There is an increasing demand for power supply across the world. Hence, the need for quality, reliability and efficiency of the current electrical infrastructure to create a Safe City is becoming more
Dr. Stephen sees around eight patients every day. One of his recent cases was a Page 3 journalist. She complained that her active social life and dining out habits meant fewer sleep hours. Although she had no worrying symptoms, Dr. Stephen prescribed an echocardiograph. The results showed that there was a blockage in the left artery.
It is unnerving to think that our home – or what we think of as a safe and secure place – can fall like a pack of cards due to aging infrastructure and other factors. The harsh reality is that it can happen to us or someone we know. It is not uncommon to come across a news article every other month on the collapse of a tall or high-rise building in a big, congested city.
Come monsoon months and the news headlines are all about heavy rainfall and loss of hundreds of lives due to Flash Floods. In July 2019, at least 10 people were killed in Flash Floods when the river Brahmaputra burst its banks swamping more than 1,800 villages in Assam, India.
In August 2018, a fire broke out at the famous Priya Cinema hall in Kolkata during the Sunday night show. A stampede-like situation followed as movie-goers panicked and tried to escape the smoke. Fortunately, no casualties were reported but such a situation could have been avoided had there been IoT tools for public safety in place.
Did you know that Gephyrophobia is the persistent fear of crossing bridges? The word originates from ‘gephyro’ which means bridge in Greek, and ‘phobia’ means fear. Sufferers of Gephyrophobia may avoid routes that will take them over bridges.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has been a hotbed of activity for the last several years. Until about 2015, IOT was at its peak of the ‘Gartner Hype Cycle’ but the euphoria has died down considerably. Other technologies, like AI and blockchain, have moved to the top of the hype cycle.