improve environmental sustainability. Mobile technology, powered by Qualcomm inventions, has helped shape a better future by bringing the Internet to the unconnected, education to the unschooled, financial services to the unbanked, and jobs to the unemployed.

Specsavers Uses HPE Greenlake to Expand Eye Disease Diagnostics and Serve More Patients

Specsavers used HPE GreenLake solution to support 285 retail stores across Australia and New Zealand
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  • Specsavers roll out advanced 3D eye scanning technology in 285 retail stores
  • HPE and Champions of Change deliver HPE GreenLake solution to scale up and down storage capacity
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IN THIS ARTICLE

  • Specsavers roll out advanced 3D eye scanning technology in 285 retail stores
  • HPE and Champions of Change deliver HPE GreenLake solution to scale up and down storage capacity

Albertsons In-Store Clinics Launch AI-Powered Diabetes Exam

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CarePortMD retail health clinics at Albertsons Cos. grocery stores can now administer an eye exam to identify diabetic retinopathy by FDA-cleared autonomous artificial intelligence (AI) diagnostic system IDx-DR.

The in-store health clinics are the first to roll out this type of AI diagnostic technology. 

Click here to continue reading the story on Progressive Grocer. 

Alexa, Make Me a Hero

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Ready to become a hero? Just ask Amazon Alexa. DKMS continues to utilize technology to enhance the experience of joining the bone marrow registry even easier and accessible for all.

Now, a simple command, “Alexa, make me a hero”, will initiate a conversation to measure a potential donor’s eligibility and begin the registration process.

New Winners of Bayer Early Excellence in Science Award: EUR 30,000 for International Research Scientists

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LEVERKUSEN, October 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- The new winners of the Bayer Early Excellence in Science Award have been announced. The prizes, each worth EUR 10,000, have been awarded by an independent scientific committee of the Bayer Science & Education Foundation. The Bayer foundation presents for ten years the international Bayer Early Excellence in Science Award to excellent young scientists and physicians in the early stages of their academic and clinical research careers. The prizes were awarded on October, 28th at the Bayer Foundation Day in Leverkusen.

VIDEO | Behind the Scenes: the Relaxing Floors Collection

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Fractals are the building block of many of nature’s patterns and have been scientifically proven to reduce stress and so provide benefits to physical health. This visual language is the basis for Relaxing Floors, an award-winning modular system designed by 13&9 in collaboration with Fractals Research and Mohawk Group. This collection is the culmination of art, science and human-centered design based on fractal patterns, utilizing fractals to give our eyes a break from the digital world and deliver the essence of nature to the contract built environment.

New Virtual Reality Training from Tork is a Game Changer for Improving Hand Hygiene Compliance

Recent study shows that 80% of healthcare professionals say they would like to improve their hand hygiene compliance
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Essity's Tork brand launches Tork VR Clean Hands Training and Education, a solution specifically designed to make hand hygiene training more engaging and inspiring for healthcare professionals. This new and unique way of training is a result of our collaboration with world-leading hand hygiene experts at the Infection Prevention and Control Program at the University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland, 2019 and hospitals around the world​.

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Essity's Tork brand launches Tork VR Clean Hands Training and Education, a solution specifically designed to make hand hygiene training more engaging and inspiring for healthcare professionals. This new and unique way of training is a result of our collaboration with world-leading hand hygiene experts at the Infection Prevention and Control Program at the University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland, 2019 and hospitals around the world​.

IWBI Recognizes Outstanding Leaders in Asia for Advancing Health and Wellness in Buildings and Communities

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SHANGHAI, October 23, 2019 /3BL Media/-- The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) today announced a group of Asia-based leaders who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in advancing health and well-being for people through WELL projects. Thirty-nine people, including those selected from the community of WELL Accredited Professionals (WELL AP) and WELL Faculty members, are honored during an IWBI Asia awards celebration taking place during Greenbuild China this week in Shanghai.

Why Empowering Female Designers Can Improve Health Outcomes

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This post was written by guest blogger Dr. Ramanujam who is the Robert W. Carr Professor of Biomedical Engineering, a faculty member in the Global Health Institute and Dept. Pharmacology and Cell Biology and the founding director of the Center of Global Women’s Health Technologies at Duke University. This article is part of a series on the power of technology in helping crisis-affected populations. To learn more, sign up for a free webinar in our Women Rock IT series here.

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