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    Redhot Jumper Fundamental change in Healthcare possible in 2019 ..........................


    High-band spectrum
    is what most people think of when they think of 5G. It is often referred to as mmWave. High-band spectrum can offer peak speeds up to 10 Gbps and has very low latency. The major drawback of high-band is that it has low coverage area and building penetration is poor.

    Small cells are low-power base stations that cover small geographic areas. With small cells, carriers using mm Wave for 5G can improve overall coverage area. Combined with Beam forming, small cells can deliver very extremely fast coverage with low latency.

    Improved broadband

    The shift to 5G will undoubtedly change the way we interact with technology on a day-to-day basis, but it also has a serious purpose. It’s an absolute necessity if we want to continue using mobile broadband.

    Carriers are running out of LTE capacity in many major metropolitan areas. In some cities, users are already experiencing slowdowns during busy times of day. 5G adds huge amounts of spectrum in bands that have not been used for commercial broadband traffic.

    Autonomous vehicles

    Expect to see autonomous vehicles rise at the same rate that 5G is deployed across the U.S. In the future, your vehicle will communicate with other vehicles on the road, provide information to other cars about road conditions, and provide performance information to drivers and automakers. If a car brakes quickly up ahead, yours may learn about it immediately and preemptively brake as well, preventing a collision. This kind of vehicle-to-vehicle communication could ultimately save thousands of lives.

    Public safety and infrastructure

    5G will allow cities and other municipalities to operate more efficiently. Utility companies will be able easily track usage remotely, sensors can notify public works departments when drains flood or street lights go out, and municipalities will be able to quickly and inexpensively install surveillance cameras.

    Remote device control

    Since 5G has remarkably low latency, remote control of heavy machinery will become a reality. While the primary aim is to reduce risk in hazardous environments, it will also allow technicians with specialized skills to control machinery from anywhere in the world.


    Health care

    The ultra-reliable low latency communications (URLLC) component of 5G could fundamentally change health care. Since URLLC reduces 5G latency even further than what you’ll see with enhanced mobile broadband, a world of new possibilities opens up. Expect to see improvements in telemedicine, remote recovery and physical therapy via AR, precision surgery, and even remote surgery in the coming years.

    Remember Massive Machine-Type Communications? mMTC will also play a key role in health care. Hospitals can create massive sensor networks to monitor patients, physicians can prescribe smart pills to track compliance, and insurers can even monitor subscribers to determine appropriate treatments and processes.eventually migrate to 5G service.


    T-Mobile

    America’s Un-Carrier is taking a more measured approach. Instead of racing to be first out of the gate, T-Mobile wants to provide more reliable service with more coverage area. In early 2018, T-Mobile announced it was building out its 5G network in 30 cities. Expect to see T-Mobile 5G in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Las Vegas in early 2019. The carrier plans to offer 5G nationwide by 2020.



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    Redhot Jumper The new 5G technology is supposed to fully cover the USA ............................

    FDA approves first smart pill that tracks drug regimen compliance from the inside
    MEDICAL Rich Haridy
    November 14th, 2017

    The FDA has approved the first smart pill for use in the United States. Called Abilify MyCite, the pill contains a drug and an ingestible sensor that is activated when it comes into contact with stomach fluid to detect when the pill has been taken. The pill then transmits this data to a wearable patch that subsequently transfers the information to an app on a paired smartphone. From that point, with a patient's consent, the data can be accessed by the patient's doctors or caregivers via a web portal.

    The developer of the sensor and patch technology, Proteus Digital Health, joined forces with Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., which produces the schizophrenia drug Ablify, to develop the smart pill, and this is the first time such a device has been approved by the FDA.

    The path to FDA approval has not been without problems, and despite each individual element (the drug and the sensor) already being approved by the FDA separately, the approval process for the Abilify MyCite has been delayed by FDA queries about the product's use and safety.


    Although the pill has finally been given approval by the FDA, it comes with numerous caveats. Despite recognizing the ability of the technology to track the ingestion of medications by some patients with mental illnesses, the FDA said in a statement:

    "It is important to note that Abilify MyCite's prescribing information (labeling) notes that the ability of the product to improve patient compliance with their treatment regimen has not been shown. Abilify MyCite should not be used to track drug ingestion in "real-time" or during an emergency because detection may be delayed or may not occur."

    The idea of a digital pill that records when it has been consumed is a sound one, but as the FDA notes, there is no evidence to say it actually increases the likelihood patients that have a history of inconsistent consumption will follow their prescribed course of treatment. There is also a very strange irony in schizophrenia being the first condition this technology is being used to target.

    continue reading:
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    How can we translate this latest information into our optical information system on eye tests, prescriptions, eyeglasses and their dated prescriptions, as well as many other possibilities ?

    Put it all into a pill including the ID, have the patient swallow it and next time he/she enters an optical or optometrist's office the computer will flash all the details on a computer screen.

    The new 5G technology is supposed to fully cover the USA by the year 2020, and again the ones that see all the possibilities ahead that can be developed into a profession or commercial area will very possibly be big winners.


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    Redhot Jumper Hype alert: Don't expect 5G to change your life right away...........................

    ANALYSISPHONES

    5G is almost a reality.
    Here's what it'll really feel like


    Hype alert: Don't expect 5G to change your life right away.

    OCTOBER 18, 2018 5:00 AM PDT


    Off to the 5G races








    The US carriers began jockeying for the 5G pole position early -- Verizon talked about field trials back in 2015. With advanced networks being the next big thing, each carrier is eager to bolster its reputation for service quality, which they hope will translate into consumers heading their way.

    Sprint has promised to build the first nationwide 5G network by early 2019. It'll take a big step in that direction this year when it rolls out 5G capabilities to nine cities, including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, though Sprint customers won't be able to access 5G until the service launches next year.

    T-Mobile said it would deploy 5G in 30 cities this year -- including New York and Los Angeles -- but likewise wouldn't launch the service until 2019 because 5G phones aren't ready.

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    Redhot Jumper The spectacular power of Big Lens ...................................

    The spectacular power of Big Lens
    How one giant company will dominate the way the whole world sees.
    By Sam Knight

    If you have been wearing glasses for years, like me, it can be surprising to discover that you perceive the world thanks to a few giant companies that you have never heard of. Worrying about the fraying edge of motorway lights at night, or words that slide on the page, and occasionally spending a fortune at the opticians is, for many of us, enough to think about. And spectacles are unusual things. It is hard to think of another object in our society which is both a medical device that you don’t want and a fashion accessory which you do.

    The $100bn (£74bn) eyewear industry is built on feelings such as this. In the trade, the choreography that takes you from the consulting room to the enticing, bare-brick display of £200 frames is known as “romancing the product”. The number of eye tests that turn into sales is the “capture rate”, which most opticians in Britain (or optometrists, as they are known in the rest of the world) set at around 60%. During the 20th century, the eyewear business worked hard to transform a physical deficiency into a statement of style. In the process, optical retailers learned the strange fact that for something that costs only a few pounds to make (even top-of-the-range frames and lenses cost, combined, no more than about £30 to produce), we are happy, happier in fact, when paying 10 or 20 times that amount. “The margins,” as one veteran of the sector told me carefully, “are outrageous.” The co-founder of Specsavers, Mary Perkins, is Britain’s first self-made female billionaire.

    Almost everyone wears glasses at some point in their lives. In developed countries, the rule of thumb is that around 70% of adults need corrective lenses to see well. In Britain, that translates to some 35 million people. But it’s hardly a topic of national conversation. To the casual observer, the optical market also presents a busy and confusing sight. In Britain, thousands of independent opticians rub alongside a few big retail chains such as Specsavers, Vision Express and Boots. The wall displays in even a small, local optician hold several hundred frames, metal, acetate and rimless, while posters advertise a range of lenses with sciencey-sounding properties – “freeform”, “photo-fusion”, “reflex vision” – and names so bland they are hard to remember even when you are looking straight at them.

    There is a good chance, meanwhile, that your frames are made by Luxottica, an Italian company with an unparalleled combination of factories, designer labels and retail outlets. Luxottica pioneered the use of luxury brands in the optical business, and one of the many powerful functions of names such as Ray-Ban (which is owned by Luxottica) or Vogue (which is owned by Luxottica) or Prada (whose glasses are made by Luxottica) or Oliver Peoples (which is owned by Luxottica) or high-street outlets such as LensCrafters, the largest optical retailer in the US (which is owned by Luxottica), or John Lewis Opticians in the UK (which is run by Luxottica), or Sunglass Hut (which is owned by Luxottica) is to make the marketplace feel more varied than it actually is.

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    Redhot Jumper EssilorLuxottica will have the power to decide how billions of people will see ......



    Over the coming decades, EssilorLuxottica will have the power to decide how billions of people will see, and what they can expect to pay for it. Public health systems are always likely to have more urgent problems than poor eyesight: until 2008, the World Health Organization did not measure rates of myopia and presbyopia at all. The combined company can choose to interpret its mission more or less however it wants. It could share new technologies, screen populations for eye problems and flood the world with good-quality, affordable eyewear; or it could use its commercial dominance to choke supply, jack up prices and make billions. It could go either way.


    ..........................copied out of the report but there is a lot to think about, what is really going to happen in the near future and then following later on.
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    Blue Jumper The combined company can choose to interpret its mission more or less however it want


    The combined company can choose to interpret its mission more or less however it wants.

    It could share new technologies, screen populations for eye problems and f
    lood the world with good-quality, affordable eyewear; or it could use its commercial dominance to choke supply, jack up prices and make billions.

    It could go either way.



    .............................and yes, there are only 2 possibilities in the optical retail future, we are faced with starting this year, unless there is a successful movement to counter those possibilities.

    Organized and specialized optical retail, only exists since the early 1900's, and could get strangled back into oblivion through their actions, done with the benefaction of most governments world wide.

    This commercial trend has been introduced by some of the large oil companies over the last few years, which have eliminated the small car repair garages with their gas pumps and installed these super gas stations, with a convenience store in their place, and going world wide. The optical retail business will face a similar situation geared mostly through the pricing of the end products.

    The older population, none internet friendly, that has supported the conventional optical retail market over the last 120 years, is disappearing at a faster rate these days and is being replaced by the next generation that is sleeping, eating and living with their cell phones in their hands, that now will be replaced by the G5 system that is a few hundred times more powerful, over the next two years.

    Hundreds of large retailers are disappearing form the commercial scene these days, because the purchasing habits of the worlds population are changing at an always more increasing speed.

    The internet sellers of optical prescription eyeglasses have captured some 14% of the total optical retail market in 2017 and it will be interesting to see how much the increase in 2018 has been.

    The publication of the third largest commercial website on the web for any product made, and wants to advertise it, Alibaba is now becoming popular in the western world and is advertising just about any product made, at it's manufacturing price. So now any internet user can check the cost of products made. The general response of OptiBoard members is that the products shown on that site are all second or third quality products.

    It is really time to start thinking seriously were we are heading this year and the next ones to come.
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    Dead silence on Optiboard .................................

    So far no post's on agreeing, nor disagreeing with the 2 subject mentioned in this post over the last week.
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    Blue Jumper Growth Will Explode Once Eye Exams Go Digital ......................................

    Here is an article from Forbes Magazine


    20,731 views Apr 24, 2018, 08:00 am, by Richard Kestenbaum
    Buying Glasses Online Is Becoming The Norm -- But Growth Will Explode Once Eye Exams Go Digital


    In 2017, eight million pairs of prescription eyeglasses were sold online. That’s a lot of glasses but it’s only 4.2% of the total prescription eyeglass market. The vast majority of prescription eyeglasses are still sold the old fashioned way, with consumers getting an exam and picking their frames out in a physical store. The online market is growing rapidly but since you need a doctor’s prescription, it’s taking longer for the prescription eyeglass business to transition to online than it did for many other kinds of products.

    In the online eyeglass market, Warby Parker is probably the best known. But the largest market share, about 50%, is held by a lesser-known company called Zenni Optical. Zenni is a privately-held company founded in 2003 that has never raised outside capital and grows by 25-30% per year. Last year they did $176 million in revenue and sold over four million pairs of prescription eyeglasses. Since the company began they’ve sold over 20 million pairs, which Zenni says is equal to “the five-year sales volume of 1,000 brick and mortar stores.” They make a good argument about producing a quality product but no doubt a key driver of their success is that their typical pair of prescription eyeglasses costs $40 delivered to the consumer. It’s a classic case of an online merchant creating a product from design through production, selling direct-to-consumer and saving them money.

    You may be inclined to say that prescription eyeglasses can’t go online for lots of good reasons. Consider this: If you’d have said to a consumer in 2000 that they should buy shirts and pants online they’d have thought you were a fool. “You can’t try it on,” was the familiar refrain. That’s all changed now. It’s only a matter of time before eyeglasses online reach the same kind of critical mass as shirts and pants have now.

    Chas MacDonald, who was previously president of a division of Luxottica Group, told me that more than 10% of prescription eyewear jobs require a return involving a change to the prescription or an adjustment to the glasses themselves. If prescription eyewear is to move online in a much bigger way, a network of practitioners who can make those adjustments for consumers will have to be developed.


    Chas MacDonald, who was previously president of a division of Luxottica Group, told me that more than 10% of prescription eyewear jobs require a return involving a change to the prescription or an adjustment to the glasses themselves. If prescription eyewear is to move online in a much bigger way, a network of practitioners who can make those adjustments for consumers will have to be developed.


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    This and combined with the coming economic downturn makes me wonder how much of a supply of coffee should I buy this time Chris?

    fwiw- Blacksmiths are still out there and that's what I think most of us regular posters on OB are if you see what I'm saying.

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    Blue Jumper My father ordered in 1938 some 2 x 50 lbs bags of green un-rostated coffee..........

    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Fester View Post

    This and combined with the coming economic downturn makes me wonder how much of a supply of coffee should I buy this time Chris?

    fwiw- Blacksmiths are still out there and that's what I think most of us regular posters on OB are if you see what I'm saying.

    My father ordered in 1938 some 2 x 50 lbs bags of green un-rostated coffee from his friends, who had a coffee farm in Guatemala, and our family was drinking fresh home roasted coffee, during the whole World War 2 period, back in Switzerland where I grew up.

    Some foresight and seeing the storm coming has never done any harm to anybody, but has helped many that were prepared for it.
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    EyeQue Announces EyeQue VisionCheck Personal Vision Tracker .........................


    EyeQue Corporation Key Developments


    EyeQue Announces EyeQue VisionCheck Personal Vision Tracker
    Nov 15 18
    EyeQue announced the EyeQue VisionCheck personal vision tracker. VisionCheck is the world’s first automated optical device built for consumers to measure and track their refractive error and order eyeglasses with the results. Based on MIT technology, VisionCheck combines a cloud-based platform, a smartphone application, and a motorized optical scope to form a low-cost, easy to use mobile solution for people to gather corrective vision measurements whenever and wherever they choose. The scope attaches to the consumer’s own smartphone screen and uses Bluetooth to send data to the phone. Further, EyeQue announced that VisionCheck has been named a CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree in the Technology for a Better World category. EyeQue will launch a VisionCheck Kickstarter campaign next week to take pre-orders, gather product feedback, and to reward early adopters of EyeQue technologies.


    ................as an addition to the posted items on this years developments, a $ 30.00 self refracting instrument has come on the market with big fanfares.
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