UBTECH Smart Elderly Care Solution honored as the winner of the 2023 Edison Awards™

FORT MYERS, FLORIDA, USA, April 24, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FORT MYERS, FLORIDA, April 20, 2023– UBTECH, a leading global AI and robotics company, was honored the Bronze award of the 2023 Edison Awards™’ MedTech category for the distinguished innovation of its Smart Elderly Care Solution.

Known as the “Oscars of tech,” the Edison Awards™ is one of the oldest and most prestigious technology awards. It honors the most impactful brands and business leaders worldwide, with past winners including Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, General Motors, and Genentech, recognizing their excellence in service development, marketing, design, and innovation.

All nominations were reviewed by the Edison Awards Steering Committee with the final ballot determined by an independent judging panel. The panel is comprised of more than 3,000 senior business executives and academics from the fields of product development, design, engineering, science, marketing and education, as well as past winners.

UBTECH’s Smart Elderly Care Solution offers an enriched portfolio of intelligent robots to enhance the quality of life for seniors. In addition to using cutting-edge robotics technologies, the solution also leverages advanced artificial intelligence. And through UBTECH’s Smart Healthcare Cloud Platform, the Smart Elderly Care Solution creates a network that enables seamless integration of a variety of devices. This interconnect between hardware, network and people supports the seven key scenarios of smart elderly care: operational management, safety and security, health management, daily care, rehabilitation, mental and physical activities, and nutrition and diet.

“This is the industry’s comprehensive solution that combines advanced robotics and AI technology to assist seniors and their caregivers in nursing homes. Rather than providing services using isolated, individual products, we focus on addressing system-level challenges. By extensively applying AI technology, we vastly improved product performance to bring a richer, more optimized experience to the elderly and caregivers,” Henry Tan, Co-Chief Technology Officer of UBTECH and General Manager of UBTECH Healthcare, says, “It is an honor to have our Smart Elderly Care Solution be recognized by the Edison Awards™.”

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, starting in 2030, all baby boomers will be 65 and older. And by 2034, older adults will outnumber children for the first time in U.S. history. This forecast generates demand for efficient, comprehensive assistive care solutions.

Designed for accessibility, UBTECH’s Smart Elderly Care Solution portfolio accepts a multitude of inputs. Its smart sensors, working in parallel with its data platform, transform care from passive to proactive in assisting with daily tasks. And with rich interactive features, the solution can support seniors’ physical and mental well-being.

Moving into the smart care era, UBTECH provides people with an intelligent, independent, and convenient solution to raise the standard for the elderly care industry. Within the past year, UBTECH has released five service robots: Wassi, an intelligent walking assistance robot; VerCari, a containerized delivery robot; PathFynder, a smart wheelchair; AuCari, an open delivery robot; and Welli, a companion robot.

Due to its utility and innovation, UBTECH’s Smart Elderly Care Solution is garnering international interest. The PathFynder smart wheelchair is now exploring market in North America. In addition, UBTECH has worked with companies and partners to deliver and implement the solution in different facilities and scenarios. These successes are encouraging UBTECH to continue its mission to refine its technologies, pushing the industry forward to promote a higher quality of care.

As UBTECH expands its business globally, it expects to generate higher value and provide higher-quality services for seniors worldwide. By continuing to develop robotics and AI, the company aims to address the long-term challenge for society and create a new industry to boost the global economy.


UBTECH, established in March 2012, is a leading AI and robotics company specializing in service robotics research, manufacturing, and marketing. Throughout the ongoing journey, from establishing an R&D center in North America focusing on the healthcare sector in 2019 focusing on applying solutions in various elderly-care scenarios, to releasing its global strategy for smart elderly-care in 2022, UBTECH has been a pioneer and leader in smart service robotic solutions. UBTECH is committed to the vision of transforming the healthcare industry and the sustainable development of the elderly-care economy with innovative technologies, together with industry partners.

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Duck Creek Technologies Unveils a “Who’s Who” Participating in the Insurance Industry’s Leading Conference for Tech Decision Makers, Formation ’23

The world’s leading insurance industry and technology minds gather in Orlando, FL, May 8-10, 2023

Boston, April 24, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Duck Creek Technologies, the intelligent solutions provider defining the future of property and casualty (P&C) and general insurance, announces major sponsors, partners, and presenters joining the leading insurance technology decision makers for its upcoming marquee customer conference, Formation ’23. The event is being held May 8 through May 10, 2023, at Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Florida.

With a focus on cultivating a world-class event experience filled with rich content, industry networking opportunities and unforgettable activities, Formation ‘23 is all about “BUILDING TOGETHER.” Duck Creek will welcome the leading insurtech minds and industry professionals of all levels from across the globe in a high-energy environment with ample educational and networking opportunities focused on the latest trends and innovations empowering the insurance industry. Duck Creek is delighted to be joined on stage and in sessions by customers who will share their personal stories and first-hand experiences implementing Duck Creek and partner ecosystem innovations. Notable carriers presenting include Australia-based general insurers Argyle and Hollard, as well as Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance, EMC Insurance Companies, GAINSCO Auto Insurance® (GAINSCO), Great American Insurance Group, Indigo Insurance Ltd., and Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.

“This year we have a record number of sponsorship commitments from more than 60 members of our partner ecosystem, including diamond sponsors Glia and LTIMindtree; platinum sponsors Coforge and EY; and gold sponsors Accenture, Aggne Global, Capgemini, Cognizant and Quadient,” said Rohit Bedi, Chief Revenue Officer, Duck Creek Technologies. “This is a testimony to the robust partner ecosystem Duck Creek has built to benefit our customers worldwide. We maintain strong relationships with industry leaders to provide complementary, distinct solutions and services to get our joint customers to market quickly.”

Notably, several influential industry analysts from Aite-Novarica Group (Aite-Novarica), Celent, Everest Group, Forrester, International Data Corporation (IDC) and ReSource Pro Consulting, will participate in various sessions as guest speakers. In particular, Aite-Novarica, Celent, and Forrester will come together to speak in a panel, “Building the future together,” to share how insurers must utilize technology to win in today’s market.

Attendees will get first look at Duck Creek’s latest product vision, strategy, and roadmap. “Duck Creek is committed to providing great products that enable insurers and their customers to thrive,” said Chief Product & Technology Officer Jess Keeney. “We believe great products are personal – delivered and supported through the research and development of humanized experiences. Insurance is more complex with more regulations than ever, and we provide our customers with better data and more technology to manage increased distribution channels and shifting demographics.”

The agenda and speaker line-up are now available on the conference website. For more information on Formation ‘23 or to register now for the year’s must-attend event, please visit https://www.duckcreek.com/formation/.

About Duck Creek Technologies

Duck Creek Technologies is the intelligent solutions provider defining the future of the property and casualty (P&C) and general insurance industry. We are the platform upon which modern insurance systems are built, enabling the industry to capitalize on the power of the cloud to run agile, intelligent, and evergreen operations. Authenticity, purpose, and transparency are core to Duck Creek, and we believe insurance should be there for individuals and businesses when, where, and how they need it most. Our market-leading solutions are available on a standalone basis or as a full suite, and all are available via Duck Creek OnDemand. Visit www.duckcreek.com to learn more. Follow Duck Creek on our social channels for the latest information – LinkedIn and Twitter.

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WVG hands over KIA Green Light Poultry Farmhouse to Saaman community

World Vision Ghana (WVG) has handed over a KIA Green Light Poultry farmhouse to the people of Saaman in the Fanteakwa North District to improve their economic conditions. The farmhouse with 2000 birds consists of an office, changing rooms, two pens of 1000 birds’ capacity each and a two-bedroom accommodation facility at a cost of USD73,865 and funded by KIA Motors, Korea. The facility is part of a five-year project being implemented by WVG in the Fanteakwa area programme named KIA Green Light Health Project, to contribute to the reduction of maternal and child mortalities and morbidities in the Osino sub-district. Madam Akua Mensah, Acting National Director of WVG indicated that the facility was a social enterprise, which would use the profit to tackle social problems within the beneficiary communities in the sub-district. The profit-sharing ratio is in three parts, 30 percent of proceeds goes into supporting operations of the KIA Green Light Health Centre and Mobile Health Clinic van activities, 40 percent for expansion of the business and the remaining 30 percent to support households or community-led projects. To ensure smooth running of the Poultry Farmhouse in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture, a 13-member committee was constituted to handle issues relating to operations, finance, equipment and advisory as well as training of staff to work at the farmhouse. She said the completion of the poultry farm project was part of broad activities to achieve the goal of giving life and hope to the vulnerable and a strategy to improve their living conditions and urged the community members to be involved in the utilisation and maintenance of the facility. Under the KIA Green Light Health Project, the WVG has constructed a Health centre worth about USD 290,473 at the Osino area, which provides adequate basic health care services for the people including Ante-natal and maternity services as well as mental health services.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Newsweek Highlights Growing Support for Moroccan sovereignty over Sahara

The prestigious American magazine Newsweek underlines, in its latest issue, that a growing number of countries, including the United States, support Morocco’s full sovereignty over its Sahara, noting that some thirty states have opened consulates general in Laayoune and Dakhla. In an article by Gordon Chang, the magazine recalled that the United States officially recognized the sovereignty of Morocco over its southern provinces since 2020. In this context, the author of the article highlighted the ‘long-time’ relationship between the United States and Morocco, indicating that Rabat is a ‘natural partner’ of Washington. In addition, the U.S. magazine singled out Algeria, the ‘polisario’s’ main backer, pointing out that this country, immersed in archaism, provides money, weapons and military training to the separatist militia. This armed group, which is only a ‘proxy’ in the hands of the Algerian regime, can in no way claim to be a state, said the author of the article, pointing out that Algeria, which is ‘increasingly hard-line state, is in no position to promote individual rights.’ The author of the article referred the Algerian regime to its contradictions and wonders: ‘Should Algeria be divided as well, in order to recognize MAK, the Movement for Self-Determination of Kabylie, a Berber secessionist force?’ While recalling the fundamental unsustainability of the secessionist aims of the polisario, Newsweek quoted the former U.S. ambassador to Rabat, Thomas Riley, for whom ‘Morocco is stable and peaceful, but Algeria and the rest of the region are particularly troubled.’ ‘In a world now dividing into camps, Washington should back friends and not enemies,’ the magazine noted, quoting Jonathan Bass, consultant at InfraGlobal Partners. The U.S. publication concluded that ‘the world does not need another crisis’, and that both the United States and the broader international community have an interest in stability, by supporting the Kingdom of Morocco.

Source: Ghana News Agency