Alexa, monitor my heart

First contact less cardiac arrest AI system for smart speakers. According to Shyam Gollakota, Justin Chan, and an associate professor in the UW’s Paul G Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering and co-corresponding author Dr. Jacob Sunshine, an assistant professor of anesthesiology and pain medicine at the UW School of Medicine,“A lot of people have smart speakers in their homes, and these devices have amazing capabilities that we can take advantage of. We envision a contact less system that works by continuously and passively monitoring the bedroom for an agonal breathing event, and alerts anyone nearby to come to provide CPR. And then if there’s no response, the device can automatically call 911.
This kind of breathing happens when a patient experiences really low oxygen levels. It’s sort of a guttural gasping noise, and its uniqueness makes it a good audio biomarker to use to identify if someone is experiencing a cardiac arrest.”

https://www.amazon.com/all-new-amazon-echo-speaker-with-wifi-alexa-dark-charcoal/dp/B06XCM9LJ4

https://mashable.com/shopping/deal-june-19-echo-dot-3rd-generation-amazon/

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-06-alexa-heart-contactless-cardiac-ai.html

https://www.washington.edu/

https://www.nature.com/npjdigitalmed/

History and Birthplace of “Silicon Valley”

We didn’t know before they started construction. Nobody used to pay attention to San Antonio shopping mall. It was just a residential place more than the shopping mall.
We used to go for the pumpkin patch or Christmas tree lot.
It was the huge empty parking lot with the side street had a sign “Silicon Valley”.
When construction people started building something. Everybody was guessing what it will be.
We knew what it will be but, exactly what kind of office, hotel, cinema.
The scientists and engineers who worked at 391 San Antonio Road in Mountain View, California, laid the technological and cultural foundations for today’s Silicon Valley.

 

http://www.computerhistory.org/events/upcoming/#celebrating-birthplace-silicon-valley