PwC: Blockchain technologies could boost the global economy US$1.76 trillion by 2030 through raising levels of tracking, tracing and trust

LONDON, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — New analysis by PwC shows Blockchain technology has the potential to boost global gross domestic product (GDP) by US$1.76 trillion over the next decade.  

 

 

That is the key finding of a new PwC report Time for trust: The trillion-dollar reason to rethink blockchain,  assessing how the technology is being currently used and exploring the impact blockchain could have on the global economy. Through analysis of the top five uses of blockchain, ranked by their potential to generate economic value, the report gauges the technology’s potential to create value across industry, from healthcare, government and public services, to manufacturing, finance, logistics and retail.

“Blockchain technology has long been associated with cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, but there is so much more that it has to offer, particularly in how public and private organisations secure, share and use data,” comments Steve Davies, Global Leader,

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Why Apple Didn’t Need FDA Approval for the Blood Oxygen Tracking Feature in the Apple Watch Series 6

Prior to releasing ECG functionality in the Apple Watch Series 4, Apple needed FDA approval for the feature, but the same isn’t true of Blood Oxygen monitoring in the Apple Watch Series 6 because Apple doesn’t see it as a medical feature.


As outlined by The Verge, pulse oximeters like the blood oxygen tracking feature in the Apple Watch are considered Class II Medical devices and documentation is generally required, but there’s a way around that. If a pulse oximeter is marketed as being for general wellness or fun rather than for a medical purpose, FDA documentation is not required.

That’s the reason why the blood oxygen tracking feature is not being marketed by Apple as a medical feature, and an Apple Support document clearly states that measurements taken using blood oxygen tracking are “not intended for medical use” and are designed for “general fitness and wellness purposes.”

The

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Africa Wildlife Tracking Leverages ORBCOMM’s Satellite IoT Technology to Support Conservation Efforts Around the World

ORBCOMM and Africa Wildlife Tracking (AWT) in Action

AWT is leveraging ORBCOMM’s advanced satellite IoT technology to track and monitor animals of all sizes to support their conservation efforts.
AWT is leveraging ORBCOMM’s advanced satellite IoT technology to track and monitor animals of all sizes to support their conservation efforts.
AWT is leveraging ORBCOMM’s advanced satellite IoT technology to track and monitor animals of all sizes to support their conservation efforts.

Tracking and monitoring solutions help reduce poaching, protect endangered wildlife and deliver valuable insights into animal behavior for researchers and conservationists

ROCHELLE PARK, N.J., Oct. 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC), a global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, today announced that Africa Wildlife Tracking (AWT), the leader in tracking wildlife, is leveraging ORBCOMM’s advanced satellite IoT technology to track and monitor animals of all sizes to support their conservation efforts. With the added threat of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to supply local populations with food, poaching is likely to increase, making

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Smartphone Tracking Data And Artificial Intelligence Turn People’s Movements Into Detailed Insights And Profits

Not all businesses experienced a setback due to COVID-19. Cosmose AI, a company that uses machine learning to predict who will go shopping as well as when and where, plus measures the effectiveness of online ads to online and in-person store visits, expanded during the pandemic. Valued at $100 million after a Series A investment round by Tiga Investments, OTB Ventures, and TDJ Pitango, many retailers turned to the insights provided by Cosmose AI’s artificial intelligence-powered service to figure out how to best operate during the pandemic and prepare for a new future.

Insights for Retailers from Cosmose AI’s AI-Powered Platform

Founded in 2014, Cosmose AI gathers anonymized mobile phone data including user IDs, location info, and more from more than 1 billion smartphones, more than 400,000 apps, 360,000 stores and then

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The Apple Watch Series 6 is packed with more health tracking tech than ever, but you don’t need to splurge on Apple’s most expensive watch to get the best features

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  • The $400 Apple Watch Series 6 brings advancements like blood oxygen readings, a brighter always-on display, and faster charging.
  • Blood oxygen saturation refers to the percentage of oxygen your red blood cells distribute throughout your body.
  • The blood oxygen reader has been generally consistent during the two weeks I’ve spent using the watch, but since it’s not meant for medical use it can be difficult to know how to interpret these readings.
  • Overall, the Series 6 is the best choice for people who value having an always-on screen, faster charging, and more sophisticated health features.
  • Otherwise, the cheaper Apple Watch SE offers most of the Apple Watch experience with little compromise at a more affordable price.

Health tracking has always been one of the Apple Watch’s most

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Is Apple’s COVID-19 exposure tracking technology working?

Back in April, Apple announced that it was partnering with Google build a technology framework to help governments and health agencies reduce the spread of the virus, with user privacy and security central to the design. I got COVID-19, and here’s how it worked.

Apple’s Find My technology recycled for COVID-19

Apple’s speed in deploying an entirely new layer of technology for securely tracking COVID-19 exposure notifications — just weeks after the pandemic burst onto the world stage — is easier to understand when you realize it wasn’t entirely new technology.

Like the aluminum in its iPads and iMacs, the privacy-centric Bluetooth key sharing mechanism Apple developed to track COVID-19 exposures had a former life. Last summer at WWDC19, Apple’s software chief Craig Federighi outlined a suspiciously similar approach to tracking “exposures,” albeit rather than tracing pandemic spread, the technology had been applied to finding lost hardware.

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How Transerve GIS Technology Is Tracking Covid-19 Impact

Covid-19 cases are surging in India, with the country facing high community spreads from the virus. While the Government is largely focusing on mass testing and vaccination trials, an important aspect that is being overlooked is a mechanism to detect primary traces of COVID-19 in a community, much before any official case is reported there. Mumbai-based technology firm Transerve, which specializes in geo-spatial technologies has introduced a Geospatial Sewerage Surveillance model which offers community-based group testing with routine monitoring of sewage as a non-invasive early warning tool. In fact, wastewater testing can also be used as an early warning sign if the virus returns.

Speaking to CXOToday, Ashwani Rawat, Co-Founder & Director, Transerve, said, “This surveillance model can not only be useful as an early warning sign for COVID but also for future outbreaks as well.”

This model has been successfully implemented in detecting illegal drug use in Australia, to

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The Installed Base of Airport Asset Tracking Systems will Reach 0.5 Million Units in 2024

DUBLIN, Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “The Airport Asset Tracking Market – 3rd Edition” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

An increasing number of companies have introduced asset tracking and management solutions which can be used to keep track of airport assets and improve the efficiency of ground handling operations and maintenance routines. This report estimates that the global installed base of active airport asset tracking systems was over 0.2 million units in 2019. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.4 percent, the active installed base is estimated to reach close to 0.5 million units worldwide in 2024. This includes all airport asset tracking systems deployed for various motorised ground support equipment (GSE), non-motorised equipment (NME) as well as other applicable airport assets including on-road vehicles used in airport environments. The definition of an airport asset tracking solution covers systems based on various technologies

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Daily Smartphone Tracking Planned for First to Get Covid Vaccine

Vaccinations At Moscow City' Chaika Clinic

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Americans that get the first Covid-19 vaccines will be closely monitored by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through daily text messages and emails, according to a federal advisory group.

Essential workers who are expected to be the first recipients will get daily text messages on their smartphones asking about side effects in the first week after they get the shot, and then they’ll be contacted weekly for six weeks, said Tom Shimabukuro, a CDC immunization expert, at a meeting of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. Those workers could total about 20 million people, he said.

The advisers also heard that the CDC and the Defense Department have set up technical assistance teams to help state and local jurisdictions develop and implement distribution plans. The plans are due for review and approval by October 16, said Janell Routh, a CDC

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Daily smartphone tracking planned for first recipients of COVID-19 vaccine – U.S.

Daily smartphone tracking planned for first recipients of COVID-19 vaccine


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WASHINGTON (Tribune News Service) — Americans that get the first COVID-19 vaccines will be closely monitored by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through daily text messages and emails, according to a federal advisory group.


Essential workers who are expected to be the first recipients will get daily text messages on their smartphones asking about side effects in the first week after they get the shot, and then they’ll be contacted weekly for six weeks, said Tom Shimabukuro, a CDC immunization expert, at a meeting of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. Those workers could total about

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