Coronavirus affecting tech manufacturers and businesses. Developing new diagnosis technology.
How coronavirus affecting the world currently is visible as many companies are struggling with production and shipping. Some major events such as MWC Barcelona 2020 (Mobile World Congress) where many phone makers are showing their new devices are canceled. Xiaomi earlier this month revealed Mi 10, which is supposed to be released globally at MWC is delayed as well. Even dropshippers are affected by the virus with new restrictions and significant delays in delivery. With many people skeptical about products "made in China" transmitting the virus, sales slowing over paranoia that the virus may live on the packages.
Using the Johns Hopkins University made real-time tracking of COVID-19, you can see the areas of contamination and concentration of confirmed cases. Many people are accusing China of hiding real numbers of infected.
Many airports at the start of diseases started checking passengers with thermographic cameras and checking their temperature. Unfortunately, the incubation period of COVID-19 is between 2 and 14 days, much longer than previous influenzas.
Many major tech companies announced that they would temporarily close their factories, stores, offices, some of those companies are Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, Tesla, and Google. Apple also warned its investors that sales could be affected by the shortage of iPhone supply. Some companies reopened stores in some Chinese cities, while some are not.
Diagnosing coronavirus takes approximately an hour using current technology. Dr. Danielli's lab is developing new technology that can reduce diagnosis time to around 15 minutes.
“We have found a way that only required five or six duplication cycles, as opposed to 30, by adding magnetic particles that help us concentrate the fluorescent molecules and aggregate them inside the laser beam, thereby multiplying the signal strength by several orders of magnitude,” Danielli said.
Since the occurrence of coronavirus, one of the most urgent medical challenges that doctors in countries affected by this situation facing is the need to determine the higher amount of possibly infected people in a short amount of time. New technology produced by researchers at Bar-Ilan University might help them in this work, drastically reducing the time required to study saliva samples. Doctor Amos Danielli from the Alexander Kofkin Faculty of technology produced the field for sensitive discovery of virus-specific RNA sequences in 2007 to call cattle diseases. Since then, the similar application has been accommodated for multiple viruses, including Zika, Danielli told this Jerusalem place.
The recent study issued by the Georgia Tech-based working group stated that the future of intelligent city engineering would be conditional on jobs and city governments understanding the finer levels of IoT technology and the way it affects business models and the lives of citizens. This study examines, among other things, the dangers and possible advantages of different types of common IoT, from the ethical, scientific and practical perspective. One important point researchers got is that IoT deployed in open places – together between city governments, private organization and citizens themselves – gets a different set of stakeholders to answer to. Citizens need transparency and strict safety and privacy protections, in order to be ensured that they will take this application safely and get a clear understanding of the way their data can be used by the system.
Written by: Iggy
Date: February 23rd, 2020