Hyperfine Receives Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Product Innovation Award For World’s First Truly Portable MR Imaging Technology

Swoop™ Portable MRI system creates new product category for accessible, cost-effective MR imaging

Hyperfine's Swoop™ Portable MRI has been recognized with a Best Practices Product Innovation Award for its category-defining point-of-care MR imaging technology.
Hyperfine’s Swoop™ Portable MRI has been recognized with a Best Practices Product Innovation Award for its category-defining point-of-care MR imaging technology.
Hyperfine’s Swoop™ Portable MRI has been recognized with a Best Practices Product Innovation Award for its category-defining point-of-care MR imaging technology.

Guilford, CT, Oct. 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hyperfine has received a Best Practices Product Innovation award from Frost & Sullivan for the company’s category-defining portable MR imaging technology.  Analysts from Frost & Sullivan, a leading growth strategy and research firm, describe the disruptive innovation as a “massive leap forward to democratizing MRI.” Hyperfine’s Swoop™ Portable MRI System is a point-of-care MR imaging device that wheels directly to the patient’s bedside, plugs into a standard electrical wall outlet, and is controlled through a wireless tablet, making MR imaging accessible and immediate.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Read More

Dust increases reflect farming practices and climate trends reminiscent of the lead-up to the 1930s Dust Bowl — ScienceDaily

Got any spaces left on that 2020 bingo card? Pencil in “another Dust Bowl in the Great Plains.” A study from University of Utah researchers and their colleagues finds that atmospheric dust levels are rising across the Great Plains at a rate of up to 5% per year.

The trend of rising dust parallels expansion of cropland and seasonal crop cycles, suggesting that farming practices are exposing more soil to wind erosion. And if the Great Plains becomes drier, a possibility under climate change scenarios, then all the pieces are in place for a repeat of the Dust Bowl that devastated the Midwest in the 1930s.

“We can’t make changes to the earth surface without some kind of consequence just as we can’t burn fossil fuels without consequences,” says Andy Lambert, lead author of the study and a recent U graduate. “So while the agriculture industry is absolutely important, we

Read More

3 promising higher-ed tech practices emerging from COVID – Page 2 of 2

For roughly half of respondents, most or all of their courses would offer live streaming, video capture, and microphone and speaker integration. Only about a third of respondents reported that most or all of their courses would include video screens to display remote students.

Most higher-ed tech leaders seem to voice common concerns when it comes to managing the move online.

1. Doing more with less. One of the key challenges is the strain on financial resources and the strain on staffing. As IT and facilities departments are called upon to lead their institutions through major adjustments and changes, many are also being asked to do so in the midst of staff shortages, hiring freezes, and budget cuts.

2. Solutions that aren’t. Many institutions are encountering the issue of rushed or ineffective solutions that aren’t quite what higher-ed tech leaders intended or needed.

3. The responsibilities of others. Perhaps one

Read More

Adopt best practices and emerging technologies

SMALL businesses were forced to go online when Malaysia imposed the movement control order back in March. But even as physical business starts picking up again, SMEs should continue their digitalisation efforts to be better positioned for future growth.

Malaysia Digital Economy Corp (MDEC) director of business in the Digital Adoption Division, Muhundhan Kamarapullai, (pic below) says industries in Malaysia must continue to transform themselves by adopting best practices and emerging technologies to sustain and be able to compete in a highly connected and competitive world.

“SMEs should adopt useful lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic and embrace digital to thrive and sustain their business.

Doing it together: Muhundhan says public-private partnerships are necessary to accelerate SME digitalisation.Doing it together: Muhundhan says public-private partnerships are necessary to accelerate SME digitalisation.

“Digital solutions have also become cheaper and easier to adopt whereby having a simple digital presence could help their business engage the right customers.

“Business digitalisation is not a single project but a

Read More

U.S. government scrutinizes Microsoft’s hiring practices as tech giant looks to boost diversity

Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, Wash. (GeekWire Photo / Monica Nickelsburg)

Microsoft in June announced a sweeping racial justice plan, including an initiative to spend $150 million on diversity and inclusion programs, and double its number of Black and African American managers and senior employees by 2025 in the U.S.

Now the United States Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is taking a closer look at the company’s hiring and whether it constitutes unlawful discrimination on the basis of race.

“We have every confidence that Microsoft’s diversity initiative complies fully with all U.S. employment laws,” Dev Stahlkopf, corporate vice president and general counsel at Microsoft, wrote in a blog post published Tuesday. “We look forward to providing the OFCCP with this information and, if necessary, defending our approach.”

The OFCCP asks Microsoft to “prove that the actions we are taking to improve opportunities are not illegal race-based

Read More

Glassdoor launches employee reviews for diversity and inclusion practices at companies

Glassdoor is now letting employees write diversity and inclusion reviews for companies in a way to make employers more transparent. Employees will be able to rate and review companies on how they treat employees based on race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, and other underrepresented groups.

In a poll, Mill Valley, California-based Glassdoor, which has ratings on more than a million companies, found that job seekers and employees trust the employees already working at a company when it comes to understanding the state of diversity and inclusion at a company. Glassdoor said that 76% of job seekers and employees today report that a diverse workforce is an important factor when evaluating companies and job offers. The company said these new features are part of its public commitment to leveraging its product and resources to help achieve equity in and out of the workplace.

The Glassdoor survey was conducted by The

Read More

RELX Outlines at the GTNF Role of Technology in Advancing Vaping Industry’s Responsible Practices

SEOUL, South Korea–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The company’s Global External Affairs Lead provided concrete examples of how RELX has been harnessing the power of technology, innovation and research in its quest to forge ahead robust youth prevention mechanisms.

At the virtual Global Tobacco & Nicotine Forum (GTNF) event yesterday, RELX Technology’s Global Head of External Affairs Jonathan Ng spoke on a panel entitled “Innovations on the Horizon.” The panel explored several topics related to the growing international acceptance of e-cigarettes as better alternatives to cigarettes, innovations related to user experience and youth prevention, and illicit trade. GTNF is one of the leading tobacco and nicotine forums in the world; speakers and attendees include public health experts, government representatives, investors and members of the tobacco and nicotine industries.

This year’s GTNF focused on how the industry can achieve sustainable change through innovation and regulation by responding to the growing demand from

Read More