By Kushan Sarkar New Delhi, Oct 2 (PTI) The BCCI is likely to challenge the Central Information Commission’s ruling that the cricket board be brought under the RTI act with a top official accusing the Committee of Administrators (COA) of “wilful negligence” in dealing with the matter. The CIC verdict would effectively mean that the BCCI become a National Sports Federation (NSF). The BCCI, which has resented coming under the Right to Information (RTI) act claiming to be an autonomous entity, feels the COA is to be blamed for the setback which hit the Board on Monday evening. “I believe there has been wilful negligence on part of the COA in botching up BCCI’s right to legal representation,” a senior BCCI official, while talking about the legal ramifications of the CIC order, told PTI Tuesday. “There was a CIC hearing on July 10 when it was asked as to why BCCI shouldn’t come under the RTI? The BCCI didn’t even file a reply and sat on the show-cause notice. Now the only way is to challenge the order in High Court and take it from there on,” the official said. Another BCCI official said the COA, comprising Vinod Rai and Diana Edulji, might just “tie the albatross of RTI” around the Board’s neck before announcing elections. “We hear that BCCI wants to partially come under the RTI and not reveal things like team selection and all? Is it a joke? If BCCI challenges, there won’t be any half measures. It will be all or nothing,” he said. He then went on to give a few sample questions that will be asked first up if the BCCI comes under the RTI.advertisement “It could be about team selection processes and whether IPL franchises are having a role in it. The share-holding patterns, the investments made,” he said. “The second question will be about personal conduct of certain officials and issues like harassment of women at workplace,” he added. “The third question will be even more telling. Is there a case that a junior cricketer in the Indian team is getting a long rope because of his tie-up with certain management firm of a senior player that has landed them multi crore endorsement with a particular sports brand??” The official said: “I am not sure if the COA is ready to answer these tough questions. More so it is the office-bearers who should be given powers to take legal recourse. It is unfortunate that honourable Supreme Court’s orders are being misused by COA.” When he was asked that even the Law Commission has recommended bringing the BCCI under the RTI, he explained: “Law Commission’s recommendation is not binding. Secondly, the premise of their recommendations is based on certain conjectures which are debatable.” Repeated calls to COA chief Vinod Rai to seek a response from him went unanswered. Another senior office-bearer close to COA said lawyers will be studying the CIC judgement and appropriate legal recourse will be taken. PTI KHS PM PM
Aung San Suu Kyi. AFP file photoThe organization that oversees the Nobel Peace Prize says the 1991 prize awarded to Myanmar’s Aung Sang Suu Kyi cannot be revoked, reports UNB quoting AP.The Norwegian Nobel Institute on Friday said that neither the will of prize founder Alfred Nobel nor the Nobel Foundation’s rules provide for the possibility of withdrawing the honor from laureates.An online petition signed by more than 386,000 people on Change.org is calling for Suu Kyi to be stripped of her Peace Prize over the persecution of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority.Suu Kyi received the award in 1991 for “her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights” while standing up against military rulers.She became the country’s de facto leader after Myanmar held its first free election in 2012 and she led her party to a landslide victory.
Mark Wilson/Getty ImagesTraffic streaks past the U.S. Capitol on December 20, 2017, in Washington, D.C.If 2016 was the bravura opener and 2017 the tension-building second act, 2018 could deliver an action-packed conclusion to the Russia imbroglio.Or this story might still be getting started.Even without knowing every surprise the saga might bring in the new year, there are already enough waypoints on the calendar to confirm that 2018 will ratchet up the volume yet again.Here are four big storylines to watch.The midterm electionOne-third of the Senate and every member of the House of Representatives is running for re-election this year. Current and former U.S. intelligence bosses say they expect the return of what they call “active measures” aimed across the United States, designed to amplify controversy and divide people as much as possible.FBI Director Christopher Wray says the Bureau has set up a task force to safeguard against foreign influence in American elections, but it isn’t clear how well prepared federal or state governments actually are to handle disinformation campaigns, cyberattacks or any other interference like that launched against the 2016 presidential election.Even without foreign mischief, the congressional midterms may prove to be white hot. Political players in both parties have set the stakes as high as they get: the president’s job. Liberal activists want impeachment to be on the ballot; they’ve said that Democrats must reclaim both chambers and get rid of President Trump, partly over the Russia imbroglio.Republicans dismiss such aims as outrageous — but they also warn their own voters and donors that the threat is real, and so they must be just as aggressive in defending their majorities and President Trump.Democratic congressional leaders Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California and Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York have said impeachment is not their priority. Billionaire Democratic donor Tom Steyer, meanwhile, is running an ad campaign that calls for impeachment by name.Expect a fight within Democratic ranks over how much or how little to invoke the I-word — one that could be exacerbated by fake Facebook accounts or groups like the ones that divided Black Lives Matter and other groups.Paperwork avalanche2018 could deliver a blizzard of paper on the Russia imbroglio from across Congress, inside the Justice Department and the intelligence community. At least three congressional committees have said they could release their final reports into the Russian attack on the 2016 election or related events — but that doesn’t mean there will be three reports. There could be many more.The House and Senate Intelligence Committees and the Senate Judiciary Committee may issue reports from both their Republican majorities and Democratic minorities.House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., a steadfast Trump ally who helped defend the White House all of 2017, may issue a report that emphasizes the denials by members of the Trump campaign of any wrongdoing during the 2016 race and rejects the notion that the campaign conspired with the Russians who were targeting the presidential election.House Intelligence Committee Democrats led by Rep. Adam Schiff of California may issue their own report that highlights all the suggestions about collusion and impropriety, and which complains about the need for more investigation and additional evidence.One potential model for this was the House Benghazi Committee’s investigation into the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.Republicans and Democrats used it to batter or defend Hillary Clinton — then ahead of her presidential run — and, in that case, panel members also issued a third report: Then-Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., now director of the CIA, and Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, who remains in the House, added their own “addendum” to the official report that faulted Clinton even more harshly.Given the stakes of the Russia storyline to the political balance of the Capitol and Trump personally, lawmakers will be keen to use everything they develop to that end.President PutinThe United States isn’t the only nation with a big election scheduled for 2018. Russian President Vladimir Putin is running again too — and guaranteed to win. Even though Russian elections are widely faulted as un-free and unfair at best, Putin’s conduct during this one will be highly suggestive.Previous Russian elections are, in many ways, the origin of the imbroglio. Then-Secretary of State Clinton irritated Putin when she questioned parliamentary elections in 2011. Later, American support for pro-Western elements in Ukraine pushed Putin’s animus toward the West and Clinton into the red zone — prompting the broad campaign of active measures that Russia launched against the U.S. during the 2016 election.Although Putin denies interfering in the West, he also loves to play the Cheshire Cat and let slip the occasional coy statement. Will he go further in talking to Russians about his strengths and accomplishments? Will the United States give Putin “some of his own medicine,” as former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has called for, and attempt an interference campaign of its own?Even if the U.S. doesn’t, Putin may still ascribe opposition or disturbances within Russia to American turnabout, and that could have its own consequences.So for 2018, although the outcome of the Russian election is all but certain, the dynamic within Russia — and between Russia and the U.S. — is not.The special counselFew recent Washington, D.C., figures have had the effect of the Justice Department’s special counsel Robert Mueller. He became a cult figure of hope for Trump opponents. He and his unit have been turned into political tackle dummies by Trump allies.But through it all, Mueller and his team have themselves remained nearly silent, operating mostly out of sight within the eye of the hurricane. A federal judge has imposed a gag order on the parties in Mueller’s prosecution of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and, moreover, talking directly to the press was never Mueller’s style.So his team is the subject of endless rumor and speculation — about the directions it’s taking, about the people it might charge — but it has exhibited uncommon discipline in actually discussing its own actions.The indictments it brought in 2017 came as a surprise to many people, showing that Mueller could, for example, conclude a plea agreement with former Trump campaign adviser George Papadoupolos on Oct. 5 and keep it confidential until the day it was unsealed. If that discipline persists, the guessing games will too.Outside legal experts have said they believe Mueller’s work might not even be halfway complete, and that, based on past large, complex cases, the investigation might last through 2018.If that is so, and Mueller continues making life uncomfortable for White House aides and other Trumpworld insiders, talk will likely continue about possible attempts to fire him.The president can’t remove Mueller directly, but he could try to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions or other Justice Department leaders with people who would oust Mueller. If the White House decides to go that route in 2018, it would follow extensive political groundwork laid by allies who charge the FBI is rife with “bias,” Mueller has obtained evidence inappropriately and other transgressions.Supporters in Congress want to pass laws that would protect Mueller from such a fate, but unless 2018 brings major changes in the political dynamics, those bills don’t have the support of Republicans leaders and Trump certainly would not sign one.So even though a new year is dawning, the outlook for Mueller remains as murky as ever, both in terms of his job security and whatever work he intends to accomplish.He has the cooperation of at least one major witness, that much is sure: former national security adviser Mike Flynn, who turned state’s evidence in December in exchange for leniency. As far as other interviews, lines of inquiry and more potential charges, only Mueller knows for sure.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Share
Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 4 min read July 22, 2014 These days, users are aware of the exchange of their personal information and make a decision if what they get in return is worth the invasion. When it comes to the smart home, some people are willing to give up their data to save on utility bills, automate the garage door and avoid plumbing leaks, among other things.Most of the things in our lives are not designed to save us money. Most aid in consumption. Your toaster reminds you to buy more bread, your coffee maker encourages you to get better coffee, your TV encourages purchases of more channels and more shiny discs.The Internet of Things, or IoT for short, which describes a market of everyday objects and appliances with Internet connectivity, is going from novel to pervasive. Today, there are 1.9 billion connected devices, and that number is predicted to grow to 9 billion devices by 2018. Erickson predicts there will be 50 billion connected devices by 2020. Related: 8 Ways the ‘Internet of Things’ Will Impact Your Everyday LifeApple didn’t invent smartphones, it made them pervasive, and that created a market where there had been none.Google earlier this year purchased smart thermostat maker Nest primarily because it was the first company to make IoT have a value proposition.Smart energy is going to depend on embedding technology in everything in the home, but consumers often own their appliances for years. Nest controls the furnace in a home, and that furnace may be 15 years old. Being able to upgrade without having to spend $15,000 to get a new furnace lets consumers enjoy the savings of smart energy without a huge initial investment.One of the companies seeking to gain an early lead on IoT is Belkin, best known for its switches, routers and network storage devices. Its CEO, Chet Pipkin, has a vision for connecting all sorts of appliances to the Internet with smart modules, in a series of products called WeMo, allowing users to control home electronics from anywhere.“What makes our point of view with WeMo a little more unique is that we’re providing the actual devices to mar the Internet of Things right now and providing more devices and modules that serve as an onramp, where it takes existing appliances, and is able to on board them to the Internet of Things right here, right now,” Pipkin says.Related: What’s the Right Path for Startups Entering the ‘Internet of Things’?Belkin integrates a frugal value proposition to customers who want to save money. Taking a modular approach, WeMo offers a mobile app so users can control their home technology from anywhere, and program the home to their personal preferences. This gives WeMo the advantage of home-energy savings to the masses, without having to install expensive new systems.By getting its feet wet with a broad-appeal product, and giving the developer community the tools to find ways to use the product in other solutions, Belkin reduces its costs in researching ways the technology could be applied.Most venture capitalists and technologists agree that the age of IoT is coming, but to get consumers excited, early adopters need to prove the value proposition. Belkin, with its WeMo series of products, seeks to reach these early IoT adopters.Cisco, a competitor to Belkin, released a report estimating IoT will be a $14.4 trillion market over the next 10 years. IoT is smart energy today, controlling Christmas lights with your iPhone tomorrow, and a refrigerator that knows if the milk has spoiled in the near future.Related: Samsung Reportedly Looking to Snatch Up Startup SmartThings For $200 Million Register Now »
This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. April 8, 2019 Every year, the Edison Awards are given to world-changing innovations in a variety of categories. Winners are chosen by a panel of more than 3,000 business executives including past award winners, academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science and medical.The following are the 50 winners of this year’s gold award (descriptions provided by winners).Aerospace innovationCommunications, sensors and logistics: Laser communication for aerospace communication networks by MynaricMynaric is a laser communication company which develops and manufactures laser products allowing for high data rate and long-distance wireless data transmission between moving objects in space and the sky, and the ground.Electric propulsion: Alice Aircraft by Eviation AircraftAlice is an all-electric aircraft designed to take nine passengers up to 650 miles at a cruise speed of 240 knots. It’s state-of-the-art technology leverages an IP portfolio that includes thermal management and autonomous landing, as well as distributed electric propulsion, airframe design, industry-leading battery technology and cutting-edge composite body frames.Applied technologyArtificial and human intelligence: Pointillist by PointillistPointillist is the first customer journey analytics platform, designed for CX and marketing teams, that discovers and optimizes customer journeys in minutes rather than weeks — without the help of data scientists. It directly ties customer journeys to hard metrics like revenue and churn and orchestrates personalized engagement.Clean manufacturing: MELD additive manufacturing technology by MELD Manufacturing CorporationMELD is a technology for metal additive manufacturing (AM) offering superior performance and flexibility to any other process. Unlike competitors, MELD is a no-melt process and requires no vacuums or chambers, providing users with unique material choices and the power to take AM to environments previously impossible.Cybersecurity: Awake Security Platform by Awake SecurityAwake’s mission is to deliver the secure foundation for the automated and connected workplace. It uses artificial intelligence to combine data with deep security expertise. This helps identify the true attack surface, isolates threats that today go undetected and enables rapid response.Next gen computing: IBM Quantum/Q Experience by IBMWhen IBM unveiled IBM Q, an industry-first initiative to build quantum computers for business and science, the team ensured the technology would be made available to everyone.Portable productivity solutions: Tactical Welder by UltraTech International, Inc.The Tactical Welder is a battery-powered welding system that is entirely portable and produces more power than anything like it on the market. The Welder works off of a single battery pack capable of generating 300 amps.Robotics: Hadrian X by FBR LimitedThe Hadrian X construction robot is a fully automated 3D robotic bricklaying system capable of building a house in two days. Hadrian X uses FBR’s Dynamic Stabilisation Technology, which corrects for environmental factors in real time enabling precision robotics in large scale outdoor applications.Technology market solutions: Multicloud Manager by IBMIBM Multicloud Manager is an open technology that provides a single console for companies using both public and private cloud capabilities with existing on-premises business systemsThreat defense and security: Atropine Autoinjector by Joint Project Management Office — Medical Countermeasure Systems (JPM-MCS)Adapting Agile methodology and novel partnerships accelerated delivery of a new Atropine Autoinjector to treat troops exposed to nerve agents. Overlapping Iterative and Incremental Development and collaborations enhance readiness for military and first responders against deadly chemical threats.Athletics, sports and recreationAdvanced design: PowerDolphin by Powervision Robot CorpThe PowerDolphin is a dynamic and innovative streamlined design with a robust body featuring state of the art hardware for scientific research and outdoor fun in any body of water.Sports analytics: Statcast by Major League BaseballTechnology has changed what we know about the game of baseball and Statcast gives viewers a more informed and intriguing perspective to enhance their experience. In stadium data capture implemented by MLB that tracks high resolution player and ball positional information provides brand new metrics presented in a visually engaging way on television and other mediumsConsumer electronics and information technologyEmployee management and services: Spoke by SpokeSpoke provides a simple, integrated ticketing system and knowledge base. It learns to answer the simple stuff on its own and who to send the more complex issues to. The more you use it, the better it gets. Integrations with chat apps like Slack means Spoke works the way employees already do.Hearing technology design: Eargo Max by EargoUnlike traditional, behind-the-ear aids, Eargo Max is a rechargeable hearing aid that fits discreetly inside the ear. Patented Flexi Fibers (soft, medical-grade silicone) suspend in the ear canal for a natural sound experience, and amplify sounds within the line of sight (versus surrounding noises).Personal robots: temi the personal robot by temiTemi combines smart display abilities and a sound system with autonomous navigation to connect users to their friends, smart devices and video communications, hands-free. Temi sees its surroundings and users to deliver an unparalleled human-robot experience with day-to-day usability.Smart devices: INNER REFLECTION by Elliptic LabsINNER REFLECTION is based on unique, innovative, AI-driven software technology that improves and expands the capabilities of a smart speaker/personal assistant, making it more useful to users. Powered by ultrasounic virtual sensors, the product is aimed at device OEMs and enables their devices to detect and react to human presence and respond to gestures.Consumer goodsAdvanced image capture: doubletake by NexOptic Technology Corp.Doubletake utilizes a patented Blade OpticsTM lens system, which supports doubletake’s powerful long-range focal length ability in a thin, compact device. It uses two 12 MP cameras, one wide-field and one narrow-field, that allows the user to zoom in and out rapidly. At under 2 pounds, less than 3.5 inches thick and IP67 rated, it’s ideal for long-distance and turbulent journeys. It is the next generation of binoculars.Home solutions: Day2 by UnileverDay2 is the world’s first dry wash spray: an air-o-sol which revives clothes instantly, so they look, feel, and smell just-washed — no machine needed. Combining the latest in fabric care technology with a premium hardware solution, each bottle saves a wash-load and eases the burden on the planet.Personal care: ClipDifferent Pro by ClipDifferentThe ClipDifferent Pro is an automatic fingernail clipper that trims nails safely and effortlessly, regardless of physical ability. With the simple touch of a button, it can restore independence for those with limited vision, motor dexterity, arthritis and a host of other disabilities.Personal protection system: B’zT by B’zTB’ZT is a smart t-shirt that has a washable chipset pre-embedded in the clothing. When a child wearing one of our shirts wanders off, the B’ZT App issues alarms to prevent any missing child.Wireless charging: Cota by OssiaCota safely delivers targeted power without wires, charging pads or line of sight, opening new paths to innovation for companies and communities, providing a way to fulfill the promise of the Internet of Things, and eliminating the negative environmental and safety impacts of wires and batteries.Energy and sustainabilityEnvironmentally friendly solutions: AGT Hybrid Greenhouse by Ancon Development CorporationA patent-pending design uses the cool air drawn from the earth to naturally cool and moderate the greenhouse temperature. This can significantly reduce energy consumption and bills by up to 80 percent. For new greenhouse constructions, this means a vastly reduced carbon footprint for cities.Smart climate control: LG DUAL Inverter Smart wi-fi Enabled Window Air Conditioner by LG ElectronicsLG is the first to offer variable-speed compressor room air conditioners in the U.S. These models constantly adjust speed, maintaining desired temperature and greater energy efficiency of 25 to 40 percent, depending on the model. LG is the first to earn the 2018 ENERGY STAR Emerging Technology Award for the product.Smart lighting: View Dynamic Glass by ViewNatural light is needed to live a healthy and productive life, but the ordinary window is not optimized to provide it. View’s smart glass windows let in natural light and views, and enhance mental and physical well-being by reducing headaches, eyestrain and drowsiness. They also reduce glare and heat, improving the energy efficiency by up to 20 percent.Solar advancements: ENGAGE PV Polyolefin Elastomers by The Dow Chemical CompanyENGAGE PV Polyolefin Elastomers (POEs) are high performance resins designed for photovoltaic (PV) encapsulant films. ENGAGE PV POEs have superior electrical resistivity and weathering stability that enable affordable renewable energy by increasing the reliability and lifetime of PV systems.Health and wellnessFood tech solutions: Food Freshness Card by Natures Natural Solutions LLCThe world’s newest product and technology to assist with the $1.2 trillion problem of food waste. The U.S. Patented Food Freshness Card works inside and outside of a refrigerator and extends shelf life anywhere from farm to fork. Used by Supermarkets, on pallets for shipments and in the home.Mental health digital resources: Objective Zero App by Objective Zero FoundationThe Objective Zero App instantly and anonymously connects the military community via voice, video and text to a nationwide network of support comprised of their peers, mental health professionals, and civilians as well as wellness resources and tools to prevent suicide.Industrial designComfort designs: Octaspring Aircraft Seat Cushions (Economy & Business Class) by VanemaPowered by Octaspring Aerospace technology, these seat cushions create a comfortable sitting experience through dozens of individual comfort points, ergonomic zoning and 8X better breath-ability all while saving up to 30 percent of seat cushion weight, contributing directly to lowering CO2 emissions in-flight and on ground.Innovative servicesInternet of Things: NearSky by CIMCON Lighting, Inc.The NearSky platform is a hub that connects different devices using wired and wireless interfaces. Leveraging the existing streetlight network and adding devices to it instead of building a new one, enables cities to achieve the vision of a Smart City. The platform is comprised of the NearSky 360 sensor hub and cloud-based NearSky StreetVibe information hub.Living, working and learning environmentsEdutech: The zSpace Laptop by zSpacezSpace delivers spatial content enabling experiential learning through student-centered activities aligning to core and career and technology education curricula. Students can lift, examine and manipulate virtual simulations from the screen to gain a deeper understanding of STEM concepts.Training simulators and industrial safety: Fire Rover by Fire Rover, LLCThe Fire Rover is the only fire elimination solution that fights incipient fires & explosions that combines: automated thermal detection, remote human verification and remotely operated on-site suppressant/elimination.Materials science and engineering3D printing machines: Vulcan I by ICONICON built the first permitted, 3D-printed home in America with nonprofit New Story using the Vulcan I mobile 3D printer. The gantry-style printer will be printing the first community of 100 homes in an underserved population in 2019 with the goal of printing each home for $4,000 at about 650 square feet.Automotive materials and manufacturing: BiPolar+ 3D Structure Solid-State EV Battery Pack by ProLogium TechnologyAn EV battery pack made of inlay (core material of ProLogium solid state battery cell) with 3D structure package tech. This game changer design provide EV battery pack with 70 percent cost, 50 percent volume, 80 percent weight and an intrinsically safe promise to users.Coating and packaging materials: TF-BOPE XUS 59910.08 by The Dow Chemical CompanyXUS59910.08 is a newly developed bimodal polyethylene product which enables the production of stiff/tough/clear BOPE films on a commercial tenter frame line. It promotes down-gauging and recyclability of packaging materials, which help to reduce the carbon footprint of packaging industry.Lubricants: AtomLube All Purpose Grease by NanoMech, Inc.Retail aisles and every maintenance shops are swarming with products with no clear distinction but drawing consumers with attractive packaging. This overwhelms busy professionals and maintenance groups often leading to confusion and major shutdowns. Market research revealed great opportunity if SKUS can be reduced with a universal product.Tools of tomorrow: Vibram O.B.M. by Ironclad Performance WearIronclad and Vibram partnered together, integrating Vibram shoe sole technology into the palm of an Ironclad engineered glove. This resulted in a glove with unparalleled durability, grip, and fluid channeling characteristics, which can be used in a wide variety of industrial safety applications.Media, visual communications and entertainmentExperiential art: Smartify by MOBGEN | Accenture InteractiveUsing AI, users can receive rich information about scanned artworks through audio, video and augmented reality. App users can also save favorites into a personal collection across venues and share with friends. The idea for Smartify grew out of a human need to create meaningful connections with art. Making stories behind art more accessible and reframes the use of devices in galleries as engagement rather than distraction.Studios and holograms: HYPERVSN by HYPERVSNSeeing is believing! 3D holograms floating in mid-air? This is something that no one expect to see. With a new interactive ability this becomes a game changing way to communicate and get your message across. Super bright, full HD resolution, portable, no glasses required!Medical/dentalAdvanced surgical instruments: LessRay by NuVasiveLessRay is a hospital O.R. radiation reduction and workflow enhancement platform that integrates with traditional mobile C-arm systems, used to take x-ray images of the patient’s anatomy during surgery. The platform improves low-dose x-ray quality, anatomical visualization and O.R. workflow.Cancer therapy: QGel Assay Kit for Colon Cancer Organoids by QGel SAQGel takes cancer tumor-biopsy cells and grows them in miniaturized environments of customized QGel formulations, designed to mimic the complex biological environment of the patient’s body. We then test many drugs to find which will work best for that patient, before treating the patient.Dental treatments: Invisalign Treatment with mandibular advancement by Align TechnologyInvisalign treatment with mandibular advancement is the first clear aligner solution for Class II correction in growing tween and teen patients. This new offering combines the benefits of the most advanced clear aligner system in the world with features for moving the lower jaw forward while simultaneously aligning the teeth.Diabetes management: Guardian Connect CGM System by MedtronicThe Guardian Connect system is the first smart standalone CGM system to help people with diabetes using multiple daily insulin injections (MDI) outsmart high and low glucose events. The system uses the power of real-time sensor glucose data, advanced algorithms and customizable, predictive alerts to notify people when sensor glucose levels are predicted to go too high or too low — up to 60 minutes in advance.Diagnostics: Pattern System by HerbstThe Pattern System transforms the way we identify and treat human infections by reducing the lab time to identify the pathogen and perform antibiotic susceptibility testing from two days to just two hours. The Pattern system uses microfluidics and artificial intelligence to optimize patient outcomes saving millions of lives each year and changing the course of healthcare.Lab advancements: 3M Petrifilm Rapid E. coli/Coliform Count Plate by 3MQuality assurance professionals can use this sample ready, two-in-one indicator test for E. coli and total coliform monitoring in an actionable time-frame of 18 to 24 hours. The ready-to-use solution further enables processors to obtain accurate results reduce inventory hold times and protect consumers.Medical technology and tools: iN: The World’s First Cognitive Patient Care Assistant by InspirenInspiren’s passionate team of practicing nurses and technologists creates iN: the first cognitive patient care assistant utilizing AI, computer vision and machine learning. iN analyzes the real-time physical and digital environment of patients to eradicate harm caused by human error.Patient experience: Tablo Hemodialysis System by Outset MedicalOutset Medical is rethinking the dialysis market, which has seen little innovation in decades. Tablo functions like a dialysis clinic on wheels. It was designed to reduce costs and complexity while improving the patient experience — expanding the how, when, and where dialysis can be provided.Surgery robotics: Monarch Platform by Auris Health, Inc.Auris Health is ushering in a new era of medical intervention with its Monarch Platform. The Monarch Platform is an innovative flexible robotics platform designed to dramatically improve patient outcomes, enhance physician capabilities and lower costs to the healthcare system.Social innovationArtificial intelligence: Project Debater by IBMProject Debater pushes the frontiers of AI research to facilitate intelligent debate between machine and human. That interaction can help create well- informed arguments leading to better decisions.Humanitarian technology: We Care Solar Solar Suitcase 3.0 by We Care Solar and Arrow ElectronicsThe We Care Solar Suitcase is a highly-efficient solar energy system powering emergency obstetric care in developing countries. The portable, easy-to-use device includes medical quality lighting, fetal monitors, cell phone and battery charging capabilities and headlamps with rechargeable batteries.Transportation and logisticsAutonomous vehicles: QuadSight by Foresight Automotive Ltd.The QuadSight quad-camera stereoscopic vision system offers unparalleled obstacle detection capabilities for autonomous vehicles by fusing visible-light with thermal imaging. The system detects obstacles of any shape, form or material, under all weather and lighting conditions.Passenger protection: Guardian Optical Technologies by Guardian Optical TechnologiesGuardian Optical Technologies has developed breakthrough, patent-pending sensor technology for occupancy detection in vehicles, encompassing 2D, 3D and motion analysis in a single sensor designed to enable automobile manufacturers to produce safer, more convenient “passenger aware” vehicles at a lower cost. OEMs will be able to consolidate many sensors in to one Guardian sensor.Transportation technology: Seakeeper 2 by Seakeeper, Inc.The Seakeeper 2 eliminates up to 95 percent of boat roll for boats 27 to 32 feet and runs solely on 12-volt DC power with no need for a generator or AC input. It is 22 percent smaller and 20 percent lighter than our previous smallest model and can be installed on deck level, inside a customized leaning post. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Enroll Now for Free 15+ min read