Virtual care can be a solution to health professional shortages. It can also be a way to manage surging demand for healthcare as aging population alarms more and more countries. Fonemed CEO Charlene Brophy told DIGITIMES Asia that demand for medical care has been overwhelming, and telehealth can "remove some of the demand of frontline workers."
Lenovo has announced 6 key technology trends that will become mainstream in 2023. These include holographic projection, transformable devices, corporate metaverse, smart stores, multi-access edge computing, and new business models. Starting in 2023, these trends will help increase performance and efficiency in businesses while also promoting digital transformation.
Despite the recent fallout in the crypto industry and some of the negative connotations derived from speculations on non-fungible tokens (NFT), entrepreneurs and developers of the novel technology gathered last week at the Taipei Blockchain Week to share some of the practical use cases and what Web3 and blockchain can bring to the table for the future.
Although uncertainties such as inflation and economic recession linger over the near-term prospects, this is just the right time for investing in next-generation technology and capturing opportunities for transformation, according to tech entrepreneurs and venture capitalists in the 2022 Technology Investment Summit organized by Taiwania Capital on December 14.
At one of the panel talks at the EV Summit held on Dec 12 in Oxford, UK, Anthony Eskinazi, founder and CEO of parking app Justpark, addressed the proliferation of parking and charging apps as EV adoption increases. He pointed out that EV drivers would need to create a dedicated folder in their smartphone and to have at least two to four parking and charging apps, which could create a choice paralysis for EV drivers.
Semiconductor startups are having an easier time raising funds amid the venture capital winter, as there are signs of a renaissance of silicon, a trend that has accelerated in the wake of the plateauing of Moore's Law.
UnaBiz, the massive Internet of Things (IoT) solution provider, announced on December 8 that it has completed its B+ financing round led by Japan's Sparx Group, and other investors including Singapore's G.K Goh Holdings, are also optimistic about UnaBiz's future development prospects. Having successfully raised US$50 million in Series B financing, UnaBiz has been able to expand its business in the global market.
Optical lens module maker Genius Electronic Optical (GSEO) and precision optical lens piece and mold maker Best Precision Industrial are poised to produce lens modules and lens pieces, respectively, for use in AR/VR devices, according to the companies.
Asustek Computer is setting up a smart medical care CPS (cyber-physical system) featuring three-layer architecture of digital infrastructure, digital platform and digital application specifically for developing next-generation across-hospital smart medical care in a bid to realize precision medicine, virtual health care and community-based health care as well as set up more responsive and resilient medical care systems, according to company chairman Jonney Shih at Med x Tech Summit Asia 2022 taking place in Taipei.
The Taipei City government is committed to promoting the "International Startup Soft-Landing Program" and the Demo Day 2.0 was held on November 18, 2022 by the Taipei Entrepreneurs Hub (TEH). Thirteen startup teams from home and abroad showcased their innovative ideas in some of the hottest technological trends such as fintech, blockchain, ESG and Web3.
Taiwan-based international AI company iKala has appointed Ryuji Tsuchiya as its Japan branch's GM. The listings on its influencer data platform KOL Radar will massively expand to build Asia's largest influencer database. According to iKala co-founder Sega Cheng, it will be more active in exploring the Japanese market. The goal is to achieve annual revenue growth of over ten times in 2023.
With big data, artificial intelligence and cloud computing technology all becoming highly developed, precision medicine - a sector that has relied on these advanced technologies for accelerated development - has in recent years become a crucial force of the medical industry. The Office of Technology Development and Industry Liaison (OTDIL) of Chang Gung University held on October 21 the "Precision Medicine and Smart Technology Technical Sharing & Matching Session," jointly executed along with the CGU Spark and T4GIP (Global Industry Platform) program. Medical industry experts from Taiwan Landseed Hospital, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, National Taiwan University, National Tsing Hua University, Fu Jen Catholic University, National Central University and Yuan Ze University were invited to unveil the latest technologies and give talks.
The Taiwan Cement Corporation (TCC) has been active in the new energy sector. Besides raising EV charging stations all across the world, it has also gradually come up with a series of zero-carbon emission plans. One of which is a 5G smart mine that prides itself on zero-carbon emission located in Jiangsu, China.
IRegained, a Canadian digital neurotherapeutics startup is advancing its post-stroke hand rehabilitation device, the MyHand System, towards commercialization with the device presently undergoing clinical validation. IRegained is in negotiations with Wistron, a Taiwanese electronics company, as a possible partner for distribution and manufacturing.