E-commerce: Facebook launches the Business Suite application for SMEs

Technology: Facebook is continuing its strategy of developing e-commerce on its platforms, by designing new tools for businesses. Facebook is launching a new application for small businesses, allowing you to manage professional pages or profiles on both Facebook and Instagram.  Facebook Business Suite The tool is called "Facebook Business Suite". The platform explains that this app allows businesses to post to Facebook and Instagram at the same time, and manage and receive messages, notifications and alerts in one place. The interface will also measure engagement, visualizing the tool's metrics through an information tab on Facebook and Instagram.

"We first designed Facebook Business Suite for small businesses, but it's a long-term investment, and we hope to make it the primary interface for businesses of all sizes that use Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp," Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg said in a blog post yesterday. “Th…

Coronavirus: Spot robot can help reduce contamination of hospital staff

The coronavirus poses big problems in hospitals, where the staff is in constant contact with the sick ... And who in return, can be contaminated by COVID-19. The Boston robotics Spot robotic quadruped could be a solution.
Spot robot can help reduce contamination of hospital staff

One of the golden rules to avoid the spread of coronavirus is to stay away from each other, at least a good meter. But it is an impossible measure to follow in hospitals, where it is obviously essential for nurses and doctors to examine patients. And despite the precautions (wearing masks or visors), hospital staff are among the most contaminated with COVID-19.

Boston Dynamics offers a solution. The Spot robot, whose deliveries have started with the first buyers, can be a useful aid in sorting patients. To do this, the builder has loaned a unit to Brigham Hospital in Boston, where the robot allows caregivers to remotely determine whether a particular patient should go to a certain location.

To achieve this, Spot is surmounted by an iPad: the caregiver can chat with the patient, ask questions and even ask him to take his temperature. Telemedicine on legs, in a way! Normally, all of these operations require up to five people, according to Boston Dynamics. A robot can perform all of these functions without risking contamination of hospital staff.

The manufacturer has not finished with the development of the nursing robot. He is working on the integration of sensors that will allow him to measure temperature, heart rate, respiration, oxygen saturation. Later, Spot can even disinfect the rooms thanks to a UV lamp attached to the back!

And of course, Spot can also adapt to tasks like delivering food, masks, equipment of all kinds for patients in isolation. To help anyone who already owns a Spot, the company provides documentation and technical files to build iPad docking stations and vital signs applications.