By Sanjeet Pandit, Head of Smart Cities at Qualcomm
By 2050, some 68 percent of the world population will live in urban environments, according to the UN. To help address the needs of growing urban populations, cities are going to need to get “smarter” with infrastructure, energy, transportation, and buildings.
“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” – Albert Einstein.
Happy World Teachers’ Day! Today, and every day, we celebrate this critical and essential profession. Held annually on October 5th since 1994, World Teachers’ Day commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. To the millions of teachers around the world who work tirelessly for the growth of future generations, we thank you!
Qualcomm Incorporated sponsors museum’s transition to virtual education
SAN DIEGO, October 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The USS Midway Museum is creating distance-learning versions of its popular social studies, STEAM student tour, thermal energy lesson. Due to the impact of COVID-19 on the ability to conduct in-person student visits to the ship, the museum’s education staff is now taking Midway’s STEM education onboard field trip curriculum virtual.
Every summer, kids who attend Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab STEM summer camps explore IoT, robotics, and coding, creating their own inventions to express themselves and solve problems for their communities. While distanced learning made this year’s camps a little different, it also enabled more students than ever to participate.
The global health burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is on the rise and disproportionately affects rural residents. Researchers from the Shanghai Institute of Cardiovascular Disease recently concluded that “the morbidity and mortality of CVD in China are increasing persistently, although the government has taken an active part in the prevention and control of CVD.”1 In addition, early detection and consistent monitoring, accompanied by necessary treatment, have the potential to decrease health risks associated with CVD.
Improving outcomes for patients with diabetes through the use of 3G and 4G technologies
Project SIM: Smart Mobile Health is a twelve-month clinical study in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, that aims to demonstrate how an innovative mobile health platform can be an effective approach to improving outcomes for patients with type 2 diabetes. The specialized platform supports patient adherence and engagement in treatment through remote monitoring and better access to educational resources. The clinical study protocol was approved by the Rio de Janeiro State University and the City of Rio de Janeiro’s Health Secretariat.
By Dr. Gloria Bañuelos, Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab Head
August and September are traditionally back-to-school months, but this school year looks vastly different. Without nationwide rules and regulations for schools reopening (or not), there are many unanswered questions. When will virtual class start and end each day? What platforms will be used? What devices and technology are needed for successful teaching and learning? What resources will schools provide? Last-minute decisions and lack of agreement perpetuates frustration and confusion.
As 5G goes mainstream this year, policymakers need to know what it is, how it works, and how the technology can help us build a more resilient economy. For over a decade, our engineers and researchers worked tirelessly to make the once-thought-impossible technological breakthroughs needed to launch this next generation of wireless.
Imagine being blind or visually impaired (BVI) and being unable to access information that would help you navigate to a bus stop or read the expiration date on a milk carton. This would affect your ability to live independently and complete everyday tasks.
Pre-pandemic, and in celebration of International Women’s Day, Qualcomm employees gathered on campus for an engaging conversation about women in tech. Hosted by Qualcomm Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer Vicki Mealer-Burke, Qualcomm President Cristano Amon took the stage with friend Roanne Sones, Corporate Vice President, Operating System & Intelligent Edge at Microsoft.