Aster DM Healthcare, the healthcare conglomerate has launched an advanced technology for chronic disease (Diabetes and Hypertension) patients, as a part of its innovative remote monitoring programme called Aster Chronic Care @ Home. Inaugurated by Dr. Layla Al Marzouqi – Director of Health Regulation at the Dubai Health Authority (DHA); Dr. Azad Moopen – Founder, Chairman and Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare; and Ms. Alisha Moopen – Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Hospitals & Clinics (GCC); the integrated health service will empower patients to take control of their disease management through close monitoring of blood glucose and blood pressure reading, constant data management through a mobile app connected to a call centre and proactive patient outreach from Aster specialists for care.
Envisioned to deliver a personalised healthcare solution that will strengthen continuum of care by ensuring compliance to disease management regime and minimising complications associated with the conditions. The technology would function through the introduction of smart monitoring devices for blood glucose and blood pressure. The readings or data captured by the devices would be automatically updated to a mobile application on the patient’s phone and health records maintained by the care provider. These health interpretations readings will be closely monitored by trained nurses and paramedics through a contact centre.
In case of fluctuations in the reading patterns, the patient would receive direct calls from Aster care specialists. The new service is based on the international concept of improving chronic disease care through regular monitoring and constant communication about disease management from the care provider to the patient.
“One of our constant efforts in UAE, is to ensure that all our residents have access to quality healthcare and undertake the appropriate measures necessary to minimize the challenges associated with highly prevalent chronic diseases like Diabetes and Hypertension. Personalised and customised health services need to be accessible, affordable, and responsive. We congratulate Aster DM Healthcare, for their continued efforts in initiating positive measures to help transform healthcare delivery in the country,” said Dr. Layla Al Marzouqi – Director of Health Regulation at the Dubai Health Authority (DHA).
“At Aster, we strive to continuously strengthen our service offerings and bridge gaps in access to quality healthcare services across the UAE, in alignment with the government’s vision. The Aster Chronic Care @ Home programme aims to make disease management for patients a smooth and easy-to-use solution to make a positive difference in their lives. It is our constant endeavour to fulfill our commitment to improving the lives of the people that we serve every day, through innovative solutions, to achieve best health outcomes,” said Dr. Azad Moopen – Founder, Chairman and Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare.
The technology solution is based on a pilot study conducted amongst diabetic patients where patients followed a monitoring regime, advised by their doctors. Around 58% of the patients showed marked improvement in managing the condition without any change in medication therapies by their physician. The study provided the basis for further analysis of disease management trends in UAE.
“Healthcare is shifting its focus from hospital-based acute care towards prevention, promotion of wellness, and maintenance of function in community as well as home-based facilities. In the era of constant connectivity, the solution enables people to interact with healthcare professionals for disease management at home or at work; patients can limit doctor visits to when an in-person clinical consultation is appropriate,” said Ms. Alisha Moopen – Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Hospitals & Clinics (GCC).
The Aster Chronic Care @ home package includes smart Diabetes and Blood Pressure monitoring devices, constant care monitoring and fast track services, which is available at a one year home monitoring subscription cost of AED 999, following doctor’s advice. Renewal of home monitoring subscription in the subsequent year can be availed at AED 299, making it 54 AED per month for 2 years. The service is currently available in Dubai, and will be expanding to other Emirates in the coming months.
PlayStation Demo for Psychological Horror Title Luto Available Now
Global video game publisher SelectaPlay and developer Broken Bird Games have unveiled a demo for their upcoming psychological horror game, Luto, available on PlayStation through the PlayStation Store. The full game is set to release in 2024 on PC via Steam, as well as on PlayStation and Xbox consoles.
Named ‘The Choice,’ this standalone demo for the PlayStation version of Luto provides players with a taste of the game’s atmosphere and narrative gameplay, avoiding any spoilers from the full story.
In Luto, a first-person psychological horror experience crafted by Broken Bird Games, players take on the role of an individual trapped in despair within their own home. Escaping requires navigating through challenging paths that test their senses, revealing untold fears and phobias.
Delve into the emotional turmoil of losing a loved one, confronting the horror of darkness concealed by anxiety and depression. Explore a mysterious environment laden with secrets and formidable challenges, requiring careful deciphering. Can you distinguish between reality and fiction?
Luto promises a launch in 2024 across digital platforms, including PC via Steam, PlayStation, and Xbox consoles, delivering an immersive horror experience that explores various phobias.
GameSir Intros G8 Galileo Mobile Gaming Controller
GameSir has announced the official release of its latest innovation, the GameSir G8 Galileo, a next-generation Type-C wired mobile gaming controller destined to redefine excellence and provide out-of-this-world gaming experiences. Compatible with all controller-supported games across Android and iPhone 15 series devices, the GameSir G8 Galileo boasts an incredible combination of world-class connectivity, seamless software customization, and unstoppable gameplay; empowering users, enhancing their capabilities, and elevating mobile gaming to never-before-seen levels with host of cutting-edge features.
“We’re thrilled that the GameSir G8 Galileo is now available for gaming enthusiasts to purchase,” said Betta Core, CEO, GameSir. “Mobile gaming is a true phenomenon of our time and as popularity soars, demands increase and technological advancements open up new possibilities, nothing gives us more satisfaction than introducing innovations that enable gamers to explore unchartered potential and revel in gaming experiences that go above and beyond. The GameSir G8 Galileo is the gateway to precisely that – and we’re looking forward to seeing the reaction and reception from gamers far and wide in the weeks ahead. The fact that the time has finally come for the gaming community to share the power this controller provides is very exciting.”
Those purchasing the GamerSir G8 Galileo can expect a console-controller-grade mobile controller with console-sized sticks and buttons for exceptional comfort and unparalleled control during extended gameplay. Whether navigating treacherous terrain or taking precise shots, the G8 Galileo guarantees performance with expert precision and maximum comfort, while a movable Type-C port is installed for a dependable, constant connection to gaming devices, delivering unmatched smoothness and reliability.
Another standout feature is GameSir Hall Tech for elevated gameplay. GameSir precision-tuned Hall Effect analogue triggers offer unparalleled smoothness and responsiveness, giving a competitive advantage in any game, backed up by GameSir Hall Effect sensing sticks that deliver 360° seamless pinpoint control, providing the precision and durability that mobile gamers demand alongside super-smooth stick control for reduced stick grinding and extended usage time.
Amongst its many prominent features for redefined excellence, the GameSir G8 Galileo comes with two additional back buttons designed for pro-level mobile gaming. With these, users can map their in-game actions on the go, loading up their favourite button mappings with or without software during gameplay – with mappings instantly programmable and synced in real-time. Thanks to pass-through charging, the GameSir G8 Galileo also ensures gameplay remains uninterrupted, thereby ensuring opponents are conquerable without missing a single moment of the action as the controller charges during play.
What’s more, the GameSir G8 Galileo is purposefully designed for universal compatibility, featuring an extendable bridge and sufficient rear space to be compatible with a wide range of phone models. It’s the perfect choice for mobile gamers seeking adaptability, ensuring a seamless gaming experience. Additionally, interchangeable magnetic detachable faceplates elevate the GameSir G8 Galileo to match the unique style of its user; laser-engraved texture grips and high-saturation fluorescent ink buttons offer a blend of style and substance; and the GameSir App takes the customization and fun of the GameSir G8 Galileo to the next level.
Through the app, users can create personalized controller profiles by mapping buttons, fine-tuning the D-pad diagonals, and adjusting sticks and trigger zones. The GameSir G8 Galileo is available at gamesir.hk and GameSir AliExpress now for $79.99.
Experience the ChatGPT ‘Make It More’ Trend: Generate Weird AI Images
AI art generators occupy a peculiar space, capable of rendering diverse scenarios, from a cosmic skateboarding dog to a coffee cup adrift in the ocean. Setting aside ethical considerations, some creations may not initially meet expectations, necessitating user prompts to refine the AI-generated output.
Yet, what if the aim isn’t to craft a polished piece of AI art? Enter the “make it more” trend, where ChatGPT users task DALL-E to generate an image and subsequently request the bot to amplify certain aspects. For instance, Justine Moore prompted DALL-E to create a bowl of ramen, then instructed it to make it spicier. The iterative process led to increasingly absurd results, culminating in a bowl of noodles shooting fire beams into outer space.
A Dad getting increasingly Dad-ier pic.twitter.com/1EUFECmnT3
— Justine Moore (@venturetwins) November 27, 2023
While the Make It More trend gains traction on ChatGPT and DALL-E, allowing users to experiment with various image transformations, it also raises concerns about resource utilization. The AI processing involved consumes power and energy, prompting considerations about the trend’s efficiency and environmental impact. Nevertheless, these prompts contribute to OpenAI’s ongoing efforts to enhance AI capabilities across platforms like ChatGPT and DALL-E.
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