Stanford U: Future wearables to diagnose diseases early?

first_imgFollow the Puck Related Posts David Curry Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Wearables of the future might be used as a diagnostic tool to spot disease early, according to a study by the Stanford University School of Medicine.The researchers collected approximately two billion measurements from 60 people for the study, who wore between one and eight commercial wearable devices. Using that data, the researchers were able to recognize changes in a person’s heartrate, blood oxygen, skin temperature, sleep, and calories burnt, which correlate with the onset of a disease.See also: Fitbit buys Pebble as wearables consolidation continuesTo prove the system worked, head researcher Michael Snyder successfully diagnosed he had Lyme disease in Norway, using only the data collected from seven “biosensors” he was wearing at the time.It is impressive that the researchers were able to diagnose diseases early with commercial wearables, but for consumers, there might still be a few years wait before similar diagnostic tools are available on app stores.That is because most commercial wearables are not medical devices and have not been approved for medical use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Connecting the wearables to a diagnostics platform may result in a ban for the wearable or the app.Some wearables makers FDA-shy?Some suppliers, like Jawbone, are looking into building medical devices that are available to consumers, but the FDA has drawn a hardline on how these devices should be marketed. It might be a while before a device can be approved by the FDA and commercially available to all consumers, regardless of their health.Apple reportedly tried to convince the FDA to approve the original Watch, which was said to be full of health sensors, but the federal department rejected Apple’s device.Fitbit, the market leader, has not made any major moves to add health sensors and receive FDA approval, which might mean we have to wait even longer for medical grade devices or applications that can diagnose disease from the device data.center_img How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… Tags:#health#Internet of Things#IoT#jawbone#medical#Stanford University#wearable Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You…last_img read more

Boxing Day Test: India bowlers in focus after perfect batting show vs Australia

first_imgIn 2018, India played 10 Tests overseas before reaching Melbourne. Of those 10 Tests, India won only 3 and lost 7. And every time they lost, questions were asked of the batsmen’s inability to stand up in alien conditions.Virat Kohli was the lone fighter. He scored runs in South Africa while the others failed. He scored more runs in England where he got some support from Cheteshwar Pujara but the others continued to fail.Australia promised to be different. India won in Adelaide without a major contribution from their captain. Pujara played two fine innings and Ajinkya Rahane found his touch. In Perth, Kohli scored a gutsy hundred on a tough pitch but once again, the others could not even come close to his exceptional standards.But there was promise. At the Melbourne Cricket Ground, two new openers took guard and showed their more seasoned colleagues how to tackle Nathan Lyon and how to put a prize on their wickets. Some of the shots played in Perth and even in Adelaide were not called for.On a more docile batting pitch, India did what they were always capable of doing. After a stellar start by Mayank Agarwal and Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara continued to torment Australia while Virat Kohli dug in to get 82. Rahane, Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant – men capable of explosive knocks, got themselves in before playing their shots. Cheteshwar Pujara scored his second century of the ongoing series on Day 2 of the Boxing Day Test (Reuters Photo)Consequently, Rohit got his first Test fifty outside Asia sine 2015 and India posted their highest total away from home this year. After declaring on 443 for 7, Virat Kohli wanted to see what his bowlers could do.They sent down 6 overs and it was evident Australia would not have it easy. Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah were spot on. Pujara said the pitch had variable bounce and it had started deteriorating – that should be good news for Ravindra Jadeja, who can be lethal on such a surface.Hanuma Vihari showed in Perth how effective he could be with his off-spinners.And if there’s variable bounce, Mohammed Shami would be itching to have a bowl.If Day 2 was all about good batting by the Indians, Day 3 could be about additional bowling. Even Aaron Finch conceded the pitch had shown signs of deterioration – he and his colleagues would then do well to watch out for Jadeja.What the players had to say about the pitch after Day 2?”The pitch has already started deteriorating and there is variable bounce already. When I was batting yesterday and when I was batting today, I felt there was a difference and I think it is not easier to bat now. From tomorrow onwards it will not get easier to bat and our bowlers have been bowling well so I would say we have enough runs on the board.” – Cheteshwar Pujaraadvertisement”This wicket is probably deteriorating more than we thought it would. Even tonight it was skidding through, there were a couple that took off. So it’s still game on if we bowl well and put India under pressure.” – Aaron FinchAlso Read | 106 off 319 balls: Ricky Ponting questions Pujara’s slow approach at MCGAlso Read | Aaron Finch on Tim Paine’s banter with Rohit Sharma: He did not take the baitAlso Read | India vs Australia: Cheteshwar Pujara sees no need to silence detractorsAlso See:last_img read more

How One Position Change Could Make All the Difference for Oklahoma State

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Ask any OSU fan what most excites them about this coming fall and chances are you’ll get answers regarding the offense. Mason Rudolph’s Heisman hopes. The ridiculously deep and talented receiver pool. Will Justice have its day?!But in order for Mike Gundy to take his place on the recently-vacated Big 12 mountaintop, it’s the defense that is going to have take a step forward in 2017. That defense, self-labeled with the “We’re Takin’ It Back” moniker has always seen its effectiveness directly tied to its ability to dispossess the opposition.Mike Gundy recognized that fact when discussing the similarities between his upcoming squad and the one he coached to a Fiesta Bowl win in 2011.AdChoices广告“The good news is that we may be better on defense than we were then,” Gundy told media members in early spring “but those teams were really good at forcing turnovers which allowed us to get more opportunities so we could outscore you.“A lot of what we do in this league has come down to that anyways. The strategy that we talk about, based on what our personnel is and what we think we can do in all three phases.“There are a lot of similarities. I hope it turns out that way.”While scheme and a calculated emphasis on forcing turnovers in practice definitely helps, the best of Gundy’s defenses have featured at least one dynamic playmaker in the secondary.The 2008, 2009 and 2010 teams had opportunists like Perrish Cox and Andrew McGee. The Cowboys finished in the top 15 nationally in interceptions each of those three years. In 2011, Justin Gilbert and Brodrick Brown led the Cowboys to a No. 2 finish nationally in picks.Since then, it’s been a seesaw of sorts. OSU was 65th in interceptions in 2012, 55th in 2014 and 35th in 2016. In the odd-numbered years they’ve fared drastically better. No. 2 in 2011. No. 3 in 2013 and No. 14 in 2015. Those seasons’ results corresponded to win totals of 12, 10 and 10, while the Cowboys’ dip in turnovers resulted in seasons of eight, seven and 10 wins during the even-numbered years.If the recent trend is anything other than coincidence, Oklahoma State should be looking at another top-15 finish in picks. And if that’s the case, who will that playmaker be?There’s Adrian Baker, the grad transfer from Clemson. Or possibly one of the young corners that Gundy and Co. seem to like so far. But the strongest candidate to be the lead ball hawk has been on campus for four years.Ramon Richards has settled nicely into his new role as a full-time safety. It’s a move which puzzled many when Mike Gundy announced it this past spring, especially since Richards was the only cornerback on the roster (at the time) with any starting experience.But this is not the first time Richards has undergone a position swap. He played defensive back occasionally during his last two years of high school but Richards was known as a state champion quarterback.After being thrown into a starting corner role as a true freshman, Richards took his lumps. But over his three seasons in orange, he’s gone from a reckless gambler who could follow up any huge play with a blown one, to a more consistent defender and a vocal and spirited leader of the Cowboy defense.But Mike Gundy knows that some of that recklessness will never leave Richards. And that’s what he’s counting on.“My personal opinion, I’m not a defensive guy,” Gundy admitted during his opening spring press conference “but he’s [Richards] better out there roaming around than he is locked into a certain area.”Gundy talks about Ramon like that middle child who sometimes makes you want to pull out part of your mullet but that you also love just a little more than the rest.“He’s like one of those people that you work with that you’re talking to and they never look at you because they’re thinking about something else and working over here on something,” Gundy said. “That’s how Ramon is, so he’s better roaming around and freelancing and seeing what’s going on out there.”And Ramon has little trepidation about the change. He’s confident in his instincts. Richards has either led the team or shared in the lead in interceptions the last three seasons. He also enters 2017 as the active career leader among Big 12 players.“It’s been great. It’s been amazing,” Richards said through his signature smile. “I love the position and I’m excited for the potential that I have. For one, ball skills. I’ve got my hands on a lot of balls. I got to make sure that I catch them. Two, bringing the young guys up and letting them know that they are not just here to fill in. They are here to make plays and go a step further.”As Gundy and Richards enter their last fall together, expectations couldn’t be higher. The dynamic duo of Rudolph and Washington have decided to return for their final years. The schedule sets up nicely as the Cowboys welcome the Big 12’s big boys to Stillwater. It’s an odd year(!) If Gundy’s Cowboys are going to reach their potential in 2017, believe that Ramon Richards will be a big part of it.last_img read more

‘Mourinho influenced McTominay’s Scotland call’

first_imgManchester United Mourinho may have steered McTominay away from England and towards Scotland, claims Brown Iain Strachan 01:11 9/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Scott McTominay - cropped Getty Images Manchester United José Mourinho Scotland Premier League The former Scotland manager has suggested that the Manchester United boss may have cast the deciding vote on the midfielder’s international future Craig Brown suspects Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho may have helped convince Scott McTominay to commit to Scotland.Promising midfielder McTominay was born in England but has declared his allegiance to Scotland after a minor tug of war between the neighbouring countries.Former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has been credited with a role in convincing the 21-year-old to snub the Three Lions. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp But Brown, who coached Scotland from 1993 until 2001, feels Mourinho could also have exerted an influence, albeit on the tenuous basis of a conversation he had with the Portuguese while queuing for fast food over a decade ago.  “I read somewhere Sir Alex Ferguson was influential in McTominay’s decision. But the most influential guy will have been Jose Mourinho,” Brown told the Daily Record.”Mourinho has a great affection for Scotland. He did his coaching badges at Largs and loved his time here.”When he started at Chelsea I was at Derby and I met him at a reserve game – in the hamburger queue.”I was watching the game with the Derby reserve team and I said to him, ‘Don’t you think you can come to England and beat Alex Ferguson.’ “Mourinho replied, ‘No chance, it’s not him or the Scottish I want to beat – it’s the English!'”If the boy had said to Mourinho, ‘Scotland or England?’, I think Mourinho would have steered him down the Scotland route as he is so well disposed to Scotland. I believe Mourinho would also be supportive of him playing for Scotland.”last_img read more

Oklahoma State Extends Offer to Missouri OL Monroe Mills

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Oklahoma State coach Charlie Dickey is canvassing the country in search of his next (and likely final) offensive line recruit to fill his 2020 class at quota.Just last week, it was Texas Tech pledge Larry Moore who was the targeted subject, picking up an offer shortly after his pledge. This week, it’s Missouri product Monroe Mills from Columbia, Missouri, with the latest OSU offer.Mills is a 6-7, 291-pound tackle who has already garnered offers from the programs you’d expect: Illinois, Iowa State, Kansas, and, of course, Missouri. 21 schools in total have offered — 12 since May.“It’s been a surreal experience,” Mills told 247Sports of his recruitment recently. “My dream was to play in college, but I didn’t think I’d be able to as a kid. I’m so blessed and so lucky to have this opportunity. It’s crazy. I took a huge step in getting stronger and faster and it’s paying off this summer.”With a breakout summer nearly on its way to hurtling towards a breakout fall at the rate of his rise, Mills seems intent on plugging up the process and committing. OSU seems to be in at just the right time, in fact, with a commitment coming sooner rather than later.“I’m thinking about making a decision pretty here soon,” Mills said in his 247 interview. “I want to make it before the season starts so that the recruitment process can be slowed down and I can focus on my season. It’s always important to find the right fit.”OSU has 13 commitments in its 2020 recruiting class, and three are from offensive linemen.last_img read more

A.J. Green, Calvin Bundage Find Their Way Onto Preseason Watch Lists

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. A handful of Cowboys from the offensive side of the ball have already been included on a number of preseason watch lists in Tylan Wallace, Chuba Hubbard and Johnny Wilson. Now a pair of Poke defenders have also joined the festivities of #WatchListSZN.Senior cornerback A.J. Green was included as part of the Paycom Jim Thorpe Award watch list which was released on Monday. The award is presented by the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame to the best defensive back in college football and is named after famous Oklahoman Jim Thorpe, considered to be the greatest all-around athlete in United States history.Green comes into his final year with 26 consecutive starts under his belt. He earned second-team All-Big 12 honors last season after providing several highlight reel plays and leading OSU with 11 pass breakups.Green joins Texas’ Caden Sterns, TCU’s Jeff Gladney and Iowa State’s Greg Eisworth as included DBs from the Big 12. The winner will be announced on Dec. 12 at The Home Depot College Football Awards.Calvin Bundage is a preseason candidate for the Butkus Award, given to college football’s top linebacker.The enigmatic head hunter was stymied some by injury last season but still finished fourth on the team in tackles, fifth in tackles for loss and record 1.5 sacks in 11 games. He was voted as an All-Big 12 honorable mention by the league’s coaches.Other LBs from the Big 12 listed were Oklahoma’s Kenneth Murray, Texas Tech’s Jordyn Brooks and Baylor’s Clay Johnston. Semifinalists will be named on Nov. 4, before the list is trimmed further when finalists will be announced Nov. 25. The winner will be announced Dec. 10.last_img read more

OSU QB Commit Shane Illingworth Named Under Armour All-American

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Shane Illingworth will be in Stillwater on a visit this weekend, but he’ll be in Florida in January.Illingworth, an Oklahoma State quarterback commit, was named an Under Armour All-American on Wednesday. OSU has been represented four times before in the game: Tylan Wallace (2017), Ra’Shaad Samples (2013), Shaun Lewis (2010) and Kye Staley (2008).Listed at 6-foot-7, 234 pounds. Illingworth is a four-star prospect out of Norco High School in California. He is No. 10 among pro-style quarterbacks in the country.Through the first four games in his senior season, Illingworth has thrown for 1,584 yards and 22 touchdowns.KFOR’s Nate Feken went out to Norco and made a cool feature about the future Poke. At the least, it shows that Illingworth has great taste in shoes.Shane Illingworth (@shane_wayne0411) is #OKState’s top quarterback commit since Bobby Reid. Illingworth calls Norco, California home but already shares some connections to Oklahoma … pic.twitter.com/M8G7DcP2Lx— Nate Feken (@TheGreat_Nate) September 23, 2019last_img read more

Malcolm Rodriguez Named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week

first_img“I don’t think (Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy) ever saw Malcolm,” Gundy said Monday. “… Malcolm’s very, very athletic, played shortstop, got good hands, and that did help.”Rodriguez leads OSU with 66 total tackles this season, that number is third-most among Big 12 players.“You know his history,” Gundy said of Rodriguez. “He’s a four-sport athlete, he’s a wrestler, he’s mentally tough and physically tough, and he made the transition (to linebacker) really smooth. It’s certainly helped our team.“He’s really a perfect fit for us with what we’re asking him to do at this time.”Rodriguez marks the fifth time this season an OSU player has won a Big 12 weekly award. Chuba Hubbard won two Offensive Player of the Week awards, Spencer Sanders won Newcomer of the Week honors for his performance against McNeese and Kolby Harvell-Peel was named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week after the Texas game. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. It’s 2019 and the Cowboys have had as many Big 12 Defensive Players of the Week this season as they have Offensive Player of the Week awards.Malcolm Rodriguez was named the league’s DPOW after Oklahoma State’s 34-27 victory against Iowa State on Saturday. The game-winning pick-six was Rodriguez’s highlight play from Saturday, but he was solid throughout the game. The safety-turned linebacker had a game-high 11 tackles. He also had a pass breakup on a third down that forced Iowa State to punt.last_img read more

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