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GreenCHILL Refrigeration System
Indian innovator New Leaf Dynamic Technologies partnered with the country’s largest online grocery, BigBasket, to field test a GreenCHILL refrigeration system that uses a natural refrigerant with zero greenhouse gas emissions. Pelletized cashew nut shells and waste husks from a BigBasket coconut processing factory provided biomass fuel for the GreenCHILL unit.
Vital small business sector pilots climate-smart cooling solutions.
Refrigeration Starr will conduct field tests at a range of MSMEs using BiofreshTech's integrated technology that needs only a small initial charge to cool or heat any space to the desired temperature for up to six days.
AI provides early warning of patients at risk of clinical deterioration
Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Porto Alegre (SCMPA) used Laura, an artificial intelligence platform, to alert care team professionals of patients at risk of clinical deterioration to reduce the mortality rate and improve the provider’s operational processes.
Seismic AI early warning system
Seismic AI's End to End Managed Earthquake Early Warning System (EEWS) covers all aspects of designing, deploying, maintaining, monitoring and improving the performance of the network. The core of SeismicAI’s EEWS is a unique real-time seismic algorithm that uses Array Seismology to locate the epicenter (back-azimuth), and several unique non-empirical algorithms to estimate the magnitude and expected ground shaking at any location. The algorithm is driven by a state-of-the-art real-time, distributed computing environment that reduces the number of stations / nodes drastically, and supports real-time seismic processing even in the harsh settings where the stations are often located.
Ultrasound system that connects to a mobile device
Butterfly Network’s Butterfly iQ is a whole-body single-probe ultrasound system that connects to a mobile device. The iQ has a powerful suite of software tools that allow you to store, collaborate, access AI-powered advanced imaging tools and access Butterfly Network’s ultrasound education learning platform. Low-cost, portable and radiation free, iQ provides diagnostic imaging across 13 clinical indications which span the whole body. The iQ offers lung ultrasound to identify pulmonary complications in suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients and helps risk stratify those for admission/closer observation. Access Afya, a low-cost primary healthcare provider with micro-clinics serving Kenyans living in informal settlements is piloting Butterfly iQ in 8 of their clinics, coupled with Butterfly’s TeleGuidance functionality, to increase access to ultrasound services, improving detection of COVID-19 and supporting antenatal care patients in informal settlements.
Remote diagnosis using cloud-enabled electrocardiogram platform
The Tricog system is a platform that enables remote diagnosis of heart abnormalities using off-the-shelf, cloud-enabled electrocardiogram machines. In this pilot, the Tricog system transmitted data to the Cygnus hub, where data was reviewed and interpreted by Cygnus’ expert doctors, and a diagnosis was then sent back to clinics at remote locations through SMS, mobile app, and email within five minutes or less.