Monthly Archives: January 2018

Understanding Smart Cities: Innovation Ecosystems

  Currently there are more than 140 ongoing Smart Cities projects around the world (Lee et al., 2014). Smart Cities initiatives aim to “provide more efficient services to citizens, to monitor and optimize existing infrastructure, to increase collaboration amongst different economic actors and to encourage innovative business models in both private and public sectors” (Marsal-Llacuna et al., 2015: p. 618). In order to achieve these goals, Smart Cities rely on… Read Article →

FDA Approves New Continuous Glucose Monitoring System

  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system for people with diabetes ages 14 to 75 years. Medtronic is marketing the system as Guardian Connect, the first smart standalone CGM system to help people with diabetes stay ahead of high and low glucose events. The Guardian Connect system empowers people using multiple daily injections (MDI) to more proactively manage their diabetes…. Read Article →