Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Strategic Prediction Keeps ICT Market in 2016 Robust

Continued domination of robotics, gaming and ICT investments and shortage of talent pool have painted an interesting picture of the status of IT in 2016. Last year it looked as if the entire world was built of clouds. Unicorns were seen racing through competitive landscape. Data traveled even faster than light in 2015. Research analysts at “Big Market Research (BMR) “assessing the growth rate, demands and opportunities in "ICT Media" reveal that autonomous agents and solutions and gaming trends would completely transform the competitive landscape of the ICT sector.

Robotic Technology Will Surpass Humans:

The capabilities of robotics will continue to grow and surpass mortals in their potentiality to perform human jobs will expand significantly. Perhaps, the recent example is that of the self – driving vehicle, that can be used within a highly controlled environment for years to come. Masdar City located in UAE has such controlled environment. Travelling beyond such environments into a completely non-controlled conditions, such as airspace that house drones will need more developments. Besides this, world’s greatest economy, China is seen embarking on a madcap move to fill its production unit with state – of – the -art bots. Chinese government hope that this audacious effort will enable the nation preserve its vast production sector as staffs wages increase.

Gaming Technology Making a Debut:

Everyone’s favorite game developer Nintendo’s different game that would steal the show in 2016. Officials at the company confirmed that they would soon be launching games on both tablets and smartphones for the first time. Furthermore, Oculus Rift for personal computer, that has been exceeding the expectations of many developers for over five years is aiming at giving the communication and education sector, VR tech.  Another competitor HTC Vive, that differs from its competitors as it offers gamers a chance to move around for real is determined to show movements can be easily reflected in games. Much awaited E3 event that’s seen participants like Xbox, PlayStation etc. exhibiting their expertise would reveal some biggest projects.

ICT Investment Scenario:

Major giants are seen investing in start-ups specializing in cloud computing, robotic technology and gaming solutions.  In a recent news Sadako based in Barcelona has backed $100,000 check from Nvidia The startup was recognized for building robots for sorting waste. A Russian entrepreneur named Yuri Milner VC and founder of DST, has invested an undisclosed sum in Horizon Robotics a startup based in China. The Chinese company is planning on using the amount to further its research and development. Mumbai based Nazara Game has stepped into the UK market by deciding to co-invest in a mobile gaming studio.

Eyeing the continuous development in ICT Media sector, Big Market Research has added many reports on robotics, gaming and investments in ICT Media. These studies weigh up on the major drivers, restraints and opportunities shaping the growth of the industry. Critical business factors such as adoption rate, manufacturing capabilities, labor costs, technology advancements and competitive landscape among other factors are assessed during the study. Business performance in regions such as North America, Europe, LAMEA and Asia Pacific are also discussed in the report.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Dental Training Simulators: A Cheaper & Effective Way to Practice Dental Surgeries

Dental training simulators are helpful for practicing dentists and students learn new skills and gain thorough information on dental surgeries and therapies. Simulators provide information with the help of virtual reality technology on how to conduct surgeries in simplified manner and reduce probability of patient’s injuries. It gives students and dentists a closer look to real procedures to help them grow their problem solving skills and manual skills. Technological advancements have enabled simulators to include new features that would increase quality in pre-clinical training in cost effective manner. 
The pre-clinical training is based on practicing on resin tooth models. It is not capable of giving a realistic experience, as dentists operate on different dental tissues. The training with resin tooth models is limited and assessment of students is difficult. With the help of simulators, students are able to progress and develop skills rapidly making assessment of skills simpler. Simulators having magnet change system, using Fe & D type articulators, and providing face-bow training are preferred. In addition, durable, articulators having jaw movement, ease in assembly, and compactness are features that users are prefer in simulators. 

Recent simulators have teeth and instruments presented in high resolution and it can be visualized on 3D screen. Practitioners and trainees are able to notice the difference between pulp, dentin, enamel, or carious tissue as dental handpiece device moves in three dimensions to give a sense of touch. It is also important to provide options of high and low speed burs with different shapes that can be controlled by a foot pedal. The simulator enables users to inspect teeth from all angles, magnify as per requirements, and can be viewed as a cross sectional image. 

Some of the simulators also include entire dental curriculum and dental models. Carious lesions occurring at various locations, including occlusal, mesial, and distal tooth decay can be viewed through dental models provided in simulators. Student benefit from these simulators as they can get their hands on real time cases, such as developing treatment plan, removal of caries, and others before they operate on patients. The most important use of simulators is to reduce the gap between theory and practical. It is also a cost effective solution as students can practice procedures as many times as needed and no costs are incurred due to absence of disposable parts. Other benefits include, cavity preparation, problem-based training, possibility for self-study, and immediate feedback. It also eliminates the need for supervision up to certain extent and need for water, disinfectant, pressurized air, and others.

Analysts studying the industry have presented thorough information and precise statistics in research reports. Recently, Big Market Research has added a report titled, “Global Dental Training Simulators Industry 2016 Deep Market Research Report.” The report provides an extensive analysis of classifications, recent trends, applications, and industry chain structure. In addition, it aids businesses and stakeholders by providing precise market statistics of technical data and manufacturing plants analysis, capacity, production, & revenue analysis of manufacturers, and new project feasibility analysis.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Initiatives by M-Health Applications Developer Moves into Commercialization

An increasing number of developed and developing nations are relying on mobile technology to fulfill health requirements. Thus, mHealth industry is highly dynamic. Furthermore, the line of applications being developed shows its demand is expanding. The major applications for the mobile health worldwide are remote monitoring, creating awareness, education, remote data accumulation, training and communication for healthcare officials, tracking epidemic and disease outbreak and treatment assistance. As per a recent survey by Makovsky/Kelton titled “Pulse of Online Health” close to 47 percent revealed that they would use mHealth apps to not only to prevent but also manage diseases by keeping a track of their dietary intake.

M-Health Applications Becomes a Major Source of Education & Awareness Programs
Mobile health applications have been highly popularized by teens residing in western nations and developing countries like Japan. The demand for low – cost medium of communicating with peers and friends and SMS, that acts as a scalable method of offering outreach services has kept the future of the sector bright. Apart from this, in awareness as well as education programs, SMSs can be delivered to end-users’ phone informing them about different testing methods, disease tracking and health services made available for the people.

Such applications offer the benefit of being highly unobtrusive, providing the end-users confidentiality in conditions where diseases are often considered a taboo, e.g. HIV. Alerts by such applications prove effective especially in targeting difficult – to-find rural areas, where lack of trained healthcare professionals and absence of clinics is a big problem. Eight applications that have revolutionized healthcare in developing nations are GiftedMom, Zero Mothers Die, maymay, Safe Delivery, MAMA and Mobile Midwife among others.

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M-Health Applications Strengthens Remote Data Accumulation
Data accumulation is a crucial element, when it comes to public health initiatives. Several health officials and policymaker are expected to offer relevant information at the community, district as well as national level. This further assists the government bodies to assess the effectiveness of the current regulations and initiatives and to define the new ones. In many developing nations accumulating field data is critical since different segments of people rarely have an access to better medical facilities, even in case of severe conditions. Collecting information where such patients dwell becomes important and should be continuously updated. Moreover, such information should be made available on a real – time basis. The information accumulation procedure is highly efficient and dependable, when conducted through mobile phones, smartphones and PDAs.

Eyeing the major developments in the sector, Big Market Research has added a report titled “M-Health Applications - Global Market Outlook (2015-2022).” As per the study the M-Health market is likely to generate about $103.23 bn by 2020. In addition, the sector is expected to register a CAGR of 32.5 percent between 2015 to 2022. Stakeholder looking for relevant information on the industry by trends, device, services, application and geography would find the research valuable. Some of the prominent vendors assessed during the study include Athenahealth, Inc., Biotelemetry, Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., AirStrip Technologies, Inc. and LifeWatch AG among others.