Good News Israel! Israeli Startups Help Speech-Impaired to Communicate; Protecting Israel’s Water; and More!
Israel’s VoiceITT gives voice to speech-impaired; Startup EyeControl enables ventilated Covid patients to ‘speak’; Waterfall Security Solutions protects wastewater treatment plant, and much more!
By Michael Ordman
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Giving voice to the speech impaired
Israel’s VoiceITT (reported here previously) enables those with cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s, ALS, stroke or other brain disfunction to speak clearly. VoiceITT has just completed a pilot with the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in the US State of Tennessee.
Enabling ventilated patients to communicate
Israel’s EyeControl (reported here previously) developed its eye-tracking communication for “locked-in” patients such as ALS or stroke sufferers. Now it enables ventilated Covid patients to “speak”. The EU has just given it a $2.5 million grant from its Covid-19 Pilot Program.
Protecting Israel’s precious water
Israel’s Waterfall Security Solutions (reported here previously) has deployed its Unidirectional Security Gateways to protect the Shafdan wastewater treatment plant – Israel’s largest treatment plant, producing high-quality irrigation water for Israel’s agricultural industry.
Vegan toddler food is certified organic
The novel, plant-based complete nutrition product for toddlers from Israel’s Else Nutrition (reported here previously) has now received the key USDA Organic certification. The product will now be launched in the US and is also available from its new e-store.
Autonomous taxis for Asia
Jerusalem’s Mobileye (reported here previously) and Asian transportation giant WILLER are partnering to develop an autonomous robotaxi service in Japan, Taiwan and across Southeast Asia. Testing in Japan is targeted to begin in 2021 with plans to launch the service in 2023.
Truly international development
Israel’s PerceptionBox helps startups and medium-sized businesses build their development teams, sourcing the best of 100,000 personnel from countries all around the world. It is essentially a matchmaker between visionary entrepreneurs and skilled, remote-working IT professionals.
Quantum Machines is a Cool Vendor
Israel’s Quantum Machines (QM) has been named a Gartner Cool Vendor in the June 2020 Cool Vendors in Quantum Computing report. QM’s platform enables an entirely new approach to controlling and operating quantum processors, capable of running the most complex algorithms.
Automatic security updates for your apps
Israeli cybersecurity startup Adaptive Shield offers companies its solution to completely automate control of the security of their SaaS applications, like Zoom, Salesforce and Office 365. It configures those apps to protect them from cyber-attacks that can lead to data breaches.
Lasers combat Gaza arson balloons
Israel’s Light Blade laser defense system, developed by Ben Gurion University, was deployed for the first time to target incendiary balloons and kites from Gaza, which have started countless fires in Israel. Light Blade (“Lahav Or”) has an effective day/night range of 1.2 miles.
Israel’s Perimeter 81 currently serves 1,000 enterprises, including Fortune 500 companies. Its innovative secure network as a service has won international awards, including Info Security’s Global Excellence, Frost & Sullivan’s Technology, Cybersecurity’s Breakthrough and Gartner’s Cool Vendor.
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