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  • Telefónica, the Universitat Politèc...

    Telefónica, the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and the Quirón Teknon Hospital present the first “holter” for Parkinson''s Disease

    - The holter monitor for Parkinson's disease, derived from the REMPARK system, will revolutionise diagnostics and self-management of this disease through objective, accurate and non-invasive monitoring of motor-function symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease. - A sensor gathers information on the patient's motor symptoms at all times, with an effectiveness rate of 87% in identifying the presence of motor skills and of 100% in identifying the lack thereof. - A telematics system remotely transmits the patient's state to their specialist physician, who can then assess the effect of each therapeutic action and verify whether symptoms are changing. - A smartphone can be configured to automatically emit rhythmic acoustic signals when it detects based on the data received from the sensor that the patient's walking pace is growing slower or a Freezing of Gait (temporary and involuntary inability to move) occurs. These sounds can help patients regain their pace and inhibit loss of gait. - The validation of this technology opens up new possibilities in the follow-up, diagnosis, treatment and management of this disease.

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  • NEC becomes Telefónica’s global int...

    NEC becomes Telefónica’s global integrator for SMB cloud services

    Telefónica will rely on NEC for the management, deployment, operation and support of its Software as a Service platforms and services. - NEC and its Cloud Competency Centre in Madrid consolidates itself as an integrator of cloud services and one of Telefónica's most important suppliers. - NEC will also deploy its new NCBS platform (NEC Cloud Brokerage Suite) at Telefónica's operations in Latin America.

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  • Telefónica NFV reference lab releas...

    Telefónica NFV reference lab releases OpenMANO NFV orchestration stack

    - Currently, OpenMANO provides a highly functional framework pioneering the first open source NFV Orchestration and Management stack - The orchestration stack provided to the community has been a key component of Telefónica’s NFV Reference Lab for over a year, and will keep its continuous functional evolution now in the open community

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  • Telefónica I+D and KT join forces t...

    Telefónica I+D and KT join forces to consolidate FIWARE as the IoT standard

    - In the context of the Mobile World Congress, Telefónica I+D and the Korean operator KT have today announced a strategic partnership to promote the adoption of FIWARE technologies in order to accelerate the definition of standards in the development of applications connected to the Internet of Things. - As a first step, KT and Telefónica I+D are leading a project within the GSMA that aims to create a common ecosystem for the exchange of contextual data that can integrate data from connected objects. - Both companies will collaborate in supporting activities in the free software community that will be created with the goal of maintaining and evolving FIWARE technologies.

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  • Telefónica Open Future, China Unico...

    Telefónica Open Future, China Unicom and THTI launch a joint global call to accelerate startups in the IoT space

    - The three companies, which already have an agreement to promote open innovation, will also open three crowdworking spaces in Beijing, Madrid and Shanghái. - Twelve startups have presented their projects to more than 400 international investors at the Open Future Showcase in Barcelona that was inaugurated by José María Álvarez-Pallete, Chief Operating Officer of Telefónica. - Telefónica Open Future already has a portfolio of more than 500 companies and 300m euros under management.

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