Category Archives: Technology

Six Technological Advancements That Have Changed Sports

Hawk-Eye Technology Just as it sounds, this technology uses 6-7 high-end cameras situated above the field of play (e.g. a birds-eye view) to analyze the flight and trajectory of an object being used in sports competition. Most commonly used in tennis, cricket, rugby and volleyball, Hawk-Eye Technology has been in use since 2006 in tennis and is more accurate than a judges eye. Benefits of this technology: Hawk-Eye technology helps to… Read Article →

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 →