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Press Release – CREDITS : Blockchain and Smart Contracts

IoT in Medicine

The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the key areas of innovative technology. The concept of the IoT is electronic devices “communicating” between themselves without human assistance, so objects share information through the World Wide Web automatically. By using TCP | IP (data transfer protocols), communication across a global network becomes more accessible and allows systems to be consolidated among themselves, creating a network of networks. As a result, it is possible to change not only the business model of individual industries, but also the economics of entire states. IoT is already used in agriculture, industry, finance, health care, etc.

IoT in medicine

The ability to use the IoT to allocate loads for medical equipment can reduce queues in diagnostic centers. The permanent stream of data provides a complete picture of the patient’s illness, allowing doctors to respond to any changes in a timely manner. Special devices measure important biometric data from patients and pass them to the cloud for processing and storage. In this way, nurses can visit the wards of patients who are in need at that particular time.

Diagnostics

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) can speed up diagnosis of pathologies, and make it as accurate as possible.

Examples of innovative development using AI in medicine:

  • September 2016, an Israeli company presented an AI-based system – Beyond Verbal, which is capable of diagnosing a disease by voice.
  • February 2017, American experts presented a wireless device which controls the health of athletes. The tool produces results based on the conduction properties of the skin. Data is sent to a smartphone or tablet.
  • May 2017, scientists from Perm introduced a system based on NeuroNet using a method of mathematical modelling to diagnose heart and vascular disease. This system is self-paced and capable of diagnosing itself. The process takes into account about 70 indicators.
  • Chinese specialists recently amazed with a unique AI-based clinical diagnosis system. In less than five seconds, it handles 100 disease histories. The machine diagnoses are 20%more accurate than those made by doctors.

Automatic diagnosis using Machine Learning will invariably be a next step in the transformation of medicine throughout the world.

Treatment through the IoT

To give urgent treatment to the wounded on the battlefield, Israeli scientists have developed a prototype bracelet with an NFC-chip. The device stores all the patient’s health information and a GPS map of the location where the soldier was injured.

A further example:

  • A special sensor built into shoes is designed to reduce leg pains and, in some cases, to completely heal the sick without medical intervention.
  • The sensors, produced by Ormyx, help people with peripheral neuropathy, which reduces the sensitivity of the legs, to control their disease. The system alerts patients about excessive foot pressure.

Through such developments, reliable data on the condition of the patient can be captured as quickly as possible and an appropriate treatment provided. Using a blockchain platform allows you to share and discuss your biometric parameters with an artificial intelligence medical specialist.

Remote patient monitoring

A special sensor developed by UCB and Byterfils – Sensor Pot – notifies patients of an upcoming epilepsy attack. In 2017, Band Aid released a small band which attaches to the body and connects wirelessly to a network. The appliance transmits health data to the cloud, and can be used in difficult regions where it is hard to obtain prompt medical care.

IoT can be used for the speedy transportation of blood and medicines, with special drones quickly adapting to the challenges. Robotic surgical systems now take part in operations, with almost 500 successful surgical interventions.

Blockchain and IoT – what do they have in common?

Blockchain is an extended database that is potentially accessible to everyone. There are no centralized elements in the system that can affect the management and operation of a blockchain. Blockchain can be used to preserve and protect data in the IoT domain. The CREDITS project has unique technical characteristics which make this platform well suited for use with the IoT, especially the  medical sector.

In DLT blockchain CREDITS can create fully-independent, decentralised and separate services inside blockchain using new advanced features and smart contracts. The platform has new network technological capabilities, with high speed and low transaction costs. A new algorithm achieves a huge number of transactions per second with a minimal transaction commission. At up to 1 million transactions per second, it is likely to be the only one with these capabilities on the market.

CREDITS blockchain supports public and private networks, has a decentralized storage and a closed-type source code. Some ways using the IoT on this platform to improve health systems:

  • Quickly receive and analyze patient health information from data transmitted by devices and chips in transplanted parts of the body.
  • Patients receive personalized treatment based on biometric information, transmitted from digital devices.
  • Ensuring the monitoring and management of medical assets.
  • Interact with the entire health system by connecting to the blockchain of individual medical devices.

Using these innovative technologies, it is possible to improve the overall quality-of-life of patients, to track how the equipment is used, and to provide home help to the patient. Blockchain can literally save lives by ensuring that patients are quickly and appropriately treated.

by Merkusheva Darya

Press Release – UbiatarPlay

“Be everywhere”

A technology ofering a viable and real solution to the ancient dream of mankind:
having the power of ubiquity, or instant transfer to any place.
We have seen this ‘power’ depicted in many productions, notably the teleportation devices in the ‘Star Trek’ sci-f TV shows and movies. Until today it has only been fantasy.
The solution is surprisingly simple and uses the modern smartphones.
Imagine directing a fellow human in another place, acting as your remote physical presence there.
Imagine you giving simple graphical commands that make your Avatar move, explore, examine and interact with things in another place, just like the movie ‘Avatar’ depicted.
Imagine that you can see and hear everything, like you are physically there.

You could be in Paris and at the very same moment be instantly telepresent in San Francisco, with another person as your Avatar in the Bay Area.
The applications that come to mind are endless:
teletourism is one: you could visit the Colosseum without hours of fying to Rome. A regular trip requires a fight, a hotel reservation, restaurants, a lot of physical efforts and normally a week of your time. It is certainly better to travel in the old-fashioned way, but
how many places you would like to visit will you ever really see? Some people have budget limits, some others have time constraints and some others can not move easily.
The teletourism is the only option to travel instantly in places where you would never go in all your life.
Business travels are another application: cut the costs, in time and money, of physical moving.

If you need to visit other places to check for real estate or to visit a factory or to interact with working people, the videoconference option is limiting. You often need to walk around, talk to busy operators, explore buildings. The option of doing this with a
local person acting as your Avatar is a huge reduction in costs and time for most of the business travels.
Think about remote industrial assistance: “let the skills travel, not the bodies”. Many times a high-level technician has to travel to a remote place just to use his skills for an half-an hour operation. If a local less-skilled technician could act as a local Avatar, the total time
usage of the higher-cost technician could be reduced from three days to thirty minutes. In a regular 8 hours shift a technician could work at sixteen operations, instead of a single one in three days.

Another application is the precise control of any job: check if your dog is happy and direct your pet sitter like you are the one running in the park with him. The Gig economy is all about simple jobs that you can delegate to others, but without much control on the
execution. If you direct your Avatar you can check and even precisely command how to carry out each job.
UbiatarPlay, a new hi-tech company, is starting an innovative marketplace where wouldbe Avatars will ofer their physical presence for hire to people wanting to be instantly anywhere in the world.
The frst phase will ofer promotional live broadcast videos from diferent places of the world, free of charge. You will be able to see in real time what is happening in the streets of Rome, Paris and other interesting places; if you fancy it, you will be ofered a free
telepresence session with the local Avatar and direct him/her to watch closely the shop window with the goods you like or enter for you into the museum or shopping center or
place you want. All instantly, easily and from your tablet or PC.
Everybody can also be an Avatar and ofer their service to the world on the marketplace.
What you need to be an Avatar is your body, a smartphone and the Internet.
Like the Ubiatar manifesto claims: “and honest job opportunity to anybody, anywhere”

More info on:
http://www.ubiatarplay.io