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For decades, the design and development of medical devices have been grounded in a benevolent mindset—to put healthcare technology in the hands of trusted clinicians and doctors with the sole intention of improving diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, outcomes, and the health and wellbeing of people. However, the overall landscape has shifted from stand-alone specific-purpose devices to connected, integrated systems-of-systems. This is largely due to the rising number of innovative solutions that include cloud-based systems, mobile and wearable devices, the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), patient portals, and more. Our desire to build things to Improve people’s lives coupled with rising consumer demand for technology will continue to accelerate technological advancements in healthcare.

This proliferation of connected medical devices and systems integrated into network ecosystems is forcing a change in thinking about how software-intensive medical devices are designed and developed.  What must also change is that benevolent mindset. Certainly, the “good intentions” aspect is still essential, however, today’s connected healthcare landscape calls for the adoption of a more adversarial perspective. This fundamental mindset change requires extending the definition of “users” of these connected medical devices to not only doctors and clinicians, but also patients, biomedical engineers, device manufacturers, service personnel, and IT staff. Furthermore, the definition of “users” must now also include unintended users or “bad actors.” Bad actors range from adversaries (hackers/script kiddies, organized crime) to competitors and even hostile insiders (intended users) who are looking to gain and exploit unauthorized access to medical technology and information for competitive and financial gain or to cause patient harm through cyber-physical effects.

Why Now? Making the Case for a Change in Perspective

Connected medical devices deployed within medical/healthcare facilities frequently have trust relationships within hospital infrastructure (i.e., HL7, DICOM, LDAP Servers), providing wider exposure (i.e., potential attack surfaces) that can be leveraged by an adversary to disrupt services and potentially cause harm. Medical devices containing wireless technologies such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi provide further opportunities to exploit vulnerabilities (e.g., BlueBorne, Bluetooth Impersonation Attacks (BIAS), FragAttacks, etc.) from the waiting room, hospital parking lot, or anywhere wireless signals can reach. Exploiting an internally connected medical device may in turn provide unintended horizontal access to the hospital infrastructure. This network back door access can lead to establishing botnets behind the hospital firewalls or to the installation of ransomware, all of which are likely to bypass logging and intrusion detection that is normally applied at the firewall/router.

Connected devices are increasingly used as a means for compromising security certificates, theft of intellectual property, and disclosure of sensitive patient information. Data from Cisecurity.org reflects that there has been a 700% increase in COVID-themed phishing emails directed toward the healthcare sector and the public, and 12.6 million individuals (about twice the population of Arizona) have been affected by 162 hacking incidents on healthcare entities within a three-month period. According to a 2021 survey conducted by Security Intelligence, 42% of 597 hospitals surveyed have experienced at least two ransomware attacks. Per a 2022 report, Unit 42 researchers analyzed over 200,000 infusion pumps and found known security gaps in 75% of them. These types of vulnerabilities could allow hackers to alter the medication dosage of unsuspecting patients, potentially even delivering a lethal dose. Other devices like pacemakers are also susceptible to being compromised and controlled by cybercriminals wishing to alter the operations of the device.

To date, our mindset has been one of benevolence. We trust our suppliers and employees and take for granted that our firewalled internal networks are safe. We believe that we make few if any, mistakes. We trust that everyone will use devices according to their labeling and that no abuse of the system is likely to occur. As demonstrated by the hacks and breaches just mentioned, this trust is misplaced. We can no longer trust or believe that everyone will do the right thing.
 

Understanding the Adversarial Mindset

To begin addressing this epidemic of threats, a new way of thinking about medical device software development is key to anticipating and mitigating how a device may be misused and/or compromised. We must no longer only think along the lines of “intended use,” but also begin thinking like a prospective attacker. We refer to this new perspective as adversarial thinking.

Adversarial thinking involves understanding attackers’ unconventional perspectives, reasoning, and work methods to identify what threats and vulnerabilities they might target to exploit and how. This type of thinking is not a new concept. It has been a critical component of the Department of Defense (DoD) product development strategy for decades and influences how they approach the design, implementation, and deployment of military assets and critical infrastructure.

Adversarial thinking is not natural for most engineers. Good software engineering focuses on how to make things work correctly, be easy to use, and accessible whereas the adversarial mindset means thinking about how to work around or bypass security measures, how to tamper with data and leave no trace. This mindset shift requires thinking about where the threats can come from within a hospital and beyond: the expected medical staff, the manufacturer’s operations, and support staff, or supply chain and shipping personnel–as anyone in the chain can introduce a weakness that a hacker may exploit. A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.

Integrating Adversarial Thinking into Your Security Risk Management Process

Typical for regulated markets, the application of analysis, specifically adversarial thinking, is backed by FDA guidance, industry standards, and structured processes. Capturing the output of this adversarial thought process is now done as part of the security risk management process. As medical device OEMs adopt adversarial thinking when developing software and combine that new ‘security mindset’ with their security risk management process, they will Improve the information security and cybersecurity of their products; and better protect healthcare system infrastructures from being either a launch point or target for cyber-attacks.

Medical device manufacturers must integrate adversarial thinking into their implementation and execution of their security risk management process. This process should include the full device lifecycle—from requirements and development through to decommissioning and disposal. A comprehensive security risk management process needs to include threats from insiders, suppliers, and competitors.  Additionally, the threats assessed should include reasonably foreseeable misuse, which given the current cyber vulnerability landscape, must consider many new and emerging threats.

Step 1: Develop a Threat Model: Identify the Assets, Threats, and Vulnerabilities

Look at the full product lifecycle from the supply chain, manufacturing, shipping, installation, maintenance, field service, to decommissioning and destruction, to build a threat model. Identify what threats and vulnerabilities apply to each of the assets. Analyze key data flows and identify the potential exposure of assets at each interface of the system.

Step 2: Perform an Exploits and Impact Analysis

Using your threat model, consider what might happen to various assets at each of the lifecycle phases. What would happen if your medical device were discarded at its useful end-of-life, and someone removed the hard drive? What would be disclosed? Would your certificates be compromised? Would your intellectual property be leaked? Would any user credentials or patient data be leaked? If your product includes consumables, could any of those items leak information to someone looking to make a knock-off? Could any part of your consumable such as an RFID tag be reclaimed and reused in a knock-off product to make it appear genuine? As you think through these scenarios, document each potential exploit and document the impact analysis.

Step 3: Identify and Implement Security Risk Controls

Using the exploits and impact analysis outputs, determine the appropriate security risk control measures required to effectively control the identified risks. Then, implement these risk controls in your product.

Step 4: Verify the Security Risk Controls

Develop and execute a risk control verification strategy. The testing needs to prove that the risk controls are effective as well as complete.

Step 5: Write the Security Risk Management Report

Lastly, write up your report. The report should demonstrate the level of effectiveness of the risk controls and identify the residual risk.

An FDA submission will require objective evidence that your product has undergone the rigors of your security risk management process. It will also require evidence that security risks leading to potential safety risks have been identified and incorporated into your safety risk management process. The risk management process artifacts are your objective evidence, and the reports are the opportunity to demonstrate that the processes have been fully and effectively executed.

Conclusion

For a medical device containing software, adversarial thinking, when combined with early security risk analysis and security-centric software lifecycle practices, can be an effective means of identifying and controlling security-related risks from project inception. By designing security from the start, you minimize the security exposure of your device and its software.

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Killexams : What Are Audi's Designers Thinking?

With the shift away from internal-combustion engines to electrification and the march toward automated and autonomous vehicles, we're in the most transformative moment in automotive history.

Audi is one of the earliest adopters of new technology, and as engineering evolves, so does design. Rather than creating radically different designs for its initial e-tron EV offerings, Audi opts for more traditional styling that creates a bridge between the past and future, but that's only the first step.

We sat down with Oliver Hoffmann, Audi's chief development officer, and head of design Marc Lichte in Audi's Malibu, California, Design Loft to hear their thoughts on Audi's next steps.

As Lichte points out, having design studios in both California and Beijing allows designers to draw inspiration from Audi's most important markets. There are different sensibilities related to each, but appearances must still remain unmistakably Audi. As he describes it, "A Coke bottle is recognizable anywhere in the world, but the tastes vary slightly depending on the region."

With the advent of EV architecture's "skateboard" chassis, designers have newfound freedom with fewer of the constraints found with internal-combustion drivelines. That's not to say battles between designers and engineers are a thing of the past. Hoffman quips that there are still discussions on millimeter scales, usually in regard to vehicle height.

Design technology is also evolving. Upon entering the Malibu Design Loft, there's no scent of clay or markers. Everything is now digital and incorporates 3D VR modeling for a more seamless and efficient workflow that spans continents. As a result, Audi has been creating concepts at a rapid pace.

Audi christened the Design Loft last year with a rollout of the Skysphere variable-wheelbase concept. The "sphere" nomenclature refers to the interior space, which receives priority over exterior styling at first. China responded with the Urbansphere minivan-esque vehicle, which gives us a glimpse of how automated driving will affect interiors since the driver will be freed from driving duties.

audi activesphere concept – this is the name of the fourth model in the family of concept cars that audi has been introducing since august 2021 not only do they all have electric drives, but they’re also designed to be capable of automated driving this technical layout gives rise to entirely new designs, especially of the interiors and the offerings for those on board to use their time productively or just relax audi’s sphere concept cars collectively showcase the vision of the premium mobility of tomorrow the audi activesphere concept, which is set to debut at the beginning of 2023, will offer maximum variability for an active lifestyle – both on and off road the brand will show off the three members of the sphere family that have already been introduced – the audi skyphere, grandsphere and urbansphere concepts – for the first time together during monterey car week in california in august 2022

Audi’s Activesphere concept is coming in early 2023.

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Next up is the forthcoming Activesphere concept, which Lichte says will integrate automated driving and represent the next big step in Audi's design direction. He hints that even the definition of an SUV will evolve as vehicles will have reduced ride heights to maximize aerodynamic efficiencies.

His enthusiasm for this next concept is palpable, and we're admittedly excited to see how Audi adapts and evolves to this changing landscape. One thing is certain: the future will look very different.

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Killexams : Global Medical Device Security Market (2022 to 202…

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Global Medical Device Security Market (2022-2027) by Solutions, Type, End Users, Geography, Competitive Analysis and the Impact of Covid-19 with Ansoff Analysis" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.


The Global Medical Device Security Market is estimated to be USD 6.57 Bn in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 9.85 Bn by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 8.43%.

Market dynamics are forces that impact the prices and behaviors of the Global Medical Device Security Market stakeholders. These forces create pricing signals which result from the changes in the supply and demand curves for a given product or service. Forces of Market Dynamics may be related to macro-economic and micro-economic factors.

There are dynamic market forces other than price, demand, and supply. Human emotions can also drive decisions, influence the market, and create price signals. As the market dynamics impact the supply and demand curves, decision-makers aim to determine the best way to use various financial tools to stem various strategies for speeding the growth and reducing the risks.

Competitive Quadrant

The report includes Competitive Quadrant, a proprietary tool to analyze and evaluate the position of companies based on their Industry Position score and Market Performance score. The tool uses various factors for categorizing the players into four categories. Some of these factors considered for analysis are financial performance over the last 3 years, growth strategies, innovation score, new product launches, investments, growth in market share, etc.

Ansoff Analysis

The report presents a detailed Ansoff matrix analysis for the Global Medical Device Security Market. Ansoff Matrix, also known as Product/Market Expansion Grid, is a strategic tool used to design strategies for the growth of the company. The matrix can be used to evaluate approaches in four strategies viz. Market Development, Market Penetration, Product Development and Diversification. The matrix is also used for risk analysis to understand the risk involved with each approach. The analyst analyses the Global Medical Device Security Market using the Ansoff Matrix to provide the best approaches a company can take to Improve its market position. Based on the SWOT analysis conducted on the industry and industry players, the analyst has devised suitable strategies for market growth.

Why buy this report?

  • The report offers a comprehensive evaluation of the Global Medical Device Security Market. The report includes in-depth qualitative analysis, verifiable data from authentic sources, and projections about market size. The projections are calculated using proven research methodologies.
  • The report has been compiled through extensive primary and secondary research. The primary research is done through interviews, surveys, and observation of renowned personnel in the industry.
  • The report includes an in-depth market analysis using Porter's 5 forces model and the Ansoff Matrix. In addition, the impact of Covid-19 on the market is also featured in the report.
  • The report also includes the regulatory scenario in the industry, which will help you make a well-informed decision. The report discusses major regulatory bodies and major rules and regulations imposed on this sector across various geographies.
  • The report also contains the competitive analysis using Positioning Quadrants, the analyst's Proprietary competitive positioning tool.

Market Dynamics

Drivers

  • Increasing Instances of Healthcare Cyberattacks and Threats
  • Growing Demand for Connected Medical Devices
  • Supportive Government Regulations
  • Growth in Geriatric Population and Successive Growth in Chronic Disease Management

Restraints

  • Limited Healthcare Security Budgets

Opportunities

  • Sensor-Based Wireless Mobile Medical Devices
  • Rise in Acquisitions, Partnerships & Collaborations
  • Rise in the Adoption of Advanced Cloud Security Solutions in Healthcare

Challenges

  • Lack of Adoption of Medical Security Devices among the Emerging Countries
  • Endpoint Devices Pose Challenges to Healthcare Cybersecurity

Market Segmentation

The Global Medical Device Security Market is segmented based on Solutions, Type, End Users, and Geography.

  • By Solutions, the market is classified into Identity & Access Management Solutions, Antivirus/Antimalware Solutions, Encryption Solutions, Data Loss Prevention Solutions, Risk & Compliance Management, Intrusion Detection Systems/Intrusion Prevention Systems, Disaster Recovery Solutions, and Distributed Denial-of-Service Solutions.
  • By Type, the market is classified into Network Security, Endpoint Security, Application Security, and Cloud Security.
  • By End Users, the market is classified into Healthcare Providers, Medical Device Manufacturers, and Healthcare Payers.
  • By Geography, the market is classified into Americas, Europe, Middle-East & Africa and Asia-Pacific.

Companies Mentioned

  • Broadcom Inc.
  • CA Technologies, Inc.
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
  • ClearDATA
  • CloudPassage
  • CyberMDX Technologies Inc.
  • Cynerio Israel Ltd.
  • DXC Technology Co.
  • Fidelis Cybersecurity, Inc.
  • FireEye, Inc.
  • Fortinet, Inc.
  • GE Healthcare
  • Trellix
  • IBM Corp.
  • Imperva, Inc.
  • McAfee Corp.
  • Medigate Tech Ltd.
  • Ordr, Inc.
  • Palo Alto Networks, Inc.
  • Koninklijke Philips N.V. Scaler, Inc.
  • Sophos Group PLC
  • Sternum Ltd.
  • Symantec
  • Synopsys, Inc.
  • Zscaler, Inc.

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Killexams : LEAA Health Technologies Readies Canadian IPO
Healthcare: Concierge doctor visits senior woman at home.

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What Is LEAA Health Technologies?

Vancouver, Canada-based LEAA Health Technologies Corp. (LEAA:CA) was founded to develop a network of healthcare service providers to offer premium at-home or in-office medical tests and services to patients.

Management is headed by co-founder, Chief Executive Officer Isaak Yakubov, who has been with the firm since inception and was previously a physician assistant.

The company's other co-founder is Chairman Eli Ofel.

LEAA currently has 2 employees and 5 independent contractors and also seeks to acquire the remaining interest in LEAA US operations that it does not currently own.

As of December 31, 2021, LEAA Health has booked fair market value investment of $10.5 million as of December 31, 2021 from investors.

According to a 2022 market research report by Grand View Research, the U.S. market for medical concierge services was estimated at $5.5 billion in 2021 and is forecast to reach $13.3 billion by 2030.

This represents a forecast CAGR of 10.3% from 2022 to 2030.

The main drivers for this expected growth are a desire for patients for easier access to medical care and a preference among some doctors for such types of less price-sensitive patients.

Also, the chart below shows the historical and projected U.S. medical concierge market trajectory:

U.S. Concierge Medicine Market

U.S. Concierge Medicine Market (Grand View Research)

Major competitive or other industry participants include:

  • MDVIP

  • Signature MD

  • Crossover Health

  • Specialdocs Consultants

  • PartnerMD

  • Concierge Consultants & Cardiology

  • Castle Connolly Private Health Partners

  • Peninsula Doctor

  • Campbell Family Medicine

  • Destination Health

  • Priority Physicians

  • U.S. San Diego Health

LEAA Health's IPO Date & Details

The initial public offering date, or IPO, for LEAA Health has not yet been announced by the company or its agent.

(Warning: Compared to stocks with more history, IPOs typically have less information for investors to review and analyze. For this reason, investors should use caution when thinking about investing in an IPO, or immediately post-IPO. Also, investors should keep in mind that many IPOs are heavily marketed, past company performance is not a ensure of future results and potential risks may be understated.)

LEAA Health intends to raise $5 million in gross proceeds from a Canadian IPO of 8.33 million subordinate voting shares offered at a proposed price of $0.60 per share.

The offering is not being marketed to U.S. investors and no US SEC filings have been made. It is solely being offered according to Canadian securities regulations.

No existing shareholders have indicated an interest to purchase shares at the IPO price.

Assuming a successful IPO, the company’s enterprise value at IPO would approximate $25.8 million, excluding the effects of underwriter over-allotment options.

The float to outstanding shares ratio (excluding underwriter over-allotments) will be approximately 16.31%. A figure under 10% is generally considered a ‘low float’ stock which can be subject to significant price volatility.

Management says it will use the net proceeds from the IPO along with its existing working capital as follows:

Product development costs, including app and interface improvements $451,000

Systems implementation and business process improvements $77,000

General and administrative expenses $2,155,000

Investor relations $180,000

Product advertising and marketing costs $2,118,000

Unallocated working capital $577,329

Total: $5,558,329

* Based on the Bank of Canada daily exchange rate on June 30, 2022 of US$1.00 – C$1.2886.

(Source - SEDAR)

Management’s presentation of the company roadshow is not available.

Regarding outstanding legal proceedings, management says the firm is not a party to any legal proceedings or regulatory actions.

The agent of the IPO is Canaccord Genuity.

How To Invest In The Company’s Stock: 7 Steps

Investors can buy shares of the stock in the same way they may buy stocks of other publicly traded companies, or as part of the pre-IPO allocation.

Note: This report is not a recommendation to purchase stock or any other security. For investors who are interested in pursuing a potential investment after the IPO is complete, the following steps for buying stocks will be helpful.

Step 1: Understand The Company's Financial History

Although there is not much public financial information available about the company, investors can look at the company's financial history in their SEDAR filings (Source).

Step 2: Assess The Company's Financial Reports

The primary financial statements available for publicly-traded companies include the income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows. These financial statements can help investors learn about a company's cash capitalization structure, cash flow trends and financial position.

My summary of the firm's exact financial results is below:

The company’s financials have shown a small amount of topline revenue, operating profit and 16.1% operating margin and positive cash flow from operations for the nine months ended December 31, 2021.

Free cash flow for the nine months ended December 31, 2021, was $499,292.

Advertising & Promotion expenses as a percentage of total revenue were 43.7% in the last three quarters of 2021; its Advertising & Promotion efficiency multiple was 2.3x in the same period.

The firm currently plans to pay no dividends and to retain any future earnings for reinvestment back into the company's growth initiatives.

LEAA’s Q2 - Q4 2021 CapEx expenditures indicate it has spent substantially on capital expenditures as a percentage of its operating cash flow.

Step 3: Evaluate The Company's Potential Compared To Your Investment Horizon

When investors evaluate potential stocks to buy, it's important to consider their time horizon and risk tolerance before buying shares. For example, a swing-trader may be interested in short-term growth potential, whereas a long-term investor may prioritize strong financials ahead of short-term price movements.

Step 4: Select A Brokerage

Investors who do not already have a trading account will begin with the selection of a brokerage firm. The account types commonly used for trading stocks include a standard brokerage account or a retirement account.

Investors who prefer advice for a fee can open a trading account with a full-service broker or an independent investment advisor and those who want to manage their portfolio for a reduced cost may choose a discount brokerage company.

Step 5: Choose An Investment Size And Strategy

Investors who have decided to buy shares of company stock should consider how many shares to purchase and what investment strategy to adopt for their new position. The investment strategy will guide an investor's holding period and exit strategy.

Many investors choose to buy and hold stocks for lengthy periods. Examples of basic investing strategies include swing trading, short-term trading or investing over a long-term holding period.

For investors wishing to gain a pre-IPO allocation of shares at the IPO price, they would ‘indicate interest’ with their broker in advance of the IPO. Indicating an interest is not a ensure that the investor will receive an allocation of pre-IPO shares.

Step 6: Choose An Order Type

Investors have many choices for placing orders to purchase stocks, including market orders, limit orders and stop orders.

  • Market order: This is the most common type of order made by retail traders. A market order executes a trade immediately at the best available transaction price.

  • Limit order: When an investor places a buy limit order, they specify a maximum price to be paid for the shares.

  • Stop order: A buy-stop order is an order to buy at a specified price, known as the stop price, which will be higher than the current market price. In the case of buy-stop, the stop price will be lower than the current market price.

Step 7: Submit The Trade

After investors have funded their account with cash, they may decide an investment size and order type, then submit the trade to place an order. If the trade is a market order, it will be filled immediately at the best available market price.

However, if investors submit a limit order or stop order, the investor may have to wait until the stock reaches their target price or stop-loss price for the trade to be completed.

The Bottom Line

LEAA is seeking Canadian public investment to fund the expansion of its U.S. growth initiatives.

The market opportunity for providing medical concierge services in the U.S. is large and expected to grow at low double-digit rates through 2030, so the firm enjoys strong industry growth dynamics in its favor.

However, there appear to be numerous competitors, so the company faces a growing competitive landscape.

Canaccord Genuity is the agent and there is no data on IPOs led by the firm over the last 12-month period in the U.S. Canaccord may have been more active in the Canadian IPO market, but I have no performance return information in that regard.

The primary risks to the company’s outlook are its tiny size and thin capitalization in relation to the large U.S. market with growing competition.

As for valuation, management is asking investors to pay an EV/Revenue multiple of 13.9x trailing revenues.

Given the company’s tiny size, thin capitalization and fragmented competition, my outlook on the LEAA IPO in Canada is a Hold.

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Killexams : What design in India needs is radical thinking

In a country as overbuilt as India, we need to rethink architecture and design as a social science that emerges from local situations

In a country as overbuilt as India, we need to rethink architecture and design as a social science that emerges from local situations

A exact seminar in one of Mumbai’s fancy hotels was titled ‘Transformative Design – the Future of Architecture’. Including speakers from India, Dubai and Singapore, its glowing internationalism upheld ideals of conservation, materiality, spatial confluence, green envelopes, curtain walling systems, shade and environmental protection, energy harnessing, waste management, electrical grid and distribution systems, design for the differently-abled, façade and elevation treatments, and building face lifts. So comprehensive was the scope of the conference, it left nothing to chance.

The large audience of designers, students and practising architects filed in dutifully behind meeting room banners that proclaimed in bold type, ‘Urban Transformations in Regional Contexts’, ‘Biospheric Conservation’ and ‘Ecological Constructs’. However muddled and mismatched the titles of the various presentations, all day in meeting rooms and conference halls, a steady drone was heard with slide displays of new shopping centres, nursery schools, office buildings, and spas in the hills — the celebration of a profession that had created its own false language.

Design, of which architecture is merely a small part, is today testing the impatience of the designer and attempting to set new standards of irrelevance. Application of aesthetics is no longer just a convenient foothold in architecture, but appears everywhere and every day in whatever we do; design is like a hungry termite let loose in an old wooden warehouse. A perfectly good professional dentist for many years, my neighbour chose to abandon fixing teeth to creating fake smiles — a specialised advancement of which she was particularly proud. Her house was recently refurbished with a mirrored glass façade announcing a clinic for aesthetic dentistry. The BMWs that pulled in regularly made clear the high demand for it.

A multilevel garden crosswalk proposed over one of Delhi’s busiest roads in the commercial district near Connaught Place

A multilevel garden crosswalk proposed over one of Delhi’s busiest roads in the commercial district near Connaught Place

Ideas of change

Without much effort design began to cross the threshold into irrelevance in the 90s, the moneyed era of globalisation. Today, it has crossed further from genuine uselessness into utter redundancy. Even architecture is being marketed and sold as a large urban product with new consumer features and finishes: glass wall, curved wall, leaning wall, cantilevered wall, wall masked in hand tile, wall with brick veneer or steel panels, perforated with louvres, covered in traditional jalis, reshaped in movable grilles, framed or frameless, shaded or exposed. Building smart, building stupid, building on site, building pre-cast, building on demand, building without will, without constraint. The choices are so many, they escape across rooftops, down the street, never to be noticed.

Why then is today’s architecture and design mired in such demoralising anonymity? Given the great mass of creative talent available in the country and rising number of reputable design schools, what would it take to rethink architecture as a social science that emerges from local situations, rather than an isolated object of art?

Could parked public buses be used for housing the homeless at night?

Could parked public buses be used for housing the homeless at night?

A couple of years ago, Rajesh Advani, a young architect, reacting precisely to such a call, advanced an elaborate initiative called Unbuilt India — an active search for a collective of architectural ideas that could change the country. An overwhelming response from students and professionals gathered a vast array of designs: from constructing high-rise parks in dense neighbourhoods, covering roads with vegetable gardens, reviving water sources in drought-hit areas, inserting housing for the homeless under flyovers, pedestrianising polluted urban centres, designs for tree houses, and stacked tunnel houses saving city land, among others. Drawings came off architectural shelves and out of office computers in so varied a range, it was enough to supply a complete makeover to India’s thoughtless and desperate cities. The initiative was so heroic in scope and rife with such possibility, it was only natural for it to be rejected in a country consumed by self-doubt and lacking public confidence.

This proposed forest house engages with its surroundings, in a gradual opening up, as it moves upwards towards the sky

This proposed forest house engages with its surroundings, in a gradual opening up, as it moves upwards towards the sky

Wheat fields on buildings

So far the Indian approach has been wholly adaptive. The electric car appeared in California a decade ago, it is visible now on Indian roads. In the 1950s, American kitchens began using the electric mixer; in the 1960s Indian kitchens were fitted with the Sumeet mixie. Cities like Bogotá and Jakarta created BRT systems for their roads; a decade later, the system was tried in Delhi and Ahmedabad. The modern steel cable bridge was built in New York in 1900; the Bandra Worli Sea Link appeared a century later. Indian willingness to take design leaps meekly follows well-tested ideas in other places. In fact, the history of design has just been a history of borrowing.

For our cities to change direction, four things need to happen.

First, there is a need to move away from a piece-meal city to one that consolidates all scales of life into a flexible working model — to make domesticity, work-life, recreation, energy and transport interdependent in such a way that it relieves municipal authorities of coordination. Some small successful initiatives are already visible in India, like the public cycle track system in Pune, the clean water drive in Udaipur, waste management in Surat, and greening of streets in Bhubaneswar.

Sensor-fitted garbage bins in Surat alerts officials when it is 70% full thereby avoiding garbage overflow

Sensor-fitted garbage bins in Surat alerts officials when it is 70% full thereby avoiding garbage overflow

Ultimately of course, urban climate action will demand a more cohesive approach that sets all these ideas into motion in a single place. It is not entirely outrageous to imagine a future where a car plugs into a house when not in use, and the house plugs into the city grid, while the city itself is part of a countrywide urban map.

Second, the use of extreme technologies and radical approaches. Could architecture be lifted up in the air to free up precious land? Could wheat fields appear on the sides of buildings, the way vegetable gardens germinate in Singapore? Could India’s polluted rivers be a source of new types of aquatic plant food? An American clothing designer recently fabricated an overcoat for the homeless of San Francisco, which converts into a sleeping bag at night. Could parked public buses be used for housing the homeless in Delhi at night? Growing inequity calls not for more regulation or urban bye-laws, but a moral response — a form of civic self-regulation that engenders both community and privacy, and allows everyone a real affordable stake in the city.

Perhaps, rice paddies at Select City Walk?

Perhaps, rice paddies at Select City Walk?

The third, an enlargement of this idea, would call for a radical revision of city bye-laws that allows a more flexible use of public and private space. The city can then offer selfless acts of generosity and gifts of the spirit to citizens: surprise gardens hidden behind walls, places of seasonal variations, monsoon greens or summer fountains.

Finally, given the country’s population density and available land mass, India is grossly overbuilt. If there is a future scenario for design, it will mostly step away from merely trying to fulfil the required statistics on roads, housing, utilities, industries and infrastructure, and instead consider what to build, what to adapt and change, and what to un-build.

Could the abandoned nuclear power plant at Dadri, outside Delhi, be converted into a museum like the Tate Modern?

Could the abandoned nuclear power plant at Dadri, outside Delhi, be converted into a museum like the Tate Modern?

A Parliament out of a 3D printer?

More and more, the radical view must ask awkward and impossible questions. Could the abandoned nuclear power plant at Dadri, outside Delhi, be converted into a museum like the Tate Modern, or an unusual theatre complex? Would the government consider using the entire stretch of the Central Vista to recreate underground galleries and museums? In fact, could the new Parliament and other buildings appear out of a 3D printer, without years of construction dust and air pollution?  

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The search for unusual, hybrid and tangential ideas must learn to deploy the stupid, the irrational, and the subversive to arrive at surprising solutions. Sometimes these may prove successful; sometimes, they may be senseless failures.

One of the many drawbacks of current architectural practice is the absence of constructed subversion — an idea that pins the hope on a future filled with new possibility. It is what a magician describes as ‘conjuring a creative imbalance’, working on the edge of getting your secret discovered, the hope that an audience pins on the failure of an impossible act. When it fails, it is serious tragedy — and comedy. When it succeeds, it crosses an unknown frontier.

The writer is an architect and sculptor, and the author of Blueprint.

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Killexams : Reliq Health Technologies, Inc. Announces Five New Contracts in TX, CA, NV and the USVI

Reliq Health Technologies Inc.

HAMILTON, Ontario, Oct. 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reliq Health Technologies Inc. (TSXV:RHT or OTC:RQHTF or WKN:A2AJTB) (“Reliq” or the “Company”), a rapidly growing global healthcare technology company that develops innovative Virtual Care solutions for the multi-billion dollar Healthcare market, today announced that it has signed new contracts with three physician practices and a home health agency in California, Nevada and Texas and a Rural Health Clinic in the US Virgin Islands. The Company has already begun onboarding with these clients and expects to add 5,000 new patients to its iUGO Care platform through these contracts by the end of June, 2023.

“It is very gratifying to continue to see strong and growing demand for Reliq’s virtual care solutions in California, Nevada and Texas,” said Dr. Lisa Crossley, CEO at Reliq Health Technologies, Inc. “We are also very excited to be expanding in the US Virgin Islands with another Rural Health Clinic client. The Company will be providing the full suite of iUGO Care software and care management services (as needed) to these clients, and expects to generate an average revenue of $60 per patient per month at 75% gross margin. Onboarding of these patients has already begun and is expected to be completed by the middle of 2023. The Company remains on track to onboard over 100,000 patients by the end of December 2022 and over 200,000 patients by the middle of 2023. With this large patient population on the platform in 2023, Reliq expects to start monetizing its database of anonymized patient data in late 2023, introducing a significant new source of revenue for the business.”

Reliq Health

Reliq Health Technologies is a rapidly growing global healthcare technology company that specializes in developing innovative Virtual Care solutions for the multi-billion dollar Healthcare market. Reliq’s powerful iUGO Care platform supports care coordination and community-based virtual healthcare. iUGO Care allows complex patients to receive high quality care at home, improving health outcomes, enhancing quality of life for patients and families and reducing the cost of care delivery. iUGO Care provides real-time access to remote patient monitoring data, allowing for timely interventions by the care team to prevent costly hospital readmissions and ER visits. Reliq Health Technologies trades on the TSX Venture under the symbol RHT, on the OTC as RQHTF and on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the WKN: A2AJTB.

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Killexams : China accuses U.S. of 'Cold War thinking' in security strategy BEIJING -

The Chinese government on Thursday accused Washington of "Cold War thinking" and appealed for efforts to repair strained relations after U.S. President Joe Biden released a national security strategy that calls for "out-competing China" and blocking its efforts to reshape global affairs.

The foreign ministry also accused Washington of trade protectionism after Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said the United States would reinforce its global supply chains to guard against "geopolitical coercion" by China, Russia and other governments.

Biden's document Wednesday accused China of trying to "erode U.S. alliances" and "create more permissive conditions for its own authoritarian model." It called for "out-competing China" in political alliances and "global governance" as well as business, technology and military affairs.

U.S.-Chinese relations are at their lowest level in decades, strained by disputes over technology, security, Taiwan and human rights.

"Cold War thinking and zero-sum games, sensationalizing geopolitical conflicts and great power competition are unpopular and unconstructive," said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning. She called on Washington to "meet China halfway and promote China-U.S. relations back to a healthy and stable track."

The White House document calls for the United States to "maintain a competitive edge" over China, which has antagonized Japan, India and other neighbors with an increasingly assertive foreign policy and growing military.

China's multibillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative to build ports, railways and other infrastructure across Asia and Africa has fed concern in Washington, Moscow and other capitals that Beijing is trying to build its strategic influence and undermine theirs.

China, with the second-largest global economy and military, is the "only competitor with both the intent to reshape the international order and, increasingly, the economic, diplomatic, military and technological power to do it," the document says.

Mao, speaking at a regular news briefing, said China was a "defender of the world order" and rejected "sensationalizing geopolitical conflicts and great power competition."

Mao criticized the "weaponization of economic and trade issues" after Yellen said Wednesday the United States was trying to reduce reliance on China and other Asian suppliers of semiconductors, electric vehicle batteries, solar panels and other technology.

President Xi Jinping's government is spending heavily to reduce its need for U.S. and other Western technology by developing its own creators of processor chips, artificial intelligence, aerospace and other know-how. Beijing is pressing Chinese companies to reduce reliance on global supply chains by using domestic vendors whenever possible, even if that increases costs.

"We know the cost of Russia's weaponization of trade as a tool of geopolitical coercion, and we must mitigate similar vulnerabilities to countries like China," Yellen said in Washington.

The United States should "abandon unilateralism and protectionism," Mao said, and work with "the international community to maintain the security and smooth flow of the industrial and supply chain."

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Killexams : Exro Technologies' Wins Innovation of the Year Award at 2022 - AutoTech Breakthrough Awards
  • Exro's Coil Driver technology named the '2022 Engine Tech Innovation of the Year' winner at AutoTech's 2022 Breakthrough Awards.
  • The recognition is the second industry award received in 2022, following on the heels of Exro's Edison Gold Award win for Best New Product in Manufacturing, Logistics and Transportation earlier this year.
  • Exro's Coil DriverTM was chosen for its innovative ability to bridge the performance-cost gap by its ability to deliver more power, speed, torque, and range at a lower cost of ownership.
  • The spirit of the AutoTech Breakthrough Awards is to highlight 'Breakthrough' technology companies, services and products that are driving rapid change within the crowded AutoTech market.

CALGARY, AB, Oct. 13, 2022 /CNW/ - Exro Technologies Inc. (TSX: EXRO) (OTCQB: EXROF) (the "Company" or "Exro") announced today that its Coil Driver technology was named the '2022 Engine Tech Innovation of the Year' by the AutoTech Breakthrough Awards. Exro is honored alongside winners in other categories and prior recipients including BMW, Ford, Mercedes-Benz and Toyota, among others.

"We are pleased to recognize Exro Technologies with the 'Engine Tech Innovation of the Year' award. Auto manufacturers currently use multiple motors and mechanical gear boxes to achieve various speed and torque profiles. Exro successfully combines two traditionally separate formats of power electronics: the series mode for low-speed torque and parallel mode for high-speed efficiency", said Bryan Vaughn, Managing Director of AutoTech Breakthrough Awards. "Coil switching is the switching of electric motor configurations while in operation to optimize speed and torque — similar to how a gearbox changes the gears for a combustion vehicle as it changes speed. With its ability to Improve performance, reduce costs, and increase range, Coil Driver will bridge the automotive industry's gap to electrification."

Exro's Coil DriverTM – Award Winning Technology for e-Mobility

"It is an honor for Exro to be recognized by AutoTech amongst the automotive industry's most established and innovative technology companies," said Exro CEO Sue Ozdemir. "Following our Edison Gold Award earlier this year, this is the second major industry award our Coil Driver has received in 2022, further independently validating that our technology is proven, de-risked and ready to seize a significant market opportunity as the world looks to accelerate a transition to a more sustainable electrified future. The Coil Driver is a differentiator in the e-mobility space, and like the product recognition by organizations such as AutoTech, we are seeing a growing demand from transportation industry players."

Exro's proprietary Coil DriverTM provides manufacturers significant flexibility in design to: a) increase performance by up to 50% for a marginal cost increase, or b) optimize the system to reduce the weight, complexity, and up to 20% powertrain cost savings without sacrificing performance. This leads to major cost efficiencies for electric transportation modes, providing the potential to accelerate the transportation industry's transition away from combustion engines by solving automakers' performance-cost trade-offs.

Exro's Coil DriverTM technology is proven, independently validated through AVL, one of the world's largest independent automotive laboratories, functional in vehicles across three different countries, and is now the recipient of two prestigious automotive industry awards in 2022. Series production of the Coil DriverTM will begin from Exro's world-class net-zero targeted automotive manufacturing facility in Calgary, Alberta beginning in Q3 2023, offering customers the security of North American supply for up to 300,000 units per year. Over the coming quarters, Exro intends to continue backfilling the facility production capacity, building on three initial purchase-orders backed by multi-year sales agreements announced since Q2 2022, in addition to a new product development with an NDA partner announced last week, to de-risk visibility for shareholders to a significant revenue ramp-up beginning in 2023.

The AutoTech Breakthrough Awards

Exro's Coil Driver™ was awarded the AutoTech Breakthrough Award for its ability to deliver more power, speed, torque and efficiency at a lower cost of ownership. The AutoTech Awards are run by the Tech Breakthrough organization, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for the most innovative technology companies in the world. The organization recognizes the top technology companies, services and products that are driving rapid change in the field of transportation and automotive technology. In the spirit of technology "Breakthrough," the organization looks for innovative solutions and companies that address a true need, solve a complex or critical problem, or seize an opportunity and create or revolutionize a new market or industry. 

About Exro Technologies  Inc.

Exro Technologies Inc. is a leading clean technology company that has developed new generation power control electronics that change how the world optimizes energy by expanding the capabilities of electric motors and batteries. The company's innovative technologies serve to bridge the performance-cost gap in e-mobility (Coil DriverTM) and stationary energy storage (Cell DriverTM), and act to accelerate adoption towards a circular electrified economy by delivering more with less – minimum energy for maximum results. 

For more information visit our website at www.exro.com.

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Visit us on social media @exrotech.

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Killexams : Woman pranks mother into thinking she missed the birth of her first grandchild

A woman’s hilarious delivery room prank has TikTok howling.

About four years ago, TikToker @hopealexisk tricked her very own mother. When her mom’s first grandchild was moments from entering the world, it was the perfect time to get one over on the grandma-to-be.

“I pranked my mother into thinking she missed the birth of her first grandchild,” the caption read.

The grandmother and another family member walked toward the mom’s hospital room. The sound of a baby crying was audible.

“The baby is here,” the person behind the camera said.

The grandma was in total shock. Her countenance had utterly fallen.

“You’re lying. That’s not even funny,” the other family member said.

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But the grandmother quickly realized the crying was fake. Then the mom-to-be completely crumbled and revealed the whole thing was a prank.

“I’m sorry mom. I didn’t want to do it. I’m sorry come here, mom! I knew that wasn’t gonna be funny,” the mom-to-be said.

Other people in the room were laughing hysterically. In a follow-up, the mom-to-be clarified that the prank actually did go over well.

“For everyone wondering, my mom later thought it was hilarious,” the new mom stated.

The video of the prank racked up 2.2 million likes on TikTok.

“This seems like a summary of how yalls childhood went lol,” someone commented, and @hopealexisk replied, “yep.”

“As Gma, I would think yay! Hardest thing was watching my daughter supply birth,” a person wrote.

“Its the sorry mom I didn’t want to do it, for me this is so me with my mom,” another said.

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Killexams : Jordan Wiseley 'Had to Do Some Real Thinking' About Going on The Challenge with Ex Tori Deal

It may not be an exes-themed season — quite the opposite, actually — but Jordan Wiseley still came face-to-face with his former fiancée Tori Deal on season 38 of The Challenge.

"We hadn't seen each other in a year and a half and there was just so much there that still needed to be said," Wiseley, 32, tells PEOPLE exclusively. "We knew stuff needed to be talked about."

"The audience has been with us since before we were a thing and now after we're a thing, and anything that happens there, it's just as much their business, too," he continues. "We were able to find good common ground and closure and the audience getting to experience that with us is a huge full circle thing."

The Challenge

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Things ended so well between him and Deal, 29, that they actually worked together on an upcoming movie titled The Stalking Fields.

"We support each other in so much," Wiseley says. "We're not back together, but we're definitely in contact."

Wiseley admits, though, that he had to stop and consider whether he wanted to come on a season with Deal.

"I had to do some real thinking," he says. "I just straight-up asked [production], 'Is Tori going?' They're like, 'Yeah.' I was like, 'All right.' And then just decided, 'Hey man, I was here first.' This is something that I really love to do. I love competing on The Challenge and I'm super grateful for everything that's come from it and I don't want to be done yet. So I was like, 'You know what? I'm in. Let's go.' "

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He made that decision last minute, so "I felt very unprepared but also anxious" going into Ride or Dies.

"There had been no training whatsoever, and that was something that was very scary to me," Wiseley continues. "I brought that up when the question was even posed. I was like, 'I haven't trained at all.' They were like, 'Your out of shape is most people's in shape.'"

Jordan and his partner Aneesa Ferreira

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Wiseley panic that not being on top of his physical game would impact his ability to "play with that swagger that I'm used to."

"I play a very specific game because I put it all out there. I'm not going to shy away from conflict and competition, and I want to compete against the best," he says. "I really treat this as a sport and I want to leave my mark. And I think that the audience respects that. I can play like that because in my mind I know that I have this reserve in the tank, but when I show up and I don't have that reserve, it kind of makes it hard."

The three-time Challenge champ calls pairing up with Aneesa Ferreira for season 38 "a blessing" because of her social game. But Wiseley confesses that being two vets in the game made them a target from the start.

"I was really hoping our reputations would keep us up for a little while, but they were like, 'No, we know you guys. You're going in,'" Wiseley says.

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Wiseley also considers eight-time champ Johnny "Bananas" Devenanzio his biggest competition this time around.

"If anybody says that he's not their biggest competition, then I don't know that they really understand the level at which we're playing," Wiseley says. "But when Johnny's on the season, he's always my biggest competition. I think that him and CT [Tamburello], those are the two greatest to play the game in their approach. Both very different approaches, but in their win percentages, in the effect they have on the game. When they show up, people automatically know that they're going to be voting certain ways because of them."

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While Devenanzio, 40, and Tamburello, 42, dominated the conversation on The Challenge: Untold History about the game's GOAT, Wiseley's name came up, too, as one of the competition's heavy-hitters.

"It really warmed my heart to see that," says Wiseley, who will also appear in upcoming series Helmet and thriller Smile. "I knew what my abilities were and everything, but The Challenge has such a dedicated fan base and I can't argue with them that when new people come in and they're confident, it is really hard to believe them."

Wiseley calls throwing himself into elimination against Devenanzio on Free Agents a "moment that will go down in history and that taught me something."

"I learned how to play the game then," he continues. "So do I think that I'm a great? Not yet. I think I'm definitely on a path, but these guys have done some really amazing things and they've got a lot of tenure in the game. I came out of the gate and I've won quite a few, but can you sustain it? That is the number one thing that I need to prove is, 'Is it sustainable?' "

Challenge 38 Jordan Wiseley

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Although Wiseley can't say whether he added another win to his resume with Ride or Dies, "it's a great finish," he teases. "I am happy with the way it turned out. Aneesa's getting surgery, so that'll let you know when we say we leave it all on the line, we leave it all."

The Challenge: Ride or Dies premieres Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on MTV.

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