The « Compagnon digital » (Digital Companion) is a touch screen with a thousand functions, especially for the elderly. This innovation launched by the Belgian start-up « CareSquare » has been awarded by the Netexplo Forum. Each year, the global observatory of digital innovation awards 10 projects that are the most promising and innovative.
The « Digital Companion » was designed to extend and enhance the independence of the elderly and home care. It allows medical monitoring of patients suffering from certain diseases such as diabetes, hypertension or pulmonary disease.
Increased use of cloud computing services could reduce the dependence on energy and help reduce global environmental damage with savings of over $2.2 billion (€1.65 bn) and a cut in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 95% according to the findings of a study released on the 27th of June 2013 in Brussels by researchers from Harvard University, Imperial College London and Reading University sponsored.
The Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), the global association that promotes Green IT and promote the goal IT equipment a tool for assessing the sustainability performance of suppliers of raw materials and components to manufacture, revealed in a report that increased use of cloud computing services will reduce the dependence on energy and save over US$2.2 billion.