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Smart Mouthguards and Anti-Aging Lights – IDTechEx Explores Wearables

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BOSTON, April 30, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Wearable technology could increase safety in sport and decrease stress with red-light therapy. Wearables is a market covering a wide range of applications, from health and wellness, smart mouthguards, to virtual reality headsets, and offers many benefits to different technology sectors.

 
Sporting injuries
Sport is a large sector for the wearables market, but it gets better than simply wearing a smartwatch. Contact sports such as rugby have opened a gap in the market for smart mouthguards. This basic piece of equipment has long been used for safety, but now by installing tiny sensors, they have been developed to assess the force and impact upon players’ heads during play to get a better understanding of injury and concussion. For some rugby positions, the need to wear this mouthguard has already been enforced, as it can help with impact injuries that might not be immediately obvious. With the data collected, medics could be aware of potential issues in the future. It could also be a possibility for managers and coaches to decide to remove players from the pitch based on impact to the head to prevent further trauma.
In-ear devices are also a future possibility for football players, as they are more discreet, and the use of mouthguards might not be suitable. Developments in this wearables sector could mean greater awareness and understanding of the impact of head injuries in sport and could work to protect players from sustaining any extra damage by seeking appropriate medical care.
Red-light therapy
Wellness has been a popular topic in the media for some time and has been a focal point for many companies, including companies in the wearables market. Stimulating hair growth with a helmet, alleviating stress, and exploring anti-aging techniques with face masks are just some reported benefits of red-light exposure when done in the right way. Despite not being medically regulated, the wellness sector has seen this technology become increasingly popular at home or in spas.
Transferring energy from light waves onto the body using headbands with red-light installed could also have positive impacts on dementia and mood disorders such as depression with consistent use, though they will likely need to be experimented with for some time to obtain medical evidence. Companies like CeraThrive have models of these infra-red headbands under development.
Gut health could be another benefit to red-light therapy, with belts emitting red-light around the stomach, which could be thought to benefit digestion. Although it is in its early stages, this innovation demonstrates companies wanting to employ wearables for health purposes and not just wellness.
Smart workwear
Firemen could have smart jackets to detect stress levels whilst on the job so the right decisions can be made about whether to pull them out of a mission if their mental or physical state could put them at risk. Smart helmets have also been designed to assess stress levels and are fitted with sensors to measure core-body temperature and heart rate to ensure the health and safety of workers and also their ability to be productive. With the data, managers could make informed decisions about how to proceed with the workday.
Augmented and virtual reality glasses could be used on building sites, with built-in cameras and a display over reality, so workers can communicate with each other or see building plans and engineering structures come to life. For more information on VR and AR headsets, see the IDTechEx report, ‘Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality Headsets 2023-2033: Technologies, Players, and Markets’.
Comfort accessories
Wearables is a market that offers unique products specific to certain environments. In really hot countries, neck coolers have become popular, distributing cool air hands-free without needing a fan. If it’s muggy or the air quality isn’t the best, Dyson headphones have designed an attachable mouth cover to filter air so people can breathe normally. These products are likely to only be used in extreme conditions, but the scope for new ideas is huge.
Flexible audio headbands and smart rings could enhance comfort and peace of mind while sleeping. For sleep sounds, calming music during bedtime, or calming activities, the headband could offer softer fabrics so people don’t need to compromise comfort. Smart rings have also been designed to track sleep cycles and fertility in a non-invasive way that is more comfortable than a watch. Both products aim to enhance wellness and the user experience.
The opportunities for innovation within the wearables market are vast, with products benefitting people across all industries. Having sensors incorporated into accessories and equipment used every day could mean revolutionizing safety in sport and during the workday, whilst a new approach to wellness could bring about a more natural way to bring people results. For more information, visit IDTechEx’s overview market report, ‘Wearable Technology Forecasts 2023-2033’. For the full portfolio of wearable-related research from IDTechEx, please visit www.IDTechEx.com/Research/WT.
About IDTechEx
IDTechEx provides trusted independent research on emerging technologies and their markets. Since 1999, we have been helping our clients to understand new technologies, their supply chains, market requirements, opportunities and forecasts. For more information, contact [email protected] or visit www.IDTechEx.com.
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Reliance Cyber and Google Cloud Security unite to transform cybersecurity for UK businesses

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LONDON, May 28, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Leading Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP), Reliance Cyber has been selected as one of only four MSSPs to partner with Google Cloud Security (GCS). This collaboration is set to make cybersecurity more effective and less complicated for businesses throughout the UK and Ireland.

Why this matters:In today’s complex security environment, businesses face a multitude of challenges, including escalating cyberattacks, an overwhelming number of security alerts, rising cybersecurity costs, and a critical shortage of skilled professionals. The partnership between Reliance Cyber and Google Cloud Security provides organisations with improved security postures through insightful, data-driven analytics, which underpin Reliance Cyber’s XDR service. For businesses facing diverse economic, social, and technological changes—such as the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, the transition to hybrid and remote work, rapid technological advancements like AI, and budget pressures from the cost of living crisis—this partnership represents a significant step forward. It enhances cybersecurity without the usual challenges of high costs, complexity, or the need for specialised staff. It’s about making world-class security simple and available to a wider audience.
What’s changing:
Support for growth: The partnership will expand the reach of state-of-the-art security services to more businesses, helping to protect organisations without the stress of financial and operational barriersEnhanced visibility, lower costs: Leveraging Google’s SOAR capabilities and Chronicle’s powerful telemetry, Reliance Cyber’s tailored ingestion approach means organisations can achieve enhanced visibility across their digital environments at a reduced cost. This approach enables proactive prevention and detection of threats, ensuring better security with less expenditure.Key benefits of the strategic partnership include:
AI and automation: Automation is at the core of Reliance Cyber’s offering. Every alert is enriched with threat intel from leading vendors, automatically correlated, and grouped into cases, reducing mean time to detect (MTTD) and mean time to respond (MTTR). Google’s additions enhance this with lower data ingestion costs, superior threat intelligence, curated detections, and advanced anomaly detection using machine learningSimplified security operations to support staff: Integration of Google Cloud’s SOAR capabilities simplifies the security management landscape, allowing CISOs to focus on strategic planning rather than daily operational hurdlesScalable security for business growth: The partnership supports business expansion strategies by providing scalable security solutions that grow with the company, crucial for organisations driving technological advancementData-driven insights for better decision-making: Boards will gain unparalleled visibility into their digital environments, fostering smarter, faster decision-making to preemptively address potential security threats.Rob Walton, Chief Revenue Officer at Reliance Cyber, on the transformative impact: “We’re thrilled to partner with Google Cloud Security. This partnership aligns perfectly with our mission to deliver comprehensive, advanced security services to the market, making top-level security accessible and manageable for businesses of all sizes. Ultimately, it’s about creating predictability and peace of mind in an area that can often cause businesses and their boards sleepless nights, particularly due to concerns about attacks and the financial constraints that dictate risk appetites.”
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Since our founding in 2003, Reliance Cyber has established itself as a leading Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP). By combining deep cybersecurity expertise with a true partnership ethos, we enable organisations to concentrate on their core business.
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Eficode acquires Jodocus and reinforces Atlassian Cloud skills and Atlassian partnership in Germany

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HELSINKI, May 28, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Eficode has acquired Jodocus, the first cloud-native Atlassian Platinum partner in Germany. This acquisition further reinforces Eficode’s role as an Atlassian partner in Germany and expands its skills and services in Atlassian Cloud.

“Atlassian is moving to the Cloud, and the related know-how is essential to speed up this transition. Jodocus was originally the first Atlassian partner in Germany to focus fully on the Cloud. Their broad expertise in Atlassian tools and cloud migrations helps our customers in their journey to the cloud and complements our mission to build the future of software development,” says Ilari Nurmi, CEO of Eficode. “We welcome Jodocus’ employees and customers to Eficode.”
Founded in 2019, Jodocus is an Atlassian Platinum Solution Partner with extensive expertise in Atlassian Cloud. In addition to focusing on the Cloud, the Jodocus team offers support on business processes, Application Lifecycle Management, and DevOps. Their customer base is in Germany, with well-known names such as Otto Group and Fricke. Jodocus has 45 employees, and its revenue in 2023 was 11,5 million euros. “Together, Eficode and Jodocus will form a more significant entity and have even more international customers, which opens possibilities for deepening and broadening our relationship with our customers,” says Werner Krandick, CEO of Jodocus.
Eficode has enabled countless businesses with DevOps and digital transformation to adopt new technologies and practices to create software better. Its full spectrum of digital services can now be extended also to Jodocus’ customers. Eficode ROOT provides software development tools as a managed service in a Software-as-a-Service manner. In turn, with Total Support, we manage the tools and offer support, coaching, and mentoring for Atlassian solutions as a subscription.
In recent years, Eficode has grown strongly both organically and through acquisitions. Eficode’s compound annual growth (CAGR) during the previous four fiscal years has been 70%.
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New first of its kind UK legal-tech recruitment platform aims to put an end to overseas worker scams

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Unique UK-based legal technology platform, Immpact, helps unite the global talent market to fulfil UK skills shortages across healthcare, construction, engineering, life sciences and hospitality Immpact directly connects employers, recruiters and regulated legal experts with pre-qualified global talent – and aims to help eradicate profiteering job scammersREADING, England, May 28, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — A unique new legal-tech recruitment platform has launched in the UK to help put an end to overseas worker scams and directly connect UK employers and recruiters with pre-qualified overseas global talent. Immpact will help fulfil acute skills shortages across sectors including healthcare, construction, engineering, life sciences and hospitality, while ensuring full legal Home Office compliance.

The launch of Immpact follows over two years of advanced legal-tech development. Using the immigration law expertise of Founder and Managing Director, Jonathan Beech, and his team of specialists, the platform will help unite a previously disconnected global talent market with under-resourced UK employers and transform global workplace migration. Immpact has also been developed through discussions with hundreds of employers, industry bodies and overseas talent.
With job scams – from fake jobs to illegal fees for sponsor licences – ongoing, particularly in the social and healthcare sector, Immpact will ensure only pre-qualified talent, employers and recruitment firms are placed on its platform following stringent multi-layer checks. This will ensure that all jobs and talent are qualified and genuine along with thoroughly regulated employers and recruiters, to provide a global marketplace for talent.
Jonathan Beech, Founder and Managing Director of Immpact, said: “Through my existing business running Migrate UK, I’m acutely aware of the issues that UK employers and recruiters are having in trying to fulfil talent shortages across sectors such as care, healthcare and life sciences. I also regularly hear terrible stories of genuine overseas job hunters being ripped off in their home countries or the UK by job scammers, often running to thousands of pounds.
“I knew there had to be a better way to match pre-qualified overseas talent with genuine work opportunities and responsible UK employers – effectively a ‘talent’ match-making site which is designed to eradicate scammers to provide a global, trusted marketplace for talent.”
Following the latest government immigration rule changes, overseas recruitment costs are continuing to rise for businesses struggling with talent shortages. From 4 April 2024, the minimum salary for entering the new skilled visa worker route for the first time increased by 48%, from £26,200 to £38,700 a year. There are different rates for those already holding a skilled worker certificate of sponsorship prior to this date and discounts are available for key shortage roles on the Immigration Salary List (ISL).
Immpact will benefit employers and recruiters by saving them time and money. Working with recruitment experts to analyse existing overseas recruitment workflows, Immpact has calculated that it will save 50% of the time involved in managing overseas recruitment, helping to cut down the time-consuming filtering of applications traditionally needed.
For employers traditionally looking to recruit overseas applicants, previous data from industry recruitment software specialists show that 30% of overseas applications are rejected as they do not have the right to work, while 64% are rejected due to CVs being unclear or requirements not being met. This leaves just 6% of applications remaining, which results in about 2% then being interviewed. Immpact will automatically present only suitable pre-qualified applications to employers or recruiters, eradicating wasted time on unsuitable or unqualified applicants.
Beech continues: “Following thousands of hours of development and utilising the latest advanced technology which can adapt to evolving Home Office requirements and procedures, we’re proud to launch Immpact. Our unique new platform takes care of the entire process – from pre-qualifying processes, searching and shortlisting, down to arranging interviews, successful appointments, onboarding, the provision of regular content and guidance, and access to regulated immigration legal professionals.
“Our new technology will transform global migration for both UK organisations and businesses struggling to recruit and global talent looking to work in the UK. Immpact has been thoroughly tested at every stage and is both user-friendly and, crucially, compliant, so qualified overseas applicants and UK employers and recruiters can be confident that only genuine UK jobs and overseas applicants match and proceed. Quite simply, we want Immpact to simplify the whole migration process by putting the right talent in the right place at the right time, and for UK employers to fulfil critical talent shortages which will help them not only survive, but thrive.”
The platform has a free trial or low-cost subscriber options for search-matching and more for employers and recruiters. For talent, the platform has zero costs for creating a profile, using the pre-qualifying tools or searching for opportunities. For further information visit www.immpact.ai.
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