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NEXT Coalition chooses first pilot efforts in 'Construction Safety Challenge'

Group adds new partner firms, issues renewed call for innovations to combat COVID-19 on work sites
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 29, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Three months since banding together to promote and share work-site safety best practices, the NEXT Coalition -- an industry collaboration among leading critical infrastructure and construction companies – has chosen five pilot projects meant to protect crews against challenges posed by COVID-19.

4 High-Tech Tools Johnson & Johnson Is Using to Get Products to You During the Pandemic

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When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit, everyday staples like toilet paper and paper towels were suddenly seemingly nowhere to be found. Over-the-counter products, like fever reducers and cough medicine, were in high demand—along with hand sanitizer, disinfectant sprays and cleaning wipes.

Building on Success Against COVID-19, Black & Veatch Launches Commercial Projects, Doubles IgniteX Funding

Registration being accepted for `Demo Day’ next month to showcase the innovations
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ – With the goal of delivering solutions to safeguard communities against COVID-19, Black & Veatch’s IgniteX COVID-19 Response Accelerator has launched five projects of new-to-market technologies at commercial sites in the United States. Based on these early successes, Black & Veatch has announced it is doubling its funding goal for the program to $500,000.

Ørsted pioneers an "Immersive Safety" program in the Humber region

The Thrive program is designed to change attitudes and behaviors towards safety.
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Renewable energy company Ørsted recently opened a fully immersive safety training programme called Thrive. It's a first for the Humber region, which is a hub for the UK's offshore wind industry.

The one-day interactive, multi-media programme is designed to transform behaviours and attitudes to safety.  Thrive includes a hard-hitting multi-media scenario which examines the build-up to a fatal incident on a load-out operation and its consequences.

Racecar Driver Sam Schmidt Tests New Arrow SAM Car

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CENTENNIAL, Colo., September 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ –  Arrow Electronics debuted the newest version of its Semi-Autonomous Motorcar (SAM) at a private racetrack in Indiana, where racecar driver Sam Schmidt took several high-speed laps in the modified 2020 Chevrolet Corvette. 

How Wearables Can Keep Us Healthy and Connected Through This Pandemic and Beyond [Podcast]

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The array of use cases for wearables continues to grow, and the pandemic is showing even more ways they can benefit our lives. From staying healthy to caring for loved ones, connectivity on our wrists is stepping up.

VR Training for Healthcare Workers on the Front Line and in the Classroom

In this critical time, virtual simulations offer the next best thing to real patients, helping medical professionals and students sharpen their skills and learn new ones.
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By Stephanie Walden

In Washington state, doctors who typically deal with elective surgeries turned to virtual reality (VR) to relearn emergency-response skills they haven’t practiced since medical school. In New York City, homebound nursing students watched online simulations to learn how to properly don personal protective equipment (PPE). 

All around the country, both budding and established healthcare professionals pivoted their studies and skills due to COVID-19 — and often, without physically setting foot in traditional classrooms or hospitals.

The Power of IoT in the New Normal

By Janet Ooi, IoT Industry Solutions and Marketing
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The world was not prepared for the pandemic. Never before has the entire world experienced such strange times. Working and studying from home has now become the new norm. The world is desperate to find a cure for this pandemic. Scientists are working hard to find the best treatment options, while “scientist-wannabes” are coming up with a variety of hoax measures to treat the global pandemic— everything from sesame oil, vinegar gargles, and sheep's head soup to garlic water. You name it.

The Art and Science of Changing Lives

Limbitless Solutions builds self-confidence and independence in kids with limb differences.
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As a graduate student in mechanical engineering at the University of Central Florida (UCF), Albert Manero always wanted to use his engineering skills to change the world. One morning in 2013, he caught a glimpse of how he might do it.

“I heard a radio interview with a man who developed the first 3D-printed mechanical hand, shared his design, and essentially started a global movement of makers,” Manero says. “I was determined to help by bringing whatever skills and lab resources I could to the project.”

From Head to Toe, Custom Foot and Mouth Gear Makers, Sidelined by COVID-19, Ramp up 3D Printers to Protect Health Care Workers

From head to toe, custom foot and mouth gear makers, sidelined by Covid-19, ramp up 3D printers to protect health care workers
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The coronavirus hit Seattle hard and early, and by mid-March it was clear that hospitals were dangerously low on protective gear. One looming crisis was the disposable paper hoods used as part of a positive air pressure respiration (PAPR) system. The hoods receive filtered and pressured air through a hose, so doctors and nurses can breathe freely without inhaling germs from the outside. But hospitals were running low on stock.

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