John Monteith has spent a lot of time helping people solve problems. He’s used his biomedical engineering degree to work in a lab in the orthopedics department of a hospital, started a software company with friends, moved on to consulting with another software company, and founded Adapt Functional Movement Center in Carlsbad with his wife.“Most of my career has been spent problem solving, and in creating Adapt Functional Movement Center, I have had the opportunity to channel that energy into an incredibly complex and expansive problem: neurological disease and injury,” he says. “We may not have the cure for many of the conditions in this category yet, but for me, successful outcomes can be achieved by positively impacting a person’s quality of life, and striving to expand that impact as much as possible.”His wife, Melanie, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 15 years ago and found herself driving all over the county to make it to various … [Read more...] about Making lives better for those with chronic conditions
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PUBLISHED: 09:24 07 January 2019 | UPDATED: 09:32 07 January 2019 File photo of the NHS logo. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire Archant Up to 500,000 lives could be saved under plans for the NHS in England over the next decade, health chiefs claim. But what does the announcement mean for Norfolk and Suffolk? Health correspondent Geraldine Scott explains. It is an ambitious plan which focuses on GPs, mental health, and community care - with the three areas getting the largest increases in funding.And a number of the priorities set out in Theresa May’s new 10-year long term plan for the health service are pertinent for our region, especially as they are reflected in the plan already put forward by local bosses.The aim is to reduce the reliance on hospitals, which may be welcome news for the three in Norfolk who last week were seeing the pressure of winter stack up at the front door.Reduce pressure on hopsital bedsFor those who do need emergency care, one of the major short-term … [Read more...] about What does the NHS long-term plan mean for Norfolk and Suffolk?
Updated 7:44 am PST, Monday, December 31, 2018 Brack Duncan, left, and Josh Banks, closed the door on Will Flowers' truck as they left for lunch from the University of Kentucky's Farmhouse Fraternity on Rose Lane on Nov. 11, 2018. Farmhouse became the first fraternity at UK to accept a student with Down syndrome when Josh Banks was invited to become a member. Fraternity member Brack Duncan started visiting with Josh Banks through a program, then they became friends. While not a UK student, Josh spends a lot of time at the fraternity and on campus. (Charles Bertram/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP) less Brack Duncan, left, and Josh Banks, closed the door on Will Flowers' truck as they left for lunch from the University of Kentucky's Farmhouse Fraternity on Rose Lane on Nov. 11, 2018. Farmhouse became the first ... more Photo: Charles Bertram, AP … [Read more...] about ‘One of the guys’ at UK fraternity is 1st with Down Syndrome
Responsibly applied artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to solve some of the world’s toughest challenges. One needn’t look further for evidence then the winners of this week’s IBM Watson AI Xprize wildcard round, which included a Montreal startup — Aifred Health — developing a model that helps clinicians choose personalized patient treatment programs. In related news, just this past Sunday, Google subsidiary DeepMind unveiled AlphaFold, AI that can predict protein folding more accurately than any system before it. Accessibility is another burgeoning area of what’s been coined “AI for good” research, and one which Montreal startup Stradigi AI is committed to advancing with a new tool for the deaf and hearing impaired At the NeurIPS 2018 conference in Montreal this week, the four-year-old startup — which its two cofounders, Carolina Bessega and Jaime Camacaro, pivoted from software … [Read more...] about Montreal startup Stradigi’s AI game teaches people sign language
The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. caption HP told me that they want the computer back when I’m done testing it. And, I’m going to be sad to see it go. source Best Buy All-in-one computers are great for people who want a device for enjoying media, doing work, and browsing the web. For decades, HP has been one of the top names in the desktop-computing world thanks to their commitment to balancing detail with affordability. This commitment showed with the HP Envy 34, which features an attractive 34″ curved LED screen, Bang & Olufsen audio, and enough storage and memory to tackle almost any task. Though the HP Envy Curved 34″ All-In-One is pricier than your average PC (currently $1,999.99 at Best Buy), I found it did an excellent job of boosting my productivity when working and streaming HD … [Read more...] about I tried the HP Envy 34″ Curved All-In-One for 90 days — and getting work done and streaming video has never been easier