Brooks Rehabilitation is pleased to announce the launch of an essential research study that will advance the use of telehealth for rehabilitation in response to public health crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Partners Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital and Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital complete the team of leading rehabilitation providers supporting the creation and deployment of the study, with the goal to obtain vital data and feedback that will be used to shape the future of telehealth for patients and providers.
“This virus has been a catalyst to many changes in all of healthcare, including the expansion of virtual visits via telehealth. The study will focus on the experiences of rehabilitation patients and providers during the pandemic and will further inform how telehealth rehab services are performed in the future,” said Dr. Raine Osborne, Director of Research at Brooks Rehabilitation and study co-principal investigator.
Without the ability to treat patients in person, the continuity of patient care has been put at risk. Rehabilitation professionals express concern over the loss of vital touch points needed to facilitate patient treatment and progress, as barriers like a lack of appropriate technology or access to telehealth portals prove to be immediate hurdles. Historically, telehealth has hit a myriad of roadblocks due to regulatory and reimbursement issues. The pandemic has pushed through the necessity for innovation in patient care via virtual platforms, and this timely study will provide insight into the widespread, vital changes needed in order to continue to advance rehabilitation care.
“Many previously perceived barriers of telehealth have become invalidated, and patients and providers are seeing benefits of these services. Virtual services will continue to become an expectation of innovative healthcare and provide consumers with the access and convenience that they are looking for from their healthcare services,” said Emily Rumery, OTD and Virtual Services Coordinator for Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals.
Virtual visits serve as an innovative means to interact with patients in a way that reduces personal protective equipment utilization amid a national shortage, as well as decreases exposure to COVID-19. Information gleaned from the study will further elevate safety for patients and providers, as well as build on the foundational methods for virtual care facilities like Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital have been working on in recent years.
“Since we started on this journey four years ago, we have put processes in place to integrate telehealth workflow into existing patient care, so it did not become ‘one more thing.’ The education we provided the medical staff, other clinicians and patient service coordinators really helped when we flipped the switch to virtual outpatient services during the first wave of the pandemic. The foundation was already there,” said Jason Peoples, co-principal investigator, Director of Technology and Innovation, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital.
“Critical to this research is identifying barriers that need to be overcome to ensure individuals of all abilities, including those with limited movement and speech capacity, can use telehealth fully,” said Dr. Judith Burnfield, co-principal investigator, and Director of Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals‘ Institute for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering.
Results will provide essential information that will help drive the creation of telehealth resources for patients and shape the way telehealth is executed in rehabilitation. In addition, findings will support initiatives and legislation needed in order to meet the needs of patients and providers nationwide.
The survey will target rehabilitation patients and providers who have received and delivered care since the pandemic was first declared by President Trump on March 11, 2020. Data is anticipated to be available early 2021.
5G Promotes the Upgrading of Traditional Industries and New Smart Digital Life – Science and Technology Daily
A report from Science and Technology Daily | IUSTC:
On the morning of November 25, “5G and Media Industry Change and Transformation Forum” of 2020 World 5G Convention was held in Guangzhou.
The Chief Official of Science and Technology Daily, pointed out in his opening remark that media should be the “pioneer” in the 5G era, accelerate the application of 5G technology in the media sector and create a good public opinion for the application of 5G technology. Media also need to use objective and rigorous works to transmit scientific and rational points of view to the broad audience while adopting a gentle way of storytelling. In addition, he also introduced Science and Technology Daily’s goal of “One Database, Two Wings and Three Platforms” and using new technologies such as 5G to promote the in-depth integrated development of media.
Li Xudong, Deputy Director of the Department of Science and Technology of Guangdong Province, pointed out that Guangdong province has been actively promoting the development of 5G industrial application. When the 5G era begins and gradually penetrates into all aspects and details of social life, we have every reason to believe that it will bring new changes to the media industry. Li said that this forum will surely provide tremendous impetus for promoting the integrated development of media all over China and accelerating the construction of new mainstream media.
Speaking of how to speed up in-depth media integration, Fang Zhenghui, Deputy Director of China Foreign Languages Publishing Administration, said there are three key points to be emphasized: First, we need to embrace new technologies with a more open attitude; Second, we need to keep track of new technologies with a sharper perspective; Third, we also need to apply new technologies with a more inclusive mind.
In the keynote speech section, elites from well-known media, technology enterprises, academic field and industry at home and abroad conducted in-depth academic discussions or delivered keynote speeches on the application and development of the new round of 5G construction in media.
The guests discussed a series of topics facing the future scientific research status: the contribution of 5G technology international cooperation to the development of human society; the prospect and challenges of 5G technology application in the media sector. Some guests also mentioned that we should promote the development of new media industry chains and the development of new media based on the combination of 5G with AI, VR, blockchain and other technologies.
All guests exchanged views on promoting the application of 5G technology among media from home and abroad and make constructive advice on facilitating global promotion of 5G technology.
They agreed that 5G will provide key technical support for the construction of an intelligent media communication system with all things being a media, human-computer symbiosis, and self-evolution. Its disruptive innovations in the media industry have initially appeared.
Fang Hanting,Vice President of Science and Technology Daily, hosted the meeting.
He Concluded that in the 5G era, especially in the digital economy era, the media is the vane of society. From data-driven, intelligent connection, media think tank to scene-based immersion, pan-centralization, and then to ecological media, we can initially observe the subversive innovation of 5G technology in many aspects of the media industry. For example, with the deepening of data drive, the logical analysis behind the data will become a new field of data news, and some think tank, data, and expert data news producers will gradually become “event terminator.”
Looking to the future, 5G technology will surely lead to changes in the media industry. 5G technology has brought about the trend that everything is a media. If each media wants to meet the requirements of the harmonious coexistence of multiple communication subjects (people and smart devices) in the new system, an ecological system must be constructed. This ecological system only has the chance to survive and develop in the 5G era when it meets the requirements of full media, holographic media, full media and full effect media.
Zoomlion Wows at bauma China 2020 Exhibition with Launch of Next-Gen Intelligent Construction Machinery Securing Over $US3 Billion in Orders
Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (Zoomlion) has presented its largest outdoor exhibition at bauma China 2020 in Shanghai and launched multiple high-end intelligent products during the three-day international trade fair.
Zoomlion is exhibiting over 50 sets of construction equipment products from nine product lines at bauma China 2020. Through new product releases and online livestreaming events to interact with global customers, Zoomlion has signed orders totaling CNY20 billion ($US3.04 billion) at bauma China as of 26 November.
“The exhibition highlights Zoomlion’s high-end 4.0 generation products and innovative achievements that represent a qualitative leap of intelligence,” said Mr. Guo Xuehong, Vice President of Zoomlion.
Taking the lead in the industry with high-end, innovative intelligent products
Zoomlion’s exhibition at bauma China 2020 offered a glimpse into the future of construction machinery with a demonstration of intelligent hoisting minus the operation cab but with a 5G remote control experience center giving the “intelligence” part of the equipment the ability to touch, sense and see.
The ZTC-250NEV is the world’s first electric truck crane which has integrated machine vision, artificial intelligence and 5G communication, it’s a cab-less crane but with “eyes and a brain” to complete smart hoisting tasks with the push of a button.
The ZCC18000 crawler crane has the highest tonnage at the trade fair, boasting great hoisting capacity that makes it a perfect model for wind power hoisting on land and at sea. It’s equipped with Zoomlion’s self-developed no-landing overloading counterweight technology that reduces the area of operation by 60% and delivers industry-leading lifting performance.
Zoomlion also released the ZT68J, a self-propelled straight-arm aerial work platform that sets a world record of 67.5 meters in height, while guaranteeing better performance in off-road operation and intelligent control.
The company’s dry-mix mortar equipment has adopted the patented ultra-high-precision automatic powder metering system Powerdos. The intelligent functions such as hollow boom technology, carbon fiber concrete pipe and man-machine voice interaction and a tower crane ETI smart control system were widely acclaimed by visitors to the fair and global livestreaming audiences alike.
As the global market recovers from the impacts of COVID-19, Zoomlion is persisting with innovative research and development and looks forward to creating and sharing with all partners. The exhibitor hosted a 24-hour livestream in Chinese and English allowing global customers to participate in bauma China 2020.
“Zoomlion has never changed its vision to share the industry’s achievements and co-build the industry’s ecosphere. We are expecting to shape an intelligent and ultimate future in the principles of extensive consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits,” said Mr. Guo.
Founded in 1992, Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (01157.HK) is a high-end equipment manufacturing enterprise that integrates engineering machinery, agricultural machinery, and financial services. The company now sells more than 600 cutting-edge products from 56 product lines covering ten significant categories.
Adagio Medical Raises $42.5 Million In Series E Financing
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., Nov. 12, 2020 — Adagio Medical, Inc., a leading innovator for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular tachycardia (VT), and developer of the intelligent Continuous Lesion Ablation System (iCLAS™), today announced that it has closed a $42.5 million Series E equity financing. Proceeds from the financing will be used to support the ongoing iCLAS™ Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) trial, accelerate the European VT CE-Mark trial, advance the commercialization of the iCLAS system in CE-Mark countries, and continue the development and clinical validation of Adagio’s pulsed field cryoablation (PFCA) technology.
The Series E equity financing included new investors ArrowMark Partners, RA Capital Management and Perceptive Advisors, who joined existing investors including JMR Capital and Fjord Ventures. Tuan Huynh of ArrowMark and Zach Scheiner, PhD of RA Capital Management have been appointed to the Adagio Board of Directors.
“We are excited to have this world-class syndicate be a part of transforming the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, and we are pleased to welcome Tuan and Zach to the Board of Directors,” said Olav Bergheim, President and CEO of Adagio.
“Cardiac ablation is a large and growing market that faces significant challenges including disappointing clinical outcomes, long procedure times and unsatisfactory profitability for providers,” said Tuan Huynh. “We believe Adagio represents a unique opportunity to transform ablation therapy and look forward to partnering with Adagio’s management team to support the company’s growth and commitment to addressing challenges faced by physicians and their patients.”
“The Adagio iCLAS technology has shown the potential to become the best-in-class cardiac ablation system and improve outcomes for the most difficult to treat AF patients,” said Zach Scheiner, PhD. “In addition to ultra-low temperature cryoablation, Adagio can deliver pulsed field ablation in the same catheter (PFCA) which offers advantages over either modality alone. We are excited to join like-minded partners to support the company as it strives to bring this novel technology to market.”
About ArrowMark Partners
ArrowMark, located in Denver, Colorado, is an employee-owned asset manager with specialized expertise in alternative credit and growth equity asset classes. They use their size, experience, and fundamental research process to identify asymmetric risk-reward investment opportunities in highly specialized and niche areas of the capital markets.
About RA Capital Management
RA Capital Management, located in Boston, Massachusetts, is a multi-stage investment manager dedicated to evidence-based investing in public and private healthcare and life science companies developing drugs, medical devices and diagnostics.
About Perceptive Advisors
Preceptive Advisors, located in New York, New York, focuses on supporting progress in the life sciences industry by identifying opportunities and directing financial resources toward the most promising technologies in modern healthcare.
About Adagio Medical
Adagio Medical, Inc. (www.adagiomedical.com) is a privately held company located in Laguna Hills, California developing innovative cryoablation technologies that create continuous, linear, transmural lesions to treat cardiac arrhythmias, including paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, and ventricular tachycardia. Adagio Medical, Inc. is a Fjord Ventures portfolio company.
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