It's time to re-think how we raise our children

It's time to re-think how we raise our children

In the history of humanity have children never been worse off than today. Societal pressures of today are forbidding children to be children, playing which is a required function for healthy development is being pushed aside with the idea to increase performance.

resilient's Horizon 2020 Project Application cleared Stage 1

Our project cleared the first stage of the two stage application process for a European commissioned Horizon 2020 Project. A total of 530 proposals were submitted and 138 met the threshold for stage two.

We are very excited about this positive development and we are looking forward to work together with our amazing consortium to take on the challenge of the second stage.

We worked hard and long hours to finish the project application, passing the first stage makes us all very proud.

Microsoft's future is more interesting than Windows

Microsoft’s CTO Kevin Scott was interviewed by Fortune magazine on the future direction of the company. A big part of Scott’s job as the CTO of Microsoft is to ensure Microsoft is always up to date with the latest technological trends in their industry.

He mentioned the three future directions where Microsoft will invest most are:

  • Quantum Computing which is still a few years away, but a very promising field

  • A bit closer is the field of mixed-reality in which Microsoft already made a good impression with the Holo-Lens and other products like the Xbox Kinect.

  • And even closer is the notion of intelligent edge, which is the combination of IOT (internet connected-devices), sensors and AI.

Scott’s statements confirm that we are on the right path. When the core idea of resilient was born in 2015, we already looked forward with the idea in mind that one day we use smart learning algorithms to make sense of all the data we can collect from the devices in our lives, in order to give us understandable context from all data gathered by all the connected things in our lives.

First Ambulatory Assessment Study

We have started our first ambulatory assessment study, this study consists of 10 subjects, five with burnout and five without burnout, data will be collected for a 14-day time period. This first ambulatory assessment was made possible through our partner the psy-bern AG. Subjects are given multiple questionnaires, which are used in todays clinical and ambulatory settings, we also developed our own questionnaires in app together with the psy-bern AG. Subjects also receive hardware such as a Smartphone (with our App installed), a Polar H10 chest belt (sponsored by Polar Switzerland), multiple accelerometer sensors and a bed sensor. In the end we will use this first trial dataset to model and predict stress.

 

Sponsoring from Polar

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We want to thank Polar Switzerland for loaning us ten Polar H10 chest belts for our first clinical trials in June of 2018.

The Polar H10 is one of the most accurate hear rate monitors matching the accuracy of medical grade ECG devices. It not only has excellent accuracy but also a 400h battery life, which makes it the ideal hardware tool for our clinical trials. 

For more information about the Polar H10 see the details directly from Polar.

Polar's Website URL: https://www.polar.com/

Absenteeism increase of 20 percent in the last 5 years - Unhealthy Stress is the main cause

The stress epidemic is on the rise in Switzerland the increase of absenteeism increased by 20 percent in the last 5-years. Absenteeism for psychological illnesses increased by 35 percent, our experts mentioned that stress is the root cause for this significant increase.

After the data being published Switzerland's media was buzzing on Saturday, April the 22. 2018. The articles are in German: Tagesanzeiger and Blick reported. The NZZ Published report (here - free registration required to read the report) the day before, on which the news reports are based. This trend significantly accelerates the health-related cost explosion in Switzerland. Psychological illnesses now account for CHF 20 billion per year. 

 

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A quarter of Swiss workers stressed and exhausted, according to new research

The Universities of Applied Sciences in Bern and Zurich conducted a three-year (2014-2016) study and discovered, that a quarter of all Swiss employees are stressed and exhausted. It's important to note that absenteeism is only the tip of the iceberg, on-the-job inefficiencies caused by high-stress cost twice as much as absenteeism costs.

The whole article can be found here: http://lenews.ch/2018/01/30/a-quarter-of-swiss-workers-are-stressed-and-exhausted-according-to-new-research/

 

Links: http://lenews.ch/2018/01/30/a-quarter-of-swiss-workers-are-stressed-and-exhausted-according-to-new-research/